Top 16 Places To Stay In Palawan, Philippines - Updated 2024

Danielle
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Just saying the name Palawan brings to mind the finest white sand, unlimited island hopping, and a night capped with live reggae music or the continuous waves of the sea. But these nice things are just bits of the entire picture that, in reality, also includes long waiting lines and crowded beaches. If you’re the type who finds this scenario horrifying, there are still resorts that offer you an escape from the crowd but that often come with a very expensive price tag – unfortunately.

But that doesn’t mean you should lose hope. Going to the secluded parts of Palawan doesn’t mean that you have to spend more than a hundred dollars. There are still places where you can find peace away from the parties and become closer to nature, all for an affordable price.

Looking for accommodations on this island? Keep scrolling to find the top places to stay in Palawan, Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Playa Encantada Beach Resort (from USD 97)

The municipality of El Nido is prized with beautiful gems above ground and underwater, and this beachfront resort gives guests an exceptional range of amenities worthy of high praise. Playa Encantada Beach Resort offers private cottages and bungalow accommodations, most of which can comfortably fit couples or even small families.

Each room’s woven walls and native-style furnishings embody the local culture. Apart from the standard array of en suite facilities on offer, the property provides a set of balanced breakfast meals as well as exceptional seafood offerings in the on-site restaurant throughout the day.

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Playa Encantada Beach Resort

Address: Brgy. Teneguiban, El Nido, Palawan
146.27 km (90.9 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

2. Mecaja Beach House (from USD 19)

With room rates priced as low as 24 USD, it’s no wonder that Mecaja Beach House is a guaranteed top pick among budget-conscious travelers visiting Palawan Island. This family-friendly beach resort has plenty of thrilling features and facilities that await guests of all ages, including sought-after diving services, karaoke, and a kids’ club.

Wake up to views of the beautiful beach from its rooms or bungalows, each of which possesses a balcony. Additionally, the resort’s in-house restaurant offers not just breakfast but also various homegrown dishes. After being out in the sea and sand, end the day by chilling under warm lights on the deck.

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Mecaja Beach House

Wifi Available

Address: Barangay Rizal, Palawan
37.12 km (23.1 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

3. Astoria Palawan (from USD 68)

Experience exceptional service at Astoria Palawan located near the coast of Honda Bay. This beautiful and affordable beach resort in Puerto Princesa has an infinity pool and a kid’s playground. It offers free WiFi and free parking on the premises. Rooms are stylishly decorated and have a seating space and dining area with a microwave.

You can start your day with the delicious Asian and continental buffet breakfast offered. There’s also a restaurant onsite where you can see your meals being freshly cooked in the live kitchen. You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors with the scenic views of the Sulu Sea. What’s more? You’ll have fun with a range of water-sport activities available.

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Astoria Palawan

Wifi Available

Address: Km 62 North National Highway, Barangay San Rafael, Puerto Princesa
23.44 km (14.6 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Matinloc Resort (from USD 380)

Experience world-class service at Matinloc Resort, which is located on a small island in Palawan. It has a private beach area and spa center. You’ll have a fun vacation with complimentary water sports facilities such as snorkeling and kayaking. Other than that, you can play table tennis and explore nearby islands with the boat hire offered by the resort.

Other amenities include an infinity pool, library, and free WiFi. Every room is air-conditioned, while some units have a sea or garden view. Moreover, enjoy buffet and à la carte meals at the in-house restaurant.

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Matinloc Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Matinloc Island, Palawan
116.65 km (72.5 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Palawan (Province) Tour Guide

Leila Eldian

Leila Eldian

<p>Welcome to the Philippines. I am Leila, Tourguide/Tour management company Entrepreneur/ English-Japanese Interpreter. I am a Mass Communication graduate. My varied professional journeys in customer service, airline, media &amp; tourism expertise plus the passion in handcrafting journeys of a lifetime; will make your experiences more fun &amp; meaningful.</p>

