Taytay Travel Guide


Taytay, Palawan is a municipality located in the northern part of Palawan Island. It is renowned for its pristine islands with white beaches, and crystal-clear waters. Taytay is a perfect destination for those seeking an escape to paradise.

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Isla Blanca, Taytay, Palawan

Taytay, known as the “Estrella Del Norte” or “The Star of the North,” is a municipality located on the northern part of Palawan Island in the Philippines.

With its strategic location facing both the South China Sea and Sulu Sea, Taytay boasts beautiful islands with clear blue waters that make it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.  Additionally, as one of the oldest towns in the province and the first capital, Taytay is steeped in history and culture, offering visitors a glimpse into its rich heritage.

Plan your trip to Taytay now and discover this hidden gem for yourself.

What to See in Taytay:

Are you planning a holiday in Taytay, Palawan? Don’t miss out on some of our favorite places to visit during your stay! From stunning natural landscapes to cultural landmarks, Taytay has something for everyone. Take a look at our top picks and start planning your itinerary today.

Elephant Island

Tucked away in Taytay, Palawan, Elephant Island is a deserted paradise with pristine white sandy beaches and excellent snorkeling opportunities. But that’s not all – this hidden gem also boasts a natural secret lagoon, nestled deep within its cliffs.

Isla Blanca

Experience the beauty of Isla Blanca in Taytay, Palawan – a charming island with a long white coral sandbank and a large coral garden perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts. Relax on the white sand beach and soak up the stunning surroundings.

Fort Santa Isabel

Step back in time and discover the rich history of Taytay, Palawan at Fort Santa Isabel. This 17th-century Spanish fortress offers not only fascinating historical insights but also stunning views of the surrounding area. Built to protect the inhabitants from pirate attacks, this fort is a testament to the resilience of the people of Taytay.

Manguao Lake

Discover the natural beauty of Manguao Lake, also known as Lake Danao – the only freshwater lake in mainland Palawan. With over 100 species of birds, this serene lake is a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts.

When to go to Taytay:

Taytay is a destination that can be enjoyed year-round. The dry season, which runs from November to May, is particularly appealing for visitors seeking sunny days, calm seas, and clear blue skies. As a result, this time of year is generally considered the high season.

The wet season, from June to October, brings occasional rainfall and the potential for rough seas. 

Getting to Taytay town:

Getting to Taytay town, Palawan Island is easy with several transportation options available from nearby destinations.

Here’s how you can get to Taytay town from different places:

From El Nido

Public Transportation: There are daily public buses and vans available for travel between El Nido (Corong Corong Bus Terminal) and Taytay. The transport services operate from 7:30am to 6:00pm and take around 1 hour.

Private Transportation: The quickest and easiest way to get from El Nido to Taytay is by booking a private van. 

From Puerto Princesa

Public Transportation: All public vans and buses that travel between Puerto Princesa and El Nido typically make stops along the way in Taytay and Roxas.  Book Online

Private Transportation: The quickest and easiest way to get from Taytay to Puerto Princesa is by booking a private van. The journey can take around 4 hours. Book Transfer Online

Recommended Tours:

If you are seeking to explore Taytay’s attractions that are not included in the ready-made tour packages, you can request a Tailor Made Tour.

This bespoke option allows you to customize your itinerary and create a personalized experience that caters to your specific interests and preferences.

Where to stay:

Beach Vacation at Apulit Island

Taytay Palawan offers the best accommodation options on the islands, while in the downtown area, there are only a couple of pensions available. For a more comfortable and enjoyable stay, we highly recommend staying at an island resort.

In addition to the island resorts, there is also a new luxury boutique resort on the mainland that is not far from town. This resort offers a more exclusive and secluded experience.

The Dream Wellness Resort in Palawan is located on a secluded beachfront tropical paradise in charming Taytay, offering a unique blend of privacy, elegance, and serene surroundings that will captivate you. Luxury and intimacy are presented in every detail, including sandy beaches and stunning views of the turquoise waters of the bay.

The Dream Wellness Resort is nestled among the island’s natural beauty and abundance of activities, making it the perfect choice for an amazing holiday experience. Additionally, a yoga retreat and a variety of activities are offered.

Nestled in a secluded location, Flower Island Resort is a hidden retreat consisting of 20 bungalows set amid lush tropical vegetation, white sand beaches, and sparkling azure waters.

Each bungalow is crafted from natural, locally-sourced materials, evoking a touch of rustic luxury and providing guests with a truly authentic experience of Palawan’s natural beauty.

Apulit Island, part of the El Nido Resorts, is a stunning tropical paradise located in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines. The resort is situated on a private cove, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, towering cliffs, and lush greenery.

The resort features beautifully appointed overwater bungalows and cottages, all designed with comfort and luxury in mind. These charming cottages provide guests with a one-of-a-kind experience, offering stunning views of the turquoise waters below and the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.

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Aerial view of Apulit Island Palawan

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View of the Taytay Spanish Fort

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