The beaches in Port Barton are known for their calm waters and pristine rainforests. The simplicity of the village, as well as the kindness and hospitality of the locals, will make you never want to leave.
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This town on Pender Bay is essentially a two-road town where the jungle descends precipitously into the bay. It has the kind of scenery that, after a few strolls on the beach, you no longer want to share your views with others. The waters off the coast are dotted with several islands with good beaches and snorkeling opportunities, the sign of working pearl farms.
As chill as Port Barton is, it has quickly emerged as a major stop for backpackers, complete with funky hostels, hipster cafes, and reggae bars staffed by hot hunks.When visiting Port Barton, realize that it is not close to San Vicente. The two towns are roughly two hours apart by road or 45 minutes by boat. Be aware of this when booking online, and avoid getting lost.
The faster option! The van can take you to Port Barton in only 3 hours, sometimes even 2.5 hours.
Also, there are multiple van trips per day, so you can travel in the morning or in the afternoon. You also have a choice between going to San Jose Terminal and getting picked up at the airport (or your hotel) for an additional fee.
Two van operators ply the Puerto Princesa-Port Barton route: SBE and Recaro.
Departure times: 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Contact number: 09054858597, 09093513037
Departure times: 6:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4pm
Contact number: 09194455021, 09951629155
Travel time: 3 hours Fare: P350 from San Jose Terminal, P500 from the airport
To take the bus, you need to get to San Jose Terminal first. At the airport, walk to the gate of the airport, where the tricycles are stationed. Hire a driver and ask to be taken to San Jose Terminal. Fare is P120 per ride. Split the cost if you’re a group. Alternatively, you can take a trike+jeepney combo, which is cheaper. But since I’m guessing you have heavy bags in tow, just go straight to the San Jose Terminal.
At San Jose Terminal, board the bus bound for Port Barton. ONly 1 bus per day, scheduled to leave at 9am.
Travel time: around 4 hours Fare: P250
Rent a car
You can also rent a car in Puerto Princesa to drive yourself or with a driver around Palawan. In that case, simply avoid the smaller city cars which are not fit for the rough part of road between Roxas and Port Barton.
In Puerto Princesa, you will find rental shops with japanese car brands such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan or Suzuki. These manufacturers offer vehicles fit for driving on and off road in Palawan, such as SUV, 4×4 and pickup trucks.
How much does it cost and where to rent a car or motorbike? Renting a motorbike is quite cheap. You can rent one for a day from P500 to P1000 depending on the horsepower and model of the bike. If you rent the vehicle for longer than a week, you can get decreasing rates from the renters.
You can find many places to rent a motorbike or a car in Puerto Princesa but it can be difficult to know which one to choose. If you want to plan your rental ahead, we recommend Rent-A-Car Palawan, which offers online booking for a wide range of motorbikes, cars and vans in many places of Palawan island.
Rent a motorcycle
If you are an adventurous person and want to explore new things, then renting a motorbike is for you. Renting a motorcycle provides a whole new level of excitement but it is not for everyone. You can rent a 100 to 150 cc bike that can run up to 120m/hr, but you don’t need to drive fast. Just stroll, find a spot and watch the sunset unfold. If you want to rent a
It can take 4 hours from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton or less depending on the people riding the motorbike. Frequent stopovers and slow pace can make it longer. You can also ride with an instructor; the price depends on how long and how far you have gone with the instructor, and also to the motorbike shop you have rented it.
The road might be quite harsh during heavy rains, and sometimes can be unpassable. It is suggested to travel in the morning with the sun up to ensure safe and unhindered travel. But the good thing about riding a motorcycle is you can also use it to move in and around Port Barton. Just make sure you have enough petrol and you wear your head and body gear for safety.
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