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Relatively undiscovered

I visited the place 25 years ago when the road to Santa Ana was not paved, there was no electricity... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Orange County, California
Unique Paradise

it is hot when we went here and it is not so friendly on the skin but the place is super amazing... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Jaylord L
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Sta. Ana, Cagayan Province, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I visited the place 25 years ago when the road to Santa Ana was not paved, there was no electricity in the seaside town and no regular service to the island. It still feels the same after all the years. Just a few more tourist...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ybanag
Reviewed November 6, 2018

it is hot when we went here and it is not so friendly on the skin but the place is super amazing. It is definitely unique and something that you haven't seen before.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jaylord L
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Short hike. Nice view at the top . Lighthouse was a nice icing in a cake so to speak. Looks like the compound was an old mission. Well built but deserted

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kaden829
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A paradise! We had went to san vicente at the port..hired a boat to bring us to Cape Engano. We had seen the beauty of nature..went to crocodile island..Its truly unforgettable expirience and We are blessed that God had given us this beauty of nature..I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank aimefo
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the nice place in the hole of Cagayan. You have to go to the old lighthouse on top of the mountain. Very very nice view from there. You have to take a boat in Barangay San Vicente to go there. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Safari777964
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

It was worth the trip and it is good that the community is together in preserving the island and its beauty. Best to go to cape engaño early morningas the waves are gentler. The mangrove was beautiful and so are the other places of interests....More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank isayqc
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Palaui is an untouched paradise. You only have 2 options for accomodation on punta verde a homestay or the survivor camp I highly recommend the survivor camp because the locals on the island share the profit that the camp will get from the accomodations.

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank rosettebaldo
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

If you're planning to visit Palaui Island better be in summer or somewhat a good weather. People in the island are hospitable. Downside, no electricity at night and solar power during daytime so get your gadgets charged up before going there. It is also a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank snkrheadv
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Locals are very friendly and honest. They serve good and fresh seafoods at Punta Verde. The terrain is challenging and we strongly recommend to get a tour guide around.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank larnzb2016
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Palaui is morethan The Survivor Tv Series location. It is about community base eco tourism where the community runs and benefitted with the influx of guest. I appreciated how God created mother nature. Its a whirlwind adventure. We were lucky that open sea is calm....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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November 12, 2016|
Response from GrannyBaguio |
Yes there handful accommodations in Nangaramoan. I would recommend Marpe as the place is just new and clean however a room rate is a little bit higher compared with a nearby lodge. No Tv but some has karaoke like Marpe. You... More
September 19, 2016|
Response from Ana andrea L | Reviewed this property |
yes, we rode Florida Bus. It was okay, has it's own CR inside.
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Melbourne, Australia
Tuguegarao tourist attractions (3 Replies)
I am thinking of making a (literally) flying 24 hour visit to Tuguegarao City as I've not been there before. TA lists this, a Catholic Church and a couple of bridges as attractions: tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g110413… Is there much else to see close to the twon (no more than half an hour by car)? If I recall, taxis are available including at the airport. Is this correct? I assume that it is simply too adventurous to try to get between Tuguegarao City and Palaui Island...More
August 03, 2013|
Response frommousehunt|
How come Callao Cave is not in TA list?
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Palaui Island (2 Replies)
Where is the island located exactly in Cagayan de Oro?
October 24, 2007|
Response fromybanag|
Palaui Island is actually a small island in Cagayan. It is off the northeastern tip of Luzon