Palaui Island is located in the eastern-most part of northern Luzon. It is a protected landscape that offers awesome sights, a Spanish-era lighthouse, unspoiled and pristine white sand beaches, stunning vistas, uninhabited islands, scenic and breath-taking views. Getting there is quite a challenge, especially if its your first time. To make it easier for you, here is a detailed procedures on how to get to Palaui Island.
First, you need to get to San Vicente Port in the town of Sta. Ana in Cagayan, the usual jump-off point to Palaui Island.
HOW TO GET TO STA. ANA, CAGAYAN FROM MANILA
By Land: From Manila, take a direct Florida bus bound for Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Buses from Sampaloc terminal leaves daily, check with the bus company for the schedule of trips or you may call (02)743-3809 for inquiries. Travel time from Manila to Sta. Ana takes about 15 hours. Alternatively, you could take a bus bound for Tuguegarao which takes about 10-12 hours. From Tuguegarao, transfer to a passenger van or bus bound for Sta. Ana. Travel time is 3-4 hours and fare is around 180 pesos.
By Air: Take a plane bound for Tuguegarao City. Cebu Pacific and PAL Express have daily flights from Manila to Tuguegarao City. From there, take a passenger van or bus going to Sta. Ana. Travel time is 3-4 hours and fare is around 180 pesos.
Please note when leaving Sta. Ana, the last bus bound for Manila or Tuguegarao departs at 2:30 PM; while the last passenger van leaves at 2:00 PM.
HOW TO GET TO PALAUI ISLAND AND TO OTHER DESTINATIONS
From Sta. Ana, take a tricycle to San Vicente port. Look for the visitor's center to register and to rent a boat to your desired destination/s. Boat rental depends on the location and to how many destinations you would want to visit. Below are the published rates by PASAMOBA (Palaui San Vicente Motor Banca Association) as of February 2013.
- Punta Verde (15 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 750
- Pugo Moro (5 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 500
- Crocodile Island (5 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 500
- Jerolinda Resort (10 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 300
- Cape Engaño (45 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 1,800
- Anguib Beach (25 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 1,500
- Puzurubo (1 hour, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 1,800
- Siwangag (30 mins, 8 passenger maximum) - PHP 1,500
Cape Engaño, Crocodile Island, Anguib Beach and Punta Verde - PHP 3,500 (8 passengers maximum)
For bookings and inquiries, you may contact:
Fernando Cabutin - 0935-9966744
Dispatcher - 0947-6340986
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