Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pristine Beach - Puerto Princesa Palawan

Most of the time, when visiting Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines, we ask where else to go after visiting the famous subterranean underground river or we may not ask that question if the tour service provides all the itinerary for us. True enough, there are really a lot of astonishing places one should see in Puerto Princesa Palawan. 



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

So, If you are like me who likes randomness and likes unconventional places to see, prolly when you visit Puerto Princesa Palawan next time, you might want to see the calm and simple Pristine White Sand Beach, in 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.

25 comments:

  1. Another hidden attraction in Palawan. This is a great find. I hope I can check it out too when I visit Palawan.

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  2. I've hard that there are several white sand beaches in different parts of Palawan, I hope I get to explore and visit most of them.

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  3. bee to puerto princesa and it never fail to amaze me with its wonders ... beautiful city with beautiful surroundings...

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  4. It is indeed, pristine! Amazingly blue clouds and sea water... and the views, breathtaking! Definitely a-must place to visit this summer. :)

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  5. besides reading your nice story about this place and your wanderings, Love and appreciate the photos here. They look amazing xx

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  6. I luv the blending of blue and white colors in your first 2 photos- Ang Ganda!Palawan is paradise- hoping to explore this amazing destination soon:)

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  7. I will surely include Puerto Princesa Palawan in my list when I come back to the Philippines after two years contract work abroad and I won't forget Pristine in my list.

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  8. I've read a few articles about puerto princesa ad all its attractions same as the underground river and all... and this seems new to my reading eyes, noted :)

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  9. Pristine beach to wash away the troubles of your soul this place can do that!

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  10. How i wish i can visit Palawan... All I can do is look at my brother's photos of the majestic island of Coron and this Pristine beach in Puerto Princesa as well.

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  11. this beach is quite amazing, i guess this should be publish very well, it has an a relaxing ambiance. .

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  12. I was fortunate enough to go to Puerto Princesa for a company excursion. However, I really never enjoyed the "pristine" beaches. Oh well. That's how things work when you're at work.

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  13. Palawan is so pretty! White sand with mangroves is a must destination.

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  14. Awesome scenery! Basta, I'll be there visiting this place this year.

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  15. Puerto Princesa and the whole of Palawan is really blessed, from caves, to forests and wildlife, beaches and almost everything!

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  16. This is an unconventonial place indeed. I've been to Puerto Princesa twice but this is the first time I've heard of this place. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. There are lot of beautiful; beaches to explore in Palawan, I wonder when will I have the time to visit it, he he

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  18. Marami talagang mapupuntahang maganda sa Palawan, parang di ka mauubusa ng pupuntahan. Sana makabalik ulit ako ng Palawan... hehehe...

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  19. Wow! off beaten to most tourist huh!
    great discovery perhaps...
    I remember going to the twin beach in Nacpan, El Nido..
    A laid back beach location as well, hidden for most tourist except locals.
    But when I blogged about it, people came.
    The place was really nice although it takes an effort to visit.
    Pristine looks very easy on the eyes, I think you had good photographs here.
    Wish I could see more so I could gage what to expect. :)

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  20. We played backpackers and came across this name. Asked locals and tricycle drivers and presto, a 5-minute drive of 15pesos per person is all that it takes. Just a hint: do not expect any freshwater in their wash rooms. So if maybe you can may only include this in your list of destination if and only if you are in a nearby lodging house. Nevertheless, the mangroves and the fish swimming at your feet are all the reasons they call this white beach "pristine". 3.5 of 5 stars!

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    1. correct... this place is non-fancy... but for the mere reason you can cover most of the places during your short stay in palawan, this is worth a visit. again.. this place is just ordinary... :)

      thanks for visiting Jejomar!!! keep it up

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  21. Come Back in Pristine Beach Puerto Princesa City, Palawan..We now serve foods and drinks and because of your blogs we make it more cleaner. Like us on Facebook.com/pristinebeachpuertoprincesacity. Matamang Salamat Po!

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    1. I will definitely come back and check out your place. :D thanks

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  22. i was in p.princesa last february 2014. pristine beach is very quiet and nice place

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  23. I want to complain about the Beach and the staff there (not the Resort)

    Yesterday I was there and everything is STOLEN FROM THE STAFF (Phone, Camera, and so on).
    ---- IT IS NOT A SAFE PLACE. DON'T STAY THERE!!! ----

    POLICE DON'T CARE
    NO CHANCE OF GETTING MY THINGS BACK. Investigation is running.. but I think with no chance of recover..

    Seriously

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