Tagkawayan Beach | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan

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About an hour away from Puerto Princesa's city proper, this beach is underdeveloped and is best for camping and spacing out in the sound of waves. Spanning about 700 meters, it has fine, mocha-brown sand and feels a bit remote. During Amihan Season between November and March, the waves are so strong that they bring stones ashore on one side of the beach. The existing wooden huts and cabins for accommodation in the surrounding area have been abandoned. The beach can be found along Simpocan Road in Barangay Simpocan.
Open: Open daily
Address: Simpocan Rd., Brgy. Simpocan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Palawan Ecological Adventure Tree
8.23 km away

More popularly known as "Mother Tree," this attraction features an immense ipil tree that is more than 100 years old. It is about 60 to 80 feet high, with the diameter of eight people armstretched around the tree. Getting here requires a guide from Sitio Bualbualan for approximately P250 per group. From that village, guests are led up a one-hour gradual ascent to the location of the tree. Guests are advised to bring water and snacks as the trek can be warm and physically taxing.

Nagtabon Beach
8.42 km away

Only around 45 minutes away from Puerto Princesa's city proper, Nagtabon Beach is one of the hidden treasures that you'd want to keep a secret. Its long sandy beach is dotted by several coconut trees, making it the ideal backdrop for a proper beach holiday. Its rustic charm comes from the fact that it has not yet been commercialized, to the extent that there are still no electricity and telecommunications signals in the site. The beach is suitable for surfing during the windy months, and can be camped on anytime. There are stalls during the day that offer snacks and short meals, as well as fruit juices and other drinks. Cottages can be rented out for P200, accommodating 4-6 people.

Crocodile Farm (PWRCC)
12.64 km away

Located in Bgy. Irawan, one can take a jeepney or a tricycle bound for Irawan stationed along Malvar Street or may hire a private vehicle to go there. The ride takes only 25 minutes to visit this joint project of the Philippine and Japanese governments. The Crocodile Farm is a showcase of successful conservation project. The farm breeds two endangered species found in the country including the endemic Philippine Crocodile. There is also a mini-zoo where the colorful Nicobar Pigeon, the raucous talking mynah, the elusive bearcat, and other animals found in Palawan are sheltered.

Things to do nearby

Exploring Puerto Princesa from Dawn 'til Dusk
Local sightseeing
9.61 km away

Dedicate a day experiencing rich Palaweño culture, and enjoy a hearty lunch in the middle. This full-day Puerto Princesa tour will bring you to several landmark Palawan museums, the biggest and oldest Catholic Church in the city, and the enchanting Butterfly Garden and Tribal Village. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

Midsummer Night's Dream 2019:  Palawan's Biggest Outdoor Dance Music Festival

Midsummer Night’s Dream is Palawan’s biggest outdoor dance music festival, taking place during Puerto Princesa’s annual Pangalipay sa Baybay Celebration. it is the highlight event in Palawan every summer and comes built in with travel packages to further promote tourism.

Where to stay

Bamboo Pacific Lodge
Hotels and homes
17.75 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this lodge in Puerto Princesa. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Michelle Pension and Pool Palawan

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Puerto Princesa City. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Citystate Asturias Hotel
Hotels and homes
19.40 km away

Citystate Asturias Hotel Puerto Princesa is more than just a hotel; it is a haven to local and foreign visitors; an enjoyable place for a family bonding; a romantic getaway for every couple; and a respite for the hectic executive or entrepreneur and a portal to nature’s wonders for the adventurous tourist. At Citystate Asturias Hotel, indulge in appetizing culinary delights, enjoy a night out and get into the swing or just loosen up at its dining and entertainment facilities.Its adaptable banquet facilities can seat up to 350 guests and is a perfect venue for any occasion: from parties to formal or informal forums.

A day exploring one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Palawan, is surely tiring. Here at this hotel in Puerto Princesa, you can fully restore all your lost energy to be ready for the next adventure. While you enjoy island living, the hotel provides modern conveniences for your comfort. Look forward to retreat to air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, mini-bar upon request, and a bathroom with complete bath amenities. You may also opt to choose between smoking and non-smoking room.

Though Palawan offers a lot of beautiful places to explore, staying in at Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan proves to be a memorable time as well. Within the comforts of the hotel, you can cool down in the outdoor swimming pool or warm up a cold night in the Jacuzzi. For a delectable dining experience, choose among three restaurants; The Lounge Bar, Pacardos Restaurant, and Scenario Bar. You may also take advantage of a variety of hotel services including room service, laundry service, and relaxing massage services.

Palawan is an exquisite destination in the southwest part of the Philippine archipelago. It is a long, narrow island pointing to Borneo. It is known as the "Last Frontier" and is now being promoted as an ecotourist destination, attracting a steady stream of visitors. It is, in fact, one of the most visited tourist spots in the Philippines. There are daily flights to Puerto Princesa-Palawan's capital-from Manila, Cebu, and Iloilo. There are also boat trips and round trips that take you directly to El Nido and Busuanga.

Getting there and around

Simpocan Rd., Brgy. Simpocan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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