29 Cheap Accommodations in Coron: Budget Hotels and Lodgings

Yet, here’s another compilation of cheapest accommodations in Coron, Palawan. My list only includes the cheapest hotels, bed & breakfast, lodges, pensions and backpacker-friendly accommodations — great for solo travelers, backpackers, and budget travelers.

Cheap Accommodations Coron: Budget Hotels And Lodgings

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Review of Tay Miloy’s Inn, a budget accommodation in El Nido

I was also like you; scrubbing Google while looking for the cheapest accommodation in El Nido, and finally found a blog (Josiah of lakas.com.ph) which highly recommends it.

Calaan, El Nido. L to R: Roommate Nelly, my host Kim, me.

Why I chose to stay here

Since I will be traveling solo that time, looking for cheap accommodation was a must for me. I texted the owner, Kuya Rodrigo to inquire if there’s room available during my travel dates. He said yes, there’s an available room. He was very nice and accommodating. He entertained all my questions. And because of his attitude which I really like, I paid the 50% down payment to guarantee room reservation.

Kuya Rodrigo then informed me all are set and asked if it’s okay for me to stay with another girl solo traveler. I said yes and why not! I like making friends.

Upon arriving in El Nido, it was raining hard and found out that my phone didn’t have signal! Hassle! How can I contact Kuya Rodrigo now? I then later found out that Sun Cellular doesn’t have satellites in El Nido and the only available networks are Smart and Globe. I panicked! Read more…

A Complete Travel Guide to El Nido, Palawan

Updated: February 13, 2014

A Complete Travel Guide To El Nido, Palawan

17 Things To Know About El Nido

Most Filipinos have misconception that El Nido is an expensive place to be. Little did they know that they are just misguided by the seductive marketing of Ayala Corporation’s luxurious Hotels and Resorts. Nope, El Nido is not about expensive hotels or resorts, El Nido is a very humble place that is cheaper than living in the Metro. Read more.

How to get to El Nido

There are several options to get to El Nido. If time and comfort are important concerns, taking a direct flight to El Nido via Island Transvoyager or sometimes SeaAir will be your best bet. However, if budget is concern there are cheap flights (Cebu Pacific, PAL, or AirAsia) going to Puerto Princesa City, which will be your portal to El Nido. Or if you’re coming from another part of Palawan like Coron, you may also take a ferry boat going to El Nido.

Where to Stay: Cheap lodgings, Backpacker-friendly, budget hotels

There are 4 locations to choose from when staying in El Nido. Read more.

Travel Cheaply in El Nido: Budget & Expenses

Would you like to have an idea how much local transportation, souvenirs, tours, snorkeling gears and etc., cost? Read more to find out their costs.

Local Eats: Restaurants, music bars, bakery

Art Cafe, Aplaya, Squidos, Sea Slugs, Midtown Bakery, The Alternative are just few of popular dining around El Nido. Read more.

10 Things to Bring when Island Hopping

Island Hopping is the major tour activity in El Nido. Read more.

Suggested El Nido Itineraries

The recommended number of days to stay in El Nido is 4, but it wasn’t enough for me — I stayed in El Nido for 6 days. However, if you’re flexible enough to stay for 3 days, or 5, I suggest reading my sample itineraries which may be helpful for your trip planning.

Points of Interest: Island and Inland Tours

There are a lot of tours and activity that’s waiting for you in El Nido and each tour is a whole day activity. There are 4 island hopping tours to choose from: Tour A (main attraction), Tour B (beaches and caves), Tour C (beaches and lagoons), and Tour D (pristine island beaches).

If you’re sick of water, Inland tours is also available which comprise of Nacpan and Calitang BeachMakinit Hotspring, Nagkalit-kalit waterfalls and Ille Cave, and Taraw Cliff Climbing.

4 Simple Things to Do in El Nido

  1. Buy fresh coconut juice when in 7 Commando Beach (part of Tour A)
  2. Catch the nice view of sunset from Corong-Corong Bay or Calaan
  3. Try fresh fruit shakes (avocado or mango) from JM’s Fruit Stand near Squidos (town proper)
  4. Lastly, since you’re in El Nido, try the Nido soup

More Blogs to follow trip to El Nido

  1. Guide to Traveling to El Nido – A neat El Nido travel guide great for digital nomads
  2. Puerto Princesa to El Nido – Yet another comprehensive transportation guide to El Nido

How to go to El Nido from Coron (by Ferry Boats)

Here is the list of ferry boats from Coron to El Nido:

El Nido to Coron: Thursday and Monday
Coron to El Nido: Wednesday and Sunday

Princess Welia
El Nido to Coron: Wednesday and Thursday
Coron to El Nido: Thursday and Sunday

El Nido to Coron: Wednesday and Thursday
Coron to El Nido: Thursday and Sunday

Montenegro Shipping Liner
+63922-889-7013 / +63915-307-7123 / +63908-920-2568
El Nido to Coron/Manila: Daily at 6:00 AM
Coron/Manila to El Nido: Daily at 12 NN

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Ada Wilkinson of adaphobic.com

My name is Ada, an old-fashioned, curly, jumper, wanderlust, who enjoys budget and DIY traveling.

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