port barton

Palawan, Philippines

Getting to know Port Barton

Port Barton Village aerial view

Port Barton is a charming coastal village located on the northwest coast of Palawan Island in the Philippines. While it’s not as well-known as other tourist destinations in Palawan like El Nido and Coron, Port Barton offers a quieter and more laid-back atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience.



Port Barton is renowned for its stunning beaches, each offering its own unique charm and appeal.
Here are some of the most notable beaches in the Port Barton

Port Barton White Beach

White Beach​

As the name suggests, White Beach features powdery white sand and clear turquoise waters. It’s one of the most popular beaches in Port Barton, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beach volleyball. The tranquil atmosphere and scenic surroundings make it an ideal spot for relaxation.

Paradise Island

Paradise Island

Paradise Island or Paradise Beach lives up to its name with its pristine beauty and secluded ambiance. Accessible via a short boat ride from Port Barton, this beach boasts soft white sand, swaying palm trees, and calm waters perfect for snorkeling and swimming. It’s an excellent choice for those seeking a peaceful retreat away from the crowds.

German Island Inaladelan

German Island​

Also known as Inaladelan Island, German Island is a small islet located near Port Barton. It’s a popular stop on island hopping tours, featuring a picturesque sandbar and vibrant coral reefs ideal for snorkeling. Visitors can relax on the beach, explore the island’s lush vegetation, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding sea.​

Twin Reef​

Twin Reef is a hidden gem nestled within the Port Barton Marine Park. This beach offers excellent snorkeling opportunities, with its shallow coral gardens teeming with colorful marine life. Snorkelers can encounter a variety of fish species, coral formations, and even sea turtles in the area.​

Pamuayan Beach

Pamuayan Beach​

Pamuayan Beach is another secluded stretch of coastline located a short boat ride away from Port Barton. It boasts pristine white sand, clear waters, and lush tropical vegetation. Visitors can enjoy activities like swimming, beachcombing, and picnicking in this tranquil setting.​

Exotic Island

Exotic Island​

Exotic Island is a small private island near Port Barton, offering exclusive beach experiences for visitors. It’s a popular destination for day trips and private beach outings, featuring pristine shores, turquoise waters, and excellent snorkeling opportunities.​

How to go to Port Barton

  1. Private Van Transfer: This is one of the most convenient options. You can arrange for a private van transfer directly from Puerto Princesa Airport or town to Port Barton. Many travel agencies and hotels in Puerto Princesa offer this service, and you can book it in advance. The journey takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

  2. Public Van: You can also take a public van from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton. Vans depart from San Jose Terminal in Puerto Princesa town. The vans usually operate on a fixed schedule and depart several times a day. The journey takes around 3 to 4 hours. It’s advisable to book your van ticket in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.

  3. Bus: There are also buses that run from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton, though this option is less common and may take longer than a van. Buses depart from San Jose Terminal in Puerto Princesa and the journey takes longer than vans, typically around 4 to 5 hours or more.

  4. Renting a Motorcycle or Car: If you’re comfortable driving, you can rent a motorcycle or car in Puerto Princesa and drive to Port Barton. The road conditions are generally good, but it’s essential to check the weather and road conditions before embarking on the journey. This option provides flexibility in terms of timing and allows you to explore other places along the way.

  5. Shared Shuttle Service: Some travel agencies or hostels in Puerto Princesa may organize shared shuttle services to Port Barton. This option allows you to share the cost of transportation with other travelers, making it more budget-friendly than a private transfer.


Choice Of Rooms
Php 1350 / Night

Standard Double Room with Fan

Php 1900 / Night


Php 1630 / Night

Double Room with Balcony

Php 2150 / Night

Deluxe Double Room


Island Tours and Island Hopping

Snorkling and Diving

Beach Relaxation and Activities

Waterfall Hike

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Sunset Cruises

Local Village Food Trip

Hiking and Nature Walk

Traveler Tips

  1. Pack Light Clothing: Port Barton has a tropical climate, so lightweight and breathable clothing is essential. Don’t forget to bring swimwear, sunscreen, and a hat for protection from the sun.

  2. Cash is King: While some places accept credit cards, it’s wise to carry enough cash, especially for smaller establishments and activities like island hopping tours. ATMs are limited, so withdraw enough cash before heading to Port Barton.

  3. Stay Hydrated: With the hot and humid weather, it’s crucial to stay hydrated. Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it regularly. Avoid drinking tap water; opt for bottled water instead.

  4. Mosquito Protection: Mosquitoes are prevalent in tropical areas, so bring insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Consider wearing long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

  5. Respect Local Culture: Port Barton is a small community with a laid-back vibe. Respect the local culture and customs. Learn a few basic Filipino phrases like “Salamat” (thank you) and “Kamusta?” (How are you?) to interact with locals.

  6. Book Accommodations in Advance: While Port Barton offers various accommodation options, especially during peak seasons, it’s advisable to book your stay in advance to secure the best deals and availability.

  7. Explore Responsibly: Port Barton boasts pristine beaches and coral reefs. Respect the environment by avoiding littering and following responsible tourism practices. Refrain from touching or damaging coral reefs while snorkeling or diving.

  8. Be Flexible with Itineraries: Embrace the relaxed pace of life in Port Barton. Plans may change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, so stay flexible with your itineraries and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

  9. Transportation Options: Most travelers reach Port Barton via Puerto Princesa. Arrange transportation in advance, whether it’s a shared van, bus, or private transfer. Boats are the primary mode of transportation for island hopping tours, so be prepared for boat rides.

  10. Enjoy the Sunset: Port Barton offers breathtaking sunset views. Don’t miss the opportunity to unwind and enjoy the stunning sunset by the beach with a refreshing drink in hand.

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