Hidden Beach: The White Beach Covered By 2 Rocks – Palawan Island

Hidden Beach: The White Beach Covered By 2 Rocks – Palawan Island

Location: Philippines

Hidden Beach is located a Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan.

My Experience

Around El Nido lie amazing and….hidden treasures, one of these is Hidden Beach. Besides the pristine white sand shore, I think Hidden Beach offers the best snorkelling spots in that area. This place can be accessed by swimming/walking depending on the tide. There are 2 huge limestone formations: the first one, facing El Nido town, stands meters away from the other, this last one is the reason why this beach is hidden.

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Few minutes after a great swimming. Hidden beach palawan


Hidden beach palawan

The boat is not flying like seems…;) Hidden beach palawan.


Hidden beach palawan

Inside the rocks, a big treasure of El Nido. Hidden beach palawan


Hidden beach palawan

White sand beach and a great snorkelling area. Hidden beach palawan

The water here is one of the clearest I’ve seen. Swimming from the boat to the hidden beach took about 15 minutes but the beautiful marine life was well worth the effort. We found the relatives of Nemo in the anemone coral close to the beach. Boatmen should try not to damage the corals by stopping their engine before entering the hidden beach. Well, I have to say that this rule is not respected. We stayed at Hidden beach about 40 minutes and we had a lovely lunch prepared by the crew and everything was wonderful.

How to get there, best time and cost

Day Tour C is the name of the Island Hopping tour that you have to choose if you like to see this gem of El Nido. Hidden Beach Palawan was not the only place we explored. We also visited Matinloc Shrine, Matinloc Beach, Secret Beach and Helicopter Island.

The rainy season begins in June and marks the time of the year when it is not recommended to visit the area. Early March is an excellent time to plan your trip to Palawan. In this time the weather is not unbearably hot yet, but the rains have tapered off. You can get the cheapest price for Matinloc Day Tour easily in El Nido for about 1200/1400 per person.

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Matinloc Tour Map. Hidden beach palawan


  • This amazing place is included in the El Nido Tour C. The cost doesn’t include snorkelling gear which is generally 200 pesos.
  • Bring water shoes for this tour because you will walk on sharp rocks.
  • Bring some water and don’t worry about food, the will cook catch of the day and fresh things for you.
  • My last tip: Don’t get stuck with the thing that ruins your day, life is too short to be wasted in your crap. Smile and be positive because there are so many beautiful reasons to be happy, one of those is travelling

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my name is Davide and I’m Italian. I’d always loved to explore far away places and someday, planned to travel the world. But like always, it was a case of when and how. I did a lot, and now I am ready to write, to tell and to share the tips I’ve been learning, feelings and emotion of years of travelling.


  • Tracy

    White beach sure beautiful! Too bad that they didn’t respect the rule for not stopping the boat near to the corals. 🙁 I ever once has the same situation, too. And I felt greatly bad seeing all those corals broken when I got out from the boat. 🙁

    December 15, 2016 at 7:35 am
    • Davi85travel

      Yeah exactly, all the coral reef is broke already!! thank you for commenting here 😀

      January 30, 2017 at 10:22 am
  • Allison

    The Philippines have been on my radar for a while. The beaches look stunning and this one is no exception. I’m not sure how ‘hidden’ it is but it’s great when you find something special.

    December 15, 2016 at 7:13 am
    • Davi85travel

      All this location is stunning and a must-see of Philippines!! Thank you so much for this comment Allison

      January 30, 2017 at 10:18 am
  • Theresa

    The Philippines are definitely on my bucket list, and hidden spots like this one are great to see!

    December 11, 2016 at 7:12 am
    • Davi85travel
      Davide Fancellu

      Easy to get and magical spot to discover! thanks for your comment

      December 11, 2016 at 10:02 am
  • Vicki Louise

    I love finding out about hidden beaches and swimming spots! The Philippines have been on our SE Asia list for a while – we’ll hopefully be visiting next year!

    December 10, 2016 at 5:33 am
    • Davi85travel
      Davide Fancellu

      Unique place with many different things to see, thanks for your comment

      December 10, 2016 at 9:10 am
  • The Travel Ninjas

    Hidden Beach is a so beautiful. The water is amazingly clear. It was definitely worth the long swim from the boat.

    December 10, 2016 at 2:03 am
  • Kristine

    Looks like an amazing place to visit. I’ve always wanted to visit the Phillipines and it’s nice to see posts on other locations than just the typical tourist destination there 🙂 thank you for sharing these tips and lovely photos 🙂

    December 9, 2016 at 8:43 pm
    • Davi85travel
      Davide Fancellu

      Safe trip and enjoy your time if you will decide to go there, Amazing place! thanks for your comment

      December 10, 2016 at 9:09 am
  • Diana - MVMT Blog

    Hidden Beach sounds awesome! I am all about off the beaten path places/places that aren’t packed with tourists. I’ve never been to the Philippines before but when I do finally make it there, I will check this out!

    December 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm
    • Davi85travel
      Davide Fancellu

      Exactly, amazing place with many beautiful places! thanks for your comment

      December 10, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Natalie

    What a fun get away! Beautiful water, peaceful beach and lovely experiences. Sounds like so much fun! This part of the world is new to me…haven’t had a chance to explore, but want to!

    December 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    • Davi85travel
      Davide Fancellu

      Just take a look my photo gallery in Flickr, you will find many places like this one on Philippines!! So much fun too, thanks for your comment

      December 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  • blondemoments

    the philippines have been on my to do list for quiet some time now! and your post just makes me go there like right now! this place looks like a real great spot to chill!

    December 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm
    • Davi85travel
      Davide Fancellu

      Wonderful place and great time there, North and South of Philippines deserve a visit! thanks for your comment

      December 9, 2016 at 6:03 pm

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