More than 2 months have passed since I set foot on El Nido sand and until now I am still reminiscing of the short but sweet moments we shared. I will definitely be back in El Nido. But for the meantime, for those of you who want to explore El Nido, here is a quick travel guide for you:
As I mentioned in my previous post, I would suggest booking in any of the resorts in Corong Corong instead of the town proper for the beachfront and sunset view. This is something that most - if not all - hotels in the town proper cannot offer. Though you will have to travel about 10 minutes in a tricycle to get to the town proper, I think the exchange is worth it. Please click on the link for some of the different hotels/resorts in Corong Corong:
There are actually a wide selection of restaurants in El Nido. You can go from cheap (about 100php to 200php) or lavish (about 500php and above). You can choose from Italian to seafood to Filipino - the options seem endless. If you chose to book your accommodation in Corong Corong and are too lazy to get a tricycle to take you to the town proper, don't worry as most of the resorts there offer dining beachfront. But if you want more options, here are some of my suggested restaurants to try at the town proper:
- Art Cafe
- Sea Slugs Restaurant
- El Nido Skyline Grill and Restaurant
- Other suggested restaurants, check this out: http://www.lakwatsero.com/spots/where-to-eat-in-el-nido/
How to get there:
As I mentioned in part 1, there are 2 different ways to get to El Nido:
- Puerto Princesa
I would suggest going via Puerto Princesa if you are in a budget and due to time constraints. It is nearer to EL Nido than Coron is. Once you land in Puerto Princesa airport, you also have 2 options on how to get to El Nido:
I would recommend the van if you want to get to El Nido faster. But I warn you though that the van drivers are not the best drivers. I heard innumerable foreigners complain about how bad the driver the was. Also, there is very limited space inside a van so it may be uncomfortable for tall and robust people (good thing I am short and thin). But if you are not in a hurry and you want a more comfortable area, a bus would be a better option. Please click on the links for price, schedule, and directions.
Thanks to my good friend and travel buddy Alex for giving me permission to post her pictures! Last 7 pictures were taken by her. All others were taken by yours truly.
Hope you enjoyed my pictures as much as I really enjoyed my vacation (but of course, that ain't the same, eh?). :)