Getting there & away
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.
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).
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.
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).