In this post, I will be putting up some of my past trips. And one of this is El Nido Palawan, dubbed as my “Ultimate Adventure”.
Getting to El Nido is expensive and far.
Expensive.For a MLA-ENI flight via Seair is already around P8,000 that time but travel time for this is just hours. Once at the airport, you have to ride a tricycle going to the town (P150). Another option I made was a MLA-PPS-ENI route. The MLA-PPS via Cebu Pacific Promo Fare (P4,000) and the Seair PPS-ENI normal flight (P2,000). In this route, I was able to make a PP city tour.
Far. If you want a cheaper fare, then be prepared to travel a long journey. One alternate route I made was a ENI-CORON-MANILA. The ENI-CORON is via Seair plane (P2,000+), then jeep to Coron town (P150), then Superferry for the CORON-MLA (P1,500). In this trip, you have some travel lags between transfers. I had some free time in Coron because I have to wait the departure time at 10pm. So travel time here would be more than 12 hours. Another long route is the MLA-PPS-ENI. The MLA-PPS via plane, and the PPS-ENI via van or bus. The travel time for this would take the whole daytime, unless you can arrange to travel at night.
I really hate to share some info about El Nido because I am afraid that tourists will flock to this place if they realize that it is really cheap to stay there. If people flock to this place, it will become another “Boracay” – not in natural beauty, but in terms of pollution and abuse. However, getting to El Nido is somewhat difficult or an adventure (unless you have the money), and sharing this beautiful place makes me proud that we have a place this in our country.
At El Nido town, there are some lodgings that you can stay at P700-P1500 a night. Be warned that there is a time schedule for its electricity. Usually there is no electricity at night. Anyway, here are pictures of my lodging at Og’s:
Oh well, I think this ends my part 1. On the next part of this El Nido story, I will try to make readers understand why 2-3 days stay in El Nido is not enough. Other than the long travel time during the day to El Nido, there are lots of islands to explore and enjoy at El Nido.
Until next time!