When I ask my friends on how much do they think the budget for El Nido, Palawan is they usually answer the budget would be 20 thousand pesos minimum just to get there and enjoy the place. This post is the start of my El Nido, Palawan Series that aims to make you realize that it’s actually affordable to go to El Nido and to make you more confident on getting there.
In fact, my accommodation only costs 300 Pesos a night that was located only a short walking-distance from the beach.
Below is a list of what I spent during my 3 days-2 nights in El Nido.
Land Transportation, Tours, Accommodation and Food
|P8.00||Tricycle from Puerto Princesa Airport to Junction 1|
|P12.00||Multicab from Junction 1 to San Jose Terminal|
|P350.00||Van from San Jose Terminal, Puerto Princesa to Taytay, Palawan|
|P60.00||Lunch at Roxas, Palawan stopover|
|P60.00||Tricycle from Taytay Terminal to Fuerza de Sta. Isabel|
|P60.00||Tricycle from Fuerza de Sta. Isabel to Taytay Terminal|
|P150.00||Van from Taytay Terminal to El Nido|
|P600.00||Lodging for 2 nights (P300/night)|
|P700.00||Island Hopping Tour A incl. lunch|
|P60.00||Dinner Day 1|
|P178.00||Bath and Face Towel (I forgot to bring one)|
|P80.00||Breakfast Day 2|
|P54.00||Snacks and drinks for Island Hopping|
|P200.00||Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF)|
|P80.00||Dinner Day 2|
|P26.00||Soap and Shampoo|
|P500.00||Van from El Nido to San Jose Terminal, Puerto Princesa|
|P45.00||Knick Knacks and Pulpy Orange Juice at Roxas stopover|
|P12.00||Multicab from San Jose Terminal to Junction 1|
|P143.00||Lunch at Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill & Restaurant|
|P8.00||Tricycle from Balinsasayaw to Puerto Princesa Airport|
Plane Ticket, Terminal Fees and Transportation at Metro Manila
|P3,574.00||Airplane Ticket Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila|
|P17.00||Jeep to EDSA|
|P14.00||MRT to Taft Station|
|P20.00||Bus from MRT Taft Station to NAIA Terminal 3|
|P200.00||Terminal Fee at NAIA 3|
|P40.00||Terminal Fee at Puerto Princesa Airport|
|P20.00||Bus from NAIA 3 to MRT|
|P12.00||MRT to Ortigas Station|
|P45.00||Shuttle Van to House|
|P3,386.00||Land Transportation, Tours, Accommodation and Food|
|P3,942.00||Plane Ticket, Terminal Fees and Transporation at Metro Manila|
Way cheaper than the 20 thousand peso budget that people usually think of. The budget could go lower if you scout for cheap airfare tickets, travel with friends since you can cook food, share some transportation and accommodation expenses, and not forget some essentials like towels.
If you really want to be challenged check out the How much did I spend in El Nido post by FlipNomad.
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