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    • where to stay

      by wanderphile Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      Hello-
      There are four of us going to Palawan in late April. We will be there for 5 nights and are planning on flying into El Nido and spending all of our time in that area. What are islands and beaches that can't be missed in the Bacuit Archipelago? I think we would like to spend 2 days relaxing on the beaches, and three days exploring a few islands.

      Other ideas were to fly into Puerto Princessa and spend the night in Sabang to see the underground river and then head up to El Nido, but I know that one day would be all driving.

      Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.
      Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM
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      Where to stay in Palawan

      by Georgek_gr Online Now Jan 5, 2015 at 8:13 PM

      Hi!
      My wife and I are planning on travelling to Palawan for anywhere between 2-5 months in late 2015 (depending on the weather and visa requirements). We've got a winter to spend and we love sandy beaches and clear waters. Where would you suggest staying for this period of time? We'd like to have the opportunity of nearby island hopping, excursions to beautiful beaches etc. What is a good way to find an apartment for long term rent? Thank in advance for the help!!
      George

      11 Answers Mar 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM
    • Data plan recommendations

      by SarAlaska Online Now Dec 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      What are data plan options in Palawan? Traveling there soon and need minimal internet, not finding any good  info! Thanks!!!

       

      2 Answers Dec 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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      Where to stay in Puerto Princesa

      by sherese7 Online Now Dec 16, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      Hey all, we are backpackers traveling to Palawan in late Jan. We land in the eve and are looking for a good place for 2 nights. Preferably a place with pool. We will spend up to $50ish per nite because we want comfort after a 27hr flight. (after that we will be back to backpacker budget) It would be ideal to find something in walking distance or bicycle to restaurants, beaches,etc.
      Can anyone help out with recommendations.
      Thanks SO much :)

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM
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      Where and what to do in palawan

      by Unique82 Online Now Nov 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      I'm looking to travel to palawan for around 8 days I've heard about El Nido and plan to go there for a couple of days, but where else is good to stay I don't want to go any further north than El Nido, Is Puerto princesa worth staying in, or can anyone recommend somewhere near Puerto Princesa? Many thanks

      3 Answers Nov 24, 2014 at 6:03 PM
    • anyone has been inPalawan?

      by bonneville68 Online Now Nov 8, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Hi, we are a couple arriving in Manila in December for a 7 days of vacation. We would like to go to Palawan but I read that the best of the island is el nido which is far away from puerto princesa. Is There a flight from Manila to el nido? Does the island offer good attractions (excursions,good beaches, ecc) also in the rest of the island? How can we move on the island? As alternative we are thinking to go to Coron with a flight. What do you suggest to us? Please HELP us? We are very busy!!!

      5 Answers Mar 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM
    • Where to stay in El Nido?

      by ursmile09 Online Now Oct 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM

      Where is a good place to stay in El Nido? We have a budget of under $200 per night. We don't want anything too remote but close to the city and good restaurants? The hotel should be decent as well. Any suggestions? We looked into trip advisor but hard to say which is a good stay. Please help! Thanks!

      6 Answers Nov 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM
    • Tours in Palawan?

      by ursmile09 Online Now Sep 29, 2014 at 9:27 PM

      My husband and I are booked to go to the Philippines in April. We are planning to stay in El Nido or Puerto Princesa? Which one would you guys recommend? We plan to stay there for approximately 4 nights before heading to Boracay.
      Are there tour groups there that do last minute trips? Or should we prebook? Also, if we decide not to join a tour until we get there... how easy is it to get a cab to our hotel?

      10 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 2:50 PM
    • Traveling Palawan

      by divebuddy001 Online Now Aug 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      Hi all! I wish to visit Palawan in October and wondering if someone can give me tips on how I will be able to visit three places - Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. I will be coming from Manila, will be doing a lot of diving and plan to be in Palawan for maybe 7 days. I wish to know the way around, how to jump from Coron-El Nido-Puerto Princesa. I was thinking of flying to Coron from Manila and go my way down to PP. Any advice on transportation will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

      3 Answers Sep 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM
    • Travel within Palawan

      by am10 Online Now Aug 25, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      How difficult is it to travel within Palawan? I will be staying on Busuanga to dive for a few days but would like to see other parts of the Island. Could I visit Puerto Princesa in 1 day from Busuanga or would more time be required?

