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    • El Nido to Coron private tour in mid-November 2016

      El Nido 11 hours ago

      Hi there!

      Together with my wife (both 28 years old) we are coming to Palawan to spend a little time there and do some islandhopping tours. There are many public offers, however my dream is to make a private tour, as it is much more exciting and can be just the same price if you form a group.

      We are staying in El Nido town until more or less 14th November 2016 and then wanted to take a tour to Coron Town as we have a flight from Busuanga airport on 18th in the morning. We plan making a 3-4 days trip around 14-17 November from El Nido to Coron, visiting Linapacan etc. Price depends on the number of people, but even in two couples it could cost like 5000 PHP per person, so not so much for spending so much time at the sea (bearing in mind ferry El Nido - Coron costs 1800 PHP).

      The idea arise from the site islandhoppinginthephilippine... where you can get many information about such private tours (you will see my request there).

      If you fancy such tour let's get together and go for adventure!

      Michal from Poland

    • Palawan request of information

      by gabriellajames Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      Hi there I will be travelling to Palawan, Puerto Princesa, next end of February can you please suggest: 1) How many days I should spend in Puerto Princesa and best beaches and hotels or places to stay? 2) We would like spend sometimes in the beaches in the north we heard is the best side: San Vincente, Port Parton and eventually El nido. 3) Can you suggest places/beaches/hotels to stay and is it better and safer to travel by boats instead of cars? Can you advice any travel agent there we can approach to figure out how can we organize tours without getting too stressed? 4) Shall we rent a car and are the road safe? Many thanks Gaby

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM
    • Where to stay?

      by Jacquelynstuart90 Online Now Sep 13, 2016 at 12:31 AM

      My boyfriend and I are traveling from Puerto princesca to Coron between the 27th November and 9th December and would like recommendations on where to stay. We have no set plan but I would like to do my Padi and we would like places a little bit off the beaten track.
      We have heard that Port Barton is lovely however have no idea where to stay there.

      Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

      Thank you!


      3 Answers Sep 13, 2016 at 9:17 AM
    • best time to visit palawan

      by AmarS16 Online Now Aug 15, 2016 at 4:17 AM

      I am planning to visit palawan from 25th nov- 2nd dec.
      Is it a good time to visit and what are the to do things.
      any suggestions for a good stay

      3 Answers Sep 6, 2016 at 1:42 AM
    • Palawan Weather

      by Petetracey16 Online Now Mar 20, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      Hi There,I am due to fly out in September for 6 months charity work.
      I am aware that its the rainy season when I fly out but not sure what to expect,apart from rain obviously.
      cheers Pete

      7 Answers Apr 3, 2016 at 5:20 AM
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      attention to all

      by vlady23 Online Now Feb 1, 2016 at 3:57 AM

      it is legal to travel from palawan to malaysia???

      4 Answers Mar 7, 2016 at 6:03 AM
    • motorcycle on Palawan

      by pkaspar Online Now Jan 3, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      Hi. We are planning to rent motorcycles in Puerta Princesa at the end of February for 5 days. Plan is to travel around, visit "not-so-turistics" places like El Nido. Any idea for such loop with start and end in PP ? We are thinking about southern part as well, can you recommend some places ? Cheers and thanks a lot.

      4 Answers Jan 9, 2016 at 2:45 PM
    • Is it safe to have travel this week?

      by JohnB336 Online Now Dec 16, 2015 at 7:20 AM


      Good evening.
      Is it safe to travel to Palawan despite of typhoon Nona and Onyok? We have a scheduled tour starting tomorrow until on Monday in Puerto Princesa and El Nido.
      Please advise so we could decide if we will go or reschedule our flight

      Thank you!

      2 Answers Dec 26, 2015 at 7:27 PM
    • Guest Housse or Rent

      by Waffous Online Now Dec 10, 2015 at 4:16 AM

      Hi all I plan to go to palawan next middle january. I looking for someting to rent arround 15€ by night in Puerto Princessa. Not so far of Blue Palawan Because i'll go to kite on this beach.

      Thanks for help


      1 Answer Dec 10, 2015 at 4:38 AM
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      Best way down

      by scotontour Online Now Nov 7, 2015 at 8:56 AM

      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

      1 Answer Nov 7, 2015 at 3:09 PM
    • best time to visit palawan and banaue rice terraces

      by paulangel Online Now Nov 6, 2015 at 2:12 AM


      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

      12 Answers Dec 10, 2015 at 4:11 AM
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      Recent Reviews of Hotels from summer of 2015

      by scotontour Online Now Oct 24, 2015 at 6:24 AM

      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

      9 Answers Oct 25, 2015 at 11:16 PM
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      by AndreyKorotkov Online Now Sep 29, 2015 at 9:56 AM

      Is it possible to go to Mantalingajan in October? How can I find guide?

      4 Answers Sep 29, 2015 at 3:17 PM
    • El Nido and Bacuit Archipelago

      by Lenius Online Now Jun 16, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      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

      9 Answers Jun 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM
    • Palawan ( Brooke's Point ) ferry to Malaysia... updates there?

      by JoseC49 Online Now Jun 15, 2015 at 4:22 AM

      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?

      Thank you

      1 Answer Jun 15, 2015 at 7:30 AM
    • where to stay

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

      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.

      2 Answers Jan 26, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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      Where to stay in Palawan

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

      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!!

      11 Answers Jan 7, 2015 at 7:36 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
    • 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 Nov 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM
    • 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 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM
    • how badly damaged is the northern part of palawan and Bohol

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

      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!


      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?


      3 Answers Jul 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM
    • 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!

      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.

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM