“Esang hapon sa aplaya,” Facebook page El Nido Watch wrote.
In the post shared May 26th, the page shared photos of the main beach in El Nido town, with the heaps of collected trash and cigarette butts scattered along the beach. The photos were apparently taken in front of Aplaya, one of the beach front restaurants in El Nido.
El Nido’s main beach is busy as can be. This is where most of the tour boats are docked, and its coast is lined with establishments—from guesthouses, to restaurants, shops, and bars.
This little beach town has seen a quick surge in tourism in the past years. One huge contributing factor is Palawan being named “The Best Island in the World” two years in a row by Condé Nast Traveller. Which is a great thing, of course. All until you see the downsides of mass tourism like this rising problem of irresponsibly disposed garbage, mostly by tourists.
El Nido, Palawan is paradise on earth. This is the most common description you’ll hear from travelers who have been stunned by its natural beauty. But if this irresponsible action by the people who come to visit continues, it won’t be very long until “paradise” won’t be true.
See the post here: