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Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach

Enjoy the best of island life at Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach! Located just a 45 minute ride from El Nido, Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach is the perfect place for beach lovers to relax and soak up the sun. Meet dozens of other travelers from around the world at the beachfront bar and lounge area and be sure to catch sunset with a drink in hand. Our restaurant serves mouthwatering local and international dishes hot off the grill and our friendly staff will be happy to help you sort out all your travel needs.

Faciliities & Amenities

  • Beachfront
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Shared Dorms
  • Private Lofts
  • Glamping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Lock Boxes
  • Towels
  • Fans
  • Daily Tours
  • Nightly Events
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Experience the best of Nacpan, starting with our Mad5! While every experience we create at Mad Monkey is thoughtfully designed, we have identified FIVE amazing and authentic experiences in each and every one of our locations, that if taken part in the ‘Mad Monkey Way,’ will leave YOU feeling as though you have fully experienced and absorbed that destination. See our Mad5 at Mad Monkey Nacpan below, or view all Madventures in the link above!

Electric Beach


Monthly during Full Moon
Join us in Nacpan Beach and Go Mad under the moonlight! Get illuminated under our black lights and groove to the sound of Palawan's finest DJs with a drink in hand.


Nacpan Mojito Masterclass

125,672 per person

Every Mon
Make mojitos like a master.

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Nacpan Music Quiz


Every Wed + Sat
It's time to test your love and knowledge of all thing's music! Grab your best monkey mates and guess the title of the song and the singer. We'll also have a microphone ready for you.


Nacpan Sunset Cruise

219,926 per person

Every Wed + Sun
Are you a opacarophile? Hop on boat as we cruise to chase sunset!

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Tour M Island Hopping

596,942 per person

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Join Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for Tour M! We visit the five most stunning places around the island, and the tour includes a delicious lunch spread.

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Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach Local Community Project

Your stay at Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach directly funds the Monthly Feeding Program at Calitang Elementary School.

Travel deeper.

Our goal at Mad Monkey is to create meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests. Find out how we promote responsible travel and provide socio-economic benefits to the communities in which we are located.

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Nacpan Beach Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know about traveling Nacpan Beach


  • Best time to go:
  • Hottest months: March–April
  • Rainy season:


  • Conservation Fee: A small fee of Php 200 ($4) per person will be collected by your tourist establishment for every night you stay. The fee goes to the El Nido Protected Area Management Board.
  • There is only one ATM in El Nido town so be sure to bring enough cash!
  • There is no WiFi at Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach – make friends instead!


  • Fresh seafood
  • Tamilok (mangrove worms)
  • Brick-oven pizzas
  • Crocodile sisig
  • Lato seaweed
  • Danggit Lamayo
  • Chao Long Noodles
  • Chicken Inasal
Nacpan Beach, Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana
El Nido, 5313 Palawan, Philippines


Where is Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach?

We are located 45mins from El Nido town. The property sits right in front of the ocean, cradled by coconut trees between the famous twin beaches of Calitang and Nacpan, next to a humble fishing village.


How to get to Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach

To get to Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach, the cheapest and most common route is to fly to Puerto Princesa since most major domestic carriers fly here daily. Another option is flying directly to El Nido via AirSwift – however direct flights are more expensive and are only advisable if you book your tickets far in advance.

Should you choose to fly into Puerto Princesa, you may take a bus (8hrs) or van (5-6hrs) to El Nido. When you reach El Nido town, you can take a tricycle to Nacpan Beach which will take you around 45 minutes.

After arriving at the main entrance, walk to the left for about 200 meters until you see the Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach signage.

Mad Monkey Nacpan Beach

First solo trip and first hostel, best staff ever made it very enjoyable, very social hostel, activity every night, boat tours are incredible with the staff making it even better. You couldn't ask for a better location, your literally on an incredible beach. Had a comfortable sleep every night.
Fantastic location. Staff really make it, whole place is great. Very clean, everything you need, really recommend. We arrived late (~3am) and had taken a taxi from the airport. Driver didn’t know exactly where to drop us as he was too local to that area - so we ended up quite far away. Plenty of stray dogs out at that time of night which is pretty scary but security kindly came to find us, so make sure you’ve planned your route before you set off!!Food and drinks are good and pretty fairly priced. Always plenty to do, with day trips leaving the hostel and motorbikes for hire. El nido is a nice day out.Still 5 stars, however, we did book and pay for a dorm with 6 beds (despite only being 5 of us). We used the final bed as storage etc. Strangely, on our final night a member of staff brought another guest into our room and told them they’d be staying in our spare bed. No one discussed this with us at all. Wasn’t a huge problem - but shouldn’t happen
Joseph Barsby
Joseph Barsby
I stayed at Mad Monkey Napcan Beach whilst I’m travelling around the Philippines. The beach is stunning and the actual hostel itself. The rooms are a little bit rough but that’s to be expected with a hostel so it was nothing new. The staff were all super friendly and a joy to be around. It’s a great hostel to get to meet new people and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. My only slight criticism is the fact that the hostel is cash only and I wasn’t told before hand thus didn’t bring sufficient funds with me (luckily I found out on my last day that there’s another hotel a bit of a walk up the beach that has an ATM !!)
Eleanor Puc
Eleanor Puc
Stayed here for 3-days and loved every moment! It’s the only hostel in Nacpan beach and is the best place to stay for cheap accommodations and meeting travellers from all over the world. Josh, Remy, and Bri always keeps everyone acquainted and makes meeting friends so easy! We stayed at one of the private rooms and had no issues.During the day you can lounge around at the front of the hostel and have a chill time. As soon as evening hits, get ready for a wild time ;)DON’T MISS THE BOAT TOUR. It’s totally worth it as it’s quite different from the ones offered in El Nido and your hostel friends will be there with you .
Michael Gabriel
Michael Gabriel
Let me tell you first thing: don’t choose mad monkey if you are looking for a quiet vacation or a luxurious stay. This place does not offer any. But what it does offer is, a beach view to die for, evenings with crazy parties and mingling with fellow travellers all around the world. The bed sizes were very good, toilets were cleaned multiple times through the day. You should bring your own towel as they charge for it. You should also bring enough pesos, as their conversion rate is quite low. I would suggest you to be a light traveller, because you need to walk for 300 meters on the sand, which isn’t easy with suitcases.I am a mad monkey fan and would love to explore other hostels from them. Cheers xxx
Soham Samanta
Soham Samanta
My stay was pleasant. Location is remote but right on a very beautiful beach.Would like to specially thank Russel, who went above and beyond on keeping my birthday tradition of helping/feeding kids. On my birthday he gathered lot of kids from around the village with who I enjoyed the ice cream. Without his kindness it wouldn’t be possible. The smile on those kids faces made my vacation even more memorable!
Harshdeep singh
Harshdeep singh
Great location, with a stunning beach right in front of the hostel. The parties are insane fun, and facilities at the hostel are also on pint. Special shout out to Cody for making my stay extra special!
deepro guha
deepro guha
If you like to party by the beach, this is the best place to be!