EL NIDO: TOUR B

Tour B includes attractions such as Entalula Island, Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Pinagbuyutan Island. These places have powdery white sand, clear blue waters, beautiful rock formations, and a chill atmosphere. Another perfect getaway for those who want some nature tripping for a vacation.

Tour Stops

Tours in El Nido are standardized. Most boat trips take around 7 hours to finish, usually starting at 9am and ending at 4pm-5pm.

Lunch is included in every tour. It’s part of what you paid for. It usually includes grilled fish, grilled pork or chicken, rice, vegetables, and fruits (usually bananas, watermelons, or pineapples). However, drinking water is often EXCLUDED, so bring your own.

  • Entalula Island (or Pangalusian Island)
  • Snake Island
  • Codugnon Cave
  • Cathedral Cave
  • Pinagbuyutan Island

Entalula Island and Snake Island have fine sand shores and clear waters for swimming. On the latter, go up the viewpoint to see the white sandbar.

Pinagbuyutan Island has one of the best snorkeling spots in El Nido. Tell the boatman you’d like to take the long cut to get to the shore. This provides you with the best views of the beautiful corals lining the beach.

Note: The guide/boatman may make changes depending on the number of people visiting a certain stop.

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Fees and Rates

You can join a Group Tour or charter a private boat.

  • Group Tour: Around P1300 per person
  • Private Boat Tour: Around P4000-P6000 (depending on the size of the boat and group)
  • Eco-Tourism Fee: P200 (good for 10 days)
  • Snorkel Rental: Around P150

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Getting There

Airports: El Nido Airport and Puerto Princesa International Airport

By Air

  1. There are many flights to and from Puerto Princesa from Manila; major airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia have daily and regular flights. Buy your plane tickets months in advance to get the best and lowest possible price.
  2. From Puerto Princesa, you have the option to board the RoRo and Cherry Bus or one of the many vans that travel to El Nido. The bus option costs around P290-P480/way and the van’s fare costs around P550 to P600 per way.
  3. Note: There are also direct flights to El Nido from Manila but will cost more; AirSWIFT plies this route.

By Sea

  1. If you were unable to buy discounted tickets, you can go to Puerto Princesa by boat. 2Go plies the Manila-Puerto Princesa route every Tuesday and Friday. The boat arrives at around 9:00 PM the following day. The Super Value Class is the cheapest option this costs around P1,680.
  2. Once in town, you have the option to board the RoRo and Cherry Bus or one of the many vans that travel to El Nido. The bus option costs around P290-P480/way and the van’s fare costs around P550 to P600 per way.

Nearby Resorts

Here are some resorts in El Nido.

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
Location: Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan

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Matinloc Resort
Location: Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan

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Vellago Resort
Location: 7 Commando Beach, El Nido, Palawan

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El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
Location: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan

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Photos above courtesy of respective resorts (via Agoda).

For more options, search here: Palawan Hotels

Travel Tips

  • You’ll need to waterproof your things before going on the trip as these may get wet during the ride.
  • Bring extra batteries or a power bank to keep your camera and phones charged.
  • Food is already provided if you booked a package with an agency. Bring your own snacks and drinks if you think these are inadequate. Tell the guide if you’re vegetarian or only eat particular kind of food.
  • Always leave no trace behind whenever you eat or drink on the islands or on the boat.
  • After enjoying Tour B, you can still do the other boat trips if you have a few more days to spare.
  • You can also rent a motorcycle or a tricycle with a driver to get to Nacpan Beach and/or Las Cabanas for more beach time or watch the sunset.

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