Tarabanan Resort, Palawan, Philippines


Discover Palawan with us!

Enjoy this last green paradise of untouched nature.


Serene environment that gives plenty of space to appreciate Mother Nature. PHOTO BY MIKE WATSON

We organize snorkeling and fishing trips for you using a traditional bangka (fishing boat) to the islands and coral-reefs of Honda Bay.

Go with us into the underground at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, (see drone video by Ulrika Mathurine) an 8-kilometer river flowing beneath the cave, among the longest of its type in the world. The nature park’s experienced guides can take you in about an hour tour into this fascinating underworld.

Maoyon River Cruise

The boats at Maoyon are ready for a cruise

We are just two hours away from from the UNESCO Heritage site Underground River, 2 hours to Port Barton and 4 hours to El Nido.

There is also the nearby Maoyon River for cruising where you can be introduced to the rich flora and fauna (exotic birds, mangroves, wildlife) of Palawan including the centuries-old Dao tree we call the ‘Avatar Tree’ as it resembles the one in the movie. While doing the river cruise, you will be serenaded by local traditional musicians while lunch is served on board or under the Avatar Tree.

There is also Olangoan Waterfalls, (see drone video by Ulrika Mathurine) a series of falls into the woods, not very far from Tarabanan.

Olangoan Falls is less known to tourists and tucked in an enchanting forest.

Olangoan Falls is less known to tourists and tucked in an enchanting forest.

Nearby, there is also the Batak Center that showcases the works and lifestyle of the remaining Batak tribe of Puerto Princesa. Here, you will meet some members of the Batak community doing some handicrafts.

For the more adventurous, you can do a three-hour trek to the Batak community and see how they live in the forests.

For the even more hard-core, we offer a cross-country trekking, a three-day trip under the rainforests that criss-cross seven rivers and mountains until the Saint Paul Subterranean River Park complex.

The hike to the village of the gentle Batak tribe is not just an adventure but a culture trip. PHOTO BY MIKE WATSON

Lastly, food is something we are so proud of in Tarabanan Cottages. We don’t have a menu because our stocks are freshly sourced daily from the community. But we assure you that you will have a truly Filipino gastronomic experience at Tarabanan. We look forward to having you with us soon!

Local Seafood

We offer fresh seafood sourced from local fishermen

As natural and exotic as can be. PHOTO BY MIKE WATSON

Bounties of the sea.

Bounties of the sea.