Exotic Island in Port Barton, Palawan

Make this island in a quieter part of Palawan, with its shallow waters and white sand shores, your next beach bumming stop. Photo by @krisanto.lakwatsero


“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

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Palawan's Exotic Island is a tiny unspoiled island off the coast of Port Barton, a coastal village roughly 145 kilometers from Puerto Princesa. It offers simple beach pleasures making it a staple stopping point of island hoppers for swimming, snorkeling and picnic lunches. One of its fun beach lures is the narrow strip of shallow crystal-clear waters that you can walk on to from the main beach to take you to another stunner. 



Baby, it's plain to sea.

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How to get there
Philippine Airlines flies from Manila to Puerto Princesa daily. From the Puerto Princesa airport, take a cab to San Jose Terminal where vans and San Isidro Express buses take off from to go to Port Barton directly. Travel time from the terminal to Port Barton is three to four hours. In Port Barton, hop on a habal-habal to take you to the port where outrigger boats are available to hire for island hopping.

Cover photo is a screengrab from @krisanto.lakwatsero on Instagram.

By Celia Nachura

Published October 2016