this info is so out of date how can we/I update it
ie many mans going there and back everyday
Can I ask for members thoughts
I am going to travel from PP airport straight upto to El Nido for four nights
My thoughts on returning were to take one night in port Barnton & then one final night in Puerto Princesa.
However on viewing there seems few options to stay in port Barnton....would I be better to stay an extra night in
el Nido or take two nights in Puerto Princesa
i plan to visit there but i confused about the best time to visit 2 places in the same month
i do not want to see rain . 40 degree not problem for me i hate rain so much
for palawan i want to see sand sea sun clear blue sky without cloudy rain no monsoon
for the north i want to see green or golden rice terraces if i can choose golden it better .
but after harvest i don't want to see .
i think 13 - 30 April it possible . you have idea for suggest me
for rice terrace what are 5 places the best and easy to visit . batad right ?
thanks so much
I am interested to hear from recent members who have visited Palawan and travelled upto El Nido from P/Princesa
In particular good hotel reviews (was hotel clean and tidy was bed linen fresh??) and best buses to use and best operator for day trip there is many reviews and comments but few from the last few months and as I will visit in December, I would appreciate info.
Davidjojo what hotel would you recommend to stay at the start and end of trip in P/P flying in and out of Puerto Princesa airport
Thank you in advance
Is it possible to go to Mantalingajan in October? How can I find guide?
What is the best way to travel from Hong Kong to El Nido? Is it to Manila, then Puerto Princesa City and by bus to El Nido?
And how´s the weather in November?
Hi. We're choosing between Siete Pecados/ Barracuda Lake tour against Calauit Safari Tour. Which tour is more worth our while? We already have arrangements for the other tourist spots which are usually island hopping/swimming activities.
We have bought flight tickets to Manila, leaving Christmas Day and will stay for two weeks. Our plan is to stay two days in Manila and then fly to Puerto Princesa on Palawan.
We have read all previous posts, but still have a couple of questions regarding Palawan and where to stay.
1. We plan to go to El Nida area and stay there. Should we stay in central El Nida to have close to the boats to Bacuit archipelago or should we choose to stay at one of the braches close to El Nido?
2. Which of the beaches close to El Nido is the most beautiful one? Lonely Planet lists Palabayan and Las Cabanas
3. Or should we stay on one of the archipelago islands? We have been recommended Miniloc, but the only hotel we find there to book online is Miniloc Island Resort, which is a bit more expensive than what we have planned to pay. Can someone recommend a hotel for about $120 on Miniloc? Or should we opt for another island?
Thanks from Lena
Ive seen lots of rumors from a few years ago in different forums about a new service from Brooke's Point to Malaysia... yet cannot find anything about it. Anyone that has been around and confirm if this service ever came to exist or when is planning to open?
hi..i will be visiting port barton this april 14-19..any suggestions where to go first? looking also for some adventurous friends to meet there..
I am travelling from El Nido to Coron by outrigger boat. When I arrive in Coron, I have to get from the pier to my hotel, Al Faro Hotel, located in D'Pearl Bay area, which is about 50 minute drive from Coron town. Since I am not arriving in Coron at an exact time, I can't make arrangements for the hotel van to pick me up. Does anyone know if there are cars or vans for hire in the pier area that I can hire on the spot and will take me to that area ?
How much will the bus cost PP->El Nido and vice versa?
Which mode of transportation would you guys suggest for 2 persons?
My wife and I are planning to visit Port Barton in December 2015. I'd like to know if it is a good time to visit ? we are budget travelers looking to scuba dive , free dive and maybe spearfish ( if possible in the area ). would this time of year be suitable for these activities ? thanks!
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.
I'm landing at puerto princesa by 14:00 on February the 26th. At this time, which would be the best way to get to port Barton.
Also, is there boat transport from port Barton to sabang?
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!!
Hello anyone knows if who does private expedition ( 3 days nights ) with native banks from coron to el nido beside Taophilippines ?? unfortunately they are fully booked until march 14 ...thanks
What are data plan options in Palawan? Traveling there soon and need minimal internet, not finding any good info! Thanks!!!
I reach at puerto princesa airport at 6 in evening and I have to arrive at Port Barton the same day. I know there is a jeepney everyday at 9am but what are other alternatives so that I don't have to spend so much time waiting?
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 :)
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
Does anyone know if there is a direct flight from Palawan to Bohol? Thanks
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!!!
Hi, everyone! I plan to visit Palawan soon and would like to rent a motorcycle in Puerto Princesa. I thought of going toward El Nido and exploring all the beaches along the way as well any other things that catch my attention. I understand that there are unpaved roads that go trough jungle. How safe is it to travel there alone? Someone advised me against this because it is too dangerous. That if I really wanted to do it, I should have a group of well equipped and armed people and a trusted guide. How much of this reflects reality?
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!
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?
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!
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?
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!
Hi, is there a grocery or a convenience store in Coron, Palawan where i can purchase a bottle of wine or alcohol? Appreciate the help! Thanks!