Cowrie Island

Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa: Address, Phone Number, Cowrie Island Reviews: 4/5

Cowrie Island
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Cowrie island is located within Honda Bay is about 8 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.Just 5-10 minutes off Honda Bay wharf in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa, nestles a charming island that was named after the small-to-large sea snail, marine gastropod mollusc they call "cowrie."It offers exciting day tour island experience for local and foreign tourist who will enjo
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Renato G
Reykjavik, Iceland289 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice sand and beautiful beach, lots of palm trees. Good place for swimming and feeding the fish, but the water is not clear enough to go snorkelling. Beautiful place to hang around and relax.
Written February 9, 2020
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Laurence R
Philippines39 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This was our second time at Cowrie Island. The first time was a part of a Honda Bay island hopping tour package. After that experience, we realized that Cowrie Island is the only island worth visiting. This time we decided to skip the island hopping and just arrange a trip directly to Cowrie Island. This was by far the better thing to do.

Upon arrival at the Honda Bay pier, we proceeded to the Cowrie Island booth to make arrangements. The very helpful lady there named Tin Tin helped coordinate all that we needed including arranging the boat, paying the environmental fees, the buffet, and even the cabana rental for the day. We arrived on the island a little before 9am and pretty much had the island to ourselves except for a handful of workers preparing for the waves of island hoppers coming in later. Getting there early was also a great time to jump in the water before the blistering heat of the mid-day sun. The island started to get busy around 11am so that was 2 hours to enjoy the place to ourselves.

The island has many activities that you can participate in. We pretty much just wanted to swim, have a few drinks, eat, and relax. For a small price you can also play volleyball, snorkel, kayak, jetski, banana boat, flying fish, get henna tattoos, or a massage. Full facilities with plenty of bathrooms, showers, places to sit, and a fully stocked bar. The buffet was fantastic with lots of selections. Since we rented a cabana and made friends with the staff, they actually brought food to us so we wouldn't have to walk to the buffet line.

All in all this was a great experience and one that we will be revisiting.
Written May 14, 2016
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Kelly S
Puerto Princesa, Philippines770 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
I spend few hour's in this beautiful island were you can enjoy swimming and relaxing but no snorkelling because there is no reef and just few small fish.
Written July 11, 2019
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Souz M
United Arab Emirates565 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
The island is really nice, there is everything you need here, to chill , to eat, to swim, to tan, to play some activities ( volleyball, banana ride, jet ski ) , to drink, its an amazing place to visit
Written May 28, 2017
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GRANDEBLUE
Rhodes Town, Greece37 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
I give you 5 stars only for the atmosphere and the kindness of people who work there. Pleaseee, do something for the toilets, were too dirty but still it’s worth it! I would go again!
Written June 4, 2020
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hermannvonkatte
Manchester, UK80 contributions
Jul 2019
Nice, but not very much there. The sea is pristine and the sand is also very clean. Not very much to do.
Written August 22, 2019
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Tina S
Tucson, AZ89 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Fun calm island. We only stayed about an hour on our tour but enjoyed the calm water on the island. Very soft sand!
Written March 21, 2019
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Redlou
South Fremantle, Australia23 contributions
Jan 2019
Very touristic speat of land in the middle of ocean.
The island bar is very expensive but the drinks were ok.
Nothing special,just good place to shots pictures showing to the family when you come back
Written January 2, 2019
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PearlieLou
Maramag, Philippines23 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Cowrie island is a popular island hopping destination in Honda Bay. This island and its waters are beautiful, no doubt of that. But I just hope the people in charge of running the island will do something about the waste from the tourists. I don't know if it was okay to them but I saw that the water from the shower rooms just go directly to the sea. I hope I was wrong
Written July 14, 2018
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Ms Filipina Traveler
Cebu City, Philippines271 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
HONDA BAY ISLAND HOPPING
1st Stop: 🏝Cowrie Island✔
Cowrie Island, pictureque, ideal for picnic trips or simply basking under the sun and lazing around the sand. They called it cowrie because the island shape is like a cowrie shell.. We had our lunch here too.
Entrance Fee: 75/pax

- 🏞More about Puerto Princesa🏞
Historically, the place was named after Princess Asunción, born in 1864 to Queen Isabella II and her consort, Francisco de Cádiz. When the princess suffered an untimely death, the Queen changed the name to Puerto de la Princesa. Eventually, the name was reduced to Puerto Princesa as it is known today
Written July 2, 2018
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