Known as the "Estrella del Norte" or Star of the North, Taytay is a first class municipality located in the northern part of Palawan Island. It is bounded on the north by the municipality
of El Nido, on the east by Cuyo West Passage, on the south by the towns of Dumaran and San Vicente, and on the west by
the South China Sea. It has a total land area of 1,390 square kilometers and is subdivided into 31 barangays.
It is accessible by land from Puerto Princesa which is around 217 kilometers away or from El Nido. Although it has
a small airport, there is no regular flight to Taytay. It has also small domestic ports on both east and west coast.
The town of Taytay is rich not only in natural beauty and resources but also in history as it was the capital of the
Province of the Calamianes (Now Palawan) during the Spanish Period. It has several rivers, waterfalls, swamplands, mangroves, and thick forests.
The name Taytay is derived from the word Talaytayan which means bridge made of bamboo or wood.
Like other towns of Palawan, Taytay offers great opportunities in tourist-related projects. World-class resorts
and other tourist facilities are needed. The typhoon-free climate makes the town an ideal place for agribusiness and
food processing concerns. Its forests can be a source for raw materials to be used in furniture and other home decors manufacturing.