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    How to plan a Port Barton Trip

    Information and activities to plan your holiday in Port Barton

    Port Barton is a remote village blessed with pristine islands, white beaches, clear-crystal water and amazing marine life.
    Here, travellers will experience the village’s simple lifestyle and the peaceful atmosphere.

    When to go:


    High Season

    Port Barton’s peak season starts in November and ends nearly on May. It is during these months that tourists and locals are encouraged to visit the place since it becomes really lively with all its fun activities and the merriments during the evening.

    Due to the limited number of hotels in Port Baron, it’s advisable to book the rooms in advance if you are planning to travel for Christmas and New Year.
    Port Barton never gets overcrowded, even in peak season.


    Low Season

    The rainy seasons starts in June and lasts till October. August is the wettest month.

    One of the downsides of Port Barton is that there are not many things to do when it rains.


    Festivals and Events

    The Arawedan festival in January showcases cultural attractions and honors the beauty of the natural landscape of Port Barton. The people of Port Barton celebrate this festival with a variety of activities, from mouth-watering delicacies and street parades with the band adorned in creative costumes.

    Average rainfall days Port Barton, Philippines

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    Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:

    • German Island
    • Papuwyan Waterfalls
    • Exotic Island
    • Paradise Island

    Classic Port Barton Tour Options:


    • Port Barton Tour A: Fantastic Reef, Wide Reef, Lagoon Reef, German Island, Twin Reef and Starfish Island.


    • Port Barton Tour B: Aquarium Reef, Port Barton Marine Sanctuary, Paradise Island, Lagoon Reef and Starfish Island.


    • Port Barton tour C: German Island, Paradise Island, Capsalay Island and Starfish Island.


    • Port Barton Snorkeling and Trekking: Wide Reef, Fantastic Reef, Lagoon Reef, Twin Reef and Pamuayan Waterfalls

    Suggested 4- days Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Port Barton
    Day 2: Port Barton Island Hopping
    Day 3: Port Barton Leisure
    Day 4: Depart Port Barton

    Where to stay

    Since Port Barton is a compact town, most of Port Barton accommodation is within a walking distance from the centre and along the main beach. There are a few number of resorts on the nearby islands and on some secluded bays.
    At the moment there aren’t any luxury hotels/resorts in Port Barton.
    Perhaps the best in terms in of services are amenities are Secret Paradise Resort and Summerhomes.



    Summer Homes spurns the native look with colourfully painted concrete cottages set on a manicured lawn on the quiet north end of the beach. It’s among the few beachfront places with 24-hour electricity and Wi-Fi.


    Secret Paradise Resort

    Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary is Port Barton’s Premier Eco-friendly resort, sets in two private coves with a 5km coastline, lined with coconut trees and private sandy beaches. Featuring a private entrance and terrace, fan-cooled bungalows come with tiled/wooden flooring, a mosquito net, freshly-laundered bedding and sofa seating area. The attached bathroom includes towels and shower facility.

    Some Disadvantages:

    There is no electricity in Port Barton, except from 5:30PM till midnight.

    Internet access is limited and terribly slow.

    There are no banks or ATMs so make sure you bring plenty of extra cash with you. Be warned most of the time foreign currencies and credit cards are not accepted.

    There are no doctors or hospitals in Port Barton.

    Occasionally there’s jellyfish in Port Barton so it’s advisable wear a wetsuit for protection against jellyfish stings and bring along an effective spray for neutralizing stings caused by jellyfish.

    What to bring along:

    This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Port Barton.

    • Swimsuit
    • Shorts
    • Cotton t-shirts
    • Loose Pants
    • Flip Flops
    • Beach Bag
    • Beach Pareo
    • Beach Towel
    • Sunhut
    • Sunscreen
    • Watershoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Refillable Water bottle
    • A good book/Kindle
    • Waterproof camera
    • Insect repellent
    • Raincoat


    There is a good choice of restaurants and bars on the beach. The choice of food ranges from Asian to international cuisine. Since Port Barton is small and compact town, restaurants are bar are walking distance to each other.

    Although it’s very basic, Gacayan Restaurant, situated along the main road, serves a good choice of local food and it’s very cheap.

    Other restaurants are owned by expats who brought their cuisine to Port Barton.