Taytay Travel Guide

All the info you need to know about Taytay

Unknown to most travelers, Taytay boats some of the best islands in Palawan. Located on the north-eastern coast of Palawan, the islands of Taytay bay are the perfect private escape.

Taytay known as “Estrella Del Norte” which means “The Star of the North” in English is one of Palawan’s oldest municipalities and was also the first ever capital city of the province.

What to see:

If you want to spend your holiday in Taytay, here are some of our favourite places, not to be missed during your stay:

 

  • Elephant Island: White sand beach and excellent snorkeling. The island has a natural, hidden lagoon tucked deep within the cliffs.

 

  • Isla Blanca: a long coral white sandbar dotted by coconut trees. There are some nice corals and pockets of colorful fish.

 

  • Fort Santa Isabel: a 17th-century Spanish fortress with a lot of history and great views. It was built to protect the inhabitants from the attack of the pirates.

 

  • Manguao Lake: also known as Lake Danao, is the only freshwater lake in Palawan mainland home to over 100 different species of bird, perfect for bird watching enthusiasts.

When to go:

Taytay can be visited all year round. The dry season, from November until May, is characterised by sunny days with calm seas and blue skies. The dry season is usually considered the high season.

The wet season is from June to October.

Getting There:

From Puerto Princesa

-Public Transportation: Shuttle vans to El Nido can drop you at Taytay Terminal, upon request. Taytay Terminal is just a 5 minutes tricycle ride to the town proper of Taytay and Taytay port (if you are heading to Apulit Island).
Shuttle vans between Puerto Princesa and El Nido are daily and run almost every hour from 6.00am until 6.00pm. The journey from Puerto Princesa to Taytay usually takes around 5 hours.
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-Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Puerto Princesa to Taytay.
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From Sabang (Underground River)

-Public Transportation: With no direct link between Sabang to Taytay, shuttle vans are via Salvation Junction. Get Lexxus shuttle van that goes to Puerto Princesa and ask to be dropped at Salvation, where you can catch the connecting shuttle van or bus to Taytay. The journey is about 5 hours, plus the stop in Salvation.

-Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Sabang to Taytay.
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From El Nido

Public Transportation: Shuttle vans to Puerto Princesa can drop you at Taytay Terminal, upon request. Cherry Bus and Roro Bus run regularly between El Nido and Taytay.
Shuttle vans and Buses between El Nido and Taytay are daily and run almost every hour from 6.00am until 6.00pm. The journey from El Nido to Taytay usually takes around 1 hours.

-Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from El Nido to Taytay
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From Port Barton

-Public Transportation: Recaro Shuttle van from Port Barton to El Nido can drop you at Taytay Terminal. The journey from Port Barton to Taytay usually take around 3 hours.

-Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Port Barton to Taytay
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Recommended Tours

The tour package 7-day El Nido and Taytay combine two popular island resorts: Miniloc Island in Bacuit Bay in El Nido and Apulit Island in Taytay Bay.

Want to see more attractions in Taytay, which are not included in our ready-made tours? The answer is simple: Request a Tailor Made Tour

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Where to stay

The most exclusive resorts are located on the islands, while in the downtown there are only a couple of pensions.

Casa Rosa in Taytay town is a budget accommodation with a unique location on top of a hill overlooking the Spanish fort and the bay. Casa Rosa is well known for its restaurant that serves amazing dishes.

Apulit Island Resort sets on the private island is one of the most exclusive resorts in Palawan. The resorts features unique cottages designed in traditional Filipino décor built on stilts above the sea.

NoaNoa is a tropical island with coral reef teeming with marine life.  During select periods it’s possible to rent the entire island to yourself.

Flower Island Resort is a hidden retreat with 20 bungalows set amid tropical vegetation, white sand beaches, and azure waters. Each cottage is made of natural local materials to evoke a touch of rustic luxury.