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
Attraction
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
Attraction
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)
Attraction
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
₱2200.00
Experience
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!

Where to stay

Kalikasan Camp
₱900.00
Hotels and homes
10.08 km away

Located in Bacungan at only 40 minutes drive from Puerto Princesa airport and 15 minutes from the beautiful Nagtabon beach and only 10 minutes walking to the river a perfect to swim and chill. A wonderful opportunity to escape from the city and enjoy the authentic life of Palawan. You will experience a unique and confortable way of camping, where stunning nature meet modern luxury. You can enjoy a peaceful stay in a stunning canvas belt tent furnished with real beds, fans and electricity.

Kalikasan Camp
₱900.00
Hotels and homes
10.08 km away

Located in Bacungan at only 40 minutes drive from Puerto Princesa airport and 15 minutes from the beautiful Nagtabon beach and only 10 minutes walking to the river a perfect to swim and chill. A wonderful opportunity to escape from the city and enjoy the authentic life of Palawan. You will experience a unique and confortable way of camping, where stunning nature meet modern luxury. You can enjoy a peaceful stay in a stunning canvas belt tent furnished with real beds, fans and electricity.

Bamboo Pacific Lodge
₱500.00
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.

Getting there and around

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

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