PORT BARTON: SAMPLE ITINERARY AND BUDGET

Below is a sample weekend itinerary. Make adjustments based on your preferences. We’ve also included an expense breakdown. Please note that we made some assumptions for the itinerary we created. These are the following:

  • You’re traveling with at least one person, sharing expenses.
  • Your accommodation budget is around P1200 per night; split with another person so prepare to spend at least P600 per night.
  • You’re traveling from Puerto Princesa Airport and going by bus to Port Barton on the day you arrive.
  • You’ll pay the standard prices for tours. You can bargain, but if you have the budget, don’t. Port Barton isn’t a famous destination, so you’ll be helping the local economy if you don’t haggle.

Day 1: Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

07:20 am – Estimated time of arrival (ETA) at Puerto Princesa Airport
08:00 am – Hire tricycle to San Jose Terminal, P60 (P120/2)
08:30 am – Buy food and drinks for the trip, P120
09:00 am – Bus departure for Port Barton, P250
01:00 pm – ETA in Port Barton
01:10 pm – Pay environmental fee at the tourism office, P50
01:40 pm – Check-in at accommodation
02:30 pm – Snacks, P100
04:00 pm – Go to the beach and look for tours
05:30 pm – Sunset watching
06:30 pm – Dinner, P200
08:30 pm – Return to accommodation
09:00 pm – Lights out!

Day 2: Island Hopping

07:30 am – Wake up for start of the tour
09:00 am – Island Hopping, P800
05:00 pm – Return to accommodation, change clothes and rest
06:00 pm – Dinner, P200
08:00 pm – Return to hotel
09:00 pm – Lights out!

Day 3: Pamuayan Falls

05:30 am – Wake up for the trip to falls
06:00 am – Begin trek to Pamuayan Falls, P150 (P300/2)
07:30 am – Cool off at the waterfall
09:30 am – Return to the village
11:00 am – Return to hotel, shower, etc
12:00 pm – Check out
12:30 pm – Lunch, P200
01:30 pm – Return to Puerto Princesa, P250
05:30 pm – Tricycle to Airport, P60 (P120/2)
06:00 pm – Airport arrival and pay the terminal Fee: P200
07:40 pm – Flight to Manila

With this itinerary, you’ll spend approximately P3900 (around USD75, EUR60, SGD100), excluding flights.

You can reduce your expenses by staying in cheaper places and spending less on food.

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