If you need more than just restaurants, bars, clubs and hipsters then you are probably best getting out of El Nido at some point. A real great place to head is to Port Barton, the place that many are calling the “next El Nido”.
What the Port Barton?
WE will give Port Barton its own article at some point, but it is 14.1 km of white sand beaches that offers island hopping, as well as untouched beauty you would have found in El Nido 10 years ago, and even Nacapan just 4 years ago.
This is the hip place to be and one we will be adding for our 2024 tour.
Where is Port Barton
It is nearer to Puerta Princessa than to El Nido, but also fairly way at the half point. This means it is good to come here before, or even after El Nido.
It is in San Vincente, which has an airport, but we will deal with that, as well as how to get from Port Barton to Puerta Princessa later.
How to get from El Nido to Port Barton
Once you have had y9our fill of El Nido nightlife then your options on getting to Port Barton are few and far between, with the best being to rent a trusted bus.
To an extent these can be found online, but are better and cheaper if you have a friend of a friend.
Doing airport pickup, drop at hotel and on to El Nido cost us $270 return, with Port Barton and the driver staying overnight adding another $100 to things. A one off taxi from El Nido to Port Barton will most likely cost about $100.
Can you take a boat to Port Barton Well it, like El Nido is on the sea so of course it is technically possible, although it would most likely be a long and bumpy ride.
It is though a ride that is well worth it….