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Nagtabon Beach

206 Reviews

Nagtabon Beach

206 Reviews
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Puerto Princesa: Shared UNESCO Underground River Day Tour

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With this tour, you'll get to visit one of the longest navigable underground river in the world. With the help of your guide, you'll get to know more of Puerto Princesa and the wonderful flora and fauna found only in our island. Book this trip if you wish to have a fun-filled day in the city.<br><br>The activity includes pick up from your hotel within 15 kilometers of the airport. We will advise you of your exact pick up time before 7 PM the day prior so you know what time you'll prepare. Have a heavy breakfast because travel time from the city to the wharf is 2 hours. <br><br>Waiting time is inevitable considering that this is one of the most popular tours in Puerto Princesa. Despite this, your guide will endeavor to provide you with one of the most memorable trips in Palawan.<br><br>Lunch will be served at a local restaurant and after, you have the option to join a zip line flight and help the local community who organizes this activity. <br><br>You'll be back at your hotel at around 4 PM.
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P.M. wrote a review Jun. 2020
Sydney253 contributions220 helpful votes
We came to PP just to see this beach and it was AWESOME! We droned the whole thing and had a blast. I would love to return. Some of the hawkers are a bit persistent about selling stuff, but most of them walked off when I said "no thank you".
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Date of experience: March 2020
Alberto H wrote a review Mar. 2020
Puerto Princesa, Philippines1 contribution
Nagtabon beach is not a resort or a beach with a caretaker. nagtabon beach is an open public beach in short "swim at your own risk". don't expect to have lifeguards, cottages, and restaurants because all of that is not existing in nagtabon beach. you can see some stores that offer food and cottages but those are operated but local which means you don't expect a resort service or quality. for the FREE beach, this one is the best. even nicer to some with entrance fees.
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Date of experience: January 2020
palawanismyhome wrote a review Feb. 2020
Puerto Princesa, Philippines19,625 contributions300 helpful votes
The first time i went to Nagtabon Beach was 25 years ago when the only way to get there was riding on the daily jeepney along a rough road which sometimes took up to 4 hours for the 30 km trip. Back then there were two simple places to stay and during our visits you could guarantee that there were no more than 10 people in the sea. Nowadays there is a concrete road leading all the way down to the beach and it is easy to rent a motorbike in Puerto Princesa for the 30-40 minute trip. The beach is sandy and the ocean clean as wave after wave hits the shore.There are many little canteens along the beach now and a few places to stay. You can even rent surfboards and enjoy the fun when the waves are big enough. Nowadays there are hundreds of visitors at the beach on the weekend, enjoying their time. BUT be careful as when it is rough there is a rip tide and people drown each year if the lifeguard cannot reach them on time. My favorite canteen/bar is Surf Surf which is to the left when you reach the beach, (about 100 m ). We used to be able to park our motorbikes on the access road but since last week you have to park them in a field for 30 pesos fee, which is very reasonable. Do not go to the first bar to the right which is run by a Slovenian who charges an astronomical 80 pesos for a beer, 150 pesos for a hammock, and even 250 pesos to sit at a table with two chairs to drink the beer that you bought. If you fancy a safer beach do not take the road down to Nagtabon beach, just continue another 9 kms to Talaudyaong Beach where swimming is safer as there is no rip-tide. Here there are several small resorts which charge a small entrance fee.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JMIANO1981 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Puerto Princesa, Philippines13 contributions2 helpful votes
Just like Boracay and the hospitality of the locals are very sweet! I will surely come back here and my family.
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Date of experience: September 2019
pmickey wrote a review Dec. 2019
Calgary, Canada445 contributions154 helpful votes
Not much to do when the surf is up ,other then surfing, but the beach itself is very nice , perhaps if we were there when there was no tide we could have gone snorkeling, there is not a lot of places to rent chairs , and not many places to eat , but the beach is very nice
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Date of experience: December 2019