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Information about North Cay

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North Cay, Busuanga, Philippines
Distance From City Center
9.7 km
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North Cay Island

North Cay IslandPhoto by North Cay Nature Island

Popularly called Pagtenga Island by the locals, North Cay is a small island located in Busuanga, Palawan. It is known as the island where sea turtles lay and hatch their eggs during the summer, The Island is gaining more popularity among tourists who are looking for a more tranquil destination.

North Cay Island is one of Palawan’s best-kept secrets that boasts of its crystal-clear water ideal for snorkeling. Just off the shore, scuba divers or even non-divers can enjoy a spectacular view of corals and its colorful marine life. 

A leisurely swim in the island’s rock pools is another activity to take delight in. One of the main attractions of the island is the giant clam sanctuary. On a good day, tourists can swim to check out the sanctuary. However, if the current is strong, guests are strongly advised to stay away from the water.

Activities such as beach volleyball, table tennis, or kayaking are also available on site. For tourists who prefer a more relaxed activity, walking on the shore and taking in all nature’s beauty is a superb alternative. The picture-perfect view of the sky and the sea makes it easy to take snapshots and do photo shoots.Sunbathing while listening to music or reading a book by the beach are things that appeal to some guests.


How to get there

From Coron Town proper, rent a boat going to North Cay or join a guided tour.


Best time to visit

An all-year round destination, North Cay is available for travelers in any season.


Entrance fee

There is an entrance fee to this location


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