El Nido Town is a charming town that transforms into a party place at night where locals and tourists congregate, where every night feels like a weekend because everyone is on vacation. Typically, most tourists wake up late in the morning while some go out on an island hopping tour and get back in town when the sun sets. The town changed over the pandemic but it is bustling with a majority of tourists coming from Europe.
Here are some tips on what to do on your next trip to El Nido town.
SAVA BEACH CLUB
We love Sava Beach Bar especially at night because of its al fresco beach vibe ambiance and the iconic wreckage that reminds tourists of the devastation from a typhoon past. Get to hang out with DJ music in a place where you can still breathe on the dance floor because of its open ambiance.
SAVA BEACH BAR
📍C. Hama, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan
El Nido’s premier nightlife destination for sunset happy hours, theme nights, live DJs, and dancing since 2016
📞: +63 928 964 6743
This is a quaint bar on the 2nd floor with techno beats and, sometimes, live trumpet performances. I like the packed-bar vibe where you make your way to the bar to get your drinks and dance shoulder to shoulder. Most people hop from Pangolin to Sava Beach Bar and drink/dance the night away.
THE PANGOLIN EL NIDO
📍C. Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
↠ Serving the freshest cocktails in El Nido🍹🍸
↠ Part of the proceeds from our signature cocktail “The Pangolin” will be donated to a conservation NGO
Menu: Starters, Burgers | Food Menu | Cocktails | Tagay Drinks
MALDITA BURGER HOUSE
This is the popular hang-over burger place in town where you get to eat something meaty and greasy for your late night snack after dancing at Sava or Pangolin. Most people eat in the pizza place for dinner and the burger is an after bar tradition.
MALDITAS BURGER HOUSE
📍 Lot 15 C. Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
MALDITAS but with friendly ambience ☺️
FB: Malditas Burger House
Menu: Malditas Burger | Drinks Menu
If you prefer chicken burgers, Fowl Mouth is the best place to fix your Chicken Burger craving. All of these places are usually located on the main C. Hama St. of El Nido town so you just walk from one end to another. Love the chicken poppers for some pica pica while walking around town.
FOWLMOUTH EL NIDO
📍C. Hama street (beside Garden Peak), Brgy Masagana, El Nido town, Palawan
El Nido’s HOTTEST SPOT for ❗️🤬⛔️❗️Chicken Sandwiches, Flaky Pies, and Creative Slushies 🍹
So dope, your mama will love us bruh! 🐔🤪
Menu: Fowl Mouth El Nido
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Make sure to attend Sunday Service at 4pm before you go partying on Sunday night.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH
📍Real St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan
Sunday (English) Mass: 4:00pm
Schedule of Church Services
MAMBO POOLMOON PARTY
Mambo Beach Bar is popular during full moon nights, and the party is usually held near full moon but not exactly on the day itself so it is called poolmoon instead. Most party people head to Lio Beach after dinner and late at night to meet friends who are in El Nido. There is a small pool which people don’t actually swim in, and the party is spread throughout the Mambo Beach area.
MAMBO BEACH EL NIDO
📍Beachfront, Lio Beach, Lio Estate, El Nido, Palawan
🕐: Opens 11:00 AM to 3 AM
📞: +63 939 514 3922
∞: Mambo Beach El Nido
AY PA PITO! TACOS
And yes, Leon Araneta’s famous Mexican Tacos are served in a Jeep Truck for your authentic Mexican taco fix. They also serve tacos at Kalye Artisano but the ambiance here is better. It’s a great drinking place with equally great party food.
📍Beachfront, Lio Beach, Lio Estate, El Nido, Palawan
Honoring Mexico City 🇲🇽 Tacos from El Nido and Makati, Philippines
♾️: Ay Papito
Taco Truck Menu: Tacos, Taco Slider | Quesadilla, Birria, Drinks | Especiales
This is one of the signature resorts in Lio known as Balai Kalaw before, just walking distance to the Lio Beach area. Love the tropical vibe of the rooms surrounding the swimming pool where most people hangout.
Usually people spend their last night in Lio because it is easier to transfer to the airport from there. At the airport, they usually do manual check of your luggage by opening them so make sure to go to the airport earlier than usual.
ISLA AMARA RESORT
📍Lio Tourism Estate, Lio Beach Lio beach, El Nido, 5313 Palawan, Philippines
📞: +63 997 364 0205
FB: Isla Amara Boutique Resort
We recommend walking to Kalye Artesano where you can chill and do your social media updates over good coffee and sandwiches and inspiring artsy ambiance.
📍Kalye Artesano, Lio Beach, Lio Estate, El Nido, Palawan
Living the Island Coffee shop life
🕐: Open daily 7ish-8:30pm
Menu: Food, Drinks
To cap your trip, visit A Spa in Lio for a relaxing late night massage to end your El Nido trip.
📍Lio Tourism Estate, Barangay Villa Libertad El Nido
Shower, Sauna, Massage
🕐: Open from 1:00pm to 11:00pm
Menu: A Spa Services
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Disclosure: We paid for our meals. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Be careful of the drinking water in El Nido, some are contaminated with sewer water so make sure to drink bottled water only or ask your hotel if they use filtered water for their service water.