The small introduction already tells you that Port Barton is only a small coastal village and cannot be compared to El Nido or Boracay and is less developed. If you want to visit Port Barton, the following points are important to know in advance:
→ There is no bank. You must have enough cash with you. The accommodations and restaurants also generally do not accept card payments.
→ Electricity is usually only available in the evening, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Some accommodations have generators, but these almost never run all day.
→ This makes a warm shower a rarity.
→ Internet access is limited and very slow. Only a few accommodations offer WIFI, which is usually not good either. I always recommend a SIM card!
→ On average, vacationers spend 3 days in Port Barton. I recommend 4! Then you can include an overnight stay on a small island!
→ When you arrive in Port Barton you have to register and pay an environmental fee (around 1 EUR). You will receive a card that you have to show on booked tours such as island hopping.
→ The vans stop at the small bus terminal in Port Barton. From there it is only a few minutes' walk to the center. If you know where your accommodation is located (Maps.me) you can walk depending on the distance or take one of the tricycles waiting at the bus terminal.