Narra Travel Guide

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Narra Things to Do

  • PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE MARKET

    I love taking photos at the market as there are some great opportunities to take colorful photos of the goods for sale and even the locals busy at their stalls. In Narra the big market day is Saturday when locals come from the surrounding countryside to see vegetables, fruit, flowers etc, and are usually too busy to take notice of a tourist with...

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  • I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY DRIED FISH...

    At Narra Market, especially on Saturdays you will see many stalls selling dried fish st very economic prices, much cheaper than at Puerto Princesa.

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  • BAMBOO FURNITURE FOR SALE

    At Narra Market, especially on Saturdays you can see many bamboo furniture for sale. The furniture is only made from a certain type of bamboo that will grow up to 20 meters high and the ideal diameter should be around 4-5 inches.

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  • PALM OIL PLANTATIONS and RICE FIELDS

    Going south from Narra you will see many palm oil plantations on each side of the road. The palm tree needs 7-10 years before it starts producing the fruit, then it is harvested, and processed for cooking use or bio-diesel fuel. More and more of these plantations are sprouting up all over southern Palawan as the forests are being cut down and the...

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  • STA CELIA PARISH CHURCH and PRICELIST

    Sta Celia Prarish Church is located at Calategas, around 25 kms south of Narra on the National Highway, just turn off the road when you see the Calategas sign and bear left and you will find this small church about 1 km down the road. Every small community has a church and outside is the list of ceremonies they perform and a list of certificates...

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  • COLORFUL ORCHIDS at NARDA'S GARDEN

    If you have time stop at Narda's Garden, a few kms after Narra on the right hand side of the National Highway. She has quite a good orchid collection as well as a few other ornamental plants. You will be welcome to wander around and look at the orchids even if you don't purchase anything.

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  • QUARRIES

    Not exactly a "thing to do" but i thought i would draw attention to the quarrying in Southern Palawan. There are many rivers as you go south from Aborlan to Narra and there is a great need for building materials so different companies are collecting sand and stones from the river and hauling the to Puerto Princesa as the city is booming with many...

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  • A SIMPLE CHURCH

    Two blocks from Panacan Pier there is a simple place of worship, San Isidro Labrador, Panacan Chapel. The chapel has a tiled floor, a roof but no walls except for where the alter is. A few pews can accommodate the worshipers, but even so it is quite a beautiful chapel.

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  • PANACAN PIER--GATEWAY TO THE RARE...

    Panacan Pier is quite new and this is where the boats leave for Arena Island and Rasa Island, the first being an upmarket resort island, the second being a bird sanctuary where the rare Philippine Cockatoo can be found. There are around 300 birds on the island and the remaining 700 that are existing are only found in other parts of the Philippines,...

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  • ARENA ISLAND

    Arena Island got its name from the Spanish word "arena" which means sand, and nearly the whole island consists of sand, where turtles come to lay their eggs, and has become a turtle sanctuary. Arena Island used to be a private island but since 2011 it has been opened to the public, but unfortunately only for the rich. Rooms cost from 25,000 pesos a...

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  • IGLESIA NG CHRISTO---100th ANNIVERSARY

    Igelsia Ng Christo is located near the park and this is the only religion/church that originated in the Philippines by Felix Manalo exactly 100 years ago and now you can see these churches in some other countries where there are a large number of Filipino immigrants. I have written about this religion in other reviews so if you want to more please...

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  • NARRA SPORTS ARENA

    Next to the park is a rather large sports arena, considering the size of the town. There is a small grandstand at one side where spectators may shelter from the sun. The arena is open for everyone who may want to jog around the track early morning or late evening. The arena is normally used for school track meets and football matches as well as...

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  • THE LAGOON

    In Narra Park you will find a lagoon with a function hall situated in the middle, which can be hired for weddings and other occasions. It is in a really nice setting and is cool with the shade from the trees in the park. A bridge connects the small island to the paths around the park.

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  • BEAUTIFUL ART

    In the compound of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish Church there is also a chapel with a lovely painting of Jesus on the back wall, and underneath it there is the words of the 3 o'clock prayer. Quite often in some supermarkets or on ferries in the Philippines the 3 o'clock prayer is read out over loudspeakers and the faithful eagerly listen to it...

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  • VISIT THE MARKET

    Narra market is in the center of the town and cannot be missed. Although the market operates every day the main market day is on a Saturday when farmers come in from the surrounding countryside to sell their vegetables. There are also other stalls that sell tools, clothes, cellphones etc where the traders travel to a different market in the region...

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Narra Restaurants

  • LOCAL FOOD

    If you are hungry try eating at Cel's Restaurant which is on the left handside in the center of town. There is a selection of local food and rice at reasonable prices. My wife ate here and it satisfied her appetite, but she said that it was nothing special.

