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Sabang Beach - day trips?

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Sabang Beach - day trips?

I am looking at going to stay at Sabang beach for several nights (close to the Underground River), but am a little concerned that there is not much else do do from there.

Am I better to spend 7 nights in, say, Sheridan Resort and do day trips from there (can you do day trips to Honda Bay from there?), or spend 4 nights there, then 3 nights in Puerto Princesa and do day trips from there.

I like the idea of the Sheridan Resort - nice resort, pools beach, etc, but I also want to do some island hopping and travel to other beaches.

Any input is much appreciated.

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1. Re: Sabang Beach - day trips?

Hi,

You could start by reading my very LONG and detailed reports on Sabang, which will provide you with information on what else apart from the Underground River there is to do. Also there are links to photos. It may not all be relevant, as we prefer to stay and eat a little more "rustic" than the Sheridan.

Part 9: Manila to Sabang

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294255-i8273-k4…

Part 10: Sabang Day 2: Explore + Waterfall

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294255-i8273-k4…

Part 11: Sabang Day 3: Underground River

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294255-i8273-k4…

Part 12: Sabang Day 4: Mangrove Tour + Getting To El Nido

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294255-i8273-k4…

Apart from all the above, I would say that Sabang is not a great place to base yourself if you wish to explore other parts of Palawan, as it takes at least 1 and a half hours to get back to the main coast road, from where you would then head to other places.

Honda Bay is far better done as a day trip from PP.

Also if you wish to get to El Nido to do the island hopping, PP is a better base, although we made it from Sabang to there, fairly easily.

Edited: 13 October 2011, 14:18
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3. Re: Sabang Beach - day trips?

Hi HK71,

You will not get better advice than the Trip Reports by infoaddict.

I think Honda Bay is under-rated, it is easy to get to from Puerto Princesa, and offers great beaches - look at Snake Island, for example.

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4. Re: Sabang Beach - day trips?

Thanks for the tips.

Definitely want to go to Honda Bay, but wondering if it can be done as a daytrip from Sabang Beach. I can't see any resorts/accommodation in Honda Bay (with the exception of Dos Palmas). Also wondering if there are beaches around Sabang that can be done by banka. Am sure we will have a good look around anyway.

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5. Re: Sabang Beach - day trips?

Day trip from Sabang to Honda Bay can be done but you will consume more time getting to Honda Bay starting point (of island hopping). Aside from that it will cost you more on vehicle rental.

Sabang Beach, despite its beauty, does not invite swimmers. It has plenty of itchy jellies at times of the year. The waves could get big.

If you want privacy, silence and seclusion, Sabang beach is fine except of the holiday crowd in the morning.

Also Sabang Beach is very crowded in the morning due to UG River day tripper. Sabang Beasch is the jump-off point to the river.

If you have time, you can trek to the River via way of Monkey Trail. If you are not experience trekker, dont do it. You may get lost along the way. However you can hire a guide but I have seen numbers of non-locals doing it on their own.

You can also explore the Sabang swamp by rowing boat. You have to have guides as sometimes snakes are seen hangging by the branches

In my opinion, its more easy to visit Honda Bay from Puerto Prinsesa - provided you havent been to the beaches of Elnido - in order not to have the opinion that Honda Bay beaches are overated.

Edited: 14 October 2011, 04:08
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6. Re: Sabang Beach - day trips?

If your idea of a vacation is a nice resort where you can just bum around and enjoy the view, then Sheridan's your place. From there, you can do the Underground River, monkey trail, Ugong Rock, and the Mangrove Paddle Tours since these are all in/around Sabang. Sheridan can book them for you.

If you wanted to do Honda Bay too, then yeah, maybe stay a couple nights in Puerto Princesa city since Sabang's two hours away in the other direction. from the city, you can also do the City Tour and Firefly Watching. Dunno what resorts there are either around Honda Bay but most people just go there on a day tour from their hotel in the city.

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