Taytay is one of the tourist destinations in Palawan and often travelers ask about when to go and where to stay.
We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Taytay.
When to go:
Taytay can be visited all year round.
The most popular period is from November until May. Taytay is still a hidden part of Palawan unknown to most travelers. Due to this, it’s never crowded even in high season.
The wet season, considered as low season, is from June to October.
Festivals and Events
Pasinggatan Festival is an annual event in Taytay featuring several ethnic cultures, songs, dances and local cuisine. It is a ten-day annual celebration that starts April 25 and ends May 4.
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Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:
- Fort Santa Isabel
- Apulit Island
- NoaNoa Island
- Elephant Island
- Castle Island
- Isla Blanca
- Manguao Lake
- Nabat Island
- Canique Waterfall
- Malampaya Sound
Classic Taytay Tour Options:
- Taytay Island Hopping: explore a combination of 2-3 islands by renting a boat for PHP 3,500
- Malampaya Sound: is a great place to visit if you’re a nature lover since it’s the home to a critically endangered subpopulation of Irrawaddy dolphins.
Diving in Taytay
The islands of Taytay Bay are among the most beautiful dive sites in Palawan. The place is great for diver having moderate skills, however, beginners can also enjoy diving on the site as long as they are accompanied by a skilled diver.
Among the best places to go scuba diving, there are: Apulit Island, Isla Blanca, Nabat Island, Silanga Island, Elephant Island, Castle Island, Quimbaludan island, Dinot Rocks and Flower Island. In the dive sites around Taytay, you will see a variety of fishes such as sharks, sea turtles, jacks, and napoleons.
What to bring along:
This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Taytay.
- Cotton t-shirts
- Loose Pants
- Flip Flops
- Beach Bag
- Beach Pareo
- Beach Towel
- Refillable Water bottle
- A good book/Kindle
- Waterproof camera
- Insect repellent
- Bring some cash in local currency (Philippine peso)
Island resorts can offer pricing that includes all meals.
The best restaurant in Taytay town is at the Rasa Rosa – it offers great food and a spectacular view over the Spanish Fort and sea.
Near the Fort, there are few inexpensive food stalls that serve both local and international food and a variety of drinks.