Below you will find contact info to accommodation and things to do in the Palawan area that I had prepared for one customer and his family. It includes other places I had researched and tips from seasoned travelers. Since they only had 12 days, I suggested he start in El Nido (too much time lost traveling from Puerto Princesa and I felt the sites weren't worth visiting for such a short period), beach hop his way to the east coast, launch his four day boat tour from there, and spend a few days in the beautiful Linapacan area before ending in Coron. The places suggested reflect his higher end budget, but all are off the beaten track away from the tourist hustle and lovely places to spend a relaxing vacation. Otherwise there are plenty of places to stay for budget travelers and I plan to add those eventually. I prefer to focus on off-the-beaten-path places away from the tourist hustle.

Puerto Princesa

David suggests:



David suggests:


Port Barton

David suggests:


The Alternative Beach Cottages

 (4.5/80 Trip reviews), located over at Tabunan Beach near snake island (30 minutes by boat SOUTH from EN, west coast half way to TayTay) a friend of mine (Becky Cea / Glen..) owns the small beach and 4 cottages. [email protected], +639155999154 - family beach cottage, 4pax, 16k/day (includes food) – there is also a cliff cottage at (15k/night)>


Closer up with Nacpan and Duli beaches appearing in the top left (Sibaltan is on the bottom right where Tapik is):


El Nido

Las Cabanas Beach Resort

(under zip line) – contacted them: [We have a double beachfront room that can fit 2 double beds.

For this couple and their two young children, we can offer a room rate of P6500 including breakfast., Dan [email protected]

Tripadvisor – 4/5 out of 154 reviews



Although this is in the centre of Corong, El Nido, it is inexpensive and has air-conditioning, which can be pleasant for a few nights after spending a few days in Sabang and Port Barton. (Mirek says)


Nacpan Beach


Jack's Place

- [email protected], or possibly? [email protected] – contacted (but they said they tend to take reservations through facebook only (didn't seem overly excited or enthusiastic in our conversation): (third party sites)


We have a family cottage with 2 rooms, good for 4, for P3000/night with breakfast for 4.










Calitang Beach

(the other small  beach at the end of Nacpan where the island is)

- campsite, Where 2 Next -, [email protected], +63 915 782 8323 contacted

4.5/23 reviews on Trip



Shared dorm:


Private room with bathroom:


Duli beach resort

 further up from Nacpan. – (Elma) Duli Beach Resort [email protected] - contacted,

Asked how to get to them but they did not respond.


The price for our bungalow is PHP 2500/N (3500/N for Pablo). We allow children that can stay in separate bedding for an extra fee of php 500 per pax per night. Normally we can accommodate 3 pax in one bungalow,  but depending in the ages of the children we can make it accommodation for 4.


Yes, we can make it a 4 person room as long as the children will sleep in separate bedding.

Most people rent a bike for a few days to get here or hire a tricycle/ private van to get to Duli Beach.


Duli Beach Resort is the first and only establishment that offers accommodation on Duli Beach. This 2 km long beach is picture perfect; it has clear blue water, wide white sandy beach, many palm trees, jungle backed, rocky parts on the side, six months per year good waves and is pretty much secluded.







Tapik Beach Park Guest House, [email protected] (contacted)

Tripadvisor – 4.5/5 rating out of 147 reviews

You can check out my own pictures on

and check out some of the other places you can stay at in Sibaltan if they cannot squeeze all four of you into a single space.


Says no rooms large enough for four people. Told to download pics from their pages. Asking again if can put all four into the same space.

It's nice to hear from you again. Of course we remember you. I hope

all is well with you.


We can actually arrange a direct transport from Puerto Princesa to

Tapik for 700/person.


If they need a transport for beach hopping we can hire a van and

usually they give it for 3500 for whole day.


For August, our room rates as follows:


Beach Cottage: 2000/night breakfast included

Beach Hut: 1000/night no breafast



Please let me know which room you prefer. We require full payment

before confirmation of booking. Payment is by PayPal. Does that work

with you?