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2014 at 10:51 PM
    • how badly damaged is the northern part of palawan and Bohol

      by lauri77 Online Now Aug 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Hello,
      I am planning a month vacation (february 2015) in the Philippines (first time there) with my girlfriend. However I am much in doubt about how badlky damaged the northern part of Palawan and Bohol are after the typhoon last year in 2013. Could anyone advise me if these areas should be avoided - or other areas that might be severely damaged after the typhoon ?

      Thanks in advance!

      BR
      Laust

      3 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 7:17 AM
    • weather in palawan right now

      by cychan Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      hi guys, how's the weather in palawan right now? we've booked our tao expedition trip but received notice that it will be cancelled due to the really bad weather and higher chance of having a typhoon. we would still like to continue with the trip but we'll be making arrangements on our own instead. We will be heading to coron and el nido. thanks in advance for your kind input. =)

      3 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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      Best time to visit Palawan

      by t_cochin Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      Hi, finally I have zeroed in on Philippines for my next vacation. Palawan & Mindanao are the top locations in mind. Can anyone suggest me some tips for the journey? Or is there anyone local who can help me out?

      regards
      Ajith

      3 Answers Mar 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM
    • Tao Expedition - People to join?

      by Taiwanted81 Online Now Jun 30, 2014 at 7:25 AM

      Hi there...anyone interested on joining the Tao Expedition Open Group from December 10 to 14?...not sure yet in which way (El Nido - Coron or Coron - El Nido)...kinda like the second one better but really doesn't matter...either way works for me ;-)
      Hoping some of you are interested so we could make a group before arriving there and maybe even get a Private Expedition for the same price.
      Hasta luego!
      Pablo.

      2 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM
    • Pre booked tours?

      by littlepineapple Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      We are trying to organise a family holiday to Palawan and have been looking some of the pre booked tours. The plus side with the tours is everything is arranged, but then I am worried we might miss out on other sights and tours sticking to the schedule. Would it be better/cheaper to just try and base ourselves somewhere and then look at what tours/outings we can organise ourselves?

      5 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM
    • Is ferry between Kudat and Brooke's point safe at the end of August

      by SiobhanEE Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 7:48 AM

      Hi, My husband and I are visiting Borneo and of August/beginning of September and are planning on taking the ferry from Kudat to Brooke's Point on Palawan. Do you think this will be safe due to the weather, as I understand this will be during rainy/monsoon season? Does anyone know if the ferry runs during the rainy season, or if they suspend it? Thank you.

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM
    • Weather by last week of june

      by BethG08 Online Now May 11, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      my bestfriend and i were planning to go to pps and el nido on the last week of june.. do you think the weather would be fine and it would not interrupt our island hopping?

      3 Answers May 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    • travel companion

      by bcanuk Online Now May 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      i'm going to Philippines from Alberta Canada for 2 1/2mos from May13th, first time. I'd like to meet a pleasant lady to guide and spend time with. I'm a divorced guy and will look after costs, but don't want a drinker/smoker.

      I've studied Cultural Anthropology and enjoy learning local customs. Scuba diving and island hopping...*fun.

      I'd like to know the best way to find a cheerful companion.

      9 Answers May 7, 2014 at 8:54 AM
    • travelling alone

      by zyreel Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      i'll be travelling alone in palawan on april 30th. anyone here who's going there too

      5 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 3:18 AM
    • Choice: Honda Bay & the Underground River OR Port Barton?

      by maggc Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      Hello, my boyfriend and I are travelling to Palawan in mid-May, flying into Puerto Princesa and out of El Nido. We only have 8 nights there so to avoid the stress of trying to fit in too many different places, we need to make the decision: 3 nights in Puerto Princesa inc. day trips to Honda Bay and the Underground River or head straight on up to Port Barton and stay there for 3 night (perhaps camping for a couple at Thelma and Toby's).

      What we want out of this holiday is a bit of beauty, relaxation and a dose of adventure... Port Barton seems to offer that but I can't tell whether it's foolish to miss out seeing some of the island's biggest attractions in favour of it.

