What can I do with my bags if I’m traveling to Balabac? Can I leave it in Puerto Princesa? This is a common question we receive from backpackers or guests who are traveling for a while.
We are different types of travelers especially when it comes to packing. Some are light-packers while some carry as much as they can, especially when on a an extended trip. We always suggest, though, that when doing a Balabac tour, please try to bring only things that you need in the island. We have a packing list we send to our guests… A list of what’s necessary in the islands. The rest of your bulk, you can leave in the city. After all #islandliving is about enjoying life with the bare minimum!
On the night before your your, we highly recommend you to stay in Hostel Privado whom we have partnered with so you can leave your luggage at their safekeeping, even when you are not booking with them on the night of your return to Puerto Princesa. This accommodation is budget-friendly, on a great location, and has high ratings in booking sites. You get more value for money.
You can also book our other pick up accommodations from this list but you have to check first with them if they can safe-keep your bags.
Try to Avoid Bringing Your Big Bags If…
- You are part of a Joiner Trip. Since it’s more likely that your schedule is fully booked with maximum of 10 people in the van, we may have difficulty fitting in a huge luggage. A hand-carry sized bag is okay, or a backpack.
2. You are on a Private tour but Shared Van only. For similar reason as above.
It’s Okay to Bring A Huge Bag If…
You’re a small group (6 and below) on a Private tour with a Private Van. This is not a problem since you will have a big vehicle that can carry the bags + you. It would still be a hassle for you, though, to carry your bags on the beach, to and off the boat, although you can expect our crew to give a hand.