Apr 7, 2013

How to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa

Majestic El Nido Palawan
Cadlao Island
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By land


If you've got the cash, hiring a car or van and a driver is certainly a good way to get around the island. With a big enough group, this is certainly a reasonable option - and it beats waiting for a jeepney driver to finish his siesta!

El Mundo Sports (433 4878; elmundo@pal-onl.com; National Hwy) is a reliable car-rental agency with good drivers and spacious vans.
Bus & jeepney

RORO Bus to Roxas-Taytay -El Nido

All buses and jeepneys operate from the San José terminal, 7km north of Puerto Princesa city centre off the National Highway (there is a signpost that reads 'New Public Market'). It's a 10- to 15-minute tricycle ride from the city centre, and it costs P40 per person if you're alone and P10 per person if you share with three or more people. Check below for the RORO bus schedules.

Photo courtesy of taytaypalawaninfo.com 

RORO Bus to Roxas-Taytay -El Nido Schedule
4:00 am
6:00 am
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm

Airconditioned  Roro bus fare only cost  Php 480.00 / person and the shared mini vans cost around Php 500.00 /person.


  1. I guess this place must be very beautiful and adventurous..

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  3. Wow, I always wanted to go to El Nido! It's next on my travel list! Is the food expensive there?


    1. Hi rose,

      Yeah you should visit El Nido soon. Towering limestone cliffs, stunning islands,crystal clear lagoons and white sandy beaches awaits you. About the food, hmmm there are no fast food restaurants around but there are carenderia's and small restaurants that suits your budget. The view is irreplaceable btw. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. I wish I could go there in El Nido. Anyway, I'll keep this link of your article so if ever we plan to go in El Nido we already have a guide. Thank you! :)

    1. Yeah visit this article soon and hopefully I can squeeze in some time to blog...:-) Thanks

  5. Hi! I am torn between Coron and El Nido... Maybe you can help! I read your blog about Coron, and I loved it. I can only stay in Palawan for 3 days, and I need to choose between the two. Which one do you like the most/recommend?

    1. Both are awesome destinations but for me I prefer El Nido. If you want to have an island or a beach for one day then this place is for you =). Coron is a great place too but I find El Nido less commercialized than Coron.

  6. Hi, me and friends will visit El Nido next July. Any suggestion of place to stay? We are on a tight budget since we will be exploring the beauty of Palawan too. Thanks! :) -pongs

    1. Really sorry Pong for the late reply, Og's Pension, OMP El Nido, Marina Garden Cottage and Tay Milloy's Inn. Rooms are basic and starts at Php 550-800 / night.

      Tip: Og's Pension have unobstructed view of Cadlao Island.

  7. Hi ma'am, please help me up. I need some really advice and suggestions.
    How can we enjoy the beauty of Palawan going to El Nido with this limited time:
    Arrival on - June 11 2:50pm
    Departure on - June 13 3:30 pm
    Any suggestion ma'am? Do you have itinerary that u can provide? Please....

    1. Hi Jesse try this to maximize your time.

      June 11
      2:50 PM - Arrival Puerto Princesa. Upon arrival at your hotel ask for El Nido tour package that includes transpo Puerto - El Nido - Puerto for June 12 activities or better search for good El Nido package as early as now.

      5:00 PM - Visit Baywalk ( biking, eating and sunset), Firefly watching
      7:00 PM - Dinner at Balinsasayaw Resto ( A must try EL Nido soup)
      8:00 PM - Rest early to prepare for early morning trip to El Nido

      June 12
      4:00 AM - Enroute to El Nido
      3:00 PM - Depart for Puerto Princesa. Just to be sure of your June 13 flight.

      June 13

      7:00 AM - Mitras Place and buy Pasalubong and delics
      9:00 AM - Visit Palawan Conservation Center ( Crocodile Park). Be sure to bring along your bags with you.
      12:00 PM - Lunch then to Airport


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