The WanderWalkers
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The Wanderwalkers make it possible for tourists to safely and conveniently visit Balabac, the hidden gem in the south of Palawan. Home to virgin white beach islands and sandbars including Onok Island, Punta Sebaring, Candaraman and Mansalangan, Balabac is considered as Philippines' last paradise. Joiner and Private Tours are available.
Balabac, Philippines

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BeachesBeGood
Vancouver, Canada55 contributions
Oct 2022
I'm not sure why people rate this so highly as it really isn't good. I paid for a 5D4N private tour that is advertised as "go at your own pace" yet you only go to one island per day so your own pace is just finishing the day early. Most islands are 1-2 hours away.

The islands are very far apart and some are absolutely covered in trash. You can't even take photos because it's hideous. Even the island you camp on is basically an inhabited landfill.

The only nice island is Onok Island, and you could DIY a tour and stay on Onok Island instead for half the cost.

The only nice part of the island is the campground they send you to. Those ladies work very hard and feed you very well.

But after travelling all around the Philippines, this tour and area is a huge disappointment and overpriced. The tour was disorganized at the pier upon arrival and no one is in charge. Our boat got a hole in and we had to jump into the ocean to get to another boat.

Wanderwalkers is just a website that charges you double and gives half to the boat/campsite. Just DIY it, but it's really not that great. Go to Port Barton, El Nido, Siargao, Coron, Boracay, really anywhere else.
Written 28 November 2022
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Chaterin N
8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
If y’all ever come to the phillipines
Is not boracay , el nido , to discover cuz it’s way to underrated and way to crowded for tourism and yet dirty beaches.
I highly recommend Balabac as a treasure of the Phillipines . With this company ❤️
Definitely worth it the journey
But it’s a breathtaking and unforgettable moments everyday.
Clean beaches , crystal Clearwater , paradise on earth 👍🏻😉
Like you own the island for yourself
Especially when you travel in a private tour with your loved one 🤭. They taken good cared of us , our safety and the food is home cooked feels like home ❤️
Written 3 November 2022
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babsi88
Northvale, NJ6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Balabac is an isolated municipality located in the southernmost part of Palawan. We availed the 4N5D Oct 2-6 private tour & private van via The WanderWalkers. We chose to be picked up from the Puerto Princesa airport at 6am (instead of staying one night in PP hotel). The WanderWalkers provided seamless van transfers (5 hrs) from Puerto Princesa to Port Buliluyan & another almost 2 hr ride to base camp- Punta Sebaring via bangka (wooden boat with outrigger). Instead of a beach tent, we availed to stay in one of the TeePee huts (for an additional fee). Expect to rough it as there was no electricity & only generators power the campsite in the twilight hrs (usually from 6p-10pm). Internet is spotty at best....under one of the coconut trees. Tabo/showers & bucket style flush toilets are communal. Even so, the experience is one to remember. Everyone was welcoming & hospitable. Not only did tita Tess, ChinChin, & crew (Eileen, Jo, Willie) provided service with a smile, they treated us as their families. Ample & fresh food was served for breakfast, lunch, & dinner not to mention merienda (afternoon snack) after a long day of island hopping. They also prepared picnic style lunch such as alimango (giant mud crab), squid, fish, & shrimp to take on the inter-island tours. They also set up a bonfire for us one night. Not to be forgotten -our boatmen (Gogi & Daniel) who gave us an unhurried time to explore Patawan, Onok (only one with internet service) & several sandbars with quintessential starfish- Candaraman, Mansalangan sandbar, Arabella mangrove, & natural infinity pool. They also took us to Barok sandbar which was a bonus. Watching the sunrise & sunset at Punta Sebaring was phenomenal!
If you don't mind getting out of your comfort zone & desire an off grid experience, consider Balabac via The WanderWalkers on your bucketlist. Overall, meeting new people, being mesmerized by the crystal clear turquoise water, white powdery sand, & uncrowded beaches make it a unique & worthwhile adventure to experience.
TIP: beware of the sandflies. We got bitten a lot & it left a couple of itchy red bumps all over our body even up to now (almost a month). Per locals, coconut oil works better as a repellent than mosquito's. Most importantly, the local government lack recycling initiatives so don't contribute to the accumulations of plastic bottles & trash. Basura mo dalhin mo! (Pack out what you pack in).

We also would like to acknowledge Popoy, our van driver from & back to PP airport. Somehow, we missed our flight going back to Manila as we didn't get the email (no service) while in Balabac. Poppy was kind enough to wait at the airport until he made sure that we had a ride to the complimentary hotel.

And how I can forget Tanggol - the popular & sweet dog at the camp. He slept every night at the doorstep of our hut.
Written 30 October 2022
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manonv462
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We really loved to go to the island Balabac. We spent the past few days with no internet limited electricity but in one of the most beautiful parts in the world. We loved the activities, white beaches ,crew, accommodation, sunsets and the good food. We recommend the WanderWalker to everybody! Besides, the island was very safe and it is really a moment to relax. I could say: back to the basics and do not hesitate to contact the Wanderwalkers!
Written 22 September 2022
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Warren C
Luzon, Philippines28 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
One of the best experiences while traveling. Balabac never fails to amaze me and I’m glad I toured with the Wander Walkers with the complete package.

