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Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening hours
08:00 - 17:00
Distance From City Center
6.6 km
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Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa

A nipa hut in Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa Palawan

Cowrie Island is located on Honda Bay, about 8 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The island got its name from a marine mollusk that has a smooth and polished, patterned shell with a long and narrow opening. Cowrie is perfect for a day trip; hence it is part of the island hopping tour packages offered in Honda Bay. with

Families or groups of friends enjoy staying at Cowrie Island. Aside from swimming or snorkeling in its clear waters, tourists enjoy the picturesque view from the island. It is perfect for taking amazing photos as keepsakes of their adventure. Some friendly locals even offer to take artistic pictures of the tourists, free of charge.


How to get there:

Hire a tricycle from the city to Sta. Lourdes Port or Honda Bay Wharf for approximately 500 to 600 pesos for a round trip. Get the number of the driver so that he can pick you up after your trip. You can also join a guided tour that includes this attraction.


Entrance fee:

The entrance fee is around 75 pesos, while the environmental Fee is from 40 to 150 pesos depending on the port you departed from. 


Best time to visit:

December to May is the perfect time to fly to Palawan to make the most of your stay. These are the months in which tourists are eager to engage in all Palawan's events.

Frequently asked questions

Can you hold events on Cowrie island?

Yes, you can. There is a pavilion on Cowrie Island that can accommodate up to three hundred pax. Big groups can hold their meetings, company outings, and team building activities on the island. The island’s scenic view and its romantic ambiance is also an ideal spot for an intimate wedding and reception.

What are some of the recreational activities you can do on the island?

The island offers exciting and fun water activities such as banana boat rides, jet-skiing, and kayaking.

Are there restaurants on the island?

There are a few choices of modest restaurants, some of which even offer delicious buffet lunches. There is a bar-restaurant for fresh coconut drink or mango shake and other refreshments.

Are there any relaxing activities on the island?

There is a small kiosk that serves as a massage area for those who prefer a more quiet time on the island. One can get a soothing and relaxing rub down by the beach in open cabanas. Tourists may also enjoy a quiet time sunbathing or meditation by the beach or merely frolicking on the sand. If interested, one may even get a tattoo from some of the local artists on the island.

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