El Nido is a top tourist destination known for its turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. But it also offers a different kind of beauty that isn’t known to many. Around 23 kilometers from the town proper is a seldom-explored 412-hectare mangrove forest located in Brgy. New Ibajay. Since 2018, the Dewil Eco-Mangrove Association (DEMA) has been safeguarding and facilitating ecotourism in the area.