Honda Bay

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Honda Bay is a key biodiversity area on the eastern shore of the island of Palawan near Puerto Princesa City in the southwestern Philippines.

The bay is used for both subsistence and commercial fisheries and recreation. Boats can be rented for the day and used for travel to nearby islands, many less than 45 minutes from the shore by boat. Honda Bay is ideal for snorkeling. Starfish ...

are commonly found near islands such as Starfish Island. Puerto Princesa is the nearest port city, and is accessible by plane.

Honda Bay News

  • 3 Best Places For Whale Shark Watching In The Philippines

    3 Best Places For Whale Shark Watching In The Philippines

    Although half of its name suggests terror, the whale shark is a harmless gentle giant swimming in the tropical seas. As the worlds largest fish, they sure eat a lot. But one thing we can tell you is that humans are not a part of their menu.

    Whale sharks are very charming and lovable swimming creatures in the ocean. Seeing them up close and swimming with them is an experience that is worth chasing. In a tropical country blessed with rich marine life like the Philippines, it is not difficult to find that opportunity.

    If you want to experience the magic of watching a free-swimming whale sha ...

  • Palawan Honda Bay

    Palawan Honda Bay

    The very first time I went to Puerto Princesa was several decades ago when I was still the Director of Sales of an international chain hotel, which managed a hotel there owned by the Rafols Family. I remember the family's matriarch taking very good care of me, showing me around the different attractions of the place, serving me the delicacies of the island, in other words, giving me the royal treatment.

    She even had me delivered on their private yacht to the family's own island, about half an hour away from the city. It was uninhabited and I had the island all to myself for the entire day ...

  • 25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures To Do This Summer

    25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures To Do This Summer

    Summer is around the corner! Is there a better way to enjoy the season than frolicking in a beautiful beach? Yes, and it is called island hopping??"a must-do activity during these sunny months. You won't just visit beaches but also secret lagoons, coves, inlets, marine sanctuaries, and more! We gathered 25 of our best island hopping sojourns, and we highly encourage you to visit these paradises.

    For our foreign readers who don't know what this adventure is, island hopping refers to a recreational activity of cruising from one island to another. It traces its activity back to World War 2 whe ...

  • The Philippines Perusing Palawan May 10-14 2016

    The Philippines Perusing Palawan May 10-14 2016

    In another attempt to dodge reality, Ross and I decided to hop on over to the Philippines for some last-minute, fast-paced birding. With only three and a half weeks off, we decided on an itinerary that would include Palawan, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, and Mindanao (this last island Ross would be doing alone because I could only get two weeks off of work).

    Ross and I were both super excited to visit Southeast Asia again, and were especially excited to visit the Philippines, where we'd heard nothing but good things from those who had visited. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of over 7,000 ...

  • Beautiful Beach With Lots To Offer Honda Bay A Must Visit

    Honda Bay is a bay on the eastern shore of the island of Palawan near Puerto Princesa City in the southwestern Philippines. The bay is used for both subsistence and commercial fisheries and recreation.

    Just 45 minutes north of the city proper, hop onto a boat and go island hopping at Honda Bay located in the mid-eastern coast of the city.

  • A Plea To Go Easy On Lapu-Lapu

    A Plea To Go Easy On Lapu-Lapu

    Visit a local Chinese restaurant and you will most likely see an aquarium filled with live lapu-lapu, waiting for a diner's beckoning. Popular for its mild sweet flavor, lapu-lapu??"whether steamed, fried or sautéed??"is a staple in these restaurants' menus.

    Unfortunately, this fish and its family is slowly diminishing.

    In a recently published study by Haribon Foundation and Newcastle University UK under the Darwin Initiative Project 19-020, "Responding to Fish Extirpations in the Global Marine Epicenter of Shorefish Diversity", the Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) locally known ...