Located on the east coast is El Nido’s cultural hotspot. In Sibaltan village, you’ll see two museums, meet a folk healer, and get to explore two rustic beaches and a pretty islet. This side of El Nido is rich with Cuyonon traditions. Seafarers from Cuyo, the small islands in eastern Palawan, would cross the deep seas and plant rice here in the mainland and come back during harvest season.
In Sibaltan, you’ll get to learn about these seafarers’ way of life through the Balay Cuyonon Museum and the huge wooden sailboat Pangko Maritime Museum. You’ll also meet a medicine man or folk healer called albularyo, and learn about his ways of ritual and herbal healing. After that, you’ll walk around fishing villages, swim in two long beaches (Buluang Beach and Sibaltan Beach), and have a chance to kayak to the charming Bubog Islet.
Sibaltan Heritage Center
9:00 am sharp at El Nido Town Proper. Please indicate your accommodation in El Nido for pick up.
Transportation good for up to four (4) participants.
Additional participants cost P2,200 per person.
The Eco-Tourism Development Fee of P200 per person is not included. This is a mandatory fee, valid for all tours occurring within a 10-day period in El Nido. If you have already availed the mandatory Eco-Tourism Development Fee, please bring it with you.
Please present your printed or mobile voucher. The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified.
We recommend that you bring the following items: comfortable swimming attire, sunblock, towel, and camera.
OUR TWO CENTS
- Kayak to Bubog Islet.
- Learn more about folk healing from the albularyo.
- Have lunch at Babes canteen.
- Visit Buluang Beach and Sibaltan Beach.
- Bring sunscreen and insect repellent!