Palawan (Province) Tour Guide

Rosalyn Capablanca

Rosalyn Capablanca

From Palawan Paradise, greetings! Hello, my fellow nomads! Your guide to Palawan, the Last Frontier, is me, Rosa! I live in a tropical oasis surrounded by luscious flora and blue lakes. Together, let me be your ticket to paradise as we discover Palawan's wonders.Palawan is well known for its breathtaking islands, each with an individual allure. The most well-known locations are Puerto Princesa, Coron, and El Nido. Bright coral reefs, secret lagoons, and majestic limestone cliffs are the main attractions of El Nido. Coron is home to gorgeous scenery, World War II wreck dive locations, and lakes that are glistening with clarity. The capital, Puerto Princesa, serves as a point of entry for the Underground River, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Palawan's landscapes are a mix of lush rainforests, limestone karst formations, and captivating beaches. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, showcases an underground river winding through a mesmerizing cave system.Palawan is not just a destination; it's a journey into a tropical paradise where nature's wonders unfold at every turn. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Palawan invites you to explore its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant marine life.

5. Munting Paraiso (from USD 86)

You’ll have a wonderful stay at Munting Paraiso, located 4.3 kilometers (2.6 miles) from Puerto Princesa International Airport, and just a five-minute walk to Pristine beach. You can easily reach the resort with the airport shuttle service provided. You can relax in the outdoor swimming pool and work out at the fitness center. You’ll get access to free WiFi, and there’s parking without charge if you’re driving during the trip.

Rooms have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, fridge, mini-bar, and tea/coffee maker. Some units include a balcony and kitchen. You can enjoy local as well as international meals at the on-site restaurant.

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Munting Paraiso

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Abueg Road, Bancao Bancao, Palawan
54.58 km (34.0 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace

6. Seda Lio (from USD 240)

This beachfront, 5-star resort possesses all you need to have a memorable vacation. It boasts an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, game room, free WiFi, and free airport shuttle service to/from El Nido Airport. You can enjoy your meals at the in-house restaurant, Misto, which serves international cuisine, and sip your favorite drink at the pool bar, which has a calming tropical setting. You can enjoy cycling on a bamboo bike near your accommodation or simply relax at the beach.

Every room is air-conditioned with a flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, an iPod dock, and an electric kettle. From the balcony of your room, you can take delight in the natural landscape views.

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Seda Lio

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lio Tourism Estate, Barangay Villa Libertad, Palawan
125.37 km (77.9 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

7. Sir Brooke's Resort - Brooke's Point (from USD 57)

Instead of heading to the popular spots of northern Palawan, go south to Brooke’s Point where you can enjoy the waters and seafood of Sulu Sea. In Sir Brooke’s Resort, visitors can take a dip in their outdoor pool, overlooking the sea. Enjoy sunny afternoons, barbecuing by the beach or fishing.

If you just want to be lazy, you can stay in their native Filipino-style rooms, all equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioner, and comfortable bed. Both the beach and inland views are spectacular. There is a restaurant on-premise that will attend to your cravings. Be patient, though, as orders tend to take some time to prepare but when they do arrive the delicious offerings may help you forgive and forget the delay.

As far off the beaten path as Sir Brooke’s Resort is, they do have a fitness center and workout room where you can keep up with your fitness regimen.

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Sir Brooke's Resort

6.5 User Rating

Address: Sitio Paratungon, Brgy. Pangobilian, Brooke's Point, Palawan, Philippines, 5305
193.66 km (120.4 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

8. Palawan Ecolodge -Rizal (from USD 34)

Go south and live on a deserted beach, where you can live like a local, in Palawan Ecolodge. It is located in Sitio Malakibay, Rizal, away from the usual tourist spots.

All rooms are in a solar-powered house and there is also a playhouse that the kids can enjoy. Beach beds and hammocks are readily available so you can just laze under the sun. Don’t forget to savor the freshest coconuts and daily catch from the sea. You can have free access to kayaks and snorkeling gear if you want to explore the coral reef located at the northern end of the beach.

