Taytay is located 220 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa. It is bounded in the north by El Nido, in the south by San Vicente and Dumaran, in the east by Taytay Bay and the Sulu Sea, and in the west by the South China Sea.
Taytay is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The town itself is the gateway to the islands of the bay such as Noa Noa, Apulit and Flower island.
From El Nido
The nearest airport is in El Nido, about1.5 hrs drive from Taytay town.
El Nido Lio airport is a private airport mainly used by Air Swift airline, which belongs to the group of El Nido Resorts. Travellers staying at Apuilit Island Resort can avail of a discounted airfare and complimentary airport transfer.
For the latest updated, routes and flight schedule, please check their website at https://air-swift.com
If you are not staying at the Apulit Resort you can catch a van/bus to Taytay from Coron Corong Terminal in El Nido.
There are various bus/ shuttle van companies that offer public transportation service between El Nido and Taytay.
You can also hire a private van if you want a slightly more comfortable ride from El Nido to Taytay.
From San Vicente
Another airport near to Taytay is the newly inaugurated San Vicente airport. Philippines Airlines operated direct flights from Manila to San Vicente.
San Vicente is about 1.5 hrs drive from Taytay town.
Public transportation isn’t available from San Vicente to Taytay at this moment, but you can hire a private van.
From Puerto Princesa
From Puerto Princesa, you can take a shuttle van or bus going to Taytay which will take around four hours. These vans and buses depart from Puerto Princesa airport and San Jose Terminal several times per day.
The road from Puerto Princesa to Taytay is paved and in good conditions. It’s a long drive, but there are places along the way where you can stop over to eat sometime or go to the toilet.
If you seek comfort and reliability, then you can book a private van. You can choose your own departing and returning times and you don’t have to worry about rushing for shuttle van.
Get around Taytay
Tricycles are the most common means to get around Taytay and are widely available.
Tricycles are usually limited to certain areas and may not be able to go long distances. Each tricycle can accommodate up to 4 passengers. Fares around the town is about PHP 30-50 and more than PHP 100 if you are going to the outskirts.
If you want to enjoy the islands, islets, and coves of the bay, the best way to do so is by renting a boat. Wooden outrigger boats (Bangka) are available to rent in Taytay port and you can ask your hotel (Casa Rosa or Pem’s Pension House) to assist you.
It’s easy to get to Taytay port if you are going to Apulit, Noa Noa or Flower Island. The port is located near the Spanish fort in the town proper. The public bus terminal is only 5-minute drive from Taytay port.