Surf the swell on Duli Beach
Despite there being over 100 beaches within easy reach of El Nido, surf culture here is understated. There’s a simple rule to follow if you want to hit some waves: the further north you head, the better (and stronger) the surf. Nella recommends Duli Beach, a jungle-backed, secluded stretch around 30 minutes by scooter from El Nido. The undulating waters offer a consistent swell between November and April, while a sandy-sloped beach break makes this surf spot popular with beginners as well as veteran surfers looking for a gentle start to their day. Head down, pay the 75p for beach access, ask around for Mike and rent a board.