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    Dumaran Travel Guide

    All the info you need to know about Dumaran

    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.

    Getting there:

    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.

    Recommended Tours

    The only way to explore the islands and beaches of Dumaran is through the association of boatmen (you need to check with the local tourism office) or through the Pugon Eco Resort that is committed to promote the beauty of Dumaran.

    Currently, our company doesn’t offer any Dumaran Tour Packages.

    Where to stay

    Due to Dumaran’s poor infrastructure, there are only basic accommodations.

    Pugon Eco Resort situated on Isla Pugon has five nipa huts to accommodate guests. There is no electricity in the area but they use solar power for lights and for charging electronic gadgets. The resort can be reached in 30 minutes via small pumpboat from the wharf.