Sunday, September 01, 2013

Nacpan Beach: Pristine Beach North of El Nido, Philippines

There are many beaches in this world that are pristine, super clean, have minimal infrastructure and are not usurped by an expensive resort. The Nacpan beach north of El Nido is one such place. It has a sensational 3 kilometer beach line of golden sand that is as hard as a floor. The waters here are great for swimming and perfect for a private beach getaway.

Beach Biking - Nacpan Beach, Palawan, Philippines
About 3 small streams join the sea here on this very beach offering an interesting mix of fresh and salt water. Except for a small fishermen village there is hardly any additional infrastructure. But, that offers a tropical concoction of old world charm under swaying coconut palms and paddy fields.

Fishermen huts on Nacpan Beach, Palawan, Philippines
The access to this beach is through dirt and slush amidst paddy fields and before that about 15 kms of winding roads from El Nido. The ride/drive itself can offer a great tropical experience with beautifully green views. And when you reach the beach, you have open seas on one side and lush green countryside and hills on the other. One can even see the remote Duli Beach in the far distance.

Powdery sands of Nacpan Beach, Philippines
This beach is ideal for a relaxed beach holiday for couples and families alike, where one can indulge in fishing, swimming, some beach sports and even dirt biking, if you feel like it. For food, you can either barbecue the fish you caught or ask the villagers to cook you some of their local favorites. Accommodation will be simple, but comfortable beach facing huts in this fishing village.

The Super Scenic Nacpan Beach, Palawan, Philippines
This is one of those beaches that you ought to see when you visit the Palawan island in Western Philippines. Except for its sand flies, everything about this beach is top class. A true tropical beach getaway where time stops.

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