El Nido Reopens Tourism phase two: Coco Resort and Moringa Resort accredited!

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Since November 30, 2020, El Nido has entered the phase two of its reopening plan: tourists from outside Palawam are now welcomed in town! For non Palawan tourists who wish to visit the best island of 2020, a number of steps are required to enter El Nido. Among them, a reservation in an accommodation with DOT’s Certificate of Authority to Operate (CATO) is a must: that’s good, because Coco Resort and Moringa Resort are both accredited!


Required steps of the phase two

Before arriving

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As per official guidelines, visitors are expected to:

  • Visit the official tourism website at elnidotourism.ph for more information and get their QR-coded tourist ID (QT-ID)
  • Once visiting official website, visitors can register themselves and generate a QT-ID under Menu > More > Get QR-coded tourist ID
  • For processing, visitors should submit:
    • a filled health declaration form
    • a negative RT-PCR swab test result accomplished within the last 48 hours prior flying to El Nido
    • a reservation proof from an accommodation with DOT’s CATO
    • a travel itinerary accomplished through a local travel agency in El Nido

It’s highly recommended for visitors to keep a physical or electronic copy of their generated QT-ID at all times – in case of random checks.

Upon arrival in El Nido

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Upon arrival (by flight with AirSwift company or by sea), visitors have to undergo health checks and documents verification at the Tourist-One-Stop-Site (TOSS). 
Once passed through these first checks, other sanitation checks will occured during the visitor’s stay: 

  • at check-in and out in an certificated accommodation establishment – such as Coco Resort or Moringa Resort
  • in every tourism-related enterprises or institutions

Once in town

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As the ‘Travel Bubble’ set-up continues to be in place, some sanitary rules have to be followed by visitors, such as not going out of their accommodation except for guided island activities.
If you book in Coco Resort or Moringa Resort, here are some conveniences our resorts offer to their guests:

    • Food and shopping are facilitated by our staff (you can also book a room with breakfast option included)
    • Large swimming pool available and direct beach access guaranteed front of our resorts
    • Island Hopping tours set thanks to our partner Bellita tours
    • Van transfers possible via our front desk

How to book with us?

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CATO for Moringa Resort
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CATO for Coco Resort

Moringa Resort and Coco Resort are Authorized Establishment that have received DOT (CATO) accreditation. Have a look to our resorts and prices to book your next stay:

Moringa Resort

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Moringa Resort
Corong-corong
5313 El Nido


+63 999 53 73 006

Coco Resort

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Coco Resort
Corong-corong
5313 El Nido


+63 919 587 7569

El Nido is resuming tourist activities

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Big news in town: El Nido is resuming tourist activities, starting from September 30th, 2020 for Palawan residents – with a number of safety and Covid-related measures. Following the release of the news by the Municipality, we take the opportunity to transcribe here the big changes operating in town – especially all the safety measures to which visitors must adhere. 

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Moringa Resort, a hotel certified by El Nido LGU

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After that Moringa Resort was accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) last July, allowing its official reopening in the best conditions, a delegation of the local government  unit (or LGU) came to deliver a new certification to the hotel: Moringa Resort is now certified by El Nido LGU – a visible recognition at first glance!

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Moringa Resort, partner of El Nido’s spaying event

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Yesterday, on Sunday 20th September 2020, a spaying event to neuter stray dogs and cats of El Nido was held – founded and organized by the Palawan Animal Welfare Foundation. An event to which Moringa Resort wanted to be associated with, by providing two rooms for the veterinarians coming from Puerto Princesa City, and equipment (chairs) for volunteers and pet owners.

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El Nido under quarantine

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Since the date of March, 17th 2020, the town of El Nido has been placed under quarantine. While no visitors were allowed to come in, we helped our last customers to enjoy their extended stays in our resorts – before swiping flights were arranged for all stranded tourists to go back to their home countries. Here we will give you a glimpse of what looks like El Nido’s life under quarantine, and what will happen next.

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