We meet in Cebu to take advantage of the international airport, but the next day, we are off to Bohol by boat.
We ride directly from the dock to explore this unique island home to the big-eyed tarsiers, terraced ride fields, and languid rivers.
For something a bit more luxurious and remote, try El Nido Cove Resort.
Rooms are spacious and there is direct beach access plus water sports gear like kayaks. It’s a five- to 10-minute walk from the beach, yet it has the secluded feel of an upscale resort.
The menu is pretty extensive, but their most popular dishes are pizzas and pastas.
Where to Stay Where to stay in El Nido largely depends on personal preference, but you can bet on getting change for a Benjamin wherever you go.
To experience nightlife, a downtown hotel like Ipil Suites is a safe bet.
It’s about a 15- to 20-minute tricycle ride into downtown, which is an adventure, but stick around for the famous El Nido sunset before leaving. Décor is simple, but the garden views are scenic and serene -- ideal for anyone who craves peace and quiet.
Additional Notes & Tips Since Palawan is an island, travelers will need to fly into Manila and then book a separate flight to El Nido.