Nacpan Beach stretches along the Palawan coast for four kilometers. Backed by a line of tall, swaying coconut palms the beach here is beautiful gold-tinged sand lapped by gentle turquoise waves.
As you head south along Nacpan beach, you will pass what was once just a tiny fishing village before reaching the imposing limestone headland. Just before this the beach becomes a narrow spit and joins neighbouring Calitang Beach to form Twin Beach. You can hike up to the top of the point where you will find stunning views of the beach and landscape beyond.
Often cited as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Palawan, Nacapan is located near El Nido (16km). For this reason it is never empty as there are always tours and day-trippers heading over. This has also meant the beach is not quite as pristine as it once was and a number of boutique hotels and guesthousees have appeared over recent years. On the positive side there are now plenty of options to stay at Nacpan Beach. You can try the glamping accommodations, which provide a place to camp, a pool, a bar, and a garden. You will also find a hostel and a few resorts.
Facing west Nacpan is well-known for its incredible sunsets, so you should definitely stick around to check it out. Relax in a hammock on the beach or find the perfect photo spot to take in this beautiful sight.
If you are travelling to Nacpan from El Nido try to stop off at the Nagkalit-kalit Waterfalls en-route. It’s a bit of hike, but this is a beautiful natural pool and waterfall where you can take a refreshing dip. Just don’t get lost!
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