Getting Around Province of Palawan

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    kd tours - travel agency

    by hanspeter_W. Updated Sep 24, 2010

    if you had not much time , suggest you book a tour with a local tour agent
    JD tours - puerto princesa tours was very reliable and very fair priced
    with Pam a very educated and friendly guide for the underground river tour
    and a very experienced van driver (just for the two of us)

    with pam (jd tour guide) at sabang with pam (our jd tourguide) at underground river our reliable driver of jd tours

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    Boat

    by enail Written Aug 5, 2009

    Used for island hopping as well as transpo going to the Underground River from Sabang. Boats used for Hunda Bay island hopping are bigger than those in Sabang. Boats in Sabang can accomodate a maximum of 6 persons. Paddle boats are used during the Subterranean River tour. It can accomodate 8-10 persons depending on the size of the boat. Dont' really know the rates coz during our visit, boat rentals were already included in the tour package.

    boat for Hunda Bay island hopping boat going to the UR (photo by Neil) paddle boat for the UR tour (photo by Neil)

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    Van

    by enail Written Aug 5, 2009

    Ideal for long distance travel, e.g. going to Sabang for the Subterranean River and to Hundo Bay for the island hopping. There are many vans for hire in the city. Better contact a travel agency. Rates range from P1,000-P1,500 depending on your itinerary.

    Van for hire

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    El Nido on a Budget

    by lady_nomad Written Apr 13, 2009

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    We only paid around Php300/pax for a one-way trip to El Nido (February 2008). Trips to and fro El Nido, Taytay, Roxas, Puerto Princesa are on a daily basis. Although the road was dusty and the bus is shabby, I must say that going to El Nido wouldn't be any cheaper as this. Besides, the bus didn't overheat despite the 8-hour journey. Just be patient for a few stopovers and crowded seats inside (and on the roof) plus the dust.

    WIN EULEN JOY LINER bus trips--
    El Nido to Puerto Princesa: 6am, 7am, 845am
    Puerto Princesa to El Nido: 5am, 7am, 845am

    For El Nido Booking: 09275376028 (Dondon); 09283469713 (Jane)
    For Puerto Princesa Booking: 09266998700 (Toto)

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  • Follow-up question

    by drigomeister Written Aug 15, 2008

    On second thought, I am considering staying for 2 nights at port barton and then traveling to roxas for a 1 night stay at coco loco. Do you think this is a do-able plan? Or will it be too tiring?

    I understand port barton is just an 1-hour land travel away from roxas. Is this correct?

    Further, does anyone know if I can get a ride out of port barton to roxas at around 11am? What type of transportation is available - bus or jeep?

    Thanks!

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    van/tricycle

    by laarnisp28 Written Apr 27, 2008

    u can call 09164840021 he's the one who drive us from the port from honda bay tour to el-nido-sabang(underground river)-puerto prinsesa .12k (VAN)negotiate .our IT:
    1st day.arrived at pp at 10:30 check in at the hotel - lunch at ka lui's restaurant -city tour tricycle P500k call robin 09102075769.
    2nd day. honda bay (boat P1100)till 2:30 pm then enroute to el-nido--arrived at 7pm we stay at marina garden for P1400 per nyt/room villa aircon n fan room clean. +639266840691(theres a new hotel -el nido beach hotel P3000 to P3500 per rm/per nyt so many rooms available if u want more lux accom )
    3rd day. island hopping P1600 for tour A
    4rth day. enroute to sabang-underground river-puerto prinsesa
    5th day.back to manila

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    van/tricycle

    by laarnisp28 Written Apr 27, 2008

    u can call raymond 09164840021 he's the one who drive us from the port from honda bay tour to el-nido-sabang(underground river)-puerto prinsesa .12k negotiate .our IT:
    1st day.arrived at pp at 10:30 check in at the hotel - lunch at ka lui's restaurant -city tour tricycle P500k call robin 09102075769.
    2nd day. honda bay till 2:30 pm then enroute to el-nido--arrived at 7pm we stay at marina garden for P1400 per nyt/room(theres a new hotel -el nido beach hotel P3000 to P3500 per rm/per nyt so many rooms available )
    3rd day. island hopping P1600 for tour A
    4rth day. enroute to sabang-underground river-puerto prinsesa
    5th day.back to manila

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    Getting Around Puerto Princesa

    by mandybailey Written Feb 15, 2008

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    When you arrive in Puerto Princesa, if you need a tricycle driver to get you to your hotel or to take you into town, look out for Juan. He picked us up on our first night in Palawan, we took his mobile number and from then on he took us round in his tricycle wherever we wanted to go, whenever we wanted to go there, all 4 of us! He was a really lovely guy! He recommended restaurants that we thoroughly enjoyed, he even joined us on one occasion. Best of all he took us to a cool local disco! He really wanted us to enjoy ourselves!

