How to get to Taytay

All the info you need to know about getting to Taytay.

Taytay, Palawan is a hidden gem that boasts stunning landscapes and tranquil surroundings. To reach this idyllic destination, travelers can take a flight to Puerto Princesa and then proceed with a land trip. Alternatively, they can take a direct flight to El Nido's airport.

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View of the Taytay Spanish Fort

Taytay, a town nestled 220 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa, is a treasure trove of history, culture, and natural beauty. It is bounded by El Nido to the north, San Vicente and Dumaran to the south, Taytay Bay and the Sulu Sea to the east, and the South China Sea to the west.

The town serves as a gateway to the breathtaking islands of the bay, including Noa Noa, Apulit, and Flower Island.

From El Nido

Arrival Hall of El Nido Lio Airport

El Nido Lio Airport, primarily used by Air Swift, which is owned by the El Nido Resorts group, serves as a private airport. 

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Travelers can catch a van/bus from Coron Corong Terminal in El Nido to Taytay. Several bus and shuttle van companies offer public transport between El Nido and Taytay, while private van hires are available for a more comfortable ride.

Airswift landed at the El Nido Lio Airport

From San Vicente

Airplane landed at Palawan's San Vicente airport

San Vicente airport is another option for travelers heading to Taytay.

From the airport, it takes approximately 1.5 hours by car to reach Taytay town. While public transportation from San Vicente to Taytay is currently unavailable, private van hires are readily available for transportation.

From Puerto Princesa

From Puerto Princesa, travelers can take a shuttle van or bus to Taytay, which takes approximately four hours. These transportation options depart from Puerto Princesa airport and San Jose Terminal multiple times per day. The road from Puerto Princesa to Taytay is in good condition, and there are rest stops along the way for meals and restroom breaks.

For those seeking comfort and reliability, booking a private van is an excellent option. With a private van, travelers can choose their own departure and return times without worrying about rushing for a shuttle van.

Get around Taytay

View of Taytay town

Tricycles are the most common means of transportation in Taytay and are widely available. However, they are generally limited to certain areas and may not be able to cover long distances. Each tricycle can accommodate up to four passengers, with fares ranging from PHP 50-100 for trips around town and over PHP 300 for outlying areas.

For those looking to explore the islands, islets, and coves of the bay, renting a boat is the best option. Wooden outrigger boats, or Bangkas, can be rented at Taytay port, with assistance from hotels such as Casa Rosa or Pem’s Pension House.

Located near the Spanish fort in the town proper, Taytay port is easily accessible if you’re heading to Apulit, Noa Noa, or Flower Island. The public bus terminal is only a five-minute drive from the port.