We have been a few times in Palawan and our favorite place is Port Barton. It’s a small town, with a beautiful beach and amazing island hopping where you can even see turtles. We will you all the details how to get from El Nido to Port Barton, Puerto Princesa and San Vicente de Palawan.
Port Barton is located in San Vicente Palawan. Just half of the way between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. It’s not a developed town yet! There are a few restaurants, not so many hotels and most of the travelers around the area are backpackers. Read here how to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido.
Best time to visit Port Barton
The best time to visit Port Barton is from December to May since the rain usually falls in the middle of the year. Being the rainy season in Port Barton from June to October. Port Barton is always quiet since most of the travelers go from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and Coron.
How to get from El Nido to Port Barton
How to get from El Nido to Port Barton by Van
If you want to get from El Nido to Port Barton the best option is by van. There are a few companies like Recaro and Lexxus going from El Nido to Port Barton. The fare is around 650-750 PHP and the travel time is around 4 hours.
El Nido to Port Barton Van Schedule
El Nido to Port Barton van schedule is from 8 am to 5 pm. You will find them in El Nido Bus Terminal. Or you can book your seat online or asking in your accommodation.
How to get from El Nido to Port Barton the cheapest way
If you want to budget to get from El Nido to Port Barton in the cheapest way. There are buses going to Roxas from El Nido for 150 PHP and it will take 2 hours to reach Roxas.
From Roxas you can get a bus to Port Barton 3-4 hours ride and it will cost you 170 PHP. This way will take you around 7–8 hours. And it will cost 320 PHP in total. So you can save half of the price than the van.
We did once this way getting the jeepney from Port Barton early morning to El Nido so you will have to do vice versa. You will spend a few hours waiting for the departure of the buses and jeepneys since they don’t have a fixed schedule. So just be patient!
El Nido to Port Barton by Motorbike
If you like the adventure and you don’t have so much luggage you can rent a motorbike going from El Nido to Port Barton and vice versa. Prices of renting a motorbike in El Nido are around 500 PHP per day.
Read here how to get from Port Barton to El Nido!
How to get to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa
From Puerto Princesa by Van
There are a few companies as Recaro and Lexxus with vans from Puerto Princesa Airport to Port Barton. Prices are around 500 PHP and it will take 3-4 hours journey. You can get the van from the airport since the companies will offer to you the service. In this way you will save time transferring to the Bus Terminal. If you go to the Bus Terminal the vans will be cheaper around 350-400 PHP.
From Puerto Princesa to Port Barton by Jeepney and Bus
There are jeepneys and buses going to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa early morning. The travel time will be around 4-5 hours and the price is 250 PHP. You will have to get the bus and jeepney in San Jose Bus Terminal.
You can also rent a motorbike from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton if you like the adventure. It will cost 500 PHP and it will take you around 4 hours to reach Port Barton.
How to get to Port Barton Private Transfer from Puerto Princesa
If you want to get to Port Barton by private transfer because you are traveling in a group with your friends and family.
How to get to Port Barton from San Vicente
There are private boats going from San Vicente to Port Barton. Prices are around 2000 PHP per boat good enough for 4-5 people and travel time is around one hour.
Where to Stay in Port Barton
We stayed in a beautiful cottage at Deep Moon Resort in Port Barton. This place is perfect for the sunset to have a drink and you will find people having a drink while watching the sunset. You will have all the comfort that you need in Port Barton. Wifi connection available in the lobby to catch up with work. Data connection working in the cottage with Globe and Smart. Electricity runs almost the whole day, the only cut is from 3 am to 7 am. Just 5 minutes walking distance from the Van Terminal in Port Barton and also 5 minute walking distance to most of the restaurants in Port Barton.
There are a few choices for accommodation in Port Barton. All the places have the basics and expect not having electricity during the night. You can find prices around 800 PHP per night in a dorm. You can get a room with air condition around 1200-1500 PHP. Cool, right?
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