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For guests who prefer an island stay, we highly recommend Secret Paradise Resort, which is renowned for its Nature Reserve and Marine Sanctuary. It is instrumental in the protection and preservation of sea turtles.
The resort is situated on the aptly named Turtle Bay, and has private cottages with hot showers, and free Wi-Fi. The resort has four of its own private beaches. Crab and lobster dishes are a speciality.
Transport to Secret Paradise resort is made from Puerto Princess, Sabang, Taytay or El Nido, by appropriate land and boat connections which we incorporate in your itinerary.
We list Secret Paradise Resort as one of our recommended "Away From It All" Resorts.
Port Barton is a small coastal village on the west coast of Palawan, between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. Together with its accompanying pristine islands, it has become a popular choice for adventurous travellers who appreciate and enjoy the remote location, natural beauty, and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere this peaceful beachside village, at the edge of a rainforest, has to offer
Port Barton lies on an attractive beach on the west coast of Palawan. Other beautiful beaches can also be found on neighbouring islands which are accessible by boat and which make pleasant day excursions.
Port Barton is a good place for families as the beach is sheltered and quiet. It is a great place to witness spectacular and colourful sunsets.
Wikitravel describes Port Barton as "largely unspoiled, pleasantly unsophisticated and slightly primitive" - and that is what draws many of its visitors. There are no paved roads in or out of the village buses and few vehicles.
As is the case in El Nido, electricity is limited in Port Barton, usually between 5.30pm and midnight. There are no banks or cash-machines so it is important to bring money with you when travelling from Puerto Princess.
Activities that visitors can undertake include island-hopping with local boatmen, snorkelling, diving (several local dive schools), and trekking through the surrounding rain forests, with the help of a local guide. There is also a pathway that leads to a waterfall which is a tempting spot for a cool swim.
There are a few simple beach-side restaurants which serve delicious meals and cold beers.