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Hidden Beaches and Matinloc Shrine Trip

Discover the lesser-known side of El Nido when you take this fantastic boat trip to the legendary hidden beaches and the mystical Matinloc Shrine.

Hidden Beaches and Matinloc Shrine

We will collect you from your accommodation at 8:15 am and then head to the pier at El Nido, where a boat will be waiting to take us on a magical trip to the so-called 'hidden beaches'.

The first destination of the tour will be the Hidden Beach, where you discover serene turquoise waters surrounded by picturesque cliffs and abundant wild greenery. After, we sail among dense green forests to the mystical Matinloc Shrine which was built in 1982 in honor of the Virgin Mary.

Then we arrive at the Secret Lagoon, one of the most visited places in Bacuit Bay. Here you will have the chance to take a dip in the crystal clear waters before we continue sailing to Dilumacad Island, also called Helicopter Island dues to its distinctive shape.

We'll also visit Tapuitan Island, where, on its most idyllic beach, Talisay, we will enjoy a lunch consisting of meat, fish, salad, and fruit. You will also have half an hour of your time to take a swim in the beautiful emerald waters.

Finally, we will make our way back to the port of El Nido. From there we will accompany you to the hotel to finish the tour at 16:00 hours.

Hotel collection

This tour includes pick up from hotels in central El Nido hotels and Corong Corong areas. If you are staying in a different area, you must let us know when making the booking and we will contact you to arrange the closest possible meeting point. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children under 3 years old
Hidden Beach and Matinloc Shrine Tour
US$ 35

Hidden Beach and Matinloc Shrine Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 35
  • Children under 3 years old


More Information


7 hours 45 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up and drop off from El Nido and Corong Corong.

Transport by bus or minibus.

English speaking guide.

Boat trip.



Not included

Environmental tax (200 phillipine pesos / €3.5 / $3.9)

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 35
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.