Survivor El Nido

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Do you have what it takes to survive on an gorgeous, isolated beach surrounded by rain-forests -
miles away from civilization and experience the wild side of El Nido?

How the game works: We drop you off at a secluded beach and you have a choice of 3 items (Tent/Hammock, Water, Food, Alcohol, Lighter, Fishing Gear, or a Machete). If you need more, you can buy them for 250 pesos/item/day and if you want a personal guide you can buy one for 1000 pesos/day. You can stay as many nights as you want - it's up to you to survive the elements!

You can build your own shelter, search the island for dry wood and learn to start a fire without matches, fish, hunt for shells (mollusks) during low tides. Grill your fish & shells on the open fire, drink some booze, and sleep under the stars.

There are no designated bathrooms, so fell free to use the great outdoors. All trash needs to be taken back with us.



Minimum 2 nights. For groups of 4 or more, 1 night is possible (please email us

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Pick up at ~7am from GK Bed & Breakfast located on Caalan Beach and drop off is around 8am (or after 5pm, let us know which option you prefer) the following day. Directions to GK Bed & Breakfast are given at the bottom of the page.

Medical kits are provided and in case of emergencies there will be someone to evacuate you.


Base Price: 1700 pesos/person/night (~$36 USD)
Price Includes
  • Boat drop-off and pick up from El Nido to secluded island & vice versa
  • Marine reserves/ National Parks' entrance/user fees
  • 3 of the following items:
    • Tent/Hammock
    • Water
    • Food
    • Alcohol (Rum & Coke/Sprite)
    • Lighter
    • Fishing Gear
    • Machete
 Price Does Not Include
  • Any additional items (if you need more than the 3 items you can buy them for 250 pesos/item/day and if you want a personal guide you can buy one for 1000 pesos/day)
  • Medical and travel insurance

 What to Bring

  • Clothes for hot days and cool nights (shorts, t-shirts, pants, sweater, etc.)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunblock
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sandals / Shoes
  • Towel / Beach wrap
  • Dry Bag (recommended)
  • Book (if you'd like)
  • Googles/Snorkles (please let us know if you'd like one and you don't have)
  • Any needed medications


Getting to Caalan GK Bed & Breakfast for your boat pick up:

When you get to El Nido bus terminal or airport take a tricycle to Lally & ABET beach cottages. (From the bus terminal it's ~50pesos, 5 minutes and from El Nido airport it's ~300-500 pesos, 15-20 minutes).

With Lally & ABET beach cottages on you right, take the small pedestrian/motorcycle path to the beach. Turn right at the beach and follow the path all the way around. You will pass El Nido Corner Restaurant, the last restaurant on the right. Keep walking, curve around the bend, you pass Makulay Lodge on the right, then Caalan Cemetery on the left. Then you’ll arrive at Gawad Kalinga Sunset Ville on the right and Gawad Kalinga Day Care Center - a blue school on the left. Take the path to the beach on the left. Walk to the restaurant and we will meet you there and brief you on your trip before you go.

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