Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa

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#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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  • During our island hopping this is my favorite beach drop. The island was so nice and has lots of trees. You can swim, dine, and play.  more »
  • I loved this island. It reminds me of isla de mujeres of mexico and san blas of panama. I mean it falls short of both but we are not here to compare. It is an island like them and a perfect way to rel...  more »
  • Visiting this little island is usually part of an island hopping tour package but due to time constraints (our flight was around noon that day) we opted to just rent a motorized boat of our own and vi...  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.
  • A day trip to three Islands in Honda Bay. Enjoyable and relaxing. Come in swim ware and return in swim ware. Bring a few peso with you for drinks rent of snorkeling gear etc.
  • A very touristic place. Maybe its becuz we came by during cny holiday, its very crowding.
  • This seems like the main hub for the island hopping tours. Hence it is quite a busy island, the snorkeling here is not great, just some small fish. Some groups have lunch here. There is a bar to buy drinks and you can play volleyball. There is also the possibility to hire a kayak here, go jet skiing or go in a banana boat ride. Although these activities are a bit expensive....
  • We rested on the side of the island where there are Talisay trees lined near the beach. It was very relaxing.

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