Nagtabon Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Cream-colored fine sand, shallow waters close to shore, palm trees, cheap thatched huts for rent, and beginner-friendly surfing make this beach popular with locals and independent travelers. Photo by @jenisummers


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Roughly 32 kilometers from Puerto Princesa airport lies one of the city's best-kept secrets: Nagtabon Beach. It's not on the Palawan group tour route and attracts mostly local tourists on weekends and independent travelers. Tucked away in a cove and nestled in a thick forested area, Nagtabon has cream-colored fine sand, clear waters, and from October to February, beginner-friendly surf waves.  Expect shallow waters close to shore, perfect for wading and for kids to enjoy. The seabed is sandy with a gradual slope. A nice beach for a day-out. Cheap thatched native huts are available to rent along the beach.


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How to get there
Fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. From the airport or anywhere in the town center, take a tricycle directly to Nagtabon Beach. 

Cover photo is a screengrab from @13margui on Instagram.

Published January 2016