Most of the spots around the ecolodge are best for adventurers who can take in hours or days of hiking, including Mt Mantalingahan, Mantayob Falls, and Turbong falls. The lodge can help you get authorizations for these areas.

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Rizal, Palawan, Philippines
193.27 km (120.1 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
139 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good mosquito nets in room
on the balcony mario lit some repelent coils to keep us comfortable
the bed wasn’t the most comfortable
Cleanliness:
* clean and decent bathroom
bathroom was nice and clean as well
i had to ask them to clean it because my toddler was playing in the area
very nice and cute people around to help cook and clean the place itself is stunning and unique private
cottage is very nice and clean
Host:
the people are kind and accomodating
everyone was very kind and the hospitality was warm and genuine
mommy sally is a great host
the staff were awesome accept when it came to planning day trip activities
courteous and various hosts on property that will help
Location:
the location was the best
the location is stunning and very peaceful
this place is just like paradise
mommy sally’s place is akin to paradise
we really enjoyed our stay and the location is definitely a five star rating :)
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9. Kingki Beach House - Roxas (from USD 25)

Roxas has always been a stopover spot for travelers going to and from El Nido. But a few consider it the perfect destination to stay and unwind by the beach.

With the Kingki Beach House, you can feel like you have your own private beach while enjoying the freshest organic food. A room only costs around 30 USD. There are no restaurants around the area but the guesthouse is happy to serve you homemade meals.

The accommodation may not be five-star but the staff will go out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable and that your stay is pleasant. When you have had enough of the sea and the sand you have to option to explore inland and hike through coconut plantations and some farmland for a change of scenery.

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Kingki Beach Park

4.7 User Rating

Address: Km 89 Malabusog, Roxas, Palawan, Philippines, 5300
33.55 km (20.9 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

10. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort (from USD 177)

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is located on Sabang Beach with panoramic views of the West Philippine Sea. All rooms at this beachfront resort have air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, mini-bar, and an electric kettle. You can enjoy Filipino and international cuisines at its restaurant and have drinks at the onsite bar. You can even request special diet menus.

There are tons of exciting things to do that are not too far away from the resort. You must visit The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located less than a mile away, and the staff can help arrange the tour for you.

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Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sabang Beach, Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
3.02 km (1.9 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

11. Macapuno Beach Resort - Narra (from USD 22)

Feel at home in the family-run Macapuno Beach Resort, another top pick, located in the underrated southern part of Palawan. This resort in the town of Narra gives you the luxury of unplugging from all the noise. Take note that there aren’t any restaurants near the resort, but you can have meals at their restaurant or you can cook your own food in their shared kitchen.

Some of the activities you can do here include snorkeling, having a picnic at the Estrella waterfalls, or going on a day tour at nearby Turtle Island.

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Macapuno Beach Resort

Address: Barangay Taritien, Palawan
110.75 km (68.9 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

12. Palawan Seaview Resort - Puerto Princesa (from USD 25)

Everyone who visits Palawan will first land in Puerto Princesa. Usually, you will only stay here for a few days because most of the attractions are near the beach and not in the city center.

Getting close to the sea while in Puerto Princesa is still possible, by staying in Palawan Seaview Resort. It offers a relaxing view of the sea, filled with mangroves. Take note that it’s not swimmable but there’s an outdoor swimming pool ready for you to jump in, especially after hours of traveling.

If you feel like roaming around the city, the resort has biking and car rentals available.

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Palawan Seaview Resort

Address: BM Road Barangay San Manuel
50.37 km (31.3 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

13. Tribal XPerience - Bunuangin

Be five minutes away from the beach and the gateway to the islands of San Vicente, with the Tribal XPerience. It is quite an experience, as you’ll be staying in cottages, near the forest, with the beach right in front. Tribal XPerience is located on Bunuangin Beach, which you can reach by boat in just 15 minutes from Port Barton’s beach.

This spot is ideal for those who are ready to take on outdoor activities, such as hiking to see the highest waterfalls in Palawan, kayaking, and island hopping.

