Palawan is the Philippines’ most exotic tourist destination with it’s deserted islands, limestone cliffs, coral reefs, misty mountains and teeming wildlife it is also declared as a nature sanctuary.
Not only world-class beach resort and dive sites, Palawan has also enchanting scenery like caves, underground river, Wildlife Sanctuary
Palawan’s unique geographical location makes it an exciting destination for local tourists and international tourists alike.
It’s the best of the numerous islands that make up the Philippines! I feel that it’s a microcosm of what makes the Philippines great!
From the natural beauty to the amazing beach-side resorts, there are many places to visit in Palawan. It definitely has everything that is great about the Philippines!
Calauit Island is a 3,700 hectare game preserve and wildlife sanctuary alive with indigenous species and African wildlife including giraffes, zebras, and gazelles. Sea turtles, sea cows, and a variety of marine life nestle on its shores.
Beneath the St. Paul Mountain lies a quiet underground river which snakes for about 8-kilometers before opening up into a clear lagoon flowing into the South China Sea. The Park also features the exciting Monkey Trail with its series of wooden paths to the forest.
The oldest known habitation site in Southeast Asia, the tabon Caves, unearthed a skull that dates back to 22,000 years ago.
Visit the Balsahan or Tagbarung Swimming Resort, Kalis Point, or better yet, get a taste of El Nido. El Nido features black marble caves, tabletop corals, fantastic marine life, and the requisite white sand beach. Named after the swallow’s nest which proliferates in its mountain caves, El Nido also features one of the most delicious samplings of the freshest seafood in the land.
El Nido is a Philippine municipality on Palawan island. It’s known for white-sand beaches, coral reefs and as the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. Miniloc Island is famed for the clear waters of its Small and Big lagoons. Nearby Shimizu Island has fish-filled waters. The area has many dive sites, including Dilumacad Island’s long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern.
visiting Coron is not complete without an island hopping cruise. Similar to El Nido, various tour operators in town run similar trips to the most popular locations in the area. Your best option, especially if you’re short on time, is to charter a boat for you and your friends so you can decide exactly where you’d like it to go. Ultimate Coron Experience offers DIY tours in addition to its multi-day packages. While most tours only stop at five locations per day, you can squeeze in seven if you don’t hang around too long at each one. When you’re planning your itinerary, try to mix it up with some snorkeling, beaches, lagoons and viewpoints.
PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN
Puerto Princesa is a coastal city on Palawan Island in the western Philippines. It’s a base for boat trips through the massive limestone caves and underground river of the biodiverse Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Dive sites are dotted around Puerto Princesa Bay, home to long-nosed dolphins, turtles and rays. Close to the port is the 19th-century Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.