El Nido


El Nido, a quaint, mystical place surrounded by immense limestone cliffs – hence it’s name ‘El Nido’ – ‘The Nest’ in Spanish.

You will find yourself as a bird here, with the choices to snuggle and stay cozy in your base with us, or to spread your wings and explore the many attractions around.

The horizon lures you in with crimson sunsets, mysterious islands and endless crystal blue waters, waiting to be experienced. Or stay close to comfort and explore the land, far and wide. Peaks wait to be hiked, delicious food awaits your lips, experiences linger in unknown corners with stories longing to be lived. You will breathe the breath you didn’t know you needed to gasp here. You will feel deep peace as you connect to nature’s spirit. You will connect to your own magic… are you in?

The place that has inspired countless books and movies.
Hop on a tour and enter the dream.






Happiness Travel & Tours

Tour – A

The most popular island hopping tour, it passes through The Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Payong-Payong, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach and Entalula. 

Tour – B

Tour B will take you around some very stunning islands and snorkeling sites, coves and beautiful caves with a great history.




Enjoy delicious, healthy food or sip on a tropical cocktail in the heart of El Nido town! Located just steps away from the main beach and absolutely the place to be. Be sure to check out our Instagram to check out specials and weekly events. Let’s be happy, together!

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Happiness is located in the center of El Nido Town by the main beach. Just head to Serena Street and you’ll find us! If you’re based in and around El Nido Town, hop on a tricycle and the driver will know where to go.

If you’re travelling in by plane, from Lio airport take a 15 minute tricycle directly to Happiness Hostel. It’ll cost between 400-500 pesos, roughly.

If travelling from Puerto Princessa, you can jump in a private taxi (more expensive option) or the local van (550 pesos roughly) and drive between 4-6 hours to arrive to El Nido town.

With years of devotion and passion in the hospitality industry you know you are staying with people committed to giving you an unforgettable experience. We provide the coziest, happiest environment for you to stay with everything you need all around you. Want a tour? No worries, we’ll arrange it. Need a private car? We gotcha. Want to eat the best food around? We’ve got options all around. Just read our reviews! This is our thing, you simply just need to arrive!

More like… what is there not to do in El Nido?! Here’s somethings that await:

  • Hop on a boat tour and explore the stunning nearby islands, lagoons and caves that are easily some of the most beautiful, island tours in the world. You’ll see!
  • Hike up to Taraw Peak or the Canopy walk and watch the sunrise wake up El Nido town and bay.
  • Enjoy the sunset in Corong-Corong beach with a drink in hand.
  • Rent a bike and head to a waterfall, there are many magical ones to choose from!
  • Explore Nacpan beach, and if you get lucky maybe you’ll even witness the baby turtles running to the ocean!
  • Surf’s up!!! Rent a board and hit up the waves in Duli Beach.
  • Just relax and get some well needed rest, you deserve it.

For the Philippines there are three associated plug types, A, B and C. Plug type A has two flat parallel pins, plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin and type C has two round pins. The Philippines operates on a 220V supply voltage and 60Hz. Get a type C Adaptor though as this is the most common, and you’ll be sweet!

We pride ourselves on having some of the best 5G WIFI around! Many People staying with us still manage to work their online jobs comfortably. We’ve got you covered.

If you’ve researched into El Nido you’ve probably heard about the brownouts, and although they are common and unpredictable – all of our accommodations have generators so you’ll never be without electricity and hot showers. No need to worry there!