Our Favourite Sunset…
So that was our El Nido Tours summary! If you haven’t been then hopefully we’ve inspired you to visit, and if you have, then hopefully this brings back special memories of an incredible place.
As usual, we’ve noted down some top tips to make your experience even more enjoyable!
El Nido Island Hopping Tips
- Bring some dry bags to store cameras, smart phones and any other valuables. It can get pretty wet on the simple bangka style boats, especially if it’s a choppy day at sea!
- Bring some rubber shoes to cover your feet to avoid cuts from the coral, though try to avoid stepping on any in the first place!
- Bring plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially for sailing between islands when you’re most exposed.
How To Get There
It’s a little bit of a trek to El Nido in the North of Palawan island, but it’s most definitely worth it, so try not to let the distance put you off going! Unless of course you don’t have enough time to allocate a few days to it once you arrive.
One of the cheapest and most common ways to get there is by shuttle bus from Puerto Princesa, which depending on stops, takes approximately 5-6 hours.
Puerto Princesa is the main town on the island and has a local airport hosting many budget airlines including Cebu Pacific, Air Asia etc which all operate regular flights from Manila and Cebu.
When it comes to arranging your shuttle bus transport from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, we highly recommend booking this well in advance, especially during peak season (public holidays and typically March to early June). We used the service Daytripper for our journey and would highly recommend them. Alternatively, book an online transfer with www.elnidoparadise.com.
Where To Stay In El Nido
We decided to avoid El Nido town itself as we’d heard it’s nothing special, and chose instead to stay round the coast by the bay of Corong Corong. Why? Well mainly because of the sunsets! Unfortunately El Nido town’s sunsets are obstructed by tall Cadlao Island, so if it’s sunsets you’re after then we’d highly recommend staying in the Corong Corong area instead. It’s also very peaceful and has a good selection of restaurants and accommodation options, most of which offer the standard island hopping tours. What more could you want?!
Greenviews Resort, Corong Corong