Cowrie Island, Puerto Princesa

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#4 of 12 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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  • In this island they offer a buffet lunch, but i recommend you to eat on time because in our case we had a late lunch and only had a few food to choose from.  more »
  • If this is not a paradise beach, then I don't know what is. Everything you need is here. Felt like a place where everyone is your family. I have already planed to go back. Most definitely.  more »
  • Very crowded, the water is not too clean, only a small strip fit into the sea to swim. Not return ever.
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  • One of the best island to consider if you are going for an island hopping in Puerto Prinsesa. Cowrie has small cottages, baths, comfort rooms and some restaurants that serve different kind of dishes.
  • One of the island you’d get to visit after spending some time on Underground River. Nice island, you’d surely want to spend some hours on this island.
  • I do love it's totality perfect view, one thing I could suggest is that they should put some charging stations..
  • Nice place to eat and swim :)
  • Enjoyed staying here with my cousins..☺

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Where to stay in Puerto Princesa

The main urban area on the east coast provides the bulk of accommodations for visitors to Puerto Princesa. Choose from a rich variety of large resorts, relaxing spa retreats, and eco-lodges, with many nudged up as close as they can get to the beaches and offering sea views. More basic accommodations include side-street guesthouses and dormitory-style hostels, while wilder options can be found sitting in privileged places along the coast to the north and south.
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