FLIGHT TO EL NIDO
There are two airports for you to reach paradise – and here are some points to help you make the decision.
|AirSwift only – daily flights.||Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, Philippines Airlines and other airlines.|
|20 mins tricycle ride||5-6 hours ride (including stops), probably less if private.|
FROM PPS AIRPORT TO EL NIDO
AT EL NIDO
The form of transportation within the island is limited to the tricycle. From your resort to town or Las Casbanas typically about 50-150 PESOS. Best to always ask the resort as a reference and be confident about quoting a price.
My favorite islands
This would be the arrival view.
As you climb up the hill – you will get a view in which shows the “snake” path to the other side.
Big Lagoon is breath taking!! Usually, the boat will dock here for lunch. Having food with this beautiful view such a great way to relax.
Mantinloc Shrine is a must!! You would need to climb up the peak to get a great shot of the view. My main cover photo is from Mantinloc Shrine.
When you are done with island hopping, there are a couple of things on the island.
Once you are up there you will have this beautiful view to the left side overseeing the island.
You then have the other side of town, I love how the ships/boats are just anchored in some artistic way.
I took the most beautiful piece at Sunbar with the sunset music – this is THE place for chilling out after a long day of activities.
The Spaghetti is cooked to perfection – with the pasta soft inside and a hard outer layer which makes it very chewy and delicious.
The Pizza is superb as their specialty here is their mozzarella – it’s super creamy.
I stayed at this beautiful Villa – it’s a 2 bedroom villa located right along side of La Plage and walking distance to Nomads (diving center) as well as the Island Hopping Station. There are many breakfast places just a few doors away. Super secured with a private security guard. Internet WIFI dongle is provided which is an additional bonus! From this place to the main town is only 50 pesos, from this place to Zipline / Las Cabanas – 100 pesos.
Some of the places have WIFI, the Airbnb place provides internet dongle so you can travel around with it but it’s best to get your own SIM Card (Globe is the better telco for Palawan) at Manila Airport when you are doing a transit. El Nido airport does not have a SIM Card store. However, you should just chill out and enjoy the paradise without internet. Random tip, there is strong internet connection at Big Lagoon.
ATM / CREDIT CARD
Bring lots of cash – there is only one Bank with ATM machine but most of the time it doesn’t work. Currency exchange stores accept – USD/ SGD/ JPY or a majority of the international currencies. There is about 3-4 currency exchange place in town. Easy to find.
Until next time!