Hello good people of Philippines forum :)
My husband and I will be flying to the Philippines via Singapore and back at the end of March. We have already bought our plane tickets flying in to Singapore and out from Singapore at a 3 week interval.
Within this 3 weeks we have planned (planned is an overstatement at this stage I'm afraid)
- 1 week (more or less) in Boracay
- 1 week (more or less, depending on how Boracay goes) in El Nido
- 5 days in Singapore
On the day we land in Singapore (16:45) there is no connection to Kalibo airport which means we will have to fly Manila in the same evening (there is a flight either at 17:40 which might be too tight or another one around 8PM). The way things stand at the moment, it seems we will probably have to spend the night in Manila and then take the first morning flight to Caticlan and contact Southwest Tours for transfers.
Even though ideally we wanted to fly straight to Boracay and avoid wasting time in Manila, we have no other option as we arrive on a Wednesday and the next flight Changi - Kalibo is on Friday.
Unless there are other companies flying the same route apart from Tigerair?
The problem we have at the moment is travelling between Boracay and El Nido. I have just spent the day reading about it and my heads literally hurts. It takes so much time and looks so complicated I feel like giving up.
We really want to visit El Nido and was wondering whether there was a quick way getting there?! Or even better, what is the quickest way to get there?
Are there any direct flights from Manila to El Nido? I did stumble upon a blog mentioning ITI airlines (?!). Can't find any sort of information on their website re availability and more importantly - price. Otherwise, what options do we have? Fly Kalibo - Cebu - Puerto Princesa- then van ride?
I would really appreciate your input on this as we, like everyone else, would like to make the most of our holiday and not waste unnecessary time on the roads/planes.