Ching and I booked via Tiger Airways whose in partnership with Seair to Palawan at a promo rate of P430+ taxes and surcharge totalled about P700+ one way…. To those who think it’s too expensive to educate ones self by travelling, it’s actually becoming more affordable with the entry of budget airlines travelling to major tourist destinations in the Philippines like Puerto Princesa, Palawan!
The flight schedule is at 230pm, so travelling straight 5 hrs to El Nido would be quite a challenge after an already 1hr and 15 minutes flight. Fort Wally has vans leaving Puerto Princesa as early as 5am, followed by 7am, 9am, 11 am and 1 pm for P700 one way. There are Roro Buses that one can still travels from the San Rafael Terminal for P480 pesos, but usually takes 7 hrs total with them stopping for pick-up and dropping off passengers along the way, schedule is all day from 6am thru 10pm every few hours.
De Loro Inn is our usual place to stay the night en route to El Nido or when going back to Manila. During our stay in August, they were actually expanding and adding 10 more rooms, now on the 2nd floor.
I am no longer travelling as a tourist, but I still enjoy going into the city, eating at Itoy’s for their Sizzling Bulalo and deserts with a Cashew Frappe. I try not to pass up Balingsasayaw for their Chicken Barbeque and the Balingsasayaw Fried Rice.
Bakers Hill is just a few minutes away to buy freshly baked hopia and say hello to the Luney Tunes characters that I grew up watching on Disney, they have their statues all over the their park. Some exotic animals are there to see as well as just enjoying the landscape while having snacks of Banana and Camote Cue by their snack bar.
The Honda Bay Tour was great when we took it…Check that out, see photos of the islands we visited here
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