El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area

Flower Island Resort TaytayThe El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area is located on the north-western tip of the mainland of Palawan. In 1991, the Government of the Philippines proclaimed Bacuit Bay as a marine reserve. In 1998, the protected area was expanded to include terrestrial ecosystems and portions of the municipality of Taytay. It is now known as El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area, which covers over 36,000 hectares of land and 54,000 hectares of marine waters. It contains towering limestone cliffs, beaches, mangroves, clear waters, unique forests over limestone and neat farmlands. It is home to five (5) species of mammals, including the Malayan Pangolin and 16 bird species endemic to Palawan including Continue reading

Passinggatan Festival in Taytay

Passinggatan FestivalPasinggat is a term for luster, luster for “Estrella Del Norte” or Star of the North of Palawan. Pasinggatan Festival is a fiesta of dances, a celebration of beauty and a food festival which enhance the mood of an enjoyable and adventurous summer experience in Northern Palawan. It is a ten-day annual celebration that starts April 25 and ends May 4. Continue reading

SM City Taytay Operating Hours

SM City Taytay

The SM City Taytay shopping mall’s regular hours of operation is daily from 10:00am in the morning until 9:00pm in the evening.

The SM City Taytay includes the SM Department Store, the SM Hypermarket, the SM Cinemas, SM Food Court, and Ace Hardware.

Their contact telephone number is +63-62-661-2033 to 37. For more information, event  and cinema movie schedule, directions, location info, holiday hours, customer service and more, visit the official SM City Taytay web site by clicking HERE. Continue reading

Flower Island Resort in Taytay

Flower Island Resort TaytayFlower Island is an exclusive retreat that is testament to Filipino ingenuity and hospitality as well as a showcase of the rich and vibrant natural resources of Palawan, the Philippines’ last frontier.

The resort is a private paradise with verdant foliage, white sand beaches, and azure waters teeming with marine life. Ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and those who simply want a change from the hustle and bustle of city life, a trip to the island is the promise of a piece of paradise, an unforgettable experience you will treasure all your life. Continue reading

Apulit Island El Nido Resorts in Taytay

Apulit Island El Nido ResortApulit Island, located in Taytay, Northern Palawan, offers an idyllic getaway for those in search of a tropical paradise. The sprawling resort is set within a pristine cove with a wide expanse of white-sand beach lined with coconut palm trees. It boasts of an unspoiled location and showcases a wealth of wildlife, colorful tropical fishes, and scenic landscapes. Continue reading

Taytay, Palawan

TaytayThe ‘Star of the North’ aptly describe the Municipality of Taytay. Taytay is located in the northern part of the Island of Palawan, an island province located on the western side of the Philippine archipelago. Taytay means bridge in the local dialect. Its name is derived from the “Talaytayan” a native word for a few pieces of bamboo or wood arranged together to form a bridge. This town is one of the oldest in the province of Palawan and rich in historical, cultural and environmental value.

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Fuerza de Santa Isabel in Taytay

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Fuerza de Sta. Isabel is a quadrilateral fort with four bastions each of which has a bartisan. Each bastion is attributed to following Saints; San Toribio, San Miguel, San Juan and Sta. Isabel. The stone fortress was built by the Augustinian Recollects in 1738. The fortress is made out of stone walls. A chapel is erected inside the fortress.

Fuerza de Santa Isabel was first built as a wood palisade in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers. After 71 years of forced labor and material contributions by the subject Taytayanos, it was completed as a stone fort in December 17, 1738 by Tomas Castro, the Spanish military engineer, under the command Continue reading