Is it difficult to get to El Nido?
Well it is not the easiest place to get to, but if it was it wouldnt be worth it!
First you need a flight to Puerto Princesa, there are flights from Manila and Cebu, look out for promo fares. The flight is only one hour, the important thing is to arrive in Puerto before midday, as you dont want to spend any time in Puerto Princesa which is just the arrival place in Palawan.
If you arrive early you can get off the plane and straight onto a bus to El Nido
What are the buses like?
There are three ways to get to El Nido.
1/ Private transfer. Several companies run aircon vehicles
Price P1000 per person 5 hours
2/ Minibus transfer. Depart either from the airport or from the bus depot in Puerto.
Price P600 per person 6 hours
3/ Big bus. Roro and Cherry run big aircon busses from the bus station
Price P400 per person 7 hours
Where to stay in El Nido?
El Nido can be divided into two parts
1/ El Nido town proper.
Stretched around a sandy bay with accommodation, dive shops, bars and restaurants is the town proper, right in the heart of the action easy to walk everywhere.
2/ El Nido Overlook.
Up the hill from the town also along a stretch of beach is the other part of El Nido, accommodation is cheaper.
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