Port Barton a Perfect Place for Digital Detox and Meditation

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Never thought that I always have a yearly trip to Palawan which started back in 2014. I always find myself booking a one-way ticket. Maybe, I am just lucky that I found good friends who live in Palawan. I never heard of this little village called Port Barton. Last June 2017, I got the chance to visit this place as I got invited. Sweet!

What did I bring as a Digital Nomad?

Funny as I mentioned in the title that it is a perfect place for a digital detox. But seems I can’t live without my laptop as I was chasing to finish a project that time.

The original plan was just for 3 days so I brought:

  • Lenovo laptop and a backpack
  • my Olympus Tough camera (amazing underwater camera)
  • Huawei pocket wifi
  • iPad
  • Oppo camera phone
  • power bank
  • Snorkeling mask and gear
  • 2 sets of swim wear
  • clothes (shirt, undies, shorts) good for 2 days
  • dry bag
  • toiletries

Amazing, I just brought 2 bags with me (a laptop backpack and a dry bag) but the 3 days stay became 7 days.

How to get to Port Barton?

There are three ways to reach Port Barton from Puerto Princesa, you can take a:

  • bus – go to the terminal bus station at San Jose (P250)
  • van – same as where the buses are
  • motorcycle – rent a motorcycle and drive

It’s 3-4 hours travel time. The fare must be around 450-600. But I remember when I was in El Nido, it was 500-600 for 6 hours inside the van.

Where to Stay in Port Barton?

  • Ausan Beach Front Cottages P1300 per night – check on Agoda
  • Ayette’s Bamboo Cottage P600 per night – check on Agoda

Going there was like on the spot as there was no room reservation. But the month of June is a low season so you have the time to find options.

Things to do in Port Barton?

  • Island hopping for P700 with lunch
  • Beach bumming
  • Yoga/Meditation by the beach
  • Go to Pamuayan falls (donation)
  • Go to White Sand Beach P25 entrance fee
  • Purple Turtle Music Lounge Bar
  • Evergreen Bayview Bungalows and Viewpoint
  • Sunset watching

Related Article: The Second Time Around in El Nido, Palawan with Free Island Hopping Tour

Here’s a quick video of a photo compilation I created before. I need to upload photos later on.

Photos on Instagram

Where to eat?

  • Ayette’s Bamboo House Restaurant and cottages
  • breakfast place in front of the school (forgot the name)

Why is Port Barton a good place for digital detox and meditation?

  • There is no electricity for 24 hours. It’s only available from 5 PM to 12 MN.
  • Only a few tourists, unlike El Nido. You’ll have the beach to yourself.
  • It’s also a good place for couples having their honeymoon.
  • Very peaceful, quiet and serene.

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Another Advantage

  • You can find cheap accommodations and restaurants

Travel Tip and Reminders

  • There is no ATM machine in Port Barton, bring enough money.
  • Bring power bank and always charge everything from 5 PM to 12 MN.

If I got the chance to return, definitely I would go back. I had a wonderful experience in Port Barton for a week and it’s lovelier if with a boyfriend. Port Barton is a paradise you shouldn’t miss out. It is best to travel with a group of friends. Traveling solo is also fine as you have the time of your life doing meditation and keeping yourself at peace.

Roxanne is an aspiring digital nomad. A virtual assistant since October 2009. She is a hobbyist blogger, photographer and travels a lot.

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