The Municipal Tourism Office of El Nido announced that it welcomes more tourists, specially from Metro Manila, in its second phase of gradual reopening which began last November 30. As part of Phase 2 reopening, more activities are allowed, like, Island-hopping and scuba diving, but rules and health regulations are being strictly enforced.
Anyone planning to visit El Nido should properly observe the following steps for booking a vacation:
1) Book your accommodation at one of the hotels and resorts that had accomplished Department of Tourism’s (DOT) Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) full list below.
2) Book your tours with one of the travel agencies/tour operators with DOT accreditation and the Local Government Unit’s (LGU) Local Seal of Compliance (LSOC). Your tour operator/travel agency will send you an itinerary for your stay (please see full list below).
3) Upload your bookings at http://www.facebook.com/talindak, along with health declaration and IDs. You will be issued a QR coded tourist ID (QT-ID) that clears you for your itinerary. http://www.elnidotourism.ph/
4) Book your flight on AirSwift at http://www.air-swift.com for your direct flight to El Nido. For now, the airports in Puerto Princesa City and San Vicente are not yet allowing tourists to fly in.
5) Get an RT-PCR test within 2 days (48 hours) before your arrival in El Ndio.
El Nido stated that vacationing in El Nido was similar to how it has been in the past, but the big news is that tourists would be allowed to leave their hotel to go island-hopping or scuba diving. “There will be very few people out on the islands, so this is your chance to experience El Nido without any crowds,” the post reads.
El Nido further explains that in other ways, tourist trip to El Nido would be very different than trips in the past. Tourists will be authorized to leave their hotel or resort – but only to go to the islands. They can take meals in their hotel or resort, or they can request delivery – but El Nido is not yet allowing Manila tourists to travel to restaurants in town, however, El Nido plans to relax these restrictions as gradual reopening continues. El Nido urges tourists to pick their hotel or resort carefully.
The Municipal Tourism Office of El Nido highlights that there really is no better time to visit the islands than now, as the weather during this time of the year tends to be sunny and the islands haven’t been this roomy and uncrowded since the 2000s.
Miniloc Island Resort
Pangulasian Island Resort and Spa
Huni Lio Resort
Maremegmeb Beach Club
Lagen Island Resort
Charlie’s El Nido
Stunning Republic Beach Resort
Layan Layang Home Inn
Moringa El Nido Philippines Inc.
(El Nido Coco Resort)
The Apartments at El Nido
A Place to Remember
Cadlao Resort and Restaurant
Telesfora Beach Cottage
La Casa Teresa Tourist Inn
Jurias Garden Hotel
And here are the DOT- accredited Travel and Tour operators with LSOC for tour package; updates are posted on El Nido Facebook Page and website:
Go Paradise Travel & Tour
Haqqy Life Travel & Tour
Isla Paraiso Travel & Tour
Leatherback Travel & Tour
Ape Tour Services
El Nido Boutique Art Café Inc.
Philippine Travel A La Carte
Discover El Nido Travel & Tours
Palss Travel & Tours
Krischana Travel & Tour
Lovelyn Travel & Tour
Spider Travel & Tour
Klienkris Travel & Tour
Anang Travel & Tours
Tarawis Travel & Tours
Nativ Exploration Travel & Tours
For more information on travel restrictions and health protocols in El Nido, you may visit www.facebook.com/talindak/ or at http://www.elnidotourism.ph/tourism-partners/. (Featured photo, Bukal Island, taken from www.facebook.com/talindak/)