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Philippines, Coron to El Nido?

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1. Posted by Philca (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Hi,

I have travelled a fair bit around Asia, and in Sept I have decided to travel around Palawan for about three weeks as the place looks amazing. The only problem is, is that I can't find any info on boats that go between Coron and El Nido!!? Has anybody traveeled there or know much about travel around the island by boat in general?

Cheers

Phil

2. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 6y

I haven't been to Palawan but in I will be in Bacolod on Negros Occidental for the whole of September. So if you go over there for any reason give me a shout and I can show you the best bars in town!!

3. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 6y

check this site at the third post..

'Coron - El Nido there is every Wednesday and Saturaday 7.30am a very large outrigger boat. Fare is P2,000. Tickets available at Seadive. For El Nido - Coron at Artcafe, trips every Tuesday and Friday.'

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/message.jspa?messageID=13514861

4. Posted by Philca (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Cheers for the info Pau, really helps!!!

If I makje it to Negros I will definitely give ya a shout, but at the moment I don't think I will get to there as there is so much to see on Palawan!!

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 6y

Yea Palawan is a big island and it does look amazing. I really must make it over there one day. I wont be able to this time but hopefully soon I will go there.

6. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 6y

yup... Palawan has a lot of beautiful places to see plus it's blessed with a better weather as it not usually frequented by typhoons.

Aside from the karst mountains in El Nido and Coron, it has one of the best dive sites in the country.. and in that area you may also visit Calauit Island, an island safari just like the Serenggeti... in the 70's African wild animals fell refuge to this island..

And Palawan also boasts of one of their entries for the New 7 Wonders of the World... the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, which is the longest navigable underwater cave.... I've been there and it was majestic!... Puerto Princesa City also serves as the main docking point to reach the Tubbataha Reef, a smaller version of the Great Barrier Reef..

7. Posted by Philca (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Cheers again guys, starting to wish I had given myself more time there, but I'm sure I will see quite a bit of Northern Palawan in three weeks and if I don't i will just have to go back again :o)

8. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 6y

do enjoy and have a safe trip!