Palawan’s El Nido & Coron: 5 Days & 4 Nights Itinerary And Budget

El Nido and Coron in Palawan are no doubt two of the most beautiful destinations in the Philippines. Both spots are perfect for diving as its deep blue waters offer marine treasures that are sights to behold. What can you do for five days and four nights in this paradise?

HOW TO GO HERE

Manila to El Nido

(by plane)

  • There are local airlines flying from Manila to El Nido

Puerto Princesa to El Nido

(by private van)

  • By hiring a public van, you are in charge of the time of departure from Puerto Princesa

(by public van)

  • You may opt to join other tourists in going to El Nido at a cheaper rate. Price ranges from Php 450 – 600.

(by public bus)

  • Public aircon buses leave at     6:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm. 3:00 pm, and 9:00 pm respectively (Php 450)
  • Note: Extra trips may be scheduled if necessary

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El Nido to Coron

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1: El Nido Tour A (Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and 7 Commando)

4:00 am            ETA El Nido. Rest.

7:00 am            Breakfast

9:00 am            Start Tour A with El Nido Paradise Tours

5:00 pm            End Tour A with El Nido Paradise Tours

6:00 pm            Dinner

Day 2: El Nido Tour C (Helicopter Island, Matinloc Shrine, Secret Beach, Star Beach and Hidden Beach)

7:00 am            Breakfast

9:00 am            Start Tour C with El Nido Paradise Tours

5:00 pm            End Tour C with El Nido Paradise Tours

6:00 pm            Dinner

Day 3: El Nido to Coron (via Fastcraft)

5:00 am             ETA El Nido Port

6:00 am             ETD El Nido Port

10:00 am           ETA Coron

11:00 am            Look for accommodation

12:00 nn            Lunch

1:00 pm             Explore Coron Island (Optional)

Day 4 Coron Island Tour (Twin Lagoon, Barracuda Lake, CYC Beach, Beach 91, Siete Pecados, Skeleton Wreck)

7:00 am            Breakfast

8:30 pm            Start Coron Island Tour with MAG Tours

5:00 pm            End Coron Island Tour with MAG Tours

6:00 pm            Dinner

Day 5 Coron Island Escapade (Banana Island, Malcapuya Island, and Bulog Dos Island)

7:00 am            Breakfast

8:30 pm            Start Coron Island Tour with MAG Tours

4:00 pm            End Coron Island Tour with MAG Tours

6:00 pm            ETD Coron

SAMPLE BUDGET

Airfare                         Php 1,500 (Back and forth)

Meals                          Php 100 x 9 (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner)

Tour A                          Php 1,200/person

Tour C                          Php 1,400/person

FastCraft                      Php 1,760/person (El Nido to Coron)

Terminal Fee                Php 20/person

Coron Island Tour        Php 1,700/person

Coron Escapade          Php 1,950/person

Accommodation           Php 500 x 3 (per night/per person)

Terminal Fee                Php 100

Emergency Cash         Php 1,000

TOTAL  =                     Php 13,030

TIPS

  • Plan your trips ahead of time by organizing your tours
  • For the Fastcraft from El Nido to Coron (or vice versa), purchase tickets ASAP. Note that it runs out quickly
  • Lunch are included in every tour.

OTHER TOURS 

El Nido

  • Tour A (Php 1,200/person): Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and 7 Commando
  • Tour B (Php 1,300/person): Snake Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Entulala Island, Cudugnon Cave, and Snorkeling Site
  • Tour C (Php 1,400/person): Helicopter Island, Matinloc Shrine, Secret Beach, Star Beach and Hidden Beach
  • Tour D (Php 1,200/person): Ipil Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Pasandigan Beach, Natnat Beach and Bukal Beach)
  • Combined Tours

Coron

  • Coron Island Tour (Php 1,700/person): Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Atuwayan Beach, CYC Beach, Atuwayan Coral Garden, Skeleton Wreck
  • Coron Island Escapade Tour (Php 1,950): Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, Bulog Dos Island
  • Coron Town Tour
  • Reefs and Wrecks Tour
  • Calauit Safari Tour
  • Firefly Night Tour

For Island Hopping Inquiries

El Nido: El Nido Paradise Tours

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