2014 • 02 • 27
Buena Suerte Beach is not the finest, whitest beach you’re going to see in El Nido, Palawan, but it is most likely the first to greet you when you arrive. Fringing a small cove facing El Nido Bay, Buena Suerte is one of the four barangays that make up the town proper (poblacion). It is framed by imposing limestone cliffs that tower in the background. It is also the most developed, with dozens of resorts and hotels that have mushroomed along the coast, and the most usual jump-off point to the islands. The beach also gives a fantastic view of Cadlao Island.
Nearest airport: El Nido and Puerto Princesa
How to get there: All major airlines fly to Puerto Princesa, the Palawan capital. From here, board a bus to El Nido (Roro Bus, P380). Travel time is 6-7 hours.
Don’t miss: El Nido’s best restaurants including Art Cafe, Squidos, El Nido Corner, and The Alternative.
Where to stay: There are a lot of accommodations along Buena Suerte Beach. Midrange hotels include El Nido Waterfront (+63 918 6632771) and Garnet Hotel (+63 928904252). For budget-conscious travelers, try Northern Hope Inn (+63 927-735-3221) or Cliffside Cottages (+63 919 7856625). More info at this BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE.