Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tapiutan Island, El Nido, Palawan

Tapiutan Island is the neighbouring island of the famous Matinloc Island. Tapiutan is mostly consists of limestone cliffs and dense vegetation. There is also a white sand beach in the island and it is called the Star Beach. Just like most of the islands in El Nido, it is an inhabited island. There’s no resort, source of fresh water and electricity in Tapiutan Island.

How to get there:

From Manila, ride a plane to El Nido Airport. From El Nido Airport, you can rent a van or a tricycle to El Nido town proper and then from there you’ll need to rent a boat to reach Tapiutan Island. You can also rent a boat from El Nido Airport to Tapiutan Island.

From Manila, you can also ride a plane bound for Puerto Princesa City. From Puerto Princesa Airport, ride a tricycle to San Jose Terminal. From San Jose Terminal, you can ride a van, a mini bus or an airconditioned bus bound for El Nido town proper. From the town proper, rent a boat to Tapiutan Island.

Travel time:

Manila to El Nido Airport – 1 hour
El Nido Airport to El Nido town proper – 20 to 30 minutes
El Nido town proper to Tapiutan Island – 30 minutes to 1 hour
Manila to Puerto Princesa – 1 hour
Puerto Princesa Airport to San Jose Terminal – 15 to 20 minutes
San Jose Terminal to El Nido town proper – 5 to 6 hours

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