    So please look out for him and tell him the English girls said hi!!

    Juan and his tricycle Squeeze on! At the disco!
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    Gain new friends as u Tour Coron at a lesser cost

    by yellowcab Written Dec 23, 2007

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    Cost of Inter-island trips at Coron ranges from 1500 pesos to as high as 3000 pesos. But you can save on the cost of the boat trips by joining/sharing with other budget-conscious tourists. This is a common practice among the guests here in most hotels. All you have to do is to ask the hotel front desk personnel to find a safe looking partner / tourists inside the hotel who can join you on the trip. Most of the time they announce it over the microphone / post it on the bulletin boards the day before the scheduled trip

    This way you make your trip more enjoyable(esp if you are alone) by gaining new friends along the trip. Who knows he/she might be the one you've been looking for and you can count on take beautiful pics of you.

    Make your trips enjoyable at a lesser cost
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    boat to Palawan

    by elsadran Updated Nov 14, 2007

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    As this was supposed to be an adventure trip, as all my latest trips are, I took the boat from Manila. We were scheduled to leave at 5 pm but we left at 7 pm actually. Before getting on the ship the police took our photo and fingerprints. In big boats there was always a luggage search usually with dogs sniffing for guns , which of course gave me a safety feeling as I had heard a lot about bombings and disorder. Well, after all, nothing went wrong in my whole Philippine trip as you can read in my dangers tip...
    After watching the sunset in Manila port we set off for the 24 hour voyage to Palawan. The bunk beds were not very comfortable as they were all on the noisy deck, exposed to the winds and rain but anyway. People were very friendly and talkative. Some treated me to their food and although I avoid munchies I had to accept as a gesture of good will. The noise and most of the lights went out about midnight and I had an undisturbed sleep due to the eye covers and ear plugs....Don't forget them if you plan a trip like this! Your sleeping bag, too or a small blanket, you know like the ones the planes have....
    At 6am everybody was up, had a bath and was directed to the dining room for a basic breakfast. At about 7 we stopped at Coron island where a group of young schoolchildren welcomed the new passengers with music instruments playing a happy, local tune. We finally arrived in Puerto Princesa around dusk. There was lunch too, but you can bring your food as meals are not included in the ticket price and are nothing much.
    The ticket was about 1200p if I remember well.

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    Coron island The children's orchestra
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    Catalyn C - on a cargo ship from Palawan to Manila

    by elsadran Updated Nov 13, 2007

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    I had decided on flying back to Manila from El Nido. The air fare was 100 US$. But when one of my friends decided to get on the cargo ship that was leaving at midnight I was in a big dilemma. I thought it might be fun but I would waste two whole days. The adventurous spirit prevailed so I canceled the booking on the plane and went along.
    The ship was cramped with passengers, crew and cartoons of bad smelling fish. The bunk beds were made for dwarfs and put together side by side..The first impulse was that of running away. But there was no option anymore. I relaxed and decided to enjoy whatever I could. We were surprised to see the reason for our delay . They were trying to fill up the last remaining space in the front with 20 yes! 20 big buffaloes! 20 more pigs were squeezed in a corner making a terrible noise. The buffaloes(carabao) were loaded by a crane. They were lifted up in the air and then put into the ship leaving no space between them. They tied them together so that they wouldn't be able to move an inch. I pitied them.
    Later we went up on the tiny deck beside the captain seat to have a glass of the local wine we had brought along. The impact of the alcohol made us relax and enjoy the refreshing night air as the boat was sliding smoothly on the dark water. The captain, a young boy in his early twenties had all the lights off. Even the navigation panel was dark. The starry night was bright enough and the powerful lamps of the fishing boats shone like huge stars in the horizon. Only the sound of the boat's wake could be heard in the silence..It was a good feeling.
    Later we had a lot of laughs as my friend tried to fit his European body in these tiny beds. When he put his head on the pillow his legs were out of the window! When he put his legs on the bed his head was in the air. He preferred the first position.
    The trip took 32 hours and we had enough time to talk about everything on earth...We enjoyed wonderful sunrises and sunsets! It was a nice experience after all ! Click on the photo to see!

