5 days in El Nido & Puerto Princesa Itinerary

5 days in El Nido & Puerto Princesa Itinerary

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5 days in El Nido & Puerto Princesa Itinerary

Start: El Nido
1
El Nido
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Puerto Princesa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: El Nido

1
night
El Nido

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Lio Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marimegmeg Beach, then explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then head off the coast to Entalula Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido trip builder app .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lio Beach ©
Lio Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

2
nights
Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
You've now added Ugong Rock to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Tubbataha Reef and Pristine Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palawan Heritage Center and Hundred Caves. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Cuartel and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Salakot.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa online day trip planner .

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Palawan Heritage Center ©
Palawan Heritage Center
Plaza Cuartel ©
Plaza Cuartel

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