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El Nido, which until June 17, 1954 was called Bacuit, takes its name from the edible swifts (collocalia fuciphaga) nests found in the crevices of its limestone cliffs. These nests, nido in Spanish, are the main ingredient in a gourmet soup.

El Nido is a famous seaside resort renowned for its white sand beaches and coral reefs, it is a gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs.

The limestone cliffs of El Nido are similar to those that can be found in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Guilin in China, as well as Krabi in Thailand, all these places have in common to belong to the Sunda tectonic plate.

El Nido is made up of 45 islands and islets, each with its own unique geological formations, its highest point is on the island of Cadlao, 640 meters above sea level. The island of Miniloc, next to it, is known for its crystal clear waters, as for the lagoons (Small lagoon, Big Lagoon, hidden lagoon and secret lagoon), they are on the routes of the boat tours and will not fail to take your breath away.
Nearby, Shimizu Island offers waters full of fish. The area offers many dive sites, including the long tunnel on Dilumacad Island that leads to an underwater cave. In the surroundings, some beaches are worth the detour like las cabanas, nacpan, duli, etc ...

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