Matinloc Island, El Nido

#4 of 16 in Nature in El Nido
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Bask in crystal clear waters and swim to secret white sand beaches at Matinloc Island. Renowned as an area of extraordinary natural splendour, you’ll feel like you’ve found your very own piece of paradise here. Climb to the highest point on the island for incredible views of the surrounding archipelago. If you’re feeling adventurous, make your way to the island's "secret beach." Inaccessible by boat, visitors must swim underwater through a gap in the rock wall to reach the small beach, which is supposedly the very same spot that inspired Alex Garland's famous novel, "The Beach." Use our El Nido itinerary planner to add Matinloc Island and other attractions to your El Nido vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Matinloc Island
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Matinloc Island reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
254 reviews
  • I call it heaven's beach, the sand is powdery white and amazed with the beauty of nature. Took a lot of photos with no photobombers😅. I enjoyed every minute i stayed in that island and...  more »
  • Matinloc Island is part of Tour C – The trip started with a 45mins boat ride from Corong – Corong. We are a group 5 and were accompanied by 2 staff & a tour guide which also a free diver. The...  more »
  • Aside from its white sand and clear water, this island offers activities like swimming, snorkeling and trekking. Also a nice place for photo shoot📸
  • After leaving Helicopter island and its beautiful white sand and rocky beach, we will land on Matinloc Shrine. This place used to host a convent and school which are now abandoned and that you can walk around. The island is now surrounded with legends and the word is that it is haunted with a ghost… Just ask and your guide will be happy to tell you more about this uncanny but charming place!
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance