Starfish Island is located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is a sand bar that got its name because of the starfish that used to abundantly inhabit it. The island is also known by locals as Tabuan Island. It is a small island with a few cottages that are available for picnicking island hoppers. Its main island is made up of white sand and is surrounded by greenish waters.
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We've been to other places together before, but this was the first one that there were only the two of us. And most of our trips were spontaneous. Unplanned. Go with the flow whatever comes our way because it is unfailingly more fun that way.
So yes, it was yet another spontaneous trip and this time it's in Puerto Princesa. We did have a plan before we went there, but due to unexpected delays, we dropped everything and decided to just go with the flow of time and space.
It was a short yet sweet visit to this mountainous province in the western part of the Philippines. Puerto Princesa, fi ...
My first Palawan experience was a blast! Even though it was only for two days, we were able to visit few tourist spots and had some island hopping. It was a two days full of non stop tour and we really made the most of our time. Though due to time constraints we had only toured destinations in Puerto Princesa area which gives me more reason to go back and explore other places especially Coron and El Nido. Of course, I won't be keeping those happy thoughts with me, so let me share with you my 2 -day Palawan Escapade :) .
Originally, Palawan is not included in my travel itinerary for this yea ...
Having one of the longest coastlines in the world, the Philippines offers many spectacular snorkelling spots rich with marine life and astonishing corals. As we toured around the country, we always chose to explore the underwater world whenever we had the chance, which left us with 5 unforgettable snorkelling spots:
After we swam with the whale sharks in Oslob, we took a boat ride to neighbouring Sumilon Island where we snorkelled in crystal clear blue waters. The shallow reef, slowly fading into a dark blue background, englobes thousand of colourful vibrant species. To tak ...
There is an irony when you hear of the province of Palawan in the Philippines – regarded as one of the country's top tourist destination, Palawan is a place renowned for being least developed among other tourist destinations in the country, even in the whole of South-East Asian region.
However, tourist sites found all over Palawan are not known for their modernization – no, they are not. It is something more natural, not man-made.
After all, for a region mostly known for its clear water and white sandy beaches, among other places of interest that are all nature's own making, the prov ...
El Nido will always have the bragging rights to claim the title of the most beautiful island. After exploring the lagoons on our second day in Miniloc Island, we were ready to continue our island hopping.
Like what I've said on my previous blog post, Tours A and C are the most popular tours availed. Unlike in Tour A, where most of the places we visited were lagoons, islands in Tour C are famous for its jaw-dropping beaches. By 9:00 am, we were at Bacuit Bay waiting for our boat to arrive.
The first island we visited was the Hidden Beach. This is one of my favorite places in Tour C. From ...
As much as I loved exploring the Puerto Princesa Underground River, to do so required me to do a lot of waiting around, which is fine, but it meant that by the next morning I was eager to spend the day up and moving!
The other main appeal of Puerto Princesa is the Honda Bay area – a collection of small tropical islands easily accessible from Puerto Princesa City Proper. You can hire a boat, but unless you already have a decent sized group ready and raring to go, it will be more cost effective to take a day tour. Costing around 1400 pesos ($39) with lunch included, it certainly isn't an ex ...