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Snake or Vigan Island

Snake Island was formerly known as Vigan Island. It was renamed into Snake Island not because of actual snakes found in the area, but because the island itself is a unique curved sand bar – hence it looks like a snake.

Snake Island is also one of the most beautiful and must visit places in El Nido, Palawan.



Snake Island is located in El Nido, Palawan.


Opening Days and Hours

You can visit the island any time during the day.


Entry Fee and Bookings

The island has no entrance fee, but you can opt to avail of a tour package that includes meals, transportation, and tour guide, for the cost of USD 20 per person.


How to Get There

You can fly in via the Puerto Princesa International Airport. You can then take a bus or van for USD 10 going to the drop off point. From here, take the tour bus B, which will then take you to Snake Island for around USD 25.


Suggested For

  • Newlyweds
  • Families with children
  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends


Time to Spend

You can stay for 1-3 hours to enjoy the beauty of the island. You can also extend your stay but there is no accommodation during the night.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time is during low tide, when you can see the curved sand and the island’s wonders.



  • Play on the sand bar
  • Go to the view deck
  • Sight seeing
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Island hopping



You can bring your own food, as there are no restaurants in the island. If you opted to avail of a tour package, then meals are included.


Nearby Attractions

  • Miniloc Island
  • Dilumacad Island
  • Pangulasian Island
  • Pinagbuyutan Island
  • Matinloc Island



Accommodations near Simizu Island include Matinloc Beach Resort and El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island; average room rate starts at USD 300 per night for 2 persons.

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