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Taytay

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Taytay is a municipality on the island of Palawan in the Philippines.

Understand[edit]

Taytay is located 220 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa. It is bounded in the north by El Nido, in the south by San Vicente and Dumaran, in the east by Taytay Bay and the Sulu Sea, and in the west by the South China Sea.

Get in[edit]

Most tourists go to Taytay by road. From El Nido in the north, it is about one and a half hours by bus or van. From Puerto Princesa in the south, it is about 4 hours by bus or van. Private hire vans are available in Taytay to take you to the next part of your journey, or visa versa.

The Company RoRo Bus offer rides from Puerto Princesa (4 1/2 hours, Non-AC 280₱, AC ₱360; Status 2014). Some (mini-)buses from El Nido hold in Taytay. Ask around.

Get around[edit]

MultiCab and tricycles are the most common means to get around Taytay, and are widely available. Tricycles can be fairly limited to certain areas and may not be able to go very long distances, so ASK before boarding. Do remember to state the road name and the district (Barangay), as some road names are repeated. Standard tricycle fare around the city is 30 pesos if you just want to go a few streets away, or about 60-150 pesos if you are going to the outskirts (i.e., 7km away, or the place is on an unpaved road, etc). Tricycle drivers are generally nice and quote only about 50% more than the standard rate if you look foreign, so just nicely counter-offer them a fair value and they will usually accept.

See[edit]

  • Fort Santa Isabel, the 'Fuerza de Santa Isabel', built in 1667
  • Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker
  • Ruins of the old Governor’s Mansion
  • Church of Santa Monica (inside the Fort Santa Isabel)
  • The islands of the Taytay Bay
  • Elephant and Castle Island (protected as a nesting site for swallows)
  • Taytay Hollywood Sign in the hills
  • Taytay market and bus terminal
  • Take trip to Lake Manguao (located 7km southeast of Taytay) with a tricicle. Ask locals to get there.
  • Mount Capoas (located along Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape)
  • Malampaya Sound (considered as the fish bowl of the Philippines)
  • Pinangyarihan Falls
  • Canique Waterfall
  • Rio Verde (a branch of Tamisan River at the Mesecoy Bay)
  • Dinot Rocks (a marine reserve w/c has a vast of coral reefs)
  • Minapla White Sand Beach (a white sand beach in the western part of Taytay)
  • Maytiguid Island (a local island)
  • Church of Sto. Niño in Abongan, Taytay (one of the four parishes in Taytay)

Note: Some of this attractions are more known by native visitors, not much by tourists.

Do[edit]

  • Island-hopping and Snorkeling
  • Kayaking on Lake Manguao
  • Malampaya Sound - Irrawaddy Dolphin watching tour
  • Itineraries, trips and walk around to the stated places

Eat[edit]

  • Pem’s Pension House & Restaurant
  • Casa Rosa Restaurant & Cottages

Drink[edit]

Buy[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Pem’s Pension House & Restaurant - Rooms approximately for ₱750
  • Casa Rosa Restaurant & Cottages - Rooms approximately for ₱1000
  • Flower Island Resort - expensive Rooms

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

From RoRo Bus Terminal, buses go to Puerto Princesa (4 1/2 hours, Non-AC 280₱, AC ₱360; Status 2014). All (mini-)buses to El Nido wait in Taytay.

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