Most of the locals go to Pristine, Nasin-aw and Silica beaches. These are the beaches in the city that can be reached within 15 minute trike ride. The entrance fee is very affordable. It ranges from P10-P20 per person while renting cottages would cost you around P200 and above.
P20 is the entrance fee in Pristine per person while in Nasin-aw, it’s only P10. If you choose to go to Nasin-aw, you can also go to Pristine without paying for the entrance. All you have to do is to cross the fence or the boundary of the two resorts.
However beware of the need to walk in knee-high deep water during high tides for you to be able to get into your cottages.
The road towards the beach is also a challenging, muddy yet fun one for those who loves trekking like me.
Bularan sa Palawan
While walking from Sta Lourdes Wharf (where Honda Bay is located) towards the main road, we passed by these bularan along the road. Dried fish, along with other dried seafood products, are also one of Palawan’s specialties.
A few meters away from the Bularan in Sta Lourdes, you’ll be able to pass by this beautiful Chinese temple. I believe this is not included in the usual city tour of tour agencies. Lucky us for making a DIY tour! =)
St Clare Monastery
A few more blocks away, we’ve found this sign on the main road. Since the sign did not include an information on how far the monastery is from the road, we were fooled into believing that getting here is an easy one, but we were wrong. After minutes and kilometers of walking, we’ve started to wonder where the monastery is.
We started asking. Some told us that it’s near enough (2km daw). So we continued our trek. And after asking again, we were told that it’s still miles away. Luckily we’re able to found a kind trike driver who took us there for a minimum fare.
Here’s their symbolic final station in their usual Station of the Cross, where Jesus was buried and resurrected.
More Roadside Trips
Notice that their soil here’s a bit red.
Commodore Hernandez Mansion
Tiangge Tiangge, the place where you can buy cheap and affordable pasalubongs. Don’t forget to haggle. In some stores, the small pearl earring is P20 each but there are other stores inside the area where you can buy it for P10 each. Pearls are cheap here.