Visit one of the most scenic mountains in Palawan and the 2nd highest @ 1,726meters-above-sea-level. It is home to a unique array of biodiversity including the recently discovered Attenborough’s pitcher-plant (Nephentis attenboroughii) that can be found only on the highest…explore
Narra is one tourist destinations in Palawan. Here you can find some useful information about when to go and where to stay.
We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Narra:
When to go:
Narra can be visited all year round, however, the best season is from November to early June. The dry season is characterized by moderate temperatures, little or no rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the east.
Low season coincides with the wet season from June and October. The wet seasons is characterized by hot and humid weather, frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west.
Narra is not a popular tourist destination and is never crowded. The only place that is very popular among locals is Estrella Falls. It can get quite busy especially during the weekends and public holidays.
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Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:
- Mount Victoria
- Estrella Falls
- Arena Island
- Rasa Island Cacatua Bird Sanctuary
Classic Narra Tour Options:
- Day Trip Estrella Falls: the most popular excursion in Narra. The fresh crystal clear water from the mountains and the surrounding green sceneries will make you feel close to nature.
- Mount Victoria: Go an adventure, and climb Mount Victoria. It’s home to rare species of pitcher plants recently discovered and known to grow only at the top of the peak. For explorers, this is the place for you.
What to bring along:
This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Narra.
- Cotton t-shirts
- Loose Pants
- Flip Flops
- Beach Bag
- Beach Pareo
- Beach Towel
- Refillable Water bottle
- A good book/Kindle
- Waterproof camera
- Insect repellent
How to Pack For Mount Victoria Trek
- While hiking in the rain forest you are likely to encounter rain, so bring along a light rain jacket and heavy duty waterproof backpack and wear quick-drying clothes and waterproof hiking shoes
- We provide you with a tent to sleep in, along with a yoga mat to sleep on. To make your tent more comfortable for the night, we suggest bringing along your own sleeping bag that will provide more warmth. Although Palawan is a tropical island, the night-time temperatures can drop below 17°C-62°F.
- Personal medications – There are a lot of mosquitos in the jungle of Palawan. Don’t underestimate them, as they are the most deadly animal in the world. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include: malaria, dengue, filariasis and Japanese encephalitis. It is extremely important to take antimalarial tablets and use an effective insect repellent containing 25-50% DEET to clothing and any exposed skin to avoid mosquito bites.
- Long pants, sweaters, and socks as it gets cold at night
- A hiking pole may be useful when descending the mountain as it reduces the impact on your legs, knees, ankles, and feet, and is good for balance, especially on a steep slippery terrain.
- Hiking shoes and Flip-flops
- Packaged high energy snacks and drinking water