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Attractions in Palawan, the Philippines

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.

  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
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  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Swim & Picnic at Estrella Falls
  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Nutritious Outdoor Dinner
  • Nutritious Outdoor Dinner
  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Authentic Cuyunon Cuisine
  • Nutritious Outdoor Dinner
  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Nutritious Outdoor Dinner
  • Swim & Picnic at Estrella Falls
  • Swim & Picnic at Estrella Falls

Best attractions in Palawan, Philippines

  • You must not miss a boat cruise inside Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park —a UNESCO World Heritage site—for the sheer beauty of its cathedrals, stalagmites, and stalactites.
  • Stroll not only on one but on two shores at the Nacpan and Calitang Twin beaches.
  • With so many islands to boost, island hopping is the favorite menu of the day in El Nido.
  • One of the best diving sites in the country, Tubbataha Reefs National Park located in the middle of