How to get from San Vicente Palawan to El Nido

Last updated on February 19th, 2021 at 02:06 am

how to get from san vicente Palawan to El Nido

San Vicente Palawan is located in the municipality of Taytay in the north. It’s a peaceful destination in Palawan known because of the long beach. We will tell you how to get from San Vicente Palawan to El Nido in this travel guide. Also from San Vicente airport to El Nido by van.

Read here San Vicente Palawan travel guide!

Read here 10 Days Palawan Itinerary and 3 Days El Nido Itinerary!

Read here El Nido tourist spots and Port Barton Travel Guide!

Read here best beaches in El Nido and best beaches in Palawan!


San Vicente Palawan is a great destination to visit when traveling in Palawan. The best time to visit San Vicente Palawan is during summer. Summer in the Philippines starts from March to mid-May. Just expect the prices to be high because it is peak season. Also expect the number of tourists to be high during this time. 

You can also visit San Vicente Palawan from December to February as the skies are clear and rain is minimal. Being the months of June to October the rainy season in Palawan we would say is better to avoid. But even in those months you can get sunny days.

Click here to know more about the weather in San Vicente Palawan!

How to get from San Vicente Palawan to El Nido

How to get from San Vicente Palawan to El Nido by bus

If you want to get to San Vicente Palawan from El Nido by bus. There is a bus going to Roxas. It takes 3 hours and a half. From Roxas you have to get a local bus going to San Vicente Palawan that can take another 1 hour and a half.

To make this is possible you have to catch the first bus going to Roxas from El Nido. The local bus going to San Vicente leaves around 11 am and you have to be on time to get it. Once you are close to San Vicente Palawan the road is in really bad conditions. You can do viceversa from San Vicente Palawan to El Nido too.

Read here how to get from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente Palawan!

How to get from San Vicente Palawan to El Nido by van

There are also vans leaving from El Nido to San Vicente Palawan a few of them during the day 4 am, 1 pm and 6 pm. But you will have to ask the schedule and prices in the El Nido Bus Terminal since they don’t have daily departures.

Read here how to get from Port Barton to El Nido!

San Vicente Airport to El Nido

There are vans coming from San Vicente airport to El Nido and the price is 600 PHP per person or 4500 PHP if you decide to hire a private van if you are traveling in a group.

The travel time between San Vicente airport to El Nido is around 3 hours. The distance is 120 kilometers but the roads aren’t in the best condition.

Where to Stay in Palawan

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There are a few choices for accommodation in San Vicente Palawan. All the places have the basics and expect not having electricity during the night. You can stay around the town as we did. But there are also places to stay around long beach which is 14 kilometers. 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? What’s even cooler is you can do also Airbnb. Click here to get a great deal off your first booking with AirBnB!



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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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