We are your hosts, this is our home. Involving as many people as possible, Tao is an extended family, encouraging and empowering each other to use our inherent island skills to offer travellers a personal insight into life in a tropical archipelago.
We believe in a new social movement, a progress that accounts for a positive return to society. Through our research, education and examples, the Tao community aims to prove that there are many ways in which every Filipino can benefit and share in the opportunities that tourism brings.
Here in the islands life is based on fishing- an industry under threat from fish stock collapse due to overfishing. How will we feed ourselves and our guests when there is no more fish? The Tao farm project is a working model of a natural food production called Permaculture, where humans don't fight against nature but understand it, work with it an...
CAPTURING THE POWER
OF THE WIND
We have the full blog of the building of the Paraw on: palawanparaw.wordpress.com
People of the Philippines have been moving around the islands for thousands of years using the paras, a native sailing boat. We constructed the Tao paras- a 72ft sailing bangka, its a...
Philippine women are strong and enabled but times are hard for their fishermen husbands who more often return home with empty nets. The aim of the Tao womens association is to provide opportunities to local women to earn an additional income from the tao project. The Tao Foundation has trained over 40 massage therapists, the sewing workshop allows ...
FOCUS ON THE
We believe that education is the solution for elevating poverty If people are educated then they can make their own informed decisions to better their own lives. The Tao Acdemy was set up by the Tao Kalahi foundation to train and empower young islanders to be proud of their way of life and proud to welcome you as their guest.
HOW WE GROW OUR
We believe in leaving the lightest footprint possible on the natural environment of Palawan. Through our Bamboo research and construction we have found ways to create lightweight, strong, resilient buildings using local bamboo varieties preserved using salt water alone. We developed a construction method adapted from our local fishing boat...
Before applying to take part in this experience you [and everyone in your group] must understand that what Tao offers is not a tour or a hotel. This is a journey to the most remote islands in Palawan.
We love it, but we understand that this is not everyone's idea of a good time.
...is it YOURS?