Cowrie Island

Attraction Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Must see
1.00 USD

Cowrie Island is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Cowrie Island is a beautiful island that is loved by all of tourists with clear and fresh water, fine sand and good food.

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Why Cowrie Island is special ?

Cowrie Island is a beautiful island that is loved by all of tourists with clear and fresh water, fine sand and good food. Cowrie Island is located within Honda Bay, on the eastern side of Puerto Princesa City. It is 12 kilometers away from the city proper and it takes 20 minutes travel time by land. Honday bay wharf is the jump off station to get to the island and just about 10 minutes boat ride. The island was named after the small-to-large sea snail, marine gastropod mollusc they called it "cowrie". The island offers exciting day tour island experience for those seeking sand, sun and sea.


What to explore at Cowrie Island?

The picturesque island is excellent for day trips, picnics, meetings and events place. It is perfect destinations for those who love to swim, snorkel, walk around the island or just float on the surface of the crystal clear water. If you’re feeling tired, pamper yourself from head-to-toe and enjoy the sea breeze while being pampered in an open air massage cabanas with relaxing ambiance. For some adventurous activities the island offers fun and exciting water activities such as banana rides, jet skiing and kayaking. Recreational facilities include a massage cabanas, game area for volleyball, beach bar and restaurant and pavilion for intimate weddings, meetings, team buildings that can accommodate up to 200-300 persons.


How to get to Cowrie Island?

Rent a van or a tricycle from the city proper to the Honda Bay wharf. There tourists would be asked to register. DIY tourists would choose a tour for the day and pay the corresponding fee. Travel time from the town proper to the wharf could take 45 minutes.

Selling points

  • A place for Fun and Relaxation
  • Lovely beaches
  • Perfect for Relaxation
  • Good food and fine sand
  • Gorgeous island
A nice 4 day trip to Puerto Princesa

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4.0 days
114.98 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • Bathroom facilities are poor
  • Many cottages so you can hire for your family to relax and drink coconut.
  • Bars are very crowed
  • This island is a great to snorkel and island hooping, try them!
  • Buffet lunch here is very good, you should enjoy
  • You should bring food because this island restaurant is crowed and sometimes it lacks food services
  • Many good drinks here such as coconut, juice and soft drinks
  • Seafood with fresh fish and crab and drinks are good
  • You should wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight
    What to wear
  • The best time to visit this island is in summer
  • It is so hot if you visit in summer so you need to prepare some method to avoid the sunlight.
  • Swimming area is very safe so you and your kids can swim and relax
  • There are many activities on the beach so it is very crowed


TripAdvisor View more

I recommend this place for lunch picnics during the tours. The island is surrounded by crystal clear shallow waters, meaning it is safe for children and adults who do not know how to swim :) Toilets are clean too.

FourSquare View more

Enjoy the white sand beach. Refresh your mind and relax.

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