Palawan Journals

Tay Tay - Former Capital of Palawan

A February 2005 trip to Palawan by HiramAbif

Santa Isabal Fort Photo, Palawan, Philippines More Photos
Quote: Tay Tay was once the capital of Palawan. Current first impressions leave Tay Tay behind El Nido and other more touristy Palawan destinations. Yet, if you read the accommodation and experience entries of this journal, you may see why the future belongs, again, to Tay Tay.

Tay Tay - Former Capital of Palawan

Overview

Santa Isabal Fort Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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Strange as it may sound, one of the top highlights is its airport (see my entry in this journal). If you plan to relax for a few days, I can think of very few better places in Palawan than the Casa Rosa Villas (see my accommodation entry). If you plan some snorkeling and diving, then the islands off the cost of Tay Tay are a superior choice and off the beaten track compared to the west side of Palawan. As for a day's excursion, Lake Danao and the surrounding forest hiking trails can easily take a day (or two) from your time. Evenings in the pleasant company of Thierry Blasselle (owner of Casa Rosa) will never be boring Quick Tips: You will probably arrive in Palawan at...Read More

Casa Rosa

Hotel

Casa Rosa Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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Casa Rosa is owned by Frenchman Thierry Blasselle and his Pilipino wife Rosa. Thierry has been an expat for over 20 years and very productive with eight children at the time of my visit (the last one was only days old). He had some property on Flower Island, which was sold to a Pilipino tycoon, and the money was invested to create the fascinating Casa Rosa, a combination of a restaurant, guesthouse rooms, and bungalow-type nippa huts at prices difficult to beat (about 10€ per night). The view from Casa Rosa is fantastic, as you can see from my photos. What the photos cannot show is the serenity of the place, the perfect blending with nature (Thierry breeds piglets that roam happy and free ...Read More

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Casa Rosa
Tay Tay
Palawan, Philippines
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Check in Counter Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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Photos are sometimes better than words. In the first photo, you can see my wife and a second lady from our party in front of the CHECK-IN COUNTER at Sandoval airport. The third shows an Asian Spirit plane landing on the airstrip (a widened and cleared patch of jungle without tarmac), and in the fourth, I ask you to notice the FIRE BRIGADE SERVICE in the left corner of the photo. The check-in counter has a plaque in front of it thanking and honouring those who dreamed of constructing an airport in the middle of the jungle. The dream is now a reality, with two daily flights from and to Manila on both Seair and Asian Spirit planes. Flying or arriving at Sandoval is an experience to rememb...Read More