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36.78 km (22.9 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
23 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

14. Turublien Long Beach Inn and Beach Bar - Long Beach, San Vicente

Never miss the unspoiled scenery of the pale blue sky, fine white beach, and rolling ocean waves of Long Beach, by staying in Turublien Long Beach Inn. The inn is indeed remote, as it sits on undeveloped 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) Long Beach. To get here, you’ll need to get to the small and quiet town of New Agutaya and walk along the beach.

Finding it can already be quite an experience, but it gets more interesting when you see the accommodation and the beach, separated by a river that you need to cross, by using a small boat.

Each room opens up to a balcony; if available choose a room with a view of the sea. The front desk is open 24/7 and the friendly staff can help you plan your day. There are loads of activities to choose from, including diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Get a fire going on one of the grills and enjoy a barbecue by the beach.

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Turublien Long Beach Inn and Beach Bar

Address: Bucana, Pinagmangalucan, New Agutaya, Palawan
54.35 km (33.8 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

15. Tapik Beach Park Guest House - El Nido (from USD 31)

When you go to El Nido, you will automatically arrive in the center of town. As much as you can agree that El Nido offers convenience while being near the most amazing natural wonders, it’s also a fact that it’s overwhelmingly crowded.

Tapik Beach Park is a great escape, one hour away from crowded El Nido town, proper. Here, you can have a peaceful stay, closer to nature, while still having easy access to the great islands, like Imorigui Island which will only take a 30-minute boat ride.

It is far from all the nice restaurants in town but they have their own bar and restaurant where you can try some local dishes.

Tapik is certainly not the destination if you are looking for great accommodation. But if you seek peace, serenity, and solitude off the beaten path then this is the place to be. Warm, friendly locals help make your stay a pleasant one. If you’re an early riser you’ll be treated to one of the greatest shows on earth as you witness the sun rising on a brand new day.

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Tapik Beach Park Guest House

Address: Barangay Sibaltan
137.25 km (85.3 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Parking WiFi Available Games room Currency exchange Free parking Beachfront Garden Bar

16. Cottages and rooms on a private white beach near Port Barton

Port Barton is a cheaper and less crowded alternative to El Nido. But, if you want to feel like a castaway on a beach with far fewer people than Port Barton’s main beach area, this Airbnb offer is for you. Electricity is only available in the evening in Port Barton but you won’t care when you are present with the sounds and sights of nature, during the day.

If you’ve always imagined spending the night drinking fresh coconut juice while watching a bonfire, feeling the beach breeze kiss your face and walking barefoott in the fine sand, hop in a boat from Deep Moon Resorts Port Barton, to get you in this secluded area, right away.

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34.5 km (21.5 mi) from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
55 reviews  
Private room in island 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with its 8 rooms it's super small and never feels crowded
pros: beautiful beach front cottages large rooms lounge hammocks breakfast good helpful staff
Cleanliness:
however the rooms were big and clean and the staff were super kind
Host:
staff was very kind
staff is friendly and helpful if you have any questions
the staff were helpful and friendly
food orders were received by two staff who were courteous and helpful
very friendly staff made the stay extra special
Location:
the location and setting at white beach are superb
we liked the quiet white beach a lot a paradise as one imagines highly recommended
truly an awesome place away from everything
paradise such a fantastic rustic place
we would love to come back to this place
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Prepare for an island adventure

Whether you’re looking for beach resorts or more private vacation rentals in Palawan, you’ll find that this list has plenty of options for you. Keep it handy and book your trip to Palawan today!

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Frequently asked questions about the top places to stay in Palawan, Philippines

1. Which places to stay in Palawan are budget-friendly?

If you’re looking for resorts in Palawan for memorable staycation experiences that don’t cost an arm and a leg, consider booking a stay in Mecaja Beach House, Palawan Ecolodge, and Munting Paraiso. These accommodations will cost you less than 40 USD per night.

2. Which places to stay in Palawan have parking?

Many beach resort accommodations on the island of Palawan have free parking spaces on the premises. Your best options include Mecaja Beach House, Astoria Palawan, Munting Paraiso, and Seda Lio.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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