Nagtabon Beach

Puerto Princesa

This beach, on the northern side of the isthmus, has several hundred metres of white sand and shallow water good for swimming. Jeepneys from San Jose terminal (they leave around noon) aren't a convenient option, so best to go by motorbike or rental car or van. The road is rough once it leaves the highway.

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