Tarabanan Cottages is a small, family-run, eco-friendly, and community-centered establishment in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. We aim to every day make our operations sustainable and socially responsible by using minimal energy, growing our own vegetables, providing livelihood to our own community, and promoting community-based tourism.
We are committed to the environment and the development of our local community. Our waste plan is based on reduction, reuse, and recycling. Our water comes from groundwater where we use a manual pump to reduce energy consumption. We collect rainwater for our own organic garden where we provide our guests with an organic and seasonal menu. We have our own compose that we also use for our garden. Our staff, composed of family members and folks from Sitio Tarabanan itself, are trained on efficient energy consumption and recycling to raise awareness as they understand that each one can be responsible for significant energy savings.
Where We Are
We are located in a community of friendly people called Sitio Tarabanan. The residents of this little village, about 68 kilometers from the city center of Puerto Princesa, are the warmest, friendliest and the most helpful. Sitio Tarabanan also hosts the Batak Center that showcases the culture and serves as a museum of the life and works of the remaining tribes in Palawan, the Bataks. We are very much part of the community and we want to continue to be a place where locals and visitors enjoy and take care of the environment while taking a break from the stress and monotony of life.