Love travel and want to get off the typical tourist trail? Dumaran is for you!
The laid-back municipality of Dumaran is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a destination in Palawan that remains largely unknown to tourists. Here you will find the most pristine islands and beaches of Palawan.
The municipality covers the southern part of the namesake Dumaran Island (where the Dumaran Town is located), as well as a portion on Palawan Island.
What to see:
If you want to spend your holiday in Dumaran, here are some of our favourite places, not to be missed during your stay:
- Isla Pugon
- Encantasia Island
- Renambacan Island
- Maruyug-ruyog Island
- Calampuan Island
- Dumaran Spanish Fort
When to go:
It’s advisable to go to Dumaran is during the dry season between November and early June.
The road leading to Dumaran is rugged and largely unpaved and it turns to impassible mud in the wet season.
From Puerto Princesa
Although Dumaran can be reached via public transportation, either bus or shuttle vans, we recommend that you go there with a private vehicle (preferably jeep 4WD).
Travel from Puerto Princesa to Sta. Tersita port may take from a minimum of 4hours, up to 8 hours, depending on the kind of vehicle used and the weather situation. The Puerto Princesa North Provincial Road is in good conditions, but the road leading from the junction to Sta. Tersita is narrow, rugged and largely unpaved.
From Sta. Teresita port to Dumaran town takes about 30-45 minutes by boat.