Nagtabon Island is popular tourist attraction thanks to its majestic white sand and shallow beach – making it a perfect place for swimming.
Another plus factor is the fact that it is just 45 minutes away from the city.
Nagtabon Beach is located in the northwest area of Puerto Princesa, around 34 kilometres away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport.
Opening Days and Hours
Nagtabon Beach is open daily, and you can visit it anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee costs USD 0.20, and a cottage goes for USD 6. A tour package for a group trip including transfers to and from the airport costs USD 50.
How to Get There
The easiest way to go to Nagtabon Beach is via a motorbike, which you can rent in Puerto Princesa for USD 10 per day. However, this option is not recommended for first time visitors. Instead, you can take a bus to Sabang for USD 1, get off at Bacungan, and ride a tricycle to Nagtabon Beach for USD 1.20 – the whole trip takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Solo travelers
- Family with children
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can stay in the island for at least 5 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to go to Nagtabon Island is during the summer months of March to early June, when the sun is hot and you can even buy fresh seafood at a very low price.
- Island hopping
- Skim boarding
- Sunset watching
- Ball games in the sand
You cannot find any restaurants in the beach, but you can find locals selling halo-halo – a popular Filipino summer dessert. At the same time, small stores selling chips and liquor can be found. You can either opt to bring your main meals, of buy seafood for grilling from fishermen around the bay.
- Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
- Honda Bay
- Ugong Rock
- Iwahig Firefly Watching
- Palawan Museum
- Palawan Heritage Center
- Sabang Beach
You can opt to stay in Puerto Princesa hotels and resorts such as:
- Al World Resort
- Voyagers Palace
- Lola Itang Pension & Restaurant
- Villa Saturnina
- Panja Resort Palawan