    20 smelling buffaloes(carabao) and 20 pigs...! amazing sunsets!!! his legs jutting out of the window!!!
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    Exorbitant Motorcyclefare to Coron Palawan Airport

    by yellowcab Updated Jun 10, 2007

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    When getting around Coron, Palawan. From the YKR airport, you will be ask to board a passenger jeepney as chartered by the airlines(SeaAir or Asian Spirit). You will be charged a high rate of P150 per person on an almost 30-45 minutes rough dusty ride from the airport. Just tell the jeepney where hotel/lodge you intend to stay. Otherwise he will drop you off at the public market as its endpoint.

    Getting around the town is very simple by riding a tricycle for a fee of P7 per person. Going on inter-island boat hopping is pegged at P1200 to P1500 per boat with a capacity of 8 persons to the max. So make sure you can bring a lot of friends there for you to save.

    I advise you that as you land make sure to reconfirm your flight way back home at the airline office located at Coron town. Reconfirming your flight is very important so that the jeep transfer will wait for you at the meeting place or they might fetch you up on your hotel.
    Failure to do so might lead you to being left out of your flight or you might be forced to "bite on the bullet" of hiring a special motorcycle enroute to the airport just like what happened to me. Cost of motorcycle hiring is P500 as compared to the P150 regular jeep fare. Riding a motorcycle exposes you to danger(no helmet) and the dust/muds since you will be travelling on rough uncemented roads. Although it offers a little thrill since you have a clear view of the route. So expect to see flying parrot, hawks and monkeys roaming along the journey.

    The P500 special rocky road trip to Coron airport The P150 jeepney ride from the airport Coron Town bus jeepney tricycle terminal
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    Flying to Palawan

    by Paulie52 Written Dec 25, 2006

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    I booked a flight from Dubai to Manilla to Puerto Princesa. My thought was that I would then take a bus the next morning to El Nido.

    The bus trip literally took the whole day due to bad roads, frequent stops, and several flat tires. The scenery was awesome, so it definitely wasn't a bad trip.

    If you want to bypass Puerto (which I found to be unremarkable), then simply take a small commuter plane directly from Manilla to El Nido. For future trips, this will be how I go there. Not sure what airlines fly into El Nido (or at least an airport nearby), but that should be easy to find out.

    Incidentally, Emirates lost my luggage when I transferred planes in Dubai. First time that ever happened to me. Anyway, I ended up wearing the same clothes for 3 days waiting for my bag in Puerto Princesa. When it arrived, I was sure the camera and everything else would be gone--much to my surprise, voila! Everything was there. This photo is of the helpful guys at Puerto's airport that gave me my bag taken with my camera.

    Helpful & Honest
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    PPS to El Nido & vice versa

    by backpackerpards Written Sep 26, 2006

    From PPS we went to San Jose Terminal going to El Nido. We took the 5am trip. Approx. travel time is 8-10 hours. The mini-bus is cramped, very small legroom and non-aircon. It pays to stand up and go outside of the bus during stop-overs. There are stop-over in Roxas & Taytay towns. We arrived at El Nido 12nn. Eulen charged 250/pax/way.

    We arrived in Roxas at 9am then fr Roxas to Taytay (11am). Taytay to El Nido (12nn).

    Last trip from PPS (Puerto Princesa) to El Nido is 9AM.

    You can also opt to take a shuttle bus from San Jose Terminal to Roxas (less than P200) then from Roxas, take a bus going to El Nido. If you take shuttle it will only take you 2 hrs to get to Roxas.

    But highly recommended to take Sweety. Eulen had more breakdowns of the buses. Because buses are older than Sweety. Also, Eulen takes in more passengers and has lots of stops than Sweety. Sweety is more expensive by P30. Fare is P280.

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    Jeepney

    by orangus_kulafus Updated Sep 26, 2006

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    This is the "how" of how are you going to get to Sabang if you are on a tight budget. A rented van will cost you PHP3000, a travel package will cost you PHP1200 per head but this ride cost us a mere PHP240/head (roundtrip)...priceless! We travelled 2 hours inside this peice of machine. Enjoyed the ride (NOT!), Enjoyed the view (NOT!) but this only proved to my self that under any circumstance, I can still fall asleep!

    Kasya pa! (there's still some space!)

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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