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FREQUENT QUESTIONS: TRAVEL ISSUES

Shown below are responses to one or more frequently asked questions about travel issues involved in arriving and departing the resort. If you don’t find an answer to your question below – or within other sections of our website – please feel free to send us an email by clicking here.


Q ) Can we fly to Busuanga from any other airport in the Philippines or only from Manila?

A ) At this time, the only way to fly to Busuanga is from Manila.

Q ) Once we arrive at Busuanga airport, how do we get to Sangat Island?

A ) Once we have your confirmed flight arrival details into Busuanga, just relax… we’ll take it from here.

After landing at Busuanga airport, one of our resort representatives – who will be holding a sign labeled “Sangat Island” – will escort you and your party to a waiting vehicle.

After a 30-minute ride to the Coron town pier you’ll be put aboard one of our boats for your final 40-minute journey to Sangat Island.

Q ) What is the baggage weight allowances on domestic air flights from Manila to Busuanga?

A ) Luggage weight allowances for Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Skyjet are as follows:

Airline Baggage Allowance Over Allowance Fees
Cebu Pacific 15 Kg. check-in / 7 Kg. hand carry 100 Philippine Pesos / Kilo
Philippine Airlines 10 Kg. check-in / 7 Kg. hand carry 115 Philippine Pesos / Kilo
Skyjet 10 Kg. check-in / 7 Kg. hand carry 150 Philippine Pesos / Kilo
Q ) Can I pay for domestic airline terminal fees and excess baggage fees in my home currency or do I need to pay for these expenses in Philippine Pesos?

A ) Both Manila and Busuanga require terminal and excess baggage fees to be paid in Philippine Pesos (Php).

Terminal fees assessed at Manila are normally 200 Philippine pesos but it is mostly included in the ticket price but you should double check it is included on your ticket; Terminal Fees assessed at Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Busuanga) are 100 Philippine Pesos and only paid on departure from Busuanga.

Excess baggage fees for all major air carriers flying into Busuanga from Manila Airport are addressed in the previous section.

Q ) What is the easiest and least expensive way to get to Sangat from El Nido – and back again?

A ) The cheapest way to get from El-Nido to Coron (and back again) is by booking your travel on a “Banca Ferry”. The trip takes from seven to eight hours and it can – at times – be a rough ride depending upon current weather and sea conditions.

Travelers beware: If you’re prone to sea sickness, or are nervous about long trips through potentially heavy seas, a Banca Ferry may not be your most favourite conveyance to and from our lovely island. Since the weather conditions will be observed first, it is not possible to book far in advance and tickets can only be purchased over-the counter in El Nido or Coron town a few days before departure. We can assist in booking for you when you are at Sangat so you will not have to go to the Coron town ticketing office.

To get between Sangat and El Nido by air is only possible via Manila and then connect to a flight going to Busuanga or El-Nido from there unless you charter a private Sea plane

Another option would be to charter Sangat’s private RIB (Rigid inflatable boat) for more info click here.

For more information on air carriers providing service between Manila to Busuanga, please click here.