Ever since I was young, traveling to El Nido has been my life-long dream..

El Nido Expenses
I conquered El Nido alone as it has been very difficult for me to look for a travel buddy with the same schedule and goal as mine. My goal was “How would I make my stay in El Nido marvelous yet on a budget.”

Sincere there’s no ATM in El Nido, I brought Php 7,500.00 in cash.

After spending my 6 days there, I was surprised that there was a remaining Php 1,000.00 in my purse!

In my El Nido travel itinerary and expenses below, you will see how I spent my 6 days and 5 nights trip with only Php 7,500 in my pocket. I didn’t have an itinerary when I traveled there, I just created this itinerary to help the future travelers of El Nido.

My El Nido Itinerary

Day 1

12:30 p.m. ETA to Puerto Princesa Airport.
1 p.m. Shuttle van to El Nido
7 p.m. ETA to El Nido. Then tricycle to my lodge.
7 p.m. Check-in and Dinner
9 p.m. Rest and Sleep.
Day 4

7 a.m. Wake up
8 a.m. Breakfast. Reserved for Land tour.
9 a.m. Start of Tour.
1 p.m. Back to El Nido town. Lunch. Relax. Free time.
6 p.m. Dinner.
Day 2

7 a.m. Wake up
8 a.m. Breakfast and reserved for Island Hopping.
9 a.m. Start of Island Hopping Tour C.
5 p.m. End of island Hopping
6 p.m. Dinner at Sea Slugs acoustic bar.
Day 5

7 a.m. Wake up
8 a.m. Breakfast and reserved for Island Hopping.
9 a.m. Start of Island Hopping Tour A again!
5 p.m. End of island Hopping
6 p.m. Dinner.
Day 3

7 a.m. Wake up
8 a.m. Breakfast and reserved for Island Hopping.
9 a.m. Start of Island Hopping Tour A.
5 p.m. End of island Hopping
6 p.m. Dinner at Aplaya restaurant.
Day 6

7 a.m. Wake up and breakfast.
8 a.m. Bid goodbye to El Nido
1 p.m. ETA to Puerto Princesa Airport
4 p.m. Touch Down Manila.

El Nido Expenses for 6 Days

 
Price in Php
NAIA Terminal 3 Fee200.00
Trike to Puerto Princesa van terminal50.00
Trike to my lodging50.00
Transportation costs to El Nido to PP and v.v.1,250.00
Tay Miloy's Inn 2 nights600.00
Island Hopping Tour A (2x)1,200.00
Island Hopping Tour C900.00
Nacpan and Calitang Tour500.00
Dinner and Lunch800.00
Scarf150.00
Extra food and water (for island hopping)100.00
Snorkeling gears200.00
Miscellaneous (trike around the town, buko juice, fruit shake)126.00
Eco Tourism Fee200.00
Airfare2,100.90
Total Expenses for 6 Days in El Nido
8,426.90
Total Expenses for 6 Days in El Nido exluding airfare
6,326.00
Note: I only stayed at Tay Miloy’s Inn for 2 nights as I have friend who lives in El Nido and their family hosted the rest of my stay.

Please bear in mind that I was lucky enough to have stayed at my friend’s house — a local of El Nido. It was purely accidental. I never knew she was living there. Her brother saw me from the window wandering around.

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