Everything is included in the trip from the land transfer to and from Puerto Princesa, accommodation (huts), tour and food! The food was amazing the whole trip especially the crab!

The weather was so nice too so I was able to see the full beauty of the islands. Onuk Island is probably one of the best destinations of the whole trip especially with the turtles swimming around. Moreover, the crystal clear turquoise water was so mesmerizing (actually, the water at the other islands are mesmerizing too). 
Written 15 September 2022
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Thom de Villa
Limay, Philippines44 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
I was so happy I chose the Wander Walkers to organize our trip. It was so well put and with room for flexibility for our tour based on our preferred timing. Moreover, kuya Will, Leo and Jeremy were very accommodating to our requests.

Our camp is in Punta Sebaring where one of the longest sandbars in the country is located. The huts were nice and Ate Marites (yes, that’s her name) was very kind to have the generator run until 6am so it would be comfortable for us.

The food was amazing too! We always have seafood together with other favorite Filipino food which are delicious too. Panalo yung Alimango! ❤️

We were also blessed with a beautiful weather the whole tour so we get to maximize the trip with full appreciation of the beauty of Balabac. Though already my third time visiting Balabac, I would definitely be back and would tour again with the Wander Walkers!
Written 6 September 2022
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Jay
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I was hesitant to join a bigger group as a joiner but I ended up clicking with the group I joined in. It helps that most of them are experienced travelers. Not a surprise when they picked a remote location like Balabac. So if you're having second thoughts on joining a group tour, do not and just go for it. Great camp, great service from the boat and camp crew. I can't wait to go back.
Written 5 September 2022
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marilou l
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Balabac is a BEAUTIFUL place. It's untouched. Very few tourist when my family visited (August 22-25). But most of all, our experience was made more special by all the kind people there. Everyone was so nice. From the Hotel that we booked to stay overnight in Puerto Princesa (Fersal Hotel), to the driver who picked us up (on time) Popoy to go the Buliluyan Port. Brothers Jojay and Junjun, our boatmen were already there when we arrived at the Port. We stayed in Sebaring Island and our arrival was greeted by a sumptuous lunch (including crab) by Tita Tess and her crew. All in all, by the time we were suppose to go home, we were already thinking of when to go back!
Written 2 September 2022
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Vanessa T.
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
I only found out about this hidden gem early this year when a Facebook page I follow shared photos of the islands. I had no idea this paradise exists. Our experience was truly unforgettable, from the beginning until the end. We had the islands all to ourselves, except for Onok island, but it was still great because it wasn't too crowded. The foods the locals prepared, esp for my vegetarian husband, were amazing. From The WanderWalkers to the local people, everyone was very nice and accommodating, we felt like home. Although we went there during the rainy season (mid July) it was mostly sunny. We only experienced a little shower on our way back from our 2nd day of island hopping. Balabac took our breaths away, we hope it will stay that way forever. We can't wait to be back!
Written 26 July 2022
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Marieshiel E
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Balabac is definitely a hidden gem in Palawan! I feel so blessed to be able to see and explore its beauty. As a female solo traveler I always do my research before going to places such as Balabac, which is a very remote island and not many people have visited this place yet, because safety is always my priority. A friend I met in El Nido told me about the beauty of Balabac (I never heard of it before that) and referred The WanderWalkers, as she was also a solo traveler. They are highly organized and everything you need to know is already written in their infographics that you can find in their social media accounts. The tour guide and staff in the campsite are so friendly and very professional! The kindness of people there are beyond my expectations. I felt so safe. Beach camping is something I’ve always dreamed of, and I finally made it come true with the help of The WanderWalkers.

Sand flies bites maybe the only problem I can think of, but we had been warned about it from the very beginning. I didn’t bring insect repellent, but even those joiners who applied insect repellent were still bitten and still had lots of bites after. I found sunflower oil very helpful in relieving itchiness. Another thing to know when visiting Palawan in general is the “Travelers Diarrhea”, which I unfortunately had during this trip. It also happened to me when I visited Coron (I survived El Nido, tho). Luckily, my co- joiner in the tour brought a very effective diarrhea medicine called Dicycloverine, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to join the Onoc tour and the rest of it because of how bad my diarrhea was. I suggest to bring your own diarrhea medicine because what they had in the island is of course very limited, they offered to me Omeprazole but after taking it I felt bloated and nauseated. I wasn’t able to research before taking it because I had no internet access, but after the trip I researched—Omeprazole is actually for acidic stomach not for diarrhea.

Being in a remote island for 4 days with limited electricity and barely to no internet connection at all helped me to escape from the usual busy life and noise of the world. It was a very humbling experience and very refreshing. I don’t usually go back to places I already visited but Balabac is my exception.

Overall, my whole Balabac experience was one of a kind, great adventure, and something that I would recommend to everyone. If someone would ask me my favorite vacation in Palawan, it will always be Balabac. ❤️
Written 18 July 2022
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