- Visiting Hours
- How Long Should You Stay There
- Entrance Fee
- Contact Details
- How to Get to Fuerza de Sta. Isabel
- How to Go Back
Did you know that there’s an old spanish fortress in Taytay, Palawan?
It was first built with only wood in 1667 but laterÂ was rebuilt to a stone walled fortress in 1814 to protect Taytay from pirates and other evil sea farers.
What can you do there?
You can actually get married there. There’s a small church inside the fortress where you can have your procession. Very ideal if you want to have your honeymoon in El Nido. Bad idea if you want your friends to be away from you during your honeymoon.
Moving on, you can go sight seeing inside the fortress. You’ll see the islands of Taytay, their sea transport terminal, their public market and the Hollywood inspired sign of Taytay. Though, I admit I’m not a fan of the sign.
Would you recommend going there?
YES! Being a historical place with a magnificent view I highly recommend going there. Though it is quite a logistical challenge when you go there via public transportation but when you rented a private van to El Nido or Puerto Princesa, do ask for your driver to take you there.
Fuerza de Sta. Isabel Details
8AM to 5PM Daily.
30 minutes is quite plenty since Fuerza de Sta. Isabel is somewhat small.
Currently they just collect donations but according to the caretaker o the place they will soon be collecting a small amount (20 Pesos) per person.
Contact Ester Dacuan, the Tourism Officer of Taytay, Palawan by e-mailing [email protected]
From El Nido, ride a public van (1hr 30mins) or bus (2hrs) to Puerto Princesa and tell the driver that you will be going down at Taytay Terminal.
From Taytay Terminal ride a tricycle to Fuerza de Sta. Isabel. Fare is 15 Pesos/person, minimum of 4 persons. Estimated Travel Time is 10 minutes.
From Puerto Princesa, there are public vans (3hrs 45mins) and buses (6hrs) at San Jose Terminal going to Taytay or El Nido. Tell the driver that you will be going down at Taytay Terminal. Then do the same above.
|Lexus Van Shuttle
Check my post about Lexus Shuttle Service to know the schedule from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
The schedule of El Nido to Puerto Princesa trips of Lexus Shuttle Service is 5:30AM, 8AM, 10AM and 1PM. Fare is 150 Pesos/person, 1hr 30mins.
|To be researched||There are tricycles lined up at the Taytay Transport Terminal.
They are there from 5AM to 8PM.
Fare is 15 Pesos/person, minimum of 4 persons.
Authors Note: If you rented a van, tell the driver that you want to pass by Fuerza de Sta. Isabel at Taytay.
From Fuerza de Sta. Isabel wave at a tricycle passing by and tell them that you want to go to the Transport Terminal of Taytay. Fare is 15 Pesos/person. Estimated Travel Time is 10 minutes.
Then wait for El Nido or Puerto Princesa bound vans or buses. Ask around what time they will be arriving.
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