Are you planning to visit Port Barton in Palawan soon? Here we’ve compiled the best things to do in Port Barton!
1. Island hopping
If there’s one activity you shouldn’t miss in Port Barton, it’s island hopping.
Port Barton offers standardized island hopping tours (Tours A-E). These tours will take you to the best beaches and snorkeling spots in Port Barton. You may also visit waterfalls and local villages, depending on which tour you choose.
Our favorite stops are: Inaladelan Island or German Island for swimming with sea turtles, Pina Plata for beach bumming, and Twin Reef for snorkeling.
For a joiner tour, rate is P1200 per person.
2. Beach bum in White Beach
White Beach is considered the most beautiful beach in Port Barton, featuring a pristine shoreline lined with coconut trees. Although there’s a snorkeling spot nearby, the best thing to do here is simply beach bum.
There are different ways to get here from the mainland. It’s included in Island Hopping Tour C (Tribal Life). You can also get a boat service here for P150 per person, bike for 20 minutes, or walk on foot for 1 hour.
For day trippers, there is an entrance fee of P50 per person.
3. Visit Pamuayan Falls
Pamuayan Falls is an 8-meter high waterfall in Barangay Pamuayan, Port Barton. There is a small basin where you can swim.
To get here, you can trek from the town proper to the waterfall for 1.5-2 hours. Or you can rent a habal-habal or tricycle (tricycle rent – P750) for 15-20 minutes and then trek the rest of the way to the waterfall (15 minutes).
If you can drive, you can rent a motorcycle for a whole day (P500, excluding gas) to visit Pamuayan Falls and another falls called Bigaho Falls.
4. Visit Bigaho Falls
Bigaho Falls is a small waterfall located in Barangay Bigaho, Port Barton. Visiting here is considered a 2-in-1 adventure as it’s a mere 15 minute walk from Bigaho Beach, where you can find fine white sand and clear water.
(There is another waterfall in Port Barton called Intake Falls but it’s used as a drinking source; hence, swimming is forbidden.)
In the town proper, you can rent a kayak for P500 whole day use to explore the nearby beaches including White Beach.
Port Barton has several dive sites for beginners and advanced divers alike. Day trip rate is P3500-4000, inclusive of lunch.
7. Eco-trip at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary
The Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary is 118-hectare premier resort in Port Barton. It’s officially endorsed by WWF-Philippines.
This resort has 2 private coves with 4 beaches and its own waterfalls. It has 2 house reefs where you can snorkel to see sea turtles, fishes and different types of corals. In particular, it’s easy to spot Green turtle and Olive Ridley turtles in its Turtle Bay.
To get here, you need to take a boat ride for 1.5 hours from Port Barton to the resort. Currently, it’s only available for checked-in guests. Day tours are not available.
Click here to book your stay at Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary.
8. Day trip to Long Beach
It’s possible to go on a day trip to the Long Beach, which is considered the longest white-sand beach in the country.
The easiest way to get here is via boat (2 hours). Standard price is P5000 round-trip, good for 4 people (P1200 per additional pax). It’s possible to haggle down this price. In our case, we arranged our visit with our boatmen from our island hopping tour and settled at P3000 for 5 people.
There are also vans from Port Barton to Poblacion (Long Beach).
9. Overnight camping at Inaladelan Resort
If you want to experience the island life, you can camp in different beaches in Port Barton.
The most popular one is at Inaladelan Island, also known as German Island. The resort here offers an overnight camping package (P2500 per person, min 2 pax) which includes round-trip boat transfers, tents, meals, and use of kayak.
10. Sunset viewing
If you love watching sunsets or doing low-light photography, you shouldn’t miss the sunset at the Port Barton Beach.
11. Dinner by the beach in Port Barton
There are different restaurants and bars in Port Barton Beach where you can enjoy dinner and drinks, up to midnight. Night life in Port Barton is relatively quieter, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good time here especially with its lovely beach ambiance.
If you’re a non-local tourist, this is also a good opportunity to discover Filipino food.
What other activities do you suggest in doing in Port Barton, Palawan? Let us know in the comments below!