Nagtabon Beach

Nagtabon Beach, Puerto Princesa: Address, Nagtabon Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Nagtabon Beach
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P.M.
Sydney254 contributions
Mar 2020
We came to PP just to see this beach and it was AWESOME! We droned the whole thing and had a blast. I would love to return. Some of the hawkers are a bit persistent about selling stuff, but most of them walked off when I said "no thank you".
Written 6 June 2020
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Alberto H
Puerto Princesa, Philippines1 contribution
Jan 2020
Nagtabon beach is not a resort or a beach with a caretaker. nagtabon beach is an open public beach in short "swim at your own risk". don't expect to have lifeguards, cottages, and restaurants because all of that is not existing in nagtabon beach. you can see some stores that offer food and cottages but those are operated but local which means you don't expect a resort service or quality. for the FREE beach, this one is the best. even nicer to some with entrance fees.
Written 11 March 2020
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,538 contributions
Feb 2020
The first time i went to Nagtabon Beach was 25 years ago when the only way to get there was riding on the daily jeepney along a rough road which sometimes took up to 4 hours for the 30 km trip. Back then there were two simple places to stay and during our visits you could guarantee that there were no more than 10 people in the sea.
Nowadays there is a concrete road leading all the way down to the beach and it is easy to rent a motorbike in Puerto Princesa for the 30-40 minute trip. The beach is sandy and the ocean clean as wave after wave hits the shore.There are many little canteens along the beach now and a few places to stay. You can even rent surfboards and enjoy the fun when the waves are big enough. Nowadays there are hundreds of visitors at the beach on the weekend, enjoying their time. BUT be careful as when it is rough there is a rip tide and people drown each year if the lifeguard cannot reach them on time. My favorite canteen/bar is Surf Surf which is to the left when you reach the beach, (about 100 m ). We used to be able to park our motorbikes on the access road but since last week you have to park them in a field for 30 pesos fee, which is very reasonable.
Do not go to the first bar to the right which is run by a Slovenian who charges an astronomical 80 pesos for a beer, 150 pesos for a hammock, and even 250 pesos to sit at a table with two chairs to drink the beer that you bought.
If you fancy a safer beach do not take the road down to Nagtabon beach, just continue another 9 kms to Talaudyaong Beach where swimming is safer as there is no rip-tide. Here there are several small resorts which charge a small entrance fee.
Written 18 February 2020
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JMIANO1981
Puerto Princesa, Philippines13 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Just like Boracay and the hospitality of the locals are very sweet! I will surely come back here and my family.
Written 19 December 2019
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pmickey
Calgary, Canada499 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Not much to do when the surf is up ,other then surfing, but the beach itself is very nice , perhaps if we were there when there was no tide we could have gone snorkeling, there is not a lot of places to rent chairs , and not many places to eat , but the beach is very nice
Written 10 December 2019
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Ilan G
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Family
It's so very nice beach but if you live in the center of puerto princesa it will cost you around $50 for a return trip and you will need to rent a beach chair which cost 150p per head.
Written 22 November 2019
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Ján S
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
There are better beaches in Palawan. It wasn't suitable for swiming, but the Nature was still beautiful there.
Written 22 October 2019
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jhona u
Makati, Philippines323 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The beach has fine, white sand. No rocks or seashells so its good to walk barefoot in the sand. The current is a bit strong in the middle so if you are not a good swimmer, better stay on the 2 sides. The beach area is not yet developed. There are few nipa huts or stalls selling grilled food or you can ask them to cook for you if you brought food. The entrance fee is 50 pesos per person and rent of nipa cottage is 300. Not many tourist so you can enjoy the beach. There are also surfing board for rent.
Written 8 October 2019
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fortalejo n
20 contributions
Sep 2019
We had a nice picnic by the beach. The place is quiet and we totally loved it. We were able to swim but I guess this is for surfers due to big waves (visited in September)?

Note:
>Yes, beware of the strong current.
>Entrance fee is 50.
>Bring your own food.
>If you are going to ride a tricycle/trike (700 roundtrip), this is quite far from the city and not convenient to go in a trike really. You will have to walk on a steep road for about 10 minutes as the trike cannot transport you directly to the beach. We went on a 4x4 and it cost us 2500 roundtrip. Windy road at some part.

Be safe and have fun!
Written 24 September 2019
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Louis
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a beautiful beach and in August when we visited we nearly had the beach to ourselves. Straight opposite the entrance on to the beach we were told is the safer place to swim because of under currents to both sides . Surf boards for hire if you into that. A set of swimming goggles and you can see forever under the water. This beach we visited with a local couple and with their knowledge we bought fresh fish at a roadside market and got it cooked (bbq) for us at the beach for 100 piso ( €2 ) , they are small stalls near the beach which sell fish at a little extra cost so if the budget is tight bring your own drink and food but the difference is small. Hire a table or a hut for shade. Overall well worth a visit as we returned here a few days later.
Written 27 August 2019
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