El Nido is situated in Bacuit Bay and covers a land area of 465.1 square kilometers. It is in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan. El Nido includes 45 islands and islets, each with their own unique geological formations. The highest peak is at Cadlao Island, towering up to 640 meters above sea level.
Together with Sulu Archipelago and Sabah, El Nido, being part of Palawan, is located in the tectonically active and seismically active Sunda Plate, a plate that is entirely separate from the Philippine Mobile Belt to which the rest of the Philippines belongs.
The Permian to Paleogene rocks and 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 of which are part of the Sunda Plate.
El Nido Philippines has over 50 beaches to discover, also find enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise-green water, caves that can take you to hidden beaches, and a very diverse variety of wildlife.
The limestone cliffs of El Nido were naturally carved out of extensive and thick layers of coralline deposits. They formed 250 million years ago in the shallow sea covering the area. These layers slowly rose from the sea as a result of the collision of India and mainland China about 60 million years ago.
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