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    Palawan: Accommodations and Beach Resorts in Sabang, Puerto Princesa

    Unknown to many, Sabang is just a sitio of Puerto Princesa City and not a town in itself in Palawan. It has a nice fine white sand beach yet it's best known as the gateway to the world-famous Palawan Underground River (or the Puerto Princesa Subterraanean River National Park).

    (click the link to find out how to get to puerto princesa underground river)

    Before the list of Sabang Beach Resorts, herewith is the list of things to do in Sabang, Palawan to justify your overnight stay there:

    Besides the Palawan Underground river, there's also the Ugong Rock spelunking and zipline, Monkey Trail/Jungle Trail, Mangrove Paddleboat Tour, the Sabang Waterfalls, and a Buddhist Temple to visit in Sabang.

    sabang palawanthe beach of Sabang, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    the beach where boats going to Palawan Underground River wait for passengers

    The list of accommodations and beach resorts in Sabang, Puerto Princesa collected from their official websites or from pictures of signages taken by Tutubi in Sabang:

    Balay Balay Travel Lodge
    Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa
    +63.905.255.9727; +63.920.608.9946
    Remarks: Front of Tourist Assistance and Information Center, the Mister
    Donut kiosk and public toilets.

    Balay Balay Travel LodgeBalay Balay Travel Lodge, Sabang, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Bambua Nature Park and Resort
    Mobile Contact Number: +63.916.263.3208
    Landline Number: +63.48.434.3887
    official website:
    remarks: backpacker friendly budget rooms here, lodging type (shared
    bathrooms) for PhP200.00/night. English, Tagalog and German

    Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
    Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa City
    Palawan – Philippines
    Tel: +63.48.723.0889
    Cell: +63.917.826.9989
    official website:

    Mary's Beach Resort
    Sabang, Puerto Princesa City

    Roberts Resort (Roberts Restaurant and Cottages)
    Remarks: walking distance from the parking lot and tourist information center. Good enough all you can eat lunch buffet for only PhP200.00 on the beachfront (price is reasonable and you don't have to wait for your order against ala carte after the Palawan Underground River Tour)

    Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa
    remarks: the most expensive resort with 5 star hotel facilities and 5 star resort prices too, as expected, on Sabang Beach with room rates starting $150/night. look elsewhere for cheap accommodations :P

    Taraw Beach Cottages and Resort
    Sabang, Puerto Princesa City
    Contact Number: +63.927.450.2984
    How to get to Sabang, Palawan:

    There are other beach resorts on Sabang Beach offering cheap cottages that Tutubi might have missed. Please feel free to leave comments. Tutubi intends to go back to Palawan and stay in Sabang that's why he collected the information. Please call the resort's published telephone numbers for inquiries, room rates, reservations, entrance fees, day trips and other questions. As always, Tutubi is in no way connected with any of these resort establishments.

    How to get to Sabang, Palawan:

    In Puerto Princesa, the public transportation terminal is at San Jose New Market, a jeepney ride (signboard: New Market, fare PhP12.00) or tricycle ride from Puerto Princesa Airport (fare: around PhP15.00)

    At San Jose New Market, you can ride jeepneys, buses and vans to several points of Palawan.

    Puerto Princesa to Sabang jeepneys
    fare: PhP125.00 (first trip at 7am, last trip at 3pm, travel time: 2 hours)
    Return trip from Sabang to Puerto Princesa last trip is at 2pm daily.

    Related Posts:

    How to get to Puerto Princesa Underground River
    How to get to El Nido, Palawan
    Palawan Eco-tourism
    Puerto Princesa Airport
    Sabang Accommodations, Where to Stay in Sabang

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    posted by GingGoy @ 11:12 PM,


    At Apr 19, 2011, 12:05:00 AM, Anonymous Nonoy said...

    I've seen Korina Sanchez featured Palawan on her show on AbsCBn. I was really mesmerized not only about the sights, but also the seafood. I saw the biggest and the most unique Alimango I'd ever seen. I don't know if they call it Curacha.

