Brooke’s Point is at the southern end of Palawan Island. It's named after the British explorer Sir James Brooke, who also went on to serve as governor to Sarawak on Borneo island in the 1830s. It was on a expedition that he "discovered" Brooke's Point, and the local indigenous peoples. It is also where the world's largest pearl was found: The Pearl of Allah.
Brooke's Point is underdeveloped as a tourist attraction. But then that's what makes visiting this friendly town good.
The coastal area has a great sunrise, and the beach front is dotted with local stilt house. The town center has a daily market with fresh produce. The town can be covered in an hour or of walking. Though walking along the beach at sunrise can keep you longer.
There is an annual fiesta at the start of March
It's possible to drive from Puerto Princesa as the road is good.
Minivans and buses link Brooke's Point to Puerto Princesa at a cost of about 250 pesos for a mini van.
Tricycles are the main form of transport.
Easily covered on foot
The center square and around the market are good places to eat locally. There is also a Manok (chicken) bbq near terminal 1 bus station.
It's also quite easy to get invited for dinner in Brooke's Point if you meet the right locals. Bringing a small gift would be appreciated.
There are a few local drinking establishments around, but nothing of the party kind. Brooke's Point shuts up pretty early.
There are three budget places to stay.
It's best to ask locals to show you the way to the above guesthouses, they are all easily walkable from the town center.
There is a resort on the main road before getting to Brooke's Point
Around the center square are a few cyber cafés. Connections are cheap, but slow.
See also International Telephone Calls
Try the cyber cafes, otherwise like in most of the Philippines you might be better just buying a sim card.
There's a place to post around the centre square. The Philippine Postal Corporation, or PhilPost, is the provides the postal service throughout the Philippines. PhilPost is pretty reliable, but one can hardly call it fast services. It is fine for sending postcards and letters though, both domestically as well as internationally. Prices for sending postcards or letters within the country start at around P7, while most international post costs at least P20. For sending parcels to and from the Philippines it might be wise to use companies like FedEx or UPS. The opening hours of post offices in the Philippines differ from one place to another. Usually, post offices are open from 8:00am to 12 noon and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on weekdays. And for those that operate on Saturdays, the business hours are from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
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