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  • FANCY A SNACK????

    In Narra there are no shortage of bakeshops. There are three on the west side of the market, all within 30 meters of each other. There are tables and chairs inside for customers to sit and enjoy a cake and a drink. Simple breads and cakes can cost as little as 2 pesos.

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Narra Nightlife

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    JANISHA PENSION HOUSE SARI SARI: A QUIET BEER

    by davidjo Written Jun 23, 2014

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    This is not exactly a nightlife tip but i found it quite difficult to have a quiet beer in Narra as i tried a couple of places but i was pestered by inquisitive locals who were drunk as they are not used to tourists in this area, and inevitably i was assumed to be rich and was asked to buy drinks for them, so i retired to a little stall and table by my pension house, but apparently it is not run by the owners of the accommodation. The lady and her daughter were very friendly and i enjoyed a conversation with them while enjoying a couple of bottles of SM Light. The stall was called Janisha Pension House sari sari store and sold everything a guest may require on an overnight stay, even a morning coffee at 10 pesos.
    Oh, and it is located by the side of JS Pension House about 50m before you reach the turning for the market on the National Highway.

    cheers simple stall and table

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Narra Transportation

  • CATCHING A TRICYCLE

    In Narra the tricycle shed is next to the market, on it's northern side. Destinations are displayed on boards and they go to the various areas for a set fee, but won't usually leave until the trike is full or less you arrange to pay extra. You can also flag down a trike in the street and bargain with the driver to get to your destination if it is...

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  • BUS, SHUTTLE VAN or JEEPNEY

    To get to Narra from Puerto Princesa you must go to the San Jose Terminal which is around 5 kms from the Capitol Building. If you wait at the intersection by the Capitaol Building you can either take a trike or a multicab. Multicab will be the cheapest and will cost around 15 pesos. You will not have to wait long to find transport going south....

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  • Vans to Narra

    JB Van Rental provides transport services to Narra and the rest of mainland Palawan tourist destinations.For rate and other inquiries,kindly contact +639175530421

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Narra Local Customs

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    SNACKS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

    by davidjo Written Jun 23, 2014

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    Filipinos love to eat, and it is quite normal for work to cease in the middle of the morning and again in the middle of the afternoon for the workers to have a snack, so at the market you will see many snack food made from glutinous rice, or even small portion of pancit (noodles) and spaghetti for sale. Do not be surprised if you enter an office and the staff are busy eating as it is quite normal to see food on the office desk.

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Narra Warnings and Dangers

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    DO NOT LITTER---YOU WILL BE FINED

    by davidjo Written Feb 17, 2014

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    While walking around Narra be careful not to throw your litter on the ground as you may be fined. The sign informs locals that it is a 500 peso fine for the first offence, 1,500 for the second offence and 2,500 for the third offence. So now you know what the sign means!!!

    fixed penalties

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Narra Off The Beaten Path

  • JUBGLE TREKS FOR THE ADVENTUROUS ONLY

    The local authorities in NARRA are trying hard to open up the area to tourism and there are several exciting places to visit mentioned in their new brochure, but most of them will require a guide which may be arranged at the Municipal Hall in Narra. (just go to the Municipal Tourism Office and inquire). MOUNT VICTORIA is the second highest mountain...

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  • ENJOY THEIR ANTICS BUT DO NOT FEED THE...

    North of Narra you will find Estrella Falls where i am 100% certain you will see monkeys, as i have seen them each time i have visited the area. You will see them swinging in trees along the banks of the river, and there is a sign in Tagalog that informs the visitors that it is forbidden to feed the monkeys.

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  • A COOL DIP IN ESTRELLA FALLS

    Estrella Falls can be reached from the junction 5 kms north of Narra on the South Highway, then another 7 kms along a newly paved road until you reach the car park. Entrance fee is a very reasonable 30 pesos and then you can pay 100 pesos for a table with a roof to protect you from the rain or sunshine. There are changing rooms, BBQ grills and...

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Narra Favorites

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    NARRA-------HOW DID THE TOWN GET ITS...

    by davidjo Written Feb 9, 2014

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    Favorite thing: For 20 years i have been passing by Narra but i was recently surprised to find out the origin of its name. Until today i always thought that it was named after the country's National tree, the Narra tree, but i was wrong. In 1954, there was a program to resettle folk from North Luzon and in 1969 the Municipality of Narra was created by Republic Act 5642 and signed by the dictator, President Marcos.

    AND THE NAME----NA tional
    R esettlement
    R ehabilitation
    A dministration
    NA-R-R-A

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