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PORT BARTON

Palawan

What's in this Blog

How to Get to Port Barton from:

  • Puerto Princesa

  • El Nido

  • Cebu City

  • Manila

Van Schedule going to Port Barton and Contact Details

Places To Visit

Brief Description About:

  • What to Expect in Port Barton?

  • Roaming Around

  • Port Barton

  • Inadelan/German Island

  • Turtle Place

  • Starfish Island

  • Tour Packages

  • Long Beach, San Vicente

  • Bato ni Ningning

  • San Vicente Airport

  • Port Barton or San Vicente?

Suggested Itinerary for 4D/3N in Port Barton and San Vicente

FAQs

  • How much Budget?

  • Where to stay?

  • When is the best time to visit?

  • High Speed internet?

  • ATMs?

  • Party places?

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Where is Port Barton?

Port Barton is Palawan's tucked away destination between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. This destination is not yet commercialized and still has a rotational electricity schedule. The humble town of Port Barton gives you the rural vibe of the Philippines. As few tourists visit this place, beach sceneries are still unspoiled. Witnessing sunset here was one of my best; it was as if the sky was on fire. Just blazing!

I included San Vicente's Long Beach in this blog. Long Beach is an uprising destination of Palawan, and San Vicente has a commercial airport that connects tourists from Manila/Clark to this town. San Vicente airport is also closer to El Nido compared to Puerto Princesa. So if you are torn between Port Barton or San Vicente, check out my suggested itinerary and see if this would fit your schedule.

No need for SPASS/QR PASS and swab when visiting these destinations*

*as of May 2022

How to get to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa

Van

  1. From the city or airport (PPS), make your way to San Jose Terminal. A multicab ride will cost you Php15.

  2. Look for a van going directly to Port Barton. There are plenty of van options.

  3. The earliest trip is 6 am; the latest is 5 pm. If you have van contact, you may book ahead so they can pick you up at your hotel.

  4. Travel time is 3.5 hrs, and the fare is ~Php400.

Puerto Princesa to Port Barton Van Schedule and contact

*Pre-pandemic contact:

SBE Transport

Schedule:

6.30am/ 8am/ 11.30am/ 1.30pm/ 4pm

Contact number:

+639194455021/ +639951629155

email: sbetransport@yahoo.com

Nature Island Transport

Schedule:

8am/1pm

Contact Number: +639156441630/ +639083432907

email: booking@natureislandtransportpalawan.com

 

Recaro Transport

Schedule:

7.30am/ 9am/ 11am/ 1pm/ 2pm/ 4pm/ 6pm

Contact Number: +639054858597/ +639093513037

Back to Puerto Princesa from Port Barton

Van/Bus

  1. Same van transport services back to Puerto Princesa.

  2. Travel time is 3.5hrs, and the fare is ~Php400

  3. You will depart at San Jose Terminal

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Van Schedule and Contact

*Pre-pandemic contact:

SBE Transpor

Schedule:

6am/ 8am/ 10am/ 1pm/ 5pm

Contact Number:

+639287652181/ +639163691037

email: sbetransport@yahoo.com

 

Nature Island Transport

Schedule:

8am/1pm

Contact Number: +639156441630/ +639083432907

email: booking@natureislandtransportpalawan.com

 

Recaro Transport

Schedule: 6am/ 8am/ 9am/ 11am/ 1pm/ 3pm/ 5pm

Contact Number: +639054858597/ +639093513037

How to get to Port Barton from El Nido

Van

  1. Make your way to the van terminal near the public market

  2. Look for a van going to Port Barton.

  3. Fare is ~Php400 and travel time is 4hrs.

El Nido to Port Barton Van Schedule and Contact

*Pre-Pandemic

Nature Island Transport

Schedule:

8am/1pm

Contact Number: +639156441630/ +639083432907

email: booking@natureislandtransportpalawan.com

 

Recaro Transport

Schedule:

8am/1pm

Contact Number: +639054858597/ +639093513037

Back to El Nido from Port Barton

Van

  1. There are vans going directly to El Nido. I recommend booking a schedule a day before you depart for El Nido.

  2. Travel time is 4hrs, and the fare is ~Php400.

Port Barton to El Nido Van Schedule and Contact

*Pre-Pandemic

Nature Island Transport-Schedule:

8am/1pm

Contact Number: +639156441630/ +639083432907

email: booking@natureislandtransportpalawan.com

 

Recaro Transport

Schedule:

8am/1pm

Contact Number: +639054858597/ +639093513037

How to get to Port Barton from Cebu

Airplane

  1. Book a ticket from CEB to PPS via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, or Air Asia.

  2. You will arrive at Puerto Princesa.

  3. Follow the blog entry "How to get to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa."

Airplane

  1. Book a ticket from CEB to ENI via Airswift.

  2. You will arrive at El Nido

  3. Follow the blog entry "How to get to Port Barton from El Nido."

Back to Cebu from Port Barton

Airplane

  1. Travel back to Puerto Princesa. Follow the blog entry "Back to Puerto Princesa from Port Barton."

  2. Request the driver to drop you at the airport

Airplane

  1. Travel back to El Nido to catch your ENI to CEB flight. Follow the blog entry "Back to El Nido from Port Barton."

  2. Request the driver to drop you at the airport.

How to get to Port Barton from Manila

Airplane

  1. Book a ticket from MNL to PPS via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, or Air Asia.

  2. You will arrive at Puerto Princesa.

  3. Follow the blog entry "How to get to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa."

Airplane

  1. Book a ticket from MNL to ENI via Airswift.

  2. You will arrive at El Nido

  3. Follow the blog entry "How to get to Port Barton from El Nido."

Back to Manila from Port Barton

Airplane

  1. Travel back to Puerto Princesa. Follow the blog entry "Back to Puerto Princesa from Port Barton."

  2. Request the driver to drop you at the airport

Airplane

  1. Travel back to El Nido to catch your ENI to CEB flight. Follow the blog entry "Back to El Nido from Port Barton."

  2. Request the driver to drop you at the airport.

Places to Visit in Port Barton
1. Port Barton | 2. German Island or Inaladelan Island | 3. Turtle Place | 4. Star Fish Island | 5. Long Beach, San Vicente | 6. Bato ni Ningning

Other Places to Visit in Port Barton but not included in this blog
6. Double Island | 7. Exotic Island | 8. Paradise Island | 9. Pamuayan Falls

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Port Barton and San Vicente itinerary for 4D/3N

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much budget for 4D3N in Port Barton and San Vicente?

Hotel - 1500php (3 nights)

Van Transfers- 1500php

Tricycle- 300php

Tour Packages- 1500php (joiner)

Is there a high speed internet in Port Barton and San Vicente?

Port Barton- None; LTE is not reliable

San Vicente- LTE is available at town area.

Where to stay in Port Barton?

I tried:

Ausan Beach Front Cottages

 

There are cheaper hotels and hostels with electriity at night. Choose them.

Are there ATMs in Port Barton and San Vicente?

Port Barton- None.

San Vicente- Yes, at town proper.

When is the best time to visit Port Barton?

Summer will always be the best -late March to May- but a sunny day at any time of the year is just perfect.

Are there party places in Port Barton and San Vicente?

There are grill bars at town proper

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