Where to Stay in Port Barton, Palawan: Ausan Beachfront Cottages and Restaurant

I was on my third day in Palawan when a resident tour guide described to me how beautiful and peaceful Port Barton is compared to other popular tourist destination in their province. I was enjoying my vacation in El Nido sans the camera incident and was planning to stay longer but then curiosity got the better of me. And so I decided to explore Port Barton.

Going to Port Barton from El Nido was already an adventure itself since transportation was a big question mark. I had to take three rides to get to this small fishing village. I also had to leave early because there was only a single trip going here via Roxas and missing it would mean taking a grueling 90-minute motorcycle ride. I arrived in Port Barton not knowing what to expect nor where to stay.

Ausan Beachfront Cottages
Double Room Balcony

After logging in at the Tourist Assistance Center (TAC), the staff gave me a list of accommodations and their locations. He also informed me that electricity in the village is available only for six hours starting at six in the evening (6:00PM). What?!? He further added that some lodges offer electricity beyond the normal hours but this would entail additional cost.

Ausan Beachfront Cottages
Ausan Beachfront Cottages
Ausan Beachfront Cottages
Double Room

After going through several cottages, I decided to stay at the Ausan Beachfront Cottages and Restaurant. Their cottages were quite big for their rates. Their cottages are simple but very comfortable and clean. Their walls are painted with vibrant colors depicting nature and sea creatures. They are also the only accommodation in Port Barton that has electricity from 7:00AM to 12:00 midnight without extra charge. I liked the balcony in each cottage. Gives me a perfect place to while away time or wait for the sun to set on the west.

The single rooms are already occupied and they offered me a bigger room for a very reasonable price I could not say no. After a grueling long trip from El Nido, a power nap was inevitable.

Shower AreaToilet and BathToilet and Bath
Toilet and Bath

The toilet and bath was quite spacious. And very colorful. What was really very interesting was the water heater. Since the electricity in the village was scarce, Ausan Beachfront Cottage employed a heater that uses liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). First time in my life I have seen one.

Beachfront Superior Room
Beachfront Superior Room

Aside from the single and double rooms, Ausan also has two large rooms that can cater to big families. The Beachfront Superior Room is located on the second floor sitting just above the restaurant. It also has big balcony perfect for big groups or families.

There is available Wi-Fi Internet 24 hours but I was not really expecting much. Beside, I was here to de-stress. Getting disconnected from the online world once in a while was something I was looking forward to during my stay here.

The staff were friendly and accommodating, something every traveler like me look forward to when choosing where to stay. What also makes Ausan different from other accommodations is that they have an in-house money changer, perfect for foreign backpackers. They are also flexible as they accept major currencies, credit/debit card and PayPal payments.

To contact Ausan Beachfront Cottages and Restaurant, check their website here.

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