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A Look Into the Seven Commando Beach of El Nido, Palawan

A Look Into the Seven Commando Beach of El Nido, Palawan
Seven Commando Beach, sometimes spelled as Seven Commandos, or simplified as 7 Commando, is a tourist hotspot in El Nido, Palawan characterized by a large expanse of sand surrounded by numerous coconut trees. It's perfect for just chilling and vibing as you feel the cool breeze gushing through your face. This beach is part of the Tour A package, one of the four tours you can cross-off your bucket list here in El Nido, Palawan.

In this blog post, we will take a closer look of the island, and explain why this happens to be one the memorable islands we visited across the three tours we availed.  
Docking the boat in Seven Commando Beach, El Nido
As you approach the island while the boat prepares to dock off, you'd already get a glimpse of the coconut trees evenly spread across the beach. This is then followed by getting a better view of the fine sands as you move closer. Slowly, you'd realize how paradisial the island looks. 
Coconut Trees in Seven Commando Beach, El Nido, Palawan
The great thing about having these coconuts spread across the beach is that you'd get shaded areas that allow you to just sit under. Alternatively, you can find a few number of benches here in the island, and depending on the time of the day, some of these are protected by a shade. 
Local Tourists in Seven Commando, El Nido, Palawan
Sharing with you our photo taken close to the docking area of the boats. I'd say that it's difficult to take photos here in Seven Commandos Beach without the sight of at least one coconut tree. Now that I'm writing about this, it just dawned on me how they didn't name the beach as "Coconut Island" which is something more straightforward. 

However, upon recalling what the tour guide shared with us, the name has a historical significance, because apparently during the second world war, there were 7 soldiers that got stranded in the island. Interesting, huh? 
Seven Commando Beach in El Nido, Palawan
There is one store shack here in Seven Commando Beach. It offers beverages (mostly alcoholic ones) and of course coconut juice. They also offer something in between which is their Buko with Rum. Prices of the beverages range from P50 to P150. Junk food are at P50 apiece.
Store Shack in Seven Commando Beach, El Nido
I personally got curious with the Buko with Rum (P150), so I got one. I was thinking that there was no best way to immerse in the island more than drinking one of its produce. 
Buko with Rum of Seven Commando Beach, Palawan
The next best thing about the buko juice is how it doubled as a prop for taking photos. It makes you look very touristy though which I didn't mind. In fact, it was the intention. 

Renz Cheng in 7 Commando Beach, El Nido PalawanRenz Cheng in Seven Commando Beach, Palawan

Given that we were on a private tour, we had the privilege of extending a few more minutes in the island where we just chilled, and watched other tourists play beach volley ball. It was very refreshing just to bask under the sun with a majestic view. 
7 Commando Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Seven Commando Beach Quick Guide

Things to see/do: Enjoy the breeze as you sit under the shade from tons of coconut trees. Interact with fellow tourists as you unleash your sporty side with a game of beach volleyball. Chill with your friends as you drink beer, coconut juice, or coconut-rum juice. 

Budget needed: Access and related fees are inclusive of the Tour A Package. However, for the drinks and snacks, you may want to have about P200 for a bottle of beer and chips. 

Is it wander-worthy? Definitely! Among the various islands we visited across the three tours we made, this stands out to be considerably unique. The number of coconut trees beautifully spread across the beach gives it its character, and the best feature is that this houses two makeshift volleyball courts which allow for some playful and possibly meaningful interaction with fellow tourists. 

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