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El Nido

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus & jeepney

Two companies operate buses between El Nido and Taytay (P150, two hours), Roxas (P200, six hours) and Puerto Princesa (P300, nine hours). The buses depart from a stop near Lally & Abet Beach Cottages. Buses usually depart El Nido at 7am and 9am.

Jeepneys go daily from El Nido to Sibultan on a surprisingly good road (P50 to P60, 1½ hours). Sibultan is the departure point for boats to Flower Island and other islands off the east coast.

Car

Flolitz Car Service (0916 232 0489; Real St) offers van hire and driver service for destinations around El Nido, including Sibultan, Batakalan, Taytay, Port Barton and Sabang.

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Boat

Atienza Shipping Lines (02-243 8845 in Manila, 0927 406 6036 in Coron, 0918 566 6786 in El Nido, 0919 257 4455 in Liminancong) has a Liminancong-El Nido-Coron-Manila route.

You can hire a bangka between El Nido and Liminancong (P2500, 70 minutes), Port Barton (P4000 for a two-to-four-person boat; P6000 for four to six people, 3½ hours) and Sabang (from P6000, nine hours).

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Air

El Nido's Lio Airport is 10km north of town. A tricycle to or from the airport costs P150. Note that you can hire a boat from town to take you to the airport for the same price, and it's certainly a nicer way to go than the bumpy, dusty road.

El Nido is served by SEAIR, which has two flights weekly to and from Manila, Busuanga and Puerto Princesa, and ITI, which has twice daily direct flights to and from Manila.

In El Nido, the El Nido Boutique & Art Café handles SEAIR tickets and reservations. In a house known as the 'White House', the Ten Knots Travel Office (0917 207 2742; Real St; 8am-noon & 1-5pm Mon-Sat) handles ITI tickets and reservations (as well as reservations for Lagen and Miniloc resorts).

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