The Philippines has more than 7000 islands and the province of Palawan itself has more than a thousand. It goes without saying that Palawan has so many attractions that often experienced local travelers and the locals themselves say that a month-long stay in this rustic strip of land is barely enough. One visit is barely satisfying. It is either you stay for months or keep on revisiting until you finish exploring the whole place, until you sound and act like a local.
The cluster of the islands up north can already consume at least two weeks of your itinerary. There are so many lagoons to visit, limestone formation to admire, beaches to stroll, secret coves to relax, islands to hop, marine paradise to either snorkel or free-dive, shipwrecks to dive, and seafood to indulge in.
Both sides of the mainland Palawan are replete with unheard-of beaches, coves, caves, tribes. Yes, you know you have been to Palawan for long once you have several encounters with the tribes: Tagbanua , Pala'wan, and Batak: the original occupants and the rightful owners of this paradise.
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• Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park also known as Puerto Princesa Underground River is indicted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This underground magnificence is one of the largest caves in the world with some parts inaccessible due to the oxygen absence. There is nothing more wonderful than witnessing a beauty carved and molded by thousands of years.
• A perfect combination of lagoons, lakes, beaches, a hot spring, and islands Coron has all the necessary water elements to make your stay worthwhile. The Tagbanuas—the tribe running Coron—is declared as an ancestral domain, making the tribe the rightful owners of this paradise. Although most of its parts are closed to the public, there are areas open to the public such as Barracuda and Kayangan Lake, several beaches, and blue, green, and twin lagoons.
• Cuyo, another cluster of islands in northern Palawan, is quite remote and has escaped the radar of the most travelers. It has several island destinations worth visiting. For culture and history buffs visit Cuyo. Cuyo is the oldest town in the whole Palawan and has a culture and tradition unique to this place.