Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa

3.7
#4 of 13 in Nature in Puerto Princesa
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. Before you head to Puerto Princesa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Puerto Princesa visit planning website , to make sure you see all that Puerto Princesa has to offer, including Cowrie Island.
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  • Cowrie Island is where we stopped for lunch during an island hopping tour. It was crowded but they managed to food supply well. The buffet was decent, and apart from that, we had no other reason to ha...  more »
  • Its a smallish island with a good enough bar, very basic shower and bathroom facilities and some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat and snorkeling... sort of. Would have wanted to get a mas...  more »
  • It was a part of the Honda bay hopping tour. Nice private island that many tourists ends in it with a very nice white sand beaches and some big bars and restaurants to eat some snacks or drink some sm...  more »
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  • Pretty unique place. There are open showers. The meals are very local, if you are a westerner you may have a hard time eating the meal included with your tour. I didn't trust the ice in the iced drinks. The snorkeling on this island is not good. There are massages. There is a sketchy little bar. You can get a fresh coconut grown on the island. There are huts and picnic spaces. You can rent a jet ski. You can ride a hotdog tube.
  • Great island to spend a few hours drinking an ice cold fruit shake and/or coconut water. The water is crystal clear, and despite the huge amount of tourists from all of the "Honda Bay Tours", it is possible to have a moment to yourself for some peace and quiet.
  • Beautiful place with amazing views, clear water, white sand beaches and delicious cocktails! I was there only a week ago and I already can't wait to be back!
  • It's basically just a beach where you can have a relaxing massage, a henna, or a fresh buko juice. There are also activities such as kayaking, banana boat riding and flying fish. Starfish Island and Luli Island are better.
  • I want to go back to this place again! T.T Our time spent here was sooo short; not enough to delve in its beauty. Upon docking, the white sand with greet you warmly followed the ticklish grass to the middle of the island. On your left is the calm inviting blue water and huts where you can sit and chill. It is not that hot for there are coconut trees everywhere. You can also buy some fresh coconut juice from one of the stalls there. There are also other drinks like beer and whatnots for reasonable price. Bananaboat ride is one activity that you can try; it's 250/pax min 4 peeps if I remember it right, snorkeling too! There's a massage area when you can ease up and let your muscles chill too. The place is clean and very relaxing. So I'm giving this a 5 star!
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