Welcome to Ocamocam Beach Inn
The resort is located in the Northern part of the Palawan Island group in the Philippines. More precisely, it is at Ocamocam beach, New Busuanga, Busuanga Island which is 70kms north of the main town of Coron (see maps). Backpackers and nature lovers will especially love Ocamocam and the surrounding areas. A new road has been built to go directly to Ocamocam Beach Resort. Also the road from Coron to New Busuanga is being cemented. Now paved to Salvacion. Jory and Anin are your caretakers at Ocamocam beach resort.
HOW TO GET THERE:.
It is a 45 minute flight from Manila via Cebu Pacific Airlines to Busuanga Island airport. Check also for flights by Zest Air, PAL, Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific. There is a 30 minute jeepney shuttle from the airport to Coron. A Super ferry also goes from Manila to Coron. Check their web site on the links page for the latest schedule. From Coron hire a private van or take the 10AM LYSON FAMILY JEEP from the market going direct to OCAMOCAM (150 pesos each). (Advise the driver of your return date).The return trip leaves Ocamocam very early in the morning which will get you to Coron by 7AM. Air Philippines has an afternoon flight with shuttle vans leaving Coron at 11:30 in the morning. If you pre-book flights a week or more in advance, the cost is usually up to half price of the short notice flights.
To get to Ocamocam Beach Resort, you could also hire a banca from Coron, for a beautiful 3 hour ride passing various islands. There are also overnight motorcycles for rent in the town of Coron to go to New Busuanga. You would need 4 days on Busuanga Island to take in Ocamocam beach and surrounding points of interest including travel time to make your vacation enjoyable. Currency on the island is in Pesos. Get you money changed in Manila ....the exchange rates on the island are not as good
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your preferred foods, bottled water and drinks and supplies from Coron if you wish. We do not sell beer or spirits but you can bring your own and consume them on our premisses. You can cook for yourself or have it cooked by our staff for a small fee. Seafood and rice are readily available from local fishermen. In the morning, vegetable vendors come by to sell their products.
THINGS TO DO:
Hiking trails galore. You can trek to Kambaya, Buluang, New Busuanga by main road or shorter trail at north end of Ocamocam beach. Local bancas can provide trips to the Black Island Caves or the Caluit Safari Island (A MUST SEE! Transplanted giraffes ,Zebras, Gazelles etc from Africa. Check the links page for more information). If snorkeling at the reef channel, be careful when there are high tides going out as there are strong currents. Life jackets are available for security. There is a concrete church just down the beach. Further down the beach, missionaries Ed and Ruth from B.C. Canada have a school from grades 1 thru 6 for the local children. The 1 kilometer beach is very safe with a genuine sense of Philippine culture and hospitality.
We normally have rooms available as this is a quiet, new and unknown area to date but should you wish to make reservations for the resort, contact me by E-mail. Rooms range from P300 small to P600 for larger accommodations or P200 a day for camping. Lights are Solar and there are Propane stoves. For bookings e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org This resort is suited for outdoors type people who love nature. There are toilets and showers. Maid and laundry service is also available.
Local Prices as of Jan 2013:
- SUV from airport to Coron P150
- Jeep or bus from Coron to New Busuanga P100 each. Extra baggage P1 per kilo
- Motorcycle passenger with baggage from New Busuanga to Ocamocam beach P100 by Rodel Ruales
- Errand by motorcycle to New Busuanga P50
- Boat from Ocamocam beach to Salvacion P1500
- Boat from Ocamocam beach to Caluit Island P1500. If going around by land P300 (30 to 45 minutes) and crossing to Caluit Island P400 per group. Caluit tour in
vehicle P350 or P1500 per group
- Boat from Ocamocam Beach to Black Island P1000 plus P150 entrance
- Boat from Coron to Ocamocam Beach P3000 - P4000 Very scenic
- Emergency motorbike ride with one bag from New Busuanga to airport with Rodel Ruales P500 plus one gal of fuel.
- Motorcycle rental from Coron P600 to P700 a day. Price is less per day for more than one day.