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El Nido Sunset
Pool With a View - El Nido, Philippines
El Nido Sunset
Pool With a View - El Nido, Philippines
El Nido Sunset
I don't think there is anything better than an ocean sunset in a tropical paradise with an ice cold beer or pina colada. I feel lucky to have gotten to see the sun set in so many places, but El Nido might take the cake? The landscape here is dramatic. El Nido itself is surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and it looks out over hundreds of tiny islands that makeup the Bacuit Archipelago. The term "post apocalyptic" comes to mind because I imagine this is what the world might look like after the polar icecaps have melted! We caught several sunsets during our week in El Nido. A lot of the restaurants in the town are setup to look out over the ocean and there is also the famous Las Cabanas beach that stakes claim to the best sunset view in El Nido (actually just south of town). However, the best sunset vista we experienced was provided by the Cadlao Resort. The place is one of the nicest hotels in El Nido and their courtyard, bar, restaurant, and infinity-edge-pool create an incredible ambiance (think "W Hotel" but better). You don't have to stay at the resort to visit the bar and restaurant although the pool use is limited to paying guests. The Cadlao Resort is an awesome hangout, but be sure to bring a torch/flashlight as the road and path back into town is dark and runs along a very creepy cemetery!
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Pool With a View - El Nido, Philippines
The photograph of the infinity pool giving way to a dramatic landscape always has an allure for me. It boarders on the line of cliche because of how often the image is used in travel advertising, but they make for great photograph ops! The infinity pool at the Cadlao Resort in El Nido is reserved for guests of the hotel, but the bar and restaurant are open to the public and offer the same view of the sunset over the Bicuit Archipelago and a perfect vista of Cadlao Island which gives the resort its name.
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