PORT BARTON: TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS

Honestly, Port Barton doesn’t have many attractions compared to other destinations in Palawan. People visit because of the serene atmosphere and the middle-of-nowhere feel it provides. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or party every night, you’re in the wrong place. Go to de-stress and leave all your worries behind.

Just because it is a quiet destination it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do here. There are some activities and places to visit that fill your itinerary.

Island Hopping Tours

Like many places in Palawan, island hopping to the nearby beaches and reefs is one popular activity you can do during your stay. Tours are named A to D, each having their own stops; what we can say is that they’re quite similar.

Trip Length: 9 AM – 4 PM
Rate: P700-800 per person (lunch included)

Here are the places you’ll visit during your trip.

Tour A

  • Exotic Island
  • German Island (Inaladelan Island)
  • Twin Reef
  • Fantastic Reef

Tour B

  • Paradise Island
  • German Island (Inaladelan Island)
  • Aquarium Reef
  • Wide Reef

Tour C

  • Exotic Island
  • German Island (Inaladelan Island)
  • Paradise Island
  • Fantastic Reef

Tour D

  • Exotic Island
  • Marine Sanctuary
  • Bigaho Waterfalls
  • Sandbar

If you want to include or exclude certain destinations, you can charter a boat and discuss with your guide and boatman your preferred itinerary; this costs around P3000 – P4000 per boat.

FYI: Inaladelan Island (German Island) is a private resort that requires visitors to pay a P100 entrance fee per person. You can also pitch a tent and camp here.

Camping at Inaladelan Island (German Island)

We highly recommend this beach; in fact, it is our favorite. It got its name (German Island) because a German national owned it before; this is what our boatmen told us. The new owners turned it into a private resort and returned it to its former name, which was Inaladelan.

You can visit this island which is often a part of island hopping. However, if you want to stay longer, you can camp. The island doesn’t have any cottages or rooms, but you can rent a tent with foam beds.

Here are the rates and inclusions:

Day Trip
Rate: P1500 per person, minimum of 5.
Inclusions: round trip boat transfers from Port Barton, entrance fee, light snack, and lunch.

Overnight
Rate: P2500 per person, minimum of 2.
Inclusions: round trip boat transfers from Port Barton, tents with foam bed, meals (lunch, breakfast), and kayak rental.

The island has rudimentary toilet facilities.

Itaytay Beach

Itaytay Beach is Port Barton’s main beach but it doesn’t compare to the shores of the islands; however, it’s still a decent place to just chill. Don’t miss sandbar on the northern end of the beach.

Port Barton faces the west, which means you can catch the beautiful sunset.

Pamuayan Waterfalls

You can reach this waterfall after an hour and a half trek through streams and a forest. However, this destination is off the beaten path and has a confusing trail. Hire a guide for P300. Its cool waters are the perfect remedy to a hot day. You can bring food and drinks to the site, but leave nothing and take your garbage when you leave.

Other Attractions

Aside from the island hopping activities and waterfalls, you have options on what else you can do during your visit.

  • Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary is an eco-tourism destination that is proud to say they are “the only turtle sanctuary in the Philippines endorsed by WWF-Philippines”. We’re unsure if day-trippers can enter the sanctuary, but guests with a reservation can access the 77-hectare reserve and its beaches. If you visit the right season, at around October to March, green sea, hawksbill, and Olive Ridley turtles are also known to lay their eggs here.
  • Long Beach is another destination to go to from Port Barton. This is the longest beach in the province. This is near San Vicente’s poblacion, which is approximately an hour away by boat. Boat trips aren’t regular to and from Long Beach; however, you can rent a private one for around P2000 one-way or P4000 for a tour. If you’re traveling alone, look for others to share the expenses with. Alternatively, you can ride the Magdalena boat that leaves for San Vicente at around 8 AM. The fare is approximately P150. Magdalena only sails once a day; you’ll have to charter a private boat for your return trip to Port Barton.

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