      Any insights would be very happily appreciated!

      4 Answers May 2, 2014 at 4:36 AM
    • weather in october

      by desiree92 Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      Hi, im planning a trip with my family to visit puerto princesa and el nido in mid october and I was just wondering what theweather would be like. I keep hearing ddifferent things from friends. Some say it should be fine others say that it will most likely be rainy. It seems like such a waste to go if it will be raining. What months are the best time to travel there?
      Thank you!!

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 2:21 AM
    • traveling in July?

      by globalirene Online Now Mar 4, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Unfortunately, July is the only time my husband and I are able to travel this year and we are thinking to go to the Philippines, particularly Palawan / Coron. I hate to bother you all with the typical question.. but wondering how bad does it typically rain... all day for weeks or just a couple hours a day.. Any thoughts/ tips would be appreciated! thanks!

      5 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM
    • how to get cheaper rates

      by msawit Online Now Dec 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Any way to get cheaper room rates than rack rate at the El Nido Resorts in Palawan?

      5 Answers Dec 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM
    • Trip to Palawan

      by thingy123 Online Now Dec 22, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      My partner and I are planning to go to Palawan next month.

      Jan 23: Manila
      Jan 24: Manila-Puerto Princesa by air, stay overnight at Puerto Princesa
      Jan 25: Port Barton
      Jan 26: Port Barton (or Puerto Princesa?) to El Nido by bus
      Jan 27-28: El Nido tour
      Jan 29: El Nido to Coron by boat
      Jan 30: Coron tour
      Jan 31: Coron to Manila

      We both are not super active persons, just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery, some relaxing moments on the beach, maybe trying out the diving once or twice...We wonder whether this schedule is too tight? Shall we only choose either El Nido or Coron, not both? Also we heard that Coron was affected by the typhoon before. Not sure whether we should go there. If you are familiar with the area, please give us some advice.

      Thank you very much.

      4 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 9:59 PM
    • Taking a baby to palawan

      by Belle001 Online Now Nov 25, 2013 at 5:35 AM

      My partner,16 week old baby and I are going to Palawan,porta princess in December. Is it recommended and do we need immunization?

      7 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 12:13 PM
    • Travel to Palawan

      by jass785 Online Now Nov 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Hello,

      We have a group of 12 planning to head to Palawan early January. I heard that travel is not recommended due to the typhoon? Any updates or recommendations?

      thanks!

      6 Answers Nov 25, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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      Palawan in July

      by firefly03 Online Now Nov 17, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Hi. I booked a flight to Palawan on July 2014. I know it is in the middle of the rainy season but that's only the available date. Is it safe to travel there?

      8 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM
    • How safety along the way to travel at night going el nido with private van?

      by eyes_825 Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      We are going to have our trip from PP to el nido dis october. We are all GIRLS in a group.Our travel going to el nido schedules at night time around 10pm...just being worried by now if How safety along the way to travel at NIGHT going to el nido with a private Van? pls. we need ur help and proper info. regarding this trip. thanks all :)

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM
    • Is Palawan safe for tourists?

      by nomadbear Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      Hello, I'm planning to travel to Palawan in November and had a few questions. Most pressing is the terrorist/safety concern. I've read that Philippines is at an unrest and to avoid southern Philippines in particular if you are a tourist. How safe is Palawan in comparison?

      And I'm looking at swimming with the turtles, does anyone know where to go in Nov? And a rather silly question, are there sharks in these areas? I want to snorkel but I'm not to keen on sharks.

      Thank you very much!

      9 Answers Nov 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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      Best Cheap Beach Resort in Palawan

      by star_sandoval2013 Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      My friends and I are planning to go to Palawan in October. I hear the island has so many beautiful spots and we were planning to go backpacking to save on expenses but in the end, we decided we'd really like to find some nice beach resort where we can stay. But most of the resorts I've found on the net are quite pricey. :(

      Does anyone know of a nice resort in Palawan(not so far from the airport) that's not so expensive?

      If you could throw in some suggestions for great spots to visit, that would also be very much appreciated. :D

      Thanks!

      12 Answers May 2, 2014 at 4:34 AM