    Wish I can get to Palawan someday. Thanks for sharing your backpacking in the Philippines. Cheers! :-)

    At Apr 19, 2011, 9:44:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    nonoy, i have a post on curacha when i went to zamboanga city. wasn't able to visit Alavar's Restaurant but i've heard they have a branch in Quezon City, that i remembered now to be visited. Also saw curacha at Sidcor Sunday Market once :P

    At Apr 19, 2011, 8:50:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Hi, Your travelblog appears awesome – complete with interesting content articles and so forth. Your own stuff is very nice, Keep it up! :-)

    At Apr 20, 2011, 10:54:00 AM, Anonymous Nonoy said...

    Hi Tutubi. I've read your Curacha post. The curacha is so tempting. I hope I can get to Zamboanga too someday.

    At Apr 21, 2011, 2:31:00 PM, Anonymous grace said...

    i've always wanted to go to palawan! i hope to visit the place one day!

    At Apr 21, 2011, 5:44:00 PM, Anonymous marie said...

    Hi Everyone!

    I found great deals on tickets at Seair. Heres the link if anyone is interested.
    Anyway, I have two kids, both under 10 years old and I was wondering what interesting places I can take them too and what hotels are kid friendly! Thanks :)

    At Apr 22, 2011, 3:28:00 PM, Anonymous marie said...

    This place looks amazing. Seair offers some great deals to Palawan if any of you are interested.

    All these places look wonderful. I'll have to do a little more research before I make my final selection on where to stay. I plan to visit Palawan sometime in September.

    At May 3, 2011, 10:40:00 PM, Anonymous cabilao said...

    Great travel guide. this is a superb place, one of Philippines finest..

    At Jul 24, 2011, 8:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi! is there anything to do at night in Sabang? thank you

    At Jul 25, 2011, 5:39:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    anonymous, you mean sabang nightlife? probably none or at bars and restaurants at Sheridan. unless you're looking action like "sex on the beach" I don't know :(

    At Aug 14, 2011, 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous tabori said...

    hey! im owned a place in sabang.. is it possible you can help me to advertise my place.. PENAO beach cottages and may find it first before you arrive at robert's. my palce is 1 year and a half old. We also establish new place is located at the back of taraw. FYI Taraw and ROBERTS is a family owned resort. Our family for lease the resort after the Abusayaff incident. If you are interested in leaseing a partial of land to start a business in sabang. below are the picture of Tabori and Penao

    At Aug 14, 2011, 7:11:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    tabori, yes i saw penao beach cottages, even took pictures but somehow forgot to post here. can you post contact numbers and room rates?

    At Nov 2, 2011, 4:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello Everyone!

    I already had my flight tickets for palawan and planning to stay in Sabang Beach for 2 nights, does anyone have a contact number or email address of Robert's Resort? it is really appreciated if anyone could give me their contact number since i really would like to stay in this place.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    At Nov 7, 2011, 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous tourwidbelle said...

    Hi tutubi,
    thanks for your posts. this is a great help in advertising Palawan :)
    anyways, i would like to help anonymous and maybe you can also add this to your info above hehehe.

    here's the contact number of Robert's 09107525603. i hope i wasn't too late for anonymous.... enjoy your trip here in Palawan. God bless

    At Jan 10, 2012, 5:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi. I have been trying to book 2 nights at any good place with reasonable price at Sabang,P.P. with private toilet and bath.
    Is Robert's? Taraw? or Mary's Cottages good?
    Anonymous J

    At Feb 4, 2012, 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how much is your tour package for 3? 4days/3nights

    At Feb 17, 2012, 5:22:00 PM, Blogger FYi in Palawan said...

    yeah good website, very informative, very helpful for the readers
    posted by
    FYi in Philippines
    FYi in Palawan

    At Mar 6, 2012, 8:17:00 AM, Anonymous PAUL said...

    Hi! Tutubi, thanks for this informative details for backpacker going to PPUR and I was able to use it. Anyway, I wan't to share to someone how I reach Puerto Princesa without any reservation done: From manila I planned my trip via Ship Sailing with 2GO online website (formerly Negros Navigation & WG&A Superferry) 24hrs sailing and after reach Puerto Pier I stayed in Casitas De Az Pensione, Valencia St. (route to ABS-CBN office), to make cheaper your trip going to Underground River visit first PPUR City Tourism along Rizal Ave. beside Badjao Inn to get permit clearance prior to travel in Sabang, as per suggested of my friend.

    At Mar 6, 2012, 8:28:00 AM, Anonymous PAUL said...