Best Regards,


Floralina/Voltaire Alcantara

Tapik Beach Park Guest House

Sibaltan, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

+63 921 509 3637 I +63 9157680688





Deserted islands


, and several others




Bamboo or Banana Islands

Bamboo (small), [email protected] – contacted

Bamboo Private Islands on facebook,

< Research: (rent out through) –ie-

run by 250k kiteboarding


Thank you for considering our Private Islands for this trip. It would be our pleasure to be their host. We do have huts available that can accommodate all four of them and the rate would be :


Adults: $100 per head /per night

Children 2-7 Years of Age: $50 per head/ per night


Upon arrival at the Island , they would need to pay an additional fee for the food and airport transfer (not necessary if you will be arriving by our boat):


$90 per head / per night for the Adults

$45 per head / per night for  Children below 2-7 years old


Inclusions :


- Accommodation

- Airport pick up ( car and boat )

- Fun activities : snorkeling, stand up paddling

- breakfast , lunch , dinner , apero -selected local beers and spirits











Banana Island

Banana Island Resort – on Trip (1 review) – seems budget and not for Pablo - consider checking out this site sometime

Facebook, [email protected] - contacted










Discovery Island Resort & Dive Center, [email protected] - Little Mama (wrote to them asking, and again if can all stay in one room)

Tripadvisor – 4/5 rating out of 188 reviews


The price of our native cottages (twin occupancy) with en-suite bathroom

with balcony and fan is P2,600 per room per night.

The price of our modern island rooms (twin occupancy) with en-suite

bathroom with balcony and aircon is P3,000 per room per night.


All our modern resort rooms and some cottages can accommodate 3 people

and we add P400 for the extra bed.

Our family native cottages offer 3 beds at P3000 and 4 beds at P3,400

per night.


MDI Divers (formerly Discovery Divers) has been operating in Coron for

over 20 years, is the most experienced dive school on the wrecks and is

the only dive operator offering technical diver instruction.

Dive package (up to 15nm) same day is

2 dives with single tank (incl boat, tank, weights, guide)    P2,800

3 dives with single tank (incl boat, tank, weights, guide)    P3,600

Equipment hire is complimentary



To confirm a booking please send us a security deposit of P5,000 per

room through

           Via paypal deposit to account [email protected]


Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.


Cancellation Policy:

No Show- 100% charge

Cancellation 7 days prior to arrival - 50% charge


Puerto del sol resort palawan

 [email protected],, [email protected] - contacted

4/5 of 66 reviews on Trip

> Rhoanne Bolohabo

> Resort Manager-Puerto Del Sol, 09772012223 (but doesn’t seem to want to email or phone concerning business, wants me to come to her. About 7-8k outa town.


Thanks for your message, please contact these resorts directly regarding accommodation and their prices. 


Puerto Del Sol Resort <[email protected]>, Frontdesk BBL <[email protected]>, jimmy lohser <[email protected]>












Sangat Island Dive Resort

1/20, 4.5/333 reviews on Trip (certificate of excellence), [email protected] – contacted

rates: – seems like about $400+ ??


The rates are per person and the 2 first persons pay the full per person rate (about $120 each, depending on which is chosen). Then any additional person pays only 50% of the per person rate (because it is usually children). Also, children under 3 years old are free of charge.


I am pleased to confirm availability for you during the requested

period in either a Hill Side Cottage, a Hill Side Chalet, a Bungalow

suite, a Hill Top Chalet, a Beachside chalet or our Lambingan Villa.


If you would like to see our rates or make a reservation request

please click this link

and follow the steps.


Once we receive your booking request we will send you an approval and

a PayPal link (please click the 'Purchase' tab) so you can pay the

deposit using a credit card. If your requested accommodation is no

longer available by the time we receive your request we will send you

either another accommodation option or if fully booked an alternative

date option for you to consider.


After you have a received an email from Sangat confirming your

reservation request you will see buttons in your confirmation email

labeled "Domestic flight assistance" and "Layover accommodations". If

you would like us to book your domestic flights and/or a hotel in

Manila please click on either of these buttons and fill out the forms

on the screen and we will take care of the rest.


Eva Lenain

[email protected]

Phone: +63(916)400-8801

Sangat Island: +63(908) 896-1716 and +63 9176509191







Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa

3/20 in Coron, 4.5/170 reviews on Trip

[email protected] – contacted

Noemi Trinidad [email protected]


We are giving information about our 2 properties in Coron Palawan. 

Feel free to advise your preferred property and types of accommodations.


***Website Page, please click on this link for more details and photos -


Two Seasons Coron Bayside  Hotel - Located in Coron Town (from USU Busuanga Airport is about 45 minutes to Two Seasons by land)


-Rate Sheet

-Accommodation with Photos and Description 

-Tour Packages (operated and handled by 3rd party service provider)




•There are no beaches in Coron Town but among the facilities are the infinity pool and view deck where you can give indulgence and simply laze away while enjoying the panoramic view of Coron bay.


