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Matinloc Island

A trip to El Nido Palawan is incomplete without dropping by and lounging in the island paradise of Matinloc Island.

Matinloc is renowned among both locals and tourists for its fantastically beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking sights.



Matinloc Island is located in El Nido Palawan.


Opening Days and Hours

You can go to Matinloc Island anytime you want, but it is best to go during daytime to fully enjoy the beach and island activities.


Entry Fee and Bookings

The island itself has no entrance fee, but if you do opt to stay in the resort, entrance fees and other charges may apply.


How to Get There

You can get to Matinloc Island by flying in through the Puerto Princesa International Airport. You can then commute via a tricycle or van going to the San Jose Terminal, hop on a van going to El Nido and ask the driver to drop you off at the tricycle terminal. You can then ride a tricycle to the harbor and take a boat to the island. You can also opt to hire and book a van to take you directly to the harbor.


Suggested For

  • Honeymooners
  • Couples
  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

At least 2 days and 1 night.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to go to Matinloc Island is during the summer months of late March to early June.



  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Massage



Food is not a problem in Matinloc Island as resorts offer various cuisines such as Filipino, Western, and Asian food.


Nearby Attractions

  • Pangulasian Island Beach
  • Miniloc Island Beach
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Nacpan Beach
  • Simizu Island
  • Snake Island
  • Taraw Cliff
  • Twin Beach



The Matinloc Resort is the nearest accommodation available in the island. Their rates start at USD 330 per room that already includes breakfast for two. The resort offers stunning rooms that have either ocean or island views.

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