    Once you get your permit clearance at City Tourism, try to make reservation in Lexux VAN at San Jose Terminal (0912-1002651@Puerto) to accommodate you on the first trip and vice-versa for the return trip (0912-1002652@Sabang) to avoid inconvenience during your trip or else take a chance for other Jeep/Bus available. At Sabang present your permit at the Tourism office to book you on the boat and pay the amount of Php175/head and Php700/boat plus Php3.00/terminal fee boat are for 6 persons and if you are 2 or 3 persons you can find someone there to get share with the boat to less your fare (Php700) and I heard yesterday that they implement the Enviroment fee of Php40/head.

    At Mar 6, 2012, 8:33:00 AM, Anonymous PAUL said...

    Today, I will try to find for a rent a motorcycle for for our city tour rather than hiring a tricycle which will cost you a lot, at least, you may able to tour Puerto Princesa with your own time. Again, I hope this will give more idea to all backpackers who wish to enjoy and have more fun with their trips to Palawan and thank you too for Tutubi for giving informative on how to reach the places in the Philippines. I said: "Don't be stranger to your own Land" explore it by yourself... Have a nice Day :-)

    At Mar 6, 2012, 8:48:00 AM, Anonymous PAUL said...

    In addition, upon reaching Sabang there's a lot of choices for accommodation you can find in Sabang if you want to stay depends on your budget as Tutubi said on his previous post.

    At Mar 6, 2012, 8:55:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    hi paul, such comprehensive comments, i wish all my commenters are like you. many commenters here ask questions even if the answer is already posted. btw, I have a separate post on how to get to puerto princesa underground river. will update this with your information

    At Mar 6, 2012, 6:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You may also check our place. PENAO BEACH RESTAURANT AND COTTAGES. For reservation, kindly contact Ms. Pia Bacosa or Roda Andrade. Below are the contact's info.
    0905473766 or 09152801141. You may also try our lunch buffet for only Php 200.00/person. BOOKED NOW.=) I apologize for the post made by Tabori. The one who made the post was my youngest cousin. -alex

    At Apr 24, 2012, 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous singapore backpackers accommodation said...

    Which one is better, this beach or Boracay?

    At May 1, 2012, 8:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ singapore... with your question as to which is better boracay or sabang beach? it depends to your preference. sabang is serene, adventure sort of, rustic but lovely and calming place to stay. boracay is more developed and been in the bussiness for a long while.

    At Jun 12, 2012, 2:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi tutubi.. can you please delete my old post that i wrote here about sabang and PENAO 2 years ago..T_T I was not in my right mind when i wrote those stuff..That post was full of errors (e.i typo graphical error, wrong grammar ). I apologize for the mistakes that i made.

    Kindly help me advertise our place in sabang. The name of our place is PENAO BEACH COTTAGES and RESTAURANT. We offer accommodation for as low as 800php per night Lunch Buffet for as low as Php 200php / person (inclusive of drinks, variant of pork;fish;chicken; vegetables, fruits, soup,salad). We also served breakfast and dinner. We served the best quality of seafoods in town such as shrimp, prawns, squid and fish.

    Our Black calamari is one of our best seller in Penao.TRY it now..=)

    I also recommend that you should try our mouth watering tanigue kilawin,Penao's Pizza, Penao's sandwich and most especially our ihaw ihaw sa Penao chicken bbq for as low as Php 148php that comes with a drink and unlimited rice.

    Thank you and more power to your blog.

    (P.S: im sorry if ever you saw some errors in my post..sleepy mode)

    At Sep 18, 2012, 1:55:00 AM, Anonymous Wendy said...

    Hi tutubi! I have been reading your blogs and they have been really helpful! Would you happen to know if there would be any fees for the activities you mentioned earlier? (Besides the Palawan Underground river, there's also the Ugong Rock spelunking and zipline, Monkey Trail/Jungle Trail, Mangrove Paddleboat Tour, the Sabang Waterfalls, and a Buddhist Temple to visit in Sabang.)

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences to people like me!

    Wishing for your dreams to come true,


    At Dec 9, 2014, 12:25:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

    I've been to a lot of tours in Asia but there only one place I really wanted go again and again and that is Palawan. I enjoyed every second I was there. It's a perfect paradise and leisure to go through, recentless and relaxing adventure are the words I describe that location. Fantastic!

    At Aug 26, 2015, 8:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anawangin Zambales said...

    This is a great article!


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