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When traveling around the Philippines, there are several different ways to get from El Nido to Puerto Princesa. This is the best of those options.
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Snorkeling, parasailing, hiking? Check. What about helicopter riding, ziplining, zorb balling & becoming a mermaid? Check, check, check & check in Boracay.
El Nido is an excellent region for coastal activities, exploring nature, and island-hopping. When you are ready to move on from this exciting region of Palawan, a trip to the island of Boracay will allow you to embrace the relaxation of a tropical island paradise. The tiny island provides some picture-perfect beaches such as White Beach, a sandy haven with hotels, restaurants, and beach bars alongside it.
If you are looking for water sports, you can windsurf and kite surf to your heart's content on the fresh ocean breeze. The nightlife during the high season is a great time to experience the famous full moon parties. After dancing all night, you can spend your mornings relaxing on the beaches or enjoying a massage in one of the spas.
The 287-kilometer (178 mile) trip from El Nido to Boracay is easily done by air travel. Ferry travel is also possible with multiple journeys but is a long journey. The direct flight is recommended and takes around an hour, landing beach-side on the island of Panay, which sits a few kilometers from Boracay. Panay is a large island in comparison to its many smaller neighbors and has lots of natural beauty to explore. From there, ferries to Boracay can be taken from the Caticlan Jetty Port which is easily accessible from the airport.
Arriving in Boracay, you will understand why this region is so popular among travelers to the Philippines. This half a kilometer-wide island filled with its soft, white sand beaches and clear blue ocean provides everything you are looking for in a perfect tropical beach holiday.
On the journey from El Nido to Boracay, you will pass over many islands and archipelagos that make up the scattering of small land masses which give the Philippines its famous landscape. In the Palawan region where you are flying from, the islands surrounding El Nido are called the Calamian Islands. Some of them include Coron Island and Calauit Island which you may have visited during island-hopping trips and can now admire from above.
Flights take place during the day so you will hopefully get some clear views of the pristine ocean filled with fishing and island-hopping tour boats. Both the departure and arrival airports are right next to the sea, adding to the effect of always being near the beach wherever you are on these tropical islands. On arrival in Caticlan on the island of Panay, you may be able to spot Boracay. The small, sandy island covered in palm trees will seem very inviting when you know in a short time you will be relaxing with a cold drink on one of its stunning beaches.
The fastest way to travel from El Nido to Boracay is with the Economy Flight by Flyeast which takes just over an hour.
Flying from El Nido to Boracay with Flyeast is an affordable option, with tickets starting at $158.
The most popular way to travel from El Nido to Boracay is with the Economy Flight operated by Flyeast. It is a convenient, direct journey.
Flying from El Nido to Boracay is a direct trip that takes just over an hour, making it a convenient option when traveling between these islands. It is recommended to arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight as although the airport is small, it can get busy during peak months. The propeller plane takes off from the coastal airport in El Nido and provides the usual flight amenities including air conditioning and toilets.
You can bring a good amount of luggage onboard, including a suitcase, cabin bag and handbag or laptop bag. The journey is a great way to get a birds-eye view of the many islands covered in lush tropical plants, steep cliffs, and hidden coves. When you arrive off the plane you may want to take some time to explore the large island of Panay, or head straight to the ferry which will take you to Boracay. Once in Boracay, you can get around the island on foot, by tricycle or bike rental.
There is approximately 1 departure per day from El Nido to Boracay.
The best time of year to visit El Nido is during the dry season between November and April. The temperature during this time sits between a maximum of 90 °F and a minimum of 70 °F (20-30 °C), although the hottest months of April and May can exceed these temperatures slightly. This is a popular time of year that is great for island-hopping tours, beach parties, and diving.
The best time to visit Boracay is around its high season between November and April. This is during the dry season which provides good beach weather and perfect winds for water sport activities. Although the island will be busy, it is the perfect time to enjoy the nightlife on many of the beachside clubs and bars.