I asked a staff of the Leonard Transport Service on how I could get to the Tabon Caves and he told me that I should first visit the National Museum Quezon, Palawan Branch to get a permit.
After 2 hours, 30 minutes and 200 Pesos I arrived at the Land Transport Terminal of Quezon, Palawan. The van driver then called for a tricycle and told the driver to take me to the National Museum.
After 5 minutes and 10 Pesos, I arrived at the National Museum. First thing to do is to remove my footwear as it is not allowed inside.
I asked on how I could visit the Tabon Caves and the security guard told me that I should first get a permit there that costs 2 Pesos per person and hire an accredited boat to take me to the Lipuun Point, where the Tabon Caves are located, and back for 800 Pesos per 6 pax.
The security guard was about to issue me a permit so I quickly stopped him because I can’t afford to pay the rent of a whole boat alone. Good thing I met a friend inside a van when we were doing our adventure on Southern Palawan and I was joining them the next day to explore the Tabon Caves. Phew!
Since I was there already, I might as well go inside. So I still paid 20 Pesos for the entrance fee. I first watched a video about the Tabon Caves and thre rules and regulations when visiting there. The video is actually a briefing and is a requirement to visit the Tabon Caves.
After about 10 minutes and having cold feet I was walking again to the other room where I saw the preserved wildlife of Palawan, the Tagbanua/Pala’wan Script and many more artifacts about the Tabon Caves and Dr. Robert Fox.
I was trying to read everything that was written but my short attentions span would not let me. But having a will to know more I finished every word I finished reading every word.
Going out, I asked again the security guard on where I could go from there and I told him that I heard of a Mini-Underground River that I saw on a map. He said that I did not have to go very far as the Mini-Underground River is actually located in the National Museum. I went to the back of the museum and in to a gate to see a not-so-good mini-“Underground River”.
After that I was going out of the museum and asking my way to the public market so I could fight my next battle, hunger.
National Museum Quezon, Palawan Branch Details
8AM to 5PM. Open daily, Monday to Sunday. They’re even open during holidays.
How to get there
From the Land Transport Terminal of Quezon, Palawan ride a tricycle and tell the driver to take you to the National Museum. Fare is 10 Pesos per person. Estimated Travel Time is 5 minutes.
To know how you could get to Quezon, Palawan check my post on how to get there here.
How to get out of there
From the National Museum walk going to the National Highway. This is about 100-150 meters walk. And from there you can ride a tricycle to go around the town of Quezon like the public market, pier/port or the land transport terminal. Minimum fare of tricycle there is 9 Pesos per person.
- They sell souvenirs there. I like the musical instruments. 🙂
- There’s a store located near the National Museum. About 50 meters walk.
- Picture taking is allowed but taking photos with flash is not.
- Issuance of permit is only up to 2PM.
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