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. =)
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
i'll be travelling alone in palawan on april 30th. anyone here who's going there too
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!
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?
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!
Any way to get cheaper room rates than rack rate at the El Nido Resorts in Palawan?
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.
My partner,16 week old baby and I are going to Palawan,porta princess in December. Is it recommended and do we need immunization?
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?
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?
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 :)
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!
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
Hi, I will be visiting Palawan with family coming early august. Puerto Princesa is our touch down point. Hope to meet up local VT member for some advise or just to toast... cheers
How was Cub Paradise
Hi i have been planning my trip to coron palawan this nov 2012. My first time backpacking but somehow i still wanna have a travel buddy.. female/male..foreigner /local,. The place is absolutely awesome! I just wanna explore its beauty and have a good time! If anyone is interested pls. email me!thanks
Can anyone please direct me to someone who does a decent Underground River tour? Need to arrange one for 1 June 2012. Thanks in advance!
I've always wanted to tour Palawan's stunning countryside.
Has anyone ever driven by private car (Toyota Rav4 in my case) from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton (on the NW coast), then from Port Barton to El Nido (in the north), and then back to Puerto Princesa.
I plan to leave PP early on day #1, 2 nights in PB, then day#3 drive on to El Nido, stay 2 nights and then on day#5 drive back down to PP.
I'd like to know what the road is like once you turn off the national highway towards Port Barton, and then up towards El Nido.
I'll be travelling with my wife, our teenage son and 9 year old daughter.
Thanks for any advice you can give.
-Can somebody please tell me how safe it is to go to Palawan by christmas?
-What place to stay in puerto princesa that will suit our budget as a backpacker?
-Where to rent motorbike?
Me and my husband will planning to fly there this coming Dec22,2011 but still dont have ideas bout the place and where start first!
Please can somebody help us!
-How safe is Palawan for tourist now in 2011?
Is there any Terrorist action going on there?
- Are there any areas unsafe to avoid?
Which parts of Palawan have night clubs and other activities?
Is there much nite life there?
Are there any reefs along shore line of beach for snorkeling?
Which part of Palawan has the clearest waters?
How bad are the Lamok in December?
Are there many restaurants along beach area?
Is there much American food available?
Is beach open or blocked off by private resort beaches as in Lapu lapu city?
Any good travel agencies based in PI that you reccomend
PLEASE HELP ME. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THESE THREE PLACES. SHOULD I LAND IN PUERTO PRINCESA-DRIVE TO PORT BARTON- BOAT RIDE TO EL NIDO , ANOTHER BOAT RIDE TO CORON?
OR FLY TO EL NIDO THEN BOAT RIDE TO CORON? AND FORGET ORT BARTON.
OR FLY TO EL NIDO THEN BOAT RIDE TO PORT BARTON THEN DRIVE TO PUERTO PRINCESA AIRPORT?
* NOTE, I ONLY HAVE 7 DAYS IN PALAWAN, FROM APRIL 11 TO 18.
I WILL BE FLYING IN FROM MANILA AND LEAVING ON THE 18TH TO HEAD TO BORACAY.
IS THIS DOABLE? I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP IN ADVANCE! THANK YOU!
WHATS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO PORT BARTON FROM EL NIDO? HOW MANY HOURS IS THE TRIP?
AND HOW MANY HOURS IS THE RIDE FROM PORT BATON TO PUERTO PRINCESA AIRPORT? HOW MUCH IS THE FARE?
I am planning to up sticks from the UK and go to Puerto Princesa in a few months when I sell my property.
I chose PP because it is the biggest place in Palawan (medical, banking, infrastructure etc).
I would eventually like to lease a property in Palawan (foreigners can't buy) and will probably go after residents permit.
Any obsevations about living in Palawan ( nicest,cheapest places to rent/lease etc) would be welcome.
is it allowed or is it safe to bring along your 1 1/2 yr old baby in underground river and island hoping. tnx