-Daily Breakfast 
-Complimentary welcome drink upon arrival
-Complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea selections in the room daily.
-Complimentary internet access in selected areas – not available for further notice 
-Baby crib (free of charge)

Php 1,830.00 net per person per night with breakfast
Children 6 years old and below are free of charge staying on existing bed configuration with parents; 7-11 years old is chargeable of breakfast fee at Php 396.50 net per day

TRANSFERS for Airport Pick up and Drop Off  (optional if you wish to avail our services) rates will be added on top of accommodation charges
From USU Busuanga  (Airport Php 300.00 net per person per way (minimum of 2 persons)
Children 5-10 years old are half the adult rate Php 150.00 net; children 4 years old and below are free on a lap seat basis.
*Approximately 40-45 minutes travel time from the airport


Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa  - Private island resort  (from USU Busuanga Airport is about 45 minutes to Coron by land and 45 minutes to 1 hour boat ride to our island resort) **travel period by boat vary from sea and weather condition.


-Rate Sheet

-Accommodation with Photos Description 

-Tour Packages (private island tours, operated by Two Seasons)


***Website Page, please click on this link for more details and photos -




·         Daily breakfast (Buffet breakfast is served on a mid to high-occupancy status and based on allotted room occupancy)

·         Round-trip land and sea transfers

·         Welcome drinks and snacks

·         Complimentary use of non-motorized water sports facilities, excluding the Hobbie sailboat and Molokini transparent kayak

·         Daily complimentary bottled water (based on allotted number of  room occupancy) in the room

·         Daily complimentary coffee/tea selections in the room

·         Free Wi-Fi Internet access in selected areas

·         Golf cart service (subject to availability)

·         Baby crib (free of charge   


 Child Policy:

-Children 6 years old and below sharing the same bed with parents are free of charge on accommodation, breakfast and transfers.

-Children 7 to 11 years old sharing the same bed with parents shall be charged PHP2, 500.00++ or PHP 3,050.00net per child per night, inclusive of breakfast and transfers. If child requires an extra bed, a rate of PHP1, 000.00++or PHP 1,220.00net per night will apply.

-Children 12 years old and above are considered as adults and shall be charged the extra person rate of PHP4, 500.00++ or PHP 5,490.00net per person per night.

-Number of children allowed per room shall depend on the maximum capacity of persons per bungalow.

-For safety concerns, children are not allowed in the Sandbar and Island Tip Bungalows.


How to get there / Flight bookings reminders, please click the link below.



Two Seasons Airport Representative will be waiting for your arrival at Busuanga Airport to facilitate your land and sea transfers holding a Two Seasons signage(40 minutes by land to Coron Town Port and another 40 minutes to 1.5 hours scenic boat ride to our island).

We kindly redirect you to our transfer reminders below for your flight bookings:



 Our daily sea transfers are from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm only. Please note that land and sea transfers to and from Busuanga Airport and the Resort takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours, depending on sea and weather conditions.


We highly recommend an early flight from Manila to Busuanga (Coron). Please do not opt for the last flight, as it may impede your travel time to the Resort.


For your return trip to Manila, please select flights from 9:00 am. onwards. 


· Guest under the same room must share exactly the same flight details as the Resort will only be providing one land and boat transfers per accommodation.



The Funny Lion

Close/in Coron? 2/20, 4.5/214 reviews on Trip, [email protected] - contacted





Corto del Mar Hotel

4/20, 4.5/290 reviews on Trip, couldn't find contact (must book online)











Asia Grand View Hotel

6/20, 4.5/173 reviews on Trip, [email protected] – contacted







Glen says:


Las Cabanas Beach Resort, which is right next to Delpeldet Island where the Zip Line goes to, it is a beautiful place, best beaches out of any place within 20 minutes of El Nido, not exactly cheap, but good.


Dolarog Beach Resort is nice, further along from Las Cabanas, but more expensive than Las Cabanas.


My friends Thelma and Toby own this amazing beach Camp at Port Barton, it is by far the best place to stay anywhere in the Philippines (i am biased of coarse) and our property is 5 minutes by boat from their camp.


Daluyon Resort at Sabang, great place, but a bit expensive, however Sabang only have about 3 nice places to stay, the rest are very old and run down cottage accommodations, and are located away from town.


Another one in Sabang

and the Sheridan Resort, which i will never recommend, because i don't like giving my money to big multi nationals, i only stay at places owned by the locals.

As far as Sabang goes, if they will be in El Nido first, they should go to Port Barton by Van first, then another Van to Sabang, then to PPS.

The boats between EN and Port Barton (5 to 6 hours) and Port Barton to Sabang (3 hours) they can be dangerous, and even tho they are short trips, there is no guatantee that they will depart, all depends on the weather, but when they do go, they usually leave at 7am because the mornings are usually the best weather, and the winds don't roll in until the afternoon.

I am not familiar with accommodations in PPS, as we never stay there much, and when we do stay there for a night or 2, it is at the Blue Lagoon resort, which is not far from the airport.

As far as Pastor Ilde goes, he has had some bad reviews lately, don't really know why, but i think that he really needs to look into his business practices and update the way he operates, because his website is very basic, and he actually doesn't have it updated because he told me his Web designer left town, and he has no idea what the password is for the Wordpress account that was used to create his website.

His internet skills and communication levels are not that good either, so if you was to consider him, then you need to go to his place in Caalan beach and meet him.

Not sure if i can help with anything else, but if you get stuck, you should contact Pierre, who is one of the people who helps run El Nido Paradise (office in El Nido) and he runs their website as well.

I never actually met him before, but we have got to know each other very well by communicating via emails, so i kind of know him, and their business pretty well.

As far as someone who lives in El Nido and is connected to the Caalan Beach Resort is a Member of the forum called Caalan_B and she knows everything about that place, maybe send her a private message and have a chat with her.

Cheers m8.

Original questions to Pablo

What are your travel dates (when you are available to travel through the Palawan area – start and end date): 6th August to 18th August. 

How will you be getting into the Palawan area (fly/ferry into Coron, El Nido or Puerto Princesa), and what time and date arriving: Flight from Manila. Did not buy ticket yet, will keep you updated.

How will you be getting out of the Palawan area (fly/ferry from Coron, El Nido or Puerto Princesa), and what time and date leaving. Plane or ferry are Ok, we will take the most suitable.

What is your total budget: 150USD daily

How many of you are there (state how many adults and children etc) and if you want separate rooms: 2 adults + 2 babies (1 and 3 years old) Need to be together in the same room

Do you want to do the underground river tour (near the bottom of Yes Sabang, where the tour is located, is also a nice and quaint town to stay at, or you can do the private tour of a friend of mine as written on that page. From there you can also take a boat to Port Barton, another quaint town not far to the north: Yes, private tour with your friend

About how long do you want to stay in El Nido ( Not worth more than a day unless you like to party (good live music scene there). The standard lagoon tours are inundated with tourists. I can try to organise a private one which goes in the opposite direction, otherwise the Coron tours might be better. Do you want me to prebook a tour there? Yes, book a private tour in El Nido to avoid tourist. Yes, book another similar tour in Coron. We prefer relax to party as we are travelling with babies.

At what pace would you like to travel? Less time at more places, or about how many days at each relaxing place: We want to do slow traveling so no rush. 

Would you like to visit my nature camp and for how long? There are nice hotels in the area as well: Yes, let's arrange a couple of nights at your camp and If we have time a couple of night more in a more fancy place near by.  We can extend the trip a couple of days if neceesary.

Do you like to scuba dive and would you like that arranged in advance: Yes, I am Padi Advance Diver but do not want to leave my family alone for long time, so please arrange just one day for Scuba.

As explained in my suggested itinerary link at the top, my personal preference is to fly out of Manila into Puerto Princesa as soon as possible. I find absolutely nothing appealing about Manila. I heard there are some nice rice terraces to the north, but the Philippines is so large and spread out, and difficult to get around, that you are better off coming back other years and explore each area separately, depending on how much time you have – there is so much to explore. Ok, understood

Once in Puerto Princesa you can slowly make your way north until you get to Coron, from where I suggest taking the 2Go ferry back to Manila (or elsewhere in the Philippines). OK, we will take this ferry to Manila You can sleep overnight on a soft bed (they have private rooms and fancier areas as well) enjoy the live entertainment on the deck and arrive relaxed to Manila early the next morning. I personally always find flying very stressful. I like it, we will do that.

Leave some comments here concerning all this and your general expectations: 

Thanks fro Everything Karel, I will be waiting for your plan to buy my plane tickets from Spin to Philippines and to Manila to Palawan.