Shopping El Nido

El Nido is a small beach town and finding big shopping centers here is highly unlikely except for some small souvenir shops that you can see scattered around the town which sells T-shirts and trinkets like keychains, earrings, bracelets, and some beach paraphernalia like sunblock, beach towels etc. The most popular and visited place for souvenirs in El Nido is the El Nido Boutique and Art Cafe: One Stop Shop www.elnidoboutiqueandartcafe.com. As the name implies, this one-stop shop almost has everything you will need during your stay in El Nido like snorkeling gears, beach wear, underwater camera, batteries and local maps. For souvenirs, they also sell postcards, T-shirts designed by their local artists and other local products like handicrafts, woven bags and some El Nido delicacies. Prices are pretty reasonable and if you forgot to bring extra cash, do not worry though as this shop accepts credit card payments unlike most establishments in El Nido.

For those staying at the plush Miniloc Island resort, they also have their own souvenir shop but prices are definitely higher than the shops you can find around the center. T-shirts go as high as 350+php per piece and keychains for 100+php. The only advantage of getting your items here is that it gives you less hassle on getting a trcicycle and getting off on a shop within El Nido town.