Underdeveloped in so many ways, (which is a really a great thing), the act of commuting in Palawan is an adventure itself. Most roads of Puerto Princesa City, the capital of this island province, are paved. Although some parts can be bumpy, the ride to El Nido is generally comfortable, especially if you travel by van. Bus rides can be really uncomfortable especially during Fridays and weekends, the time when locals also go back to their hometowns. To reach pristine, never-been-touched, never-been-blogged destinations requires long bumpy rides. But once you decide to travel to this spectacular part of the Philippines, you already have an unspoken agreement with Palawan—that yes, it will give you beauty you have never quite seen in your entire life but finding and meeting such surreal beauty, you have to endure the ride.
When you are in a wondrous archipelago named Palawan, majority of the rides involves a lot of seafaring. Boat is the official mean of transport, especially in El Nido, Balabac, Coron, and Cuyo group of islands. Days are filled with island hopping, snorkeling, diving, and beach bumming activities. Boat rentals greatly depend on the number of destinations and the length of the tour. If you want to venture the genuine off-the-beaten paths located in central and southern Palawan, that entails long hours of bus ride. Renting a van is always an option. The cost depends on your destination and travel time. Hiring a van is costly especially for the solo travelers. But for those going in a group, this can be a wise decision.Generally speaking, transportation in the Philippines is rather cheap compared to other countries.
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With hundreds of islands to explore, indulge in a private cruise. There might not be luxurious yachts available in El Nido and Coron, but you always rent the whole boat for yourself. With this, you can choose your own destinations or ask your local boatmen to bring you to the secret lagoons and coves where the most of the travelers have not been to. There are so many splendid destinations that have not been explored yet. So rent the boat and let the locals create magic and wonder through their varied islands destinations tailored especially for you. At Withlocals you can find numerous great private island hoping tours. It's a experience of a lifetime