Napsan Travel Guide

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Napsan Things to Do

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    by davidjo Written Feb 24, 2014

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    Napsan is the last major village before you reach Quezon, another 100 kms south along the coastal road (or track would be a better word). There are 2 or 3 small store and a small restaurant in the one street town so grab what you can before continuing south. The best store is the one on the corner just as you reach Napsan.

    the local store deserted road

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    by davidjo Written Feb 24, 2014

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    Montible Bridge is at KM 29 on the way from Puerto Princesa, probably around 20 kms before you reach Napsan. There is a marvelous place to swim here and more than likely you will be the only one. Approaching the bridge from Puerto Princesa take the small track to your left just as you approach the bridge. Follow the track down and go under the bridge and follow the track another 100m and head to the left towards the river where you will find a small sandy beach where you can enter the river and swim in the deep cool water on the far side. The original track ws made by trucks that were being loaded with sand or stones from the river for construction sites.

    beautiful for swimming

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    by davidjo Written Feb 24, 2014

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    The biggest building in Napsan is the High School and when you see this you know you have arrived in this small town. If you turn right when you reach the school the road heads north but if you turn left the road will lead south.

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Napsan Off The Beaten Path

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    by davidjo Written Feb 24, 2014

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    As you ride south from Napsan to Quezon there are many bridges that cross over the rivers providing many photographic opportunities.

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    On the ride south you will see some wonderful beaches so if you have time stop for a swim, and you will be more than likely the only one for miles around.

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    by davidjo Written Feb 24, 2014

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    There is more or less no transport between the two towns that are more or less 100 kms apart but you will pass by some beautiful beaches, cross rivers and experience some of the worst roads in Palawan. One area my wife had to get off the motorbike and walk while I battled the road which had huge stones as big as footballs but it is well worth doing as you will pass by small village communities that have rarely seen a tourist. There are a few stretches of a km or two where the road is already concreted and there is plans that the road will be concreted the whole length in the coming years.
    Villages on the route
    Km 30 Aparuwan
    km 32 Santa Nino
    km 60 Berong
    Km 70 Arawayan
    km 100 Quezon

    worst road in Palawan--between Berong and Aparuwan another bad stretch a concreted road for a few kms near Berong one of many bridges winds its way through the hills

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