The Secret Beach is a highlight and a must-see during an El Nido speedboat island hopping trip.
When your boat arrives, all you’ll see is a massive wall of limestone cliffs, with no sign of a beach. Swim across the gap between the high cliffs to reach the Secret Beach. Behind the wall enclosing it, a wonderful surprise in the form of a secret, undeveloped beach awaits you.
Swim through the hole with caution, especially if there are big waves. Because kayaks cannot fit through the opening, swimming is your only choice. Your tour guide will provide you life jackets and help you navigate the inside.
Depends on how good of a swimmer you are, doing this can be a tad challenging since waves and currents can be strong. Your tour guide will help you swim through – he will wait for you on the side of the opening and pushes you in at the right moment.
Also, you can ask your boatmen and tour guides to help you take gorgeous pictures – most of them are more than willing to climb on top of the cliff to take awesome panoramic pictures and group shots from afar.
How to get there
Book a guided tour or take a ferry to Talisay Beach from El Nido town or along Bacuit Bay.
Best time to visit
This is an all-year round destination, however take note of the weather conditions before you plan your trip as heavy rains might occur, especially during off-peak season.
Tour C island hopping costs per person. Additional expenses include eco-tourism development fee, snorkel gear rental, private boat rental depending on the number of passengers and size of the boat, and whole-day kayak rental.
The lunch is included in the tour fee but it’s best to bring your own snacks and water during the trip. You can also bring your own snorkel gear if you want to save money.