Beach Camping in Palawan, PhilippinesLast updated on: July 16, 2023
There are a lot of choices to do in the Philippines, and I think Palawan is one of the best places to visit where you can experience beach camping.
Camping in Palawan, the Philippines, is considered one of the most incredible experiences. In Palawan, you will see fantastic rock formations, powdery white sand beaches, cliffs, and a picturesque view of landscape, sunsets, and sunrises.
No wonder people are so hooked and eager to visit Palawan and most of the places in the Philippines. It may sound cliché, but it has its own beauty, and you can’t get enough of it. I would say Palawan is impressive – the people are also kind and lovely!
Beach Camping in Palawan
I have experienced a lot of beach camping, and doing it is excellent and is one of the top activities in Palawan. It best sunset and landscape, and it is beyond words. There will always be a “perfect spot” if you are a sunset lover; it’s a plus if you love taking pictures too. There is no need to edit! It is beautiful, so share that shot with the world!
It is also fair to say beach camping is the cheapest accommodation in Palawan.
Camping in North Cay
One of the best sunsets can be seen in North Cay, located in Busuanga (picture below). If you want to camp in North Cay, it is included on the list of the islands we visit during the Big Dream Boatman expedition, or you can also ask for one of the boats from the port. They offer overnight lodging or a full-day pass. You can spend your time snorkelling, swimming, fishing, spearfishing, or just camp near the shore and do sunset watching and chill with a bottle of beer.
I must say North Cay has fewer tourists, and it’s one of the things I consider when doing beach camping – you do not want to camp without enough space or at least a quiet place where you can do what you want and have a little world of peace. Additionally to that, fewer photobombers! I suggest that you go around the island, you will be able to explore this island for a few minutes! So much to see around, and remember to be careful with your surroundings and never take any corals/ shells with you when you leave this island. They are pretty strict with that; you will see signboards along the shore too.
Camping in Pass Island
Another place to visit and one of the guest’s favourites when doing the boat expedition is Pass Island – this one is quite famous for its powdery white sand, the little coconut tree near the shore, and their dog named Hoover! Hoover will welcome you with his wagging tail full of excitement and curiosity. Just call his name, and he will run around and play with you. He is just adorable! Aside from Hoover, Pass Island provides a scenic view. It is one of the best beach camping sites in Palawan. You can also have some fresh coconuts – sip it and feel fresh!
Some islands have designated areas where you can camp. For example, on Pass Island, you can see above that tents are available near the shore. You can also camp beside that cute little loner coconut tree. They also have available electricity and huts – inside that hut; you will have a fan and bedding for your overnight stay. Very simple and basic but comfortable.
Overall, beach camping can be challenging and fun at the same time. Expect that sand will be everywhere, and if you are lucky enough to be hated by mosquitoes or island bugs, that will be very easy for you. But for some, it might be annoying. On the fun part, it is a great experience and pure bliss. If you are the kind of person who loves to explore and experience the unusual, you can add beach camping to your list.