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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Destination: Port Barton Palawan

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Port Barton is a small town in Palawan it is approximately 150 km from Puerto Princesa and about 5+ hours boat ride to El Nido. the town offers a variety of sporting and leisure activities from snorkeling,sailing,hiking and of course diving. it is a very laidback town not to touristy and has many outlying islands there are about 14 islands surrounding the town. in the recent year it have started to become a backpackers hangout as the accommodation in port barton is incredibly cheap compare to other islands in palawan. but still remains to be quiet and relaxed . the town is so small walking is the best option to tour around and hiring a boat on going to nearby islands.Free Image Hosting at Free Image Hosting at Free Image Hosting at islands around port barton are spectacular and you can always find an unspoiled spot. the town somewhat offers trekking too. Free Image Hosting at Free Image Hosting at Port Barton is really a place to just relax and unwind. no nightlife in the island but you can grab a beer around among the beach front restaurant restaurant overlooking sunset. the islands is a nice jump off point to other destination in palawan like El Nido and Sabang these are the major attraction of Palawan going there from Port Barton will take around 5+ hours by boat. staying at Port Barton will be so relaxing before heading on to your next destination but as i have said that it is not yet a touristy spot the island have a few downside. these are regarding banks or money changer there are no banks and money changer on the area so make sure you'll bring enough Cash Pesos when you get to Port Barton and another one is the electricity it is not 24 hours the electric starts at 4 am to 6 am then resume at 4pm to midnight but hotels do have generators so its not a problem for tourist staying at hotels. as for Mobile Phone Smart Communication dominated this island while for Internet access there are several Internet cafes already usually at the hotels around.

Getting There:

The daily jeepney from Puerto Princessa to Port Barton leaves around 10 AM every day and costs only Php 200($4) per person whilst a 4x4 shuttle Van can be organised for a direct trip from the airport to Port Barton. This may cost around Php 4,000($88) Jeepneys bound for Port Barton are stationed at the Malvar Terminal.

Where To Stay:

Greenview Resort
Rates Start at 300php($6) to

Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comSummerhomes Beach Resort
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El Dorado Sunset Garden
Rates Start at 300php($6) to

Bamboo House and Restaurant
Rates Start at 450php($9)

Princesa Michaelas Resort
Rates Start at 150php($3)
to 450($9)

Elsa's Beach House
Rates Start at 300php($6)
to 450php($9)

Swissippini Lodge
Rates Start at 500php($11)
to 700php($15)

CoconutGarden Resort
Rates Start at 300php($6)
to 650php($14)

Photo Galerry of Port Barton

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German Island (Own By a German National)
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Main Beach

View from a Resort

Port Barton Beach

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lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful shots.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Islands in the Philippines can be owned by foreigners? Wha'????!!!! This is alarming.

But anyway, your blog is quite useful to travellers. Let me do some plugging sometime. :-)

Steve Buser said...

All the photos are great and very inviting. But, the first photo is a real classic, I can see why you lead off with it.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo
(Counting down toward Post #100 this week)

Admin said...

pede link exchange??

travelphilippines said...

sure paradise philippines just send me your link and i'll add you up on my link list.

Olivier said...

c'est un reve, tes photos sont magnifiques, elle me transporte. Bravo

it is a dream, your photographs are splendid, it transports me. Cheer

GMG said...

Another wonderful post with stunnig pictures. The sunset pics are awesome, but the sandbar just makes me jealous! Great job!

Adamantine said...

Waouh!! The sunset is so beautiful!!I live it, it's so romantic!

Joy said...

Palawan is so beautiful. Was there a couple of years ago and found the white sand and aqua blue water paradise-like.

Norwich Daily Photo

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

O.K., I'm convinced -- I have to go there! :)

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photos.

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog. As for Swastika on the signpost, it is a small town in Northern Ontario that was founded in 1907 (well before the Nazi's use of this symbol) and the residents were proud of their heritage and the name remains today. There are stories about the MTO (gov't agency responsible for highways and signs) trying to change the sign post during the war and residents sneaking back at night to put their town's name back up.

julia said...

Looks idylic,for a short time, give me instead a place with with more chaos!Philippinos I have met were very very pleasant people.

Zannnie said...

oh very useful post:) and i love the beaches there ;) wow, are you living at Palawan or near there?

I wish to know what are the inventions in your city? see my post today!

Nikon said...

I love your photos -

Anonymous said...

WOW I didn't know there were places like that in the Philippines ;) Stunning

Nikon said...

Thanks for your visit!

Kalyan said...

WoW,WoW...some really magnificent shots from this place!

isa said...

Is this Paradise?

travelphilippines said...

yes i think so isabella. actually its one of the paradise here in the philippines.

Lavenderlady said...

The first photo is a prize winner. Who knew the sky could be that color.

Lilly said...

This is a paradise island. I'll definetely keep it in mind for when i want an exotic holiday.

Marie said...

Oh la la I can't believe this island is on earth. It is a dream :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is such a wonderful place to visit.

Dsole said...

wow, now i know where I have to go for search information about the Philippines... for now I'm not planning to travel there (but I wish I could!)
beautiful photos, and neat information! Cool

Ann (MobayDP) said...

What lovely beaches! I can see myself relaxing there indeed! :-)

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Oh you see what you've done now? You've just told all of us about this serene place with cheap accommodations, pristine beaches and perfect sunsets! Now I can just see a whole host of tourists swarming down on Port Barton! lol :-D

Anonymous said...


Beautiful place,...

asan ka ba now?

Adventure tayo???

pusa said...

wow! dream ko talaga makapunta jan sa palawan!

my favorite boss visited amanpulo and he said it really feels like he was in paradise there, even said that it's better than sardinia

JaamZIN said...

I love these type of boats. I saw similar ones in Bali.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

love love love island hopping. just went to boracay last month and its heavenly. i could live there forever!!

we're planning to go to palawan by next, next year. actually were thinking of either palawan or cebu. my balikbayan relatives are sort of afraid of the terrorist blah blah--you know, just some paranoid thoughts..

thanks for visiting "unbearable lightness" by the way ;)

Tara said...

You are doing a great job as a tourism promoter! Besides the gorgeous photographs, I appreciate the information you provide, especially about rates and availability of money changers. Useful items to know!

Lost Sputnik said...

hi there. Wow you've got a great travel site going on here. I'll link you up to my blog, is that okay? I'm currently backpacking around the Philippines, for morethan two months now. Check it if you have the time. I religiously upload photos, videos and written work to every place that I go to. come check it out. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for this as it is very useful. I've only been to a part of Palawan and would wish to visit this place one of these days.

Anonymous said...

port barton is interesting. not the usual tourist trap. the view of those forested mountains near the sea is just awesome!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for your great pics and information on Port Barton. I was there about two years ago in 2007 and loved it. I felt like I had stepped into a time machine and was transported back to the 1700s, before all of the industrialization and commercialism began to encroach on the earth's natural beauty. My cottage was just steps from the beach and all you could really hear was the sounds of the waves and wind. Unforgettable.

Thanks again,


robinson said...

Yes, I work in this area out of Cebu... The surrounding region has best pristine white sand beaches on the planet and crystal clear water. FYI...Only Philippine Nationals can own property in the Philippines (I'm a US National)

Dexter said...

There are lots of activities to do in Palawan Resorts, enjoyable for a solo traveler, a family, honeymooners or a group of friends.

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