LAS CABANAS BEACH RESORT – INFO
- LAS CABANAS BEACH RESORT IS IN A SECLUDED AREA AND CATERS TO THOSE SEEKING A QUIET AND SCENIC ENVIRONMENT. EL NIDO TOWN IS LOCATED ABOUT 3KM NORTH OF LAS CABANAS.
- ONLY FAN ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. THERE IS NO AIR CON, NO TV AND NO RUNNING HOT WATER (HOT WATER IN A CONTAINER IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND).
FULL TIME POWER IS PROVIDED BY GENERATOR SO THERE ARE
NO POWER FAILURES AT LAS CABANAS. HAIR DRYERS ARE NOT
- FREE WIFI IN THE BEACH BAR
- WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. MANY LOCAL BUSINESSES DO NOT ACCEPT THEM. THERE IS A MONEY CHANGER IN EL NIDO OFFERING A REASONABLE EXCHANGE RATE ON FOREIGN CURRENCY. EL NIDO HAS NO INTERNATIONAL BANK AND ONLY ONE ATM WHICH OCCASIONALLY RUNS OUT OF CASH. CASH IS STILL KING HERE.
FOR GUESTS ARRIVING FROM CORON BUSUANGA, PLEASE BE
AWARE THAT THE BOAT GETS GROUNDED BY THE COAST GUARD
WHEN THE SEA CONDITIONS ARE TOO ROUGH. WE CANNOT
ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS IF THIS HAPPENS.
ROOM RATE INCL BREAKFAST & GOVERNMENT TAXES:
BEACHFRONT COTTAGE Dec 1 – May 31 June 1 – Nov 30
Two Persons P6500 P5500
DOUBLE BEACHFRONT ROOM
Two Persons P5500 P4500
Three Persons P7500 P6500
Four Persons P9000 P8000
KING BEACHFRONT ROOM
Two Persons P6500 P5500
TWO BEDROOM HOUSE
Two Persons P5500 P4500
Three Persons P7000 P6000
Four Persons P8000 P7000
Prepayment by bank transfer is required at least 21 days prior to arrival.
Alternately you may book thru agoda.com using your credit card.
There are two single detached beachfront cottages. Maximum occupancy is two persons as the room has one standard double bed only.
DOUBLE BEACHFRONT ROOM:
The two ground floor rooms of the fourplex building and the two rooms of the duplex building have one standard double bed and can fit an additional double bed. Maximum occupancy is four persons.
KING BEACHFRONT ROOM:
The two 2nd floor rooms of the fourplex building have one king sized double bed. Maximum occupancy is two persons.
TWO BEDROOM GARDEN VIEW HOUSE:
A small two bedroom house located about 40m from the beach. Each bedroom has a standard double bed. Maximum occupancy is four persons.
Mosquito nets are available for the beds.
All rooms have a safety box big enough to fit most laptops.
Check out time is 11:00am. Check in time is 1:30 pm.
The beach restaurant/bar serves western as well as Asian food including vegetarian dishes. The house specialty is curry.
The total land area of Las Cabanas Beach Resort is about one hectare with approximately 90m of beachfront.
-Free use of Wi-Fi
-Laundry per kilogram P150
-Massage Service per hour P700
-Rental of Kayak (4 hours) P600
-Rental of Kayak (8 hours) P1,000
-Rental of Mask & Snorkel per day P250
-Rental of Fins per day P250
PRIVATE ISLAND TOUR & HOPPING:
-Package tour for 1-3 persons
Tour A, B or D P5,500 in total
Tour C P7,000 in total
-Package tour for 4 or more persons
Tour A, B or D P1,800/person
Tour C P2,000/person
*Above rates include lunch, mask/snorkel, lifejackets and
water but NOT the P200 per person government permit which is valid for 10 days.
*Fins are available for rent at 250.00 each per day.
PRIVATE TOURS CAN BE BOOKED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO INTENDED DEPARTURE.
–One to Two persons : P2,500 in total (includes transportation and tour guide)
- Cliff Overlooking El Nido
- Ocean Bottom Fishing
All dive shops are located in El Nido town. Guests deal directly with the dive center for details and payments.
GETTING AROUND LOCALLY:
Las Cabanas Beach Resort is located about 3km south of El Nido town and is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the road side.
When going from El Nido town to Las Cabanas, take a tricycle costing P150 from town to the road side stop just above the stairs located across from the Bayview Hotel. Take the stairs leading down to the beach. Las Cabanas is located at the other end of the beach.
For those going from Las Cabanas to El Nido town, there are public tricycles parked by the road side from morning to evening waiting to shuttle passengers to El Nido.
TRAVELLING FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO LAS CABANAS:
Our staff can assist our guests in booking the public or private van.
