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El Nido - To Coron - 6 - Ferry Seating
  FEBRUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I was coming to the end of my 9 night stay in El Nido and it was time to look forward to Coron. I asked a few of the locals which was the best ferry to Coron; they said the ‘Bonso’. On Thursday, I went down to the Art Cafe to book my ticket for the Saturday morning. The ticket was PHP1500; I believe that you can get them for PHP1400 elsewhere. GETTING TO THE FERRY TERMINAL: I was told to be at the Ferry Terminal at 8:00am. The Ferry […]

El Nido – Philippines – To Coron



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FEBRUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start at the Bus Terminal near Carong Carong Beach and include: 1 night in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard room 9 nights in an BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard room on the beach Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Trips & Tours A Ferry from El Nido to Coron CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about El Nido – Philippines – Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON […]

El Nido – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs



  FEBRUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: It is said that ‘El Nido is another one of those ‘must see’ places in Palawan… if not THE place that most people come to Palawan to see‘. El Nido is not just a target location in itself, it is also the gateway to the Bacuit Archipelago of 40 islands ‘which rivals Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay for sheer dramatic seascape. Idyllic days are spent island hopping in a “bangka” (a traditional outrigger canoe)‘. Online write-ups paint an idyllic picture of El Nido: ‘Jaw-dropping El Nido has been dubbed as one of the most beautiful […]

El Nido – Philippines – Information



El Nido Where To Stay Map
FEBRUARY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with Sabang and Port Barton, the costs of pre-booking accommodation online where too high for my GRANDPAcking Budget. I had been lucky in Sabang to just arrive and find somewhere walking in off of the street in a resort that was not online. I wasn’t so lucky on my first night in Port Barton, but got there in the end on my second day – again, walking in off of the street into a resort that was not online. I knew that El Nido was more popular, so did not want to take […]

El Nido – Philippines – Where To Stay



Port Barton - To El Nido - Minivan
  FEBRUARY 2016:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had already made my own way from Puerto Princesa to Sabang and from Sabang to Port Barton. The Sabang to Port Barton trip was particularly onerous. The trip is scheduled for 3.5 hours but the door-to-door time depends on how long you have to wait transferring from the first bus (Sabang to the North Road transfer point) to the second bus (North Road to Port Barton), and how many people ‘drop off detours’ they make on the way. My trip took 4.5 hours. The 2nd bus was full and they had to […]

Port Barton – Philippines – To El Nido