The Ultimate Taytay Travel Guide: Plan your trip
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When to Visit Taytay
When to go
Taytay can be visited throughout the year, as it enjoys a tropical climate that remains warm and sunny year-round.
The peak tourist season in Taytay runs from November to May, when the weather is at its driest and most pleasant. Taytay remains relatively unknown among travelers, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a peaceful and uncrowded holiday destination. Even during the high season, the town is not crowded, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and natural beauty of the area.
The wet season, also known as the low season, lasts from June to October.
Festivals and Events
If you’re looking for an excellent time to visit Taytay, don’t miss the Pasinggatan Festival. This annual event is much more than just a series of sports competitions, street dancing performances, or beauty pageants. It’s an opportunity to witness the town’s rich history and culture and to experience the pride and camaraderie of its people.
Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:
Classic Taytay Tour Options:
Taytay, Palawan is known for its stunning islands and beautiful beaches, making island hopping one of the top activities for visitors.
Some of the most popular islands to visit during the tour include Isla Blanca, where you can enjoy the white sand beach and crystal-clear waters. Other islands that are worth visiting during an island hopping tour include Pical Island, where you can go snorkeling and see a diverse range of marine life, and Casian Island, which boasts picturesque scenery and beautiful beaches and Elephant Island.
Malampaya Sound is a must-visit destination for nature lovers, as it’s home to a critically endangered subpopulation of Irrawaddy dolphins. Malampaya Sound is a serene and picturesque location surrounded by lush mangrove forests and is home to a diverse range of marine and birdlife.
Discovering Taytay in 4 Days
Day 1: Arrive Puerto Princesa – Taytay
Your journey begins as you arrive at Puerto Princesa airport and embark on a scenic transfer to Taytay. Settle into your luxurious home for the next 3 nights at The Dream Wellness Resort, where paradise awaits.
Day 2: Leisure
Wake up to the gentle sound of waves and indulge in a tranquil yoga session at our oceanfront pavilion. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or a beginner, our serene setting is the perfect backdrop for inner peace and rejuvenation.
Day 3: Island Hopping
Get ready for an adventure-filled day as you explore the stunning islands of Taytay Bay. Swim in crystal-clear waters, sunbathe on white sand beaches, and discover hidden lagoons on a thrilling island-hopping excursion.
Day 4: Depart Taytay – El Nido
As your stay at The Dream Wellness Resort comes to an end, depart for El Nido and bid farewell to the beauty of Taytay.
Where to stay:
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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What to bring along
Are you planning a trip to Taytay? Don’t forget to pack these beach essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable vacation.
Good to know
Discovering the Wonders of Scuba Diving in Taytay
Taytay Bay is a haven for scuba divers, offering some of the most stunning dive sites in Palawan. With its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, it’s perfect for both intermediate and beginner divers accompanied by an experienced guide.
Explore the depths of Apulit Island, Isla Blanca, Nabat Island, Silanga Island, Elephant Island, Castle Island, Quimbaludan Island, Dinot Rocks, and Flower Island, where you can encounter various marine creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, jacks, and napoleons. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the underwater wonders of Taytay Bay.
Where to eat
For a spectacular view of the Spanish Fort and the sea, head to Rasa Rosa, which is considered the best restaurant in Taytay town. Their menu boasts a range of delicious dishes.
If you’re on a budget, there are also a few food stalls located near the Fort that serve affordable local and international cuisine, along with a variety of refreshing drinks.
There is an ATM machine located at the BPI Bank in Taytay town proper. It is important to note that credit and debit cards are often not accepted in most establishments in Taytay, except for the hotels and resorts. It is advisable to bring enough cash for your transactions during your stay in Taytay.