Secret Paradise Resort & Nature Reserve
Travel Blogs from Port Barton
... in the bay and subsequently the loudest thunder we've ever heard. Heart pounding stuff! There's a short (but sweaty and tiring) hiking trail through the jungle to the top of a nearby hill. The view of the bay is fantastic. It shows the extent of the coral and how shallow the water is. We get a morning of snorkeling to explore some of the coral, catching some beautiful coloured fish. Sharon comes close to a sting ray hiding below the sand, emerging just as ...
... to book up a hostel for when we arrived there the following day - which was annoying to say the least! We spent the afternoon relaxing on the beach reading our books and sunbathing, we saw some mating grasshoppers on the hostel steps which was strange for the beach setting. In the evening we both sat in the hammock outside our hostel drinking pina coladas and watching a fantastic sunset spread out in front of us over the ...
... looks, and make jokes about having to paddle the rest of the way. The boat takes about 5 hours to reach Port Barton and comfort aside, I am always happy at sea so I just enjoy the scenery and watch the coast line go by.
We slip into a quiet bay and jump out at Port Barton's beach. Two of us have accomodation; three of us don't. We are informed that everything in Port Barton is full for the night. Thankfully ...
... bus ride to Port Barton
In Puerta Princessa itself there is not that much to see, so after one night I took the local bus to Port Barton a tiny town (ok which town is not tiny on this island?) and about five hours from Puerto Princessa. Arriving about one hour before the official departure time at the local bus stop, I was lucky to still a get spot in the bus. Pronounciation is on the word "in". I had to sit at the back of the bus on the ...
... will take you to the cave entrance. A motorboat got a handful of us there at a time. A short hike into the forest and then you find yourself just a short paddleboat away from the caves. Art held the light for the guide as he steered the boat. We were greeted immediately with clicking swallows who flew frantically into the cave. Like the bats they use echolocation to fly in the pitch black darkness and avoid ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet