A restless soul like me, may still ask if there are unconventional places in Puerto Princesa one should see, not famous enough to be part of the itinerary of the touring services we availed. Upon searching the internet, I came across with this public white sand beach called Nasin-aw or Silica or Pristine White Sand Beach Resort, well, its actually not a resort I would say since the place only has old cottages beyond fanciness, let's just say its a White Sand Beach. The locals refer the place either as Nasin-aw, Silica or Pristine White Sand Beach, so just don't get confused.
Me and my wife are easy to please and we love the beach so much, we didn't even hesitate to see the place just for the sake of it. On our 6-day travel in Puerto Princesa Palawan (see my summarized article about that here) there were I think 2 days we intended for our Pasalubong-buying or rest days or wandering-on-our-own days. Of course, as a trying-hard independent traveler, I decided I shouldn't always rely on travel agencies and really allocate a day or two on our own.
Going back to the Pristine White Sand Beach I was talking about, It was a short distance drive via tricycle if you want to visit the place.The moment you reach the drop-off place, you'll see a dirt-road leading to the place itself surrounded by lush greens trees and bushes. As I said, it is not fancy enough for others but for me, its quite good already. It's your regular public beach where students, barkadas and family members get together.
|The dirt road going to the place.|
|The lush greens going to the place.|
I think the place is a fisherman's port, because I saw some small fishing boats anchored on the shore. The sand is white and I noticed several mangroves on the place as well.
|Fine white sand in Pristine White Sand Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan|
HOW TO GET THERE:
- While you are in Puerto Princesa City, ask any tricycle driver if they can bring you to Pristine Beach.