Going out in El Nido: bars, clubs, nightlife and entertainment
El Nido is a small place with charming natural scenery and beaches that have pure white sands and great snorkeling possibilities. This rustic area has not been too overbuilt and is not a prime vacation spot for foreigners but Filippino people who know, come here to spend their holidays because it is a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manila and over crowded roads in other places of the country.
Staying in the Island of Palawan is getting away from it all and although night life is limited, it is certainly available and is pretty nice.
Most of the bars and restaurants in the area of El Nido offer some form of music entertainment with many of them offering live shows with bands and some of the places that one can visit to have a drink after dinner in one of the many restaurants in the area, are Pukka Bar which offers live reggae bands every night that play in a beach party atmosphere. This is a fun thing to really enjoy El Nido´s night life.
The Art Café is another place where sports fanatics who are travelling in mid-tournament or must have their daily dose of what´s happening in sports, can come here and watch games on huge tv screens although there is a live band as well for after match celebrations and for those in the group who aren´t exactly crazy about soccer...
The Coco Bar has live bands on the beach belting out great sounds and this makes this particular bar a great place for some cocktails and pina coladas.
Before setting out to enjoy the night under the stars with music or your favorite sports in the event you must absolutely have your sports results before even looking at a beer, there are plenty of interesting restaurants to choose from. A classy place for dinner is the Cadiao Resort and Restaurant. You don´t need to be staying in the resort in order to enjoy their delicious restaurant and the great setting it is in.
The Marber´s is one of the oldest restaurants in the area and it is located on the beachfront and the food they serve here is quite delicious and unpretentious. A great place to eat. While staying in the Philippines you must have Asian food and for this a visit to Atmosphere is a must. Here they serve South Asian delicacies and remember that in the Philippines one is encountering the world of the great foodies as this is a country that is proud of its food.
Vegetarians are in luck in El Nido as they can go to Blue Azul to enjoy a wide range of vegetarian dishes and falafels.
People into dancing can dance away the night in a disco in El Nido. There are two so one is also able to choose or perhaps try one one night and the other the following night. The New Zone Disco and Karaoke bar feature Filipino countryside disco music and lots of local young people come here for a night of dancing. It closes down at 12:30 a.m. so there is indeed a disco in El Nido, actually there are two because the other one is called Boom Disco House and here there is loud music and plenty of drinks for everyone.