Getting there

Getting there

How Do I Get To Vela Philippines?

Travelling to, from, and around the Philippines may seem like a confusing and daunting task. That is why we have created this page to make things easier for you. If you cannot find the answer to your questions here, please contact us: we're here to help! This page is subdivided into the following topics:


Manila Airport (MNL) is composed of 4 active terminals:
Terminal 1 or NAIA-1, is the international terminal is also known as and is most likely where your inbound flight will arrive.
Terminal 2, the PAL Terminal (Philippine Airlines) is also known as NAIA-2 or Centennial Terminal. This terminal is used exclusively by PAL for all its domestic and international flights, including flights to Laoag (LAO).
Terminal 3, NAIA-3, is used by Cebu Pacific and AirPhil Express for their domestic and international flights.
Terminal 4, or the Manila Domestic Airport is used by Seair and Zest Airways ... you probably won't ever see this terminal.


Air Philippines, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are all good carriers to choose for the short 1 hour connection flight between MNL and Laoag (LAO). Therefore, regardless of what terminal your international flight arrives, would either have to go to Terminal 2 (Philippine Airlines) or Terminal 3 (Cebu Pacific or Air Philippines). All 3 airlines have scheduled flights between MNL and LAO daily.


Depending on your arrival time into Laoag (LAO) you will have a few options to help you complete your journey to paradise!

1. Let Vela include a private taxi with your package, and a driver who works with our partners at Kingfisher Resort will meet you upon arrival. The trip is about 1-1/2 hours drive time.
2.Spend the night at a hotel near the LAO airport at one of a handful of recommended hotel partners. Get some rest then arrange for a ride to Kingfisher the next day, either the private taxi detailed above or ...
3.For the more adventurous, you may prefer to take the local bus instead. The bus ride will take around 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours, though the bus doesn't make it all the way to there. Take the stop along the highway just before the road to "Saud Beach", in an area called "Mawini". From Mawini, you can take a local tricycle-taxi the rest of the way!