There are a number of daily air con shuttle vans and buses traveling between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. The drive takes approx 5 hours by van and approx 7 hours by bus. The bus has more leg room with more comfortable seats but it stops frequently on the way to pick up and drop off passengers. It’s possible to book an extra seat on the public van for more room.
Shuttle Van (air con): Eulen Joy, Fortwally, Nature Island and Lexus are four of the van companies shuttling between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. Pre booking is advised. Cost is approximately P600 per person one way. Eulen Joy van departs Puerto at 9am, 10:30am, 1pm and 6pm. Fortwally vans depart Puerto at 7am, 11am, 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Lexus departs from Puerto Princesa San Jose Terminal (about 20 minutes tricycle ride from the airport) at 5:30am, 7am, 8am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm.
Bus (air con): Rorobus and Cherry Bus both have air con buses departing El Nido and Puerto Princesa at 6am, 10pm, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm. Cost is about P500 per person one way. . Both bus companies are located at the San Jose Terminal (20-30 minutes tricycle ride from the airport with the tricycle costing a max of P250). The bus can be cold at night so some extra clothes might be needed.
Private Van: The cost of a private van is about P8,000 one way for 2-4 persons (the price may increase for larger groups).
TRAVELLING FROM MANILA OR CEBU TO EL NIDO:
Air Swift is the only airline operating flights between Manila or Cebu and El Nido. The flight from Manila to El Nido takes about about one hour. The flight from Cebu to El Nido takes one hour and 40 minutes.
The El Nido airport is located about 7 km north of El Nido town. Las Cabanas is about 3km south of El Nido town. A tricycle from the airport to Las Cabanas road side stop costs P450 and takes around 30 minutes. Get the driver to stop at the roadside stop across from the Bayview Hotel. From there it’s a 10-15 minute walk to Las Cabanas.
Our staff can assist you with your luggage on arrival by the road side.
AIR TRAVEL FROM MANILA TO PUERTO PRINCESA:
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines and Zest Air operate flights between Manila and Puerto Princesa. El Nido is about 5 hours drive from Puerto.
TRAVEL BETWEEN BUSUANGA (CORON) & EL NIDO:
AIR: Asian Spirit operates flights between Manila and Coron in Busuanga but not between Coron and El Nido.
BOAT: The slow boat takes 7 or more hours, depending on weather. Montenegro Lines have a faster boat taking about 4 hours. When traveling to El Nido from Coron, just get one of many tricycles waiting at the pier to take you to the road side stop across from the Bayview Hotel (see section on getting around locally).
TRAVEL BETWEEN PORT BARTON & EL NIDO:
There are several jeepneys shuttling between Port Barton and San Jose, a small village located on the main road between Puerto and El Nido. In San Jose, travelers can transfer to public transport (van or bus). Port Barton hotels can assist travelers with this transfer. The road between Port Barton and San Jose is quite rough. Travel by boat from Port Barton to El Nido can be arranged through the local Port Barton hotels (only recommended for fine weather with no wind).
SABANG TRAVEL TIPS:
The guided boat trip through the Underground River takes about 45 minutes.
An official permit has to be secured in Puerto Princesa prior to visiting the Underground River. The permit can be obtained at the Underground River booking office located beside the Badjao Inn which is about 1 km from the airport (opens at 8am, get there early to avoid long line ups).
There is a daily quota for visitors to the Underground River and once filled, no further permits are issued for that day. During peak season, the daily quotas may be reached weeks beforehand. Even the two high end resorts in Sabang, the Daluyon and the Sheridan, do not necessarily have access to additional permits.
There are numerous vans shuttling between Puerto Princesa and Sabang..
PUBLIC VAN FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO SABANG ROUND TRIP: There are a number of shuttle van operators having a booth at the Puerto Princesa airport OR your hotel can help you book this option.
PRIVATE VAN FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO SABANG ROUND TRIP: Normally the round trip costs P3500. You can book at the airport or through your hotel. You can also contact Eulen Joy just outside the airport gates.
PUBLIC VAN FROM SABANG TO EL NIDO: Take the public van from Sabang to a village called Salvacion. Its located on the main road between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. Salvacion has a waiting shade where you can take the next available public van going to El Nido. The van from Sabang to Salvacion takes about 1 hour. The van from Salvacion to El Nido takes about 4 hours.
BOAT BETWEEN SABANG AND EL NIDO: In Sabang, a boat can be chartered from Sabang to El Nido (this boat trip can take up to 8 hours, depending on the boat and the weather). The El Nido Boutique and Arts Café can arrange charter boats from El Nido to Sabang in good weather.
Las Cabanas is in a secluded area so visitors should bring a flashlight for walking outdoors in late evenings.
HAVE A GREAT JOURNEY!!
DAN & BHING
LAS CABANAS BEACH RESORT
We are a family operation managing private custom boat tours in the beautiful Palawan area, and are happy to help travelers with their plans through the country, having traveled a lot of it ourselves and planning to visit it all.