Dumaran Travel Guide

Discovering Dumaran: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Dumaran is a hidden gem in Palawan, Philippines, known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and untouched natural beauty. This guide will provide you with all the necessary information to explore Dumaran and make the most out of your trip.

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Beautiful beach in Dumaran

Dumaran is a municipality located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is situated on the western coast of Palawan Island, and is part of the Cuyo Archipelago.

Dumaran is known for its stunning natural beauty, with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush forests. Some popular attractions in the area include Dumaran Island, which is surrounded by turquoise waters and boasts a long stretch of white sand beach, and Pangangan Island, which is home to a beautiful coral reef system that is perfect for snorkeling and diving.

The town is relatively small, with a population of around 13,000 people. The majority of the population are engaged in fishing and agriculture, with coconut, rice, and root crops being the main crops grown in the area.

Despite its remote location, Dumaran is accessible by boat from neighboring islands or by private boat from mainland Palawan. Visitors to Dumaran can enjoy the laid-back island lifestyle, explore the natural beauty of the area, and experience the warmth and hospitality of the local people.

Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:

When to go to Dumaran:

It is recommended to plan your visit to Dumaran during the dry season, which runs from November to early June. This period offers more favorable weather conditions for traveling and exploring the islands.

The road leading to Dumaran is quite rugged and mostly unpaved, making it challenging to traverse, especially during the wet season. In these months, the road can turn into impassable mud, making travel to Dumaran difficult or impossible. Thus, visiting Dumaran during the dry season ensures a smoother journey to and from the municipality.

Getting to Dumaran:

To reach Dumaran, there are different modes of transportation available from Puerto Princesa, including public buses or shuttle vans. However, we highly recommend using a private vehicle, preferably a jeep 4WD, for a more comfortable and convenient journey.

The travel time from Puerto Princesa to Sta. Teresita port can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the type of vehicle and weather conditions. While the Puerto Princesa North Provincial Road is well-maintained, the road leading to the junction towards Sta. Teresita is narrow, rugged, and mostly unpaved.

Once you reach Sta. Teresita port, you can travel to Dumaran town via boat, which takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Overall, taking a private vehicle is the best option to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey to Dumaran.

Recommended Tours

To fully explore the beautiful islands and beaches of Dumaran, visitors need to arrange a boat tour through the association of local boatmen, which can be verified with the local tourism office. Another option is to check out the Dumaran local operator which is dedicated to showcasing the stunning attractions of Dumaran.

At this time, we regret to inform you that our company does not offer any Dumaran tour packages. We suggest that you coordinate with the local tourism office or the local operator to organize your visit and maximize your experience in Dumaran.