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Big Lagoon

El Nido,

Palawan

Beach | Island Hopping | Party

What's in this Blog

How to Get to El Nido from:

  • Puerto Princesa

  • Manila

  • Cebu

  • Coron

Places To Visit

Brief Description About:

  • Roaming Around

  • Accommodation

  • Island Hopping Tours

  • Aplaya

  • El Nido Town

  • Corong-corong

  • Maremegmeg

  • Nacpan Beach

  • Duli Beach

  • Lio Beach

  • Niknik/Sandflies

  • Party Places

Suggested Itinerary for 5D/4N and 3D/4N

FAQs

  • How much Budget?

  • LTE/4G Signal

  • ATMs

  • Recommended Accommodation

  • Suggested El Nido Eats

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Where is El Nido?

El Nido is a town in northern Palawan with 45 islands and islets. This beach haven is 5hr drive away from the capital city of Palawan- Puerto Princesa.

The town has its airport in Lio, but only AirSwift airline services flights from Manila, Cebu, Caticlan, Clark, and Panglao.

No travel pass and QR code are needed for tourists visiting this idyllic destination.*

*as of April 2022

How to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa

Van

  1. From the city, travel to San Jose Terminal via multicab (Php15), taxi, or habal-habal (Php60). Travel time is 15mins.

  2. Look for the shuttle van going to El Nido.

  3. Travel time is approximately 5hrs, with one stop at Roxas for restroom and dining. Fare to El Nido is Php550

Recommendation:

  • Take Eulen Joy van because they service mainly passengers only. Other shuttle van accepts logistic services for products, so there are stop-overs at different towns, making travel time longer.

  • Eulen Joy van terminal is located at Brgy. San Miguel, across 38 San Miguel Building.

  • About 150m away from the airport gate

  • Schedules are changing but the trip departures are 7.30am/ 10.30am/ 1.30pm/ 3.30pm/ 5.30pm

  • contact: 09158293735

How to get to El Nido from Manila

Via Lio Airport (ENI)

  1. Book your flight from Manila directly to El Nido.

  2. Only AirSwift caters commercial flights to El Nido. Travel time is around 1hr 20mins.

  3. You will land at Lio airport. Arrange your airport transfer through your hotel or take a shuttle van at the airport.

Via Puerto Princesa (PPS)

  1. Book your flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia.

  2. Travel time is around 1hr.

  3. Once you arrive, follow the entry "How to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa."

  4. There are taxis at the airport loading bay, or you may opt to walk to the airport gate and take a multicab/tricycle to the Eulen Joy van terminal at San Miguel.

How to get to El Nido from Cebu

Via Lio Airport (ENI)

  1. Book your flight from Cebu directly to El Nido.

  2. Only AirSwift caters commercial flights to El Nido. Travel time is around 1hr 30mins.

  3. You will land at Lio airport. Arrange your airport transfer through your hotel or take a shuttle van at the airport.

Via Puerto Princesa (PPS)

  1. Book your flight from Cebu to Puerto Princesa via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia.

  2. Travel time is around 1hr.

  3. Once you arrive, follow the entry "How to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa."

  4. There are taxis at the airport loading bay, or you may opt to walk to the airport gate and take a multicab/tricycle to the Eulen Joy van terminal at San Miguel.

How to get to El Nido from Coron

Ferry

  1. Book your ticket through Montenegro Lines Office or your travel agents.

  2. Schedule is Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun at 6am

  3. The schedule is subject to change, so book your ticket ahead.

  4. Regular fare starts at Php2640.

  5. You will arrive at El Nido Aplaya (near Coastguard)

Back to Puerto Princesa from El Nido

Van

  1. From your hotel, travel to El Nido Terminal, across the public market.

  2. Look for the shuttle van going to Puerto Princesa. I recommend Eulen Joy for faster point-to-point travel.

  3. Travel time is approximately 5hrs, with one stop at Roxas for restroom and dining. The fare is Php550

  • Trip schedule is 5am/ 7.30am/ 10.30am/ 1.30pm/ 5.30pm

  • Subject to change*

  • contact: 09158293735

Back to Manila from El Nido

Via Lio Airport (ENI)

  1. Book your flight from El Nido directly to Manila.

  2. Only AirSwift caters commercial flights to El Nido. Travel time is around 1hr 20mins.

  3. You will land at NAIA Terminal 4 (MNL). 

Via Puerto Princesa (PPS)

  1. Check the entry "Back to Puerto Princesa from El Nido."

  2. You may ask the driver to drop you at the airport.

  3. Fly back to Manila via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia

Back to Cebu from El Nido

Via Lio Airport (ENI)

  1. Book your flight from El Nido directly to Cebu.

  2. Only AirSwift caters commercial flights to El Nido. Travel time is around 1hr 30mins.

  3. You will land at CEB Terminal 1. 

Via Puerto Princesa (PPS)

  1. Check the entry "Back to Puerto Princesa from El Nido."

  2. You may ask the driver to drop you at the airport.

  3. Fly back to Cebu via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Asia

Back to Coron from El Nido

Ferry

  1. Book your ticket through Montenegro Lines Office or your travel agents.

  2. Schedule is Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun at 12nn

  3. The schedule is subject to change, so book your ticket ahead.

  4. Regular fare starts at Php2640.

  5. You will arrive at Coron Port.

Places to Visit in EL Nido
1. Aplaya | 2. Corong-corong | 3. Maremegmeg | 4. Papaya Beach |
5. Lapus-lapus Beach | 6. Lio Beach | 7. Nacpan Beach | 8. Twin Beach |
9. Duli Beach | 10. Island Hopping Lagoons and Beaches

Beach Front in Corong Corong.jpg

EL Nido sample itinerary for 5D/4N

EL Nido sample itinerary for 3D/2N

Frequently Asked Questions

How much budget for El Nido Trip?

Hotel - 1500php/night (2 pax)

Island Hopping- 1000php/pax (joiner)

Motorbike- 500php/day

Food- 250php/meal

Is there a high speed internet in El Nido?

PLDT fiber is available. Smart 4G is strong, Globe's is just okay.

Co-working space are available at town area.

Where to stay in El Nido?

I tried:

Alocasia Hostel - town area / value for money / recommended

Corong Beach Resort- beachfront (Corong Corong area) / cheap / highly recommended

Are there ATMs in El Nido?

Yes. There are BPI, Metrobank at town proper. Also some international ATM are available.

When is the best time to visit El Nido?

Summer will always be the best -late March to May- but a sunny day at any time of the year is just perfect.

Recommended Eats at El Nido:

Coffee:

Artisan Cafe at Lio

Kollective cafe in town area

Food:

Kape ni Manang

Maremegmeg

Altrove Pizza and BellaVita

Dessert:

Gusto Ice Cream

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