Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa

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A shimmering turquoise treasure trove of reef-lined shores and golden beaches, Cowrie Island provides your final slice of paradise on a Honda Bay island hop. Known for some of the clearest waters in the area, the island makes a great spot to search for clown fish and starfish as you snorkel along the reef, before drying off in the heat of the day on secluded sands framed with shady cabanas. Hidden among the tropical palms, find thatched huts serving colorful cocktails, fruit shakes, and tempting buffet lunches. You can rent snorkeling equipment on the island. Arrange your visit to Cowrie Island and discover more family-friendly attractions in Puerto Princesa using our Puerto Princesa vacation trip planner.
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  • First of all, as all the best spots in Palawan is crowded. But forgetting that, it's a beautiful island, just walk a while far from the harbour and you'll discover how peaceful is that place...enjoy!!  more »
  • Not worth going, loads of tourists and waiting about. Feels like a waiting stop off. Boat trips in el nido are worth doing.  more »
  • Visit to the island was part of our Honda Bay tour , where we ended up having lunch at Cowrie. There is a massage spot, demarcated swimming and various watersports on offer.  more »