Aborlan Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by davidjo
  • Things to Do
    by davidjo
  • Things to Do
    by davidjo

Aborlan Things to Do

  • THE WELL OF THE SAINT

    BALON PARI means 'the well of the saint' which refers to San Ezeikel Moreno, a Spanish guy who was based in Manila, late 18th century and was sent south and was the founder of Aborlan and inagawan as well as Puerto Princesa City. He caught malaria and was reposted to Manila before he started constructing the famous bamboo organ in Las Pinas. When...

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  • ESTRELLA VILLAGE---BUY YOUR BEER B4 THE...

    If visiting Estrella falls you will find little or no snacks on offer except for a stall with a few crisps and soft drinks. Better to buy from the one or two stores at the junction when you turn off the main road. they have ice cold beer there and will charge you a refundable deposit on the bottles. 5kms along the road you will come to Estrella...

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  • CATCH THE SUNRISE

    If you stay the night at the small resort at Inagawan try get up early to catch the sunrise as it is really beautiful. Inagawan can be reached if you turn off the south highway at km 51, 15 kms before you reach aborlan. If you follow the road at the turn off you will reach the beach after 2 or 3 kms and there are a couple of places to stay by the...

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  • SWEATING FOR NEXT TO NOTHING

    Inagawan is a village by the sea (turn off the south highway at km 51 marker (15 kms before Aborlan) and head to the end of the road (3 kms) where you reach the sea. There are two places to stay there for a few hundred pesos a night. You can sometimes see the fisherman try to catch fish in their net and also they will appreciate it if you give them...

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  • IT IS A HARD LIFE BEING A FISHERMAN

    Inagawan is a village by the sea (turn off the south highway at km 51 marker (15 kms before Aborlan) and head to the end of the road (3 kms) where you reach the sea. There are two places to stay there for a few hundred pesos a night. You can see the fishermen get their bangkas (outriggers) ready and make their way out to sea around sunset. They...

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  • BUY MANGOES AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

    In the mango season which can be from March to July you will see many locals setting up their stalls by the side of the road so just stop and buy some mangoes at a very cheap price. When the harvest is good you will be able to buy mangoes for as cheap as 20 pesos a kilo, sometimes even cheaper. The reason for this is that they cannot be exported...

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  • THE REAL COUNTRYSIDE--TRAVEL SOUTH

    A few kilometers south of Aborlan you will feel as if you are really in the boonies as you will see very few cars/buses. you will begin to see locals on a cart that will be pulled by their karabaw (water buffalo) as they travel from home to their rice fields or coconut plantations. This area produces a lot of rice, coconuts and palm oil. If you...

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  • FOR THE GARDEN

    A couple of kilometers (southbound) after Aborlan there is a skilled craftsman who makes pots, carriage seats that look good in the garden. At first they looked wooden to us until we stopped and realised that they were made from concrete. The prices are reasonable.

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  • THE MUNICIPALITY OFFICES

    Aborlan Municipality was created in 1949 and you can find the offices about 1 km south of the market on the National Highway. The Mayor's office is in the building, as well as all the government offices for the 32,000 population of the town. Aborlan has the only agricultural college in Palawan but it is now called the Western Philippine University.

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  • KUBOS FOR SALE

    A Kubo is basically a little hut where you can sit and relax or have a drink with s few friends. Most locals will have some type of Kubo in their garden, but here in Aborlan you can buy them already made from bamboo and nipa palm leaves for the roof. The roof can actually be made from coconut leaves or nipa leaves which last a little longer and...

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  • COOL SWIM AT ESTRELLA FALLS

    Take the road south from Aborlan until you see a sign on the right pointing( 15kms or so) the way to Estrella, then follow the dusty road for around 10 kms then you will reach the falls. You must sign the book and pay a small entrance fee. There are shelters, picnic tables and a swing on a tree, but be careful of the falls furing rainy season,...

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  • TIGMAN BEACH

    From Aborlan, take the road south until you reach Plaridel (about 10 kms), take a left and the road will eventually reach the seafront, hang a right then you will reach Camille Del Sur, a small resort which has overnight accommodation and other huts on the sandy beach for day-trippers. If you walk along the beach for a couple of minutes you will...

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Aborlan Transportation

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    by davidjo Written Feb 17, 2014

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    The transport terminal is located on the National Highway just by the market in the centre of town. Here the buses as well as shuttle vans that run from Puerto Princesa to the south of the island will stop to pick u or drop off passengers. Tricycles are also waiting here to take locals to wherever they wish to go. Buses to Puerto Princesa will take 75 minutes while shuttle vans will be quicker.

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Aborlan Local Customs

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    by davidjo Written Feb 9, 2015

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    The karabaw (water buffalo ) is worth his weight in gold and is very valuable to anyone who owns one as they can also rent the beast out to plow the land, haul goods or other equipment around. This particular karabaw was wandering along the beach with a load of sand that was going to be used for construction purposes. As the sand had been collected from the beach the sand would have to be washed with fresh water as the salt has to be removed.

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