El Nido’s Hidden Beach placed 20th in international magazine Condé Nast’ Traveller’s article, titled, “The 30 Best Beaches in the World.”
Part of Matinloc Island, Hidden Beach is known for being secluded and often not overcrowded with tourists. It can be visited by taking the Tour C island hopping package.
Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat commended the recognition in a press release dated June 22.
“We are elated by this global recognition of one of our beaches from the prestigious publication, Condé Nast Traveller,” said Puyat. “While the world waits for international travel to resume, citations such as these will greatly help keep the Philippines in the bucket lists of travelers everywhere.”
Writer Lizzie Pook said in the article, “It’s not quite so hidden anymore, but this beach still makes its mark as one of the world’s best….surrounded by imposing limestone cliffs and with startlingly bone-white sand – is separated from the turquoise ocean by a small keyhole-like opening, through which visitors must climb in order to access the lagoon.”
Recently, the Philippines was named one of the “Rising Stars in Travel” by Forbes Magazine along with six other countries that “have the potential to become a major tourist destination in a post-COVID world.”