North Cay in Busuanga, northern Palawan is a small island fringed by white sand and pretty much untouched by tourism. It's a good day out, and a great stop for snorkelling and enjoying some peace and quiet since not many tourists venture out here. A portion of the beach features huge flat rocks and shallow waters. There are very basic cottages for rent if you're prepared to rough it out for the night. There's a caretaker on the island who could rustle up a meal for you. About a kilometer away from North Cay is South Cay, a smaller twin sandbar. The surrounding waters here are clear and feature seagrasses and soft corals, so don’t forget your snorkeling gear. The sandbars make for a pretty picture taken from your boat as you leave the island.
Entrance fee to the island is P200 (US$5) per person per day.Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines fly from Manila to Busuanga daily. From Busuanga airport, board a passenger van (fare is P150 per person) and head to Concepcion, roughly 35 minutes away. From Concepcion, rent a boat to North Cay.
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Published May 2016