Matinloc Island

El Nido, Palawan

Matinloc Island
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Lexi M.
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This is the view of the shrine itself since most have uploaded the breath-taking view atop the sharp, highest, most accessible limestone cliff on the island. Once you're on top, the nerves start to really kick in, no kidding. But it was all worth it. It was an experience worth coming back for.

Wish I could show more photos, but this shrine is an important aspect on the island, too. I wonder, considering the image of The Virgin Mary on the round temple/dome, if the locals do religious activities here. I would love to participate!

"Matinloc" means beautiful in the Cuyunin dialact (correct me if I'm wrong, hehe) and it certainly is a beautiful view from the cliff. A little risky climbing up the sharp limestone surface but you could use a little bravery to experience the picturesque scenery.

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Claire B.
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Surreal. 128525

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Jairus d.
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Matinloc shrine was a revelation to me. I initially thought there's not much to see but boy I was wrong.

Upon climbing the craggy limestone outcrops, an enchanting view welcomed my eyes. Rocks surround the green and blue water.

Locals say it belonged to a couple who abandoned the island after finding gold underneath.

All the islands in El Nido are picturesque but Matinloc Island would probably be the best spot for selfies and jump shots.

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Chili G.
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Matinloc island is part of tour b and this is where you'll find matinloc shrine which is an abandoned church. There's also a building which they say is a dorm for the priests.
The island is tiny but I think the highlight is the view deck where this shot was taken. How breathtaking! Well it's actually not a deck, it's on top of some rocks and you've to climb a (very) steep staircase (carved out of rocks) so just be extra careful and the view is well worth it 128153

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