This may only be an option during off-peak. Making reservations guarantees you a place so stay, but without making advance payments, you still have the option to scout for alternatives on site.
Accommodations in El Nido are divided into the Beach Side and the Town Side. The town side is a lot cheaper, with modest amenities. You have to be careful in booking your beachside rooms. Although the hotel itself is facing the beach, the room they might assign to you does not. These are the things you will only see for yourself once you reach the area.
Upon reaching Puerto Princesa, I made reservations with Marina and Ogie's lodge but ended up staying at Shorepass Lodge for 1,000 php a night.
This is the view from our balcony, and Art Cafe, another famous landmark in El Nido is just across the narrow street. You can even pull a chair on the other balcony and enjoy the music from the cafe across while enjoying a cold beer purchased from a store nearby.
Shore Pass Lodge
|This is the view from our bathroom window!|
How to Make the Most of Your Off Peak Palawan Trip the Cheapest Way (Tip No. 5)