Igal and I just finished our almost 3-week trip around the Philippines. We’ve been planning it since December last year. Number 1 on Igal’s things-to-do list was diving. I let him decide on where he wanted to do the dive and he chose Coron. I then started working on other places we could visit from Coron. We have finalized our target destinations by January and and we’ve decided on exploring the following places:
- Masungi Georeserve
- Coron (Busuanga) Palawan
- El Nido Palawan
- Puerto Princesa Palawan
- Siargao Island
Here’s how we went around:
|Makati||Masungi Georeserve||Car||2 hours|
|Manila||Coron (Busuanga)||Airplane||70 mins|
|Coron (Busuanga)||El Nido||Ferry||3.5 to 4 hours|
|El Nido||Puerto Princesa||Van||5 to 6 hours|
|Puerto Princesa||Cebu||Airplane||75 mins|
Masungi Georeserve can be done as a day trip from Metro Manila. Our island activities kicked-off at Coron. There’s no direct flight from Puerto Princesa Palawan to Siargao. Travelers should transit either through Cebu or Manila. We chose Cebu because it’s closer. We only spent a night in Cebu since we didn’t have enough time. If we had an extra week, we could have stayed longer to explore it.
This vacation means I have new write-ups added to my things-to-do. Crossing fingers! 🙂
Have you been to the Philippines? How would you spend your three weeks when you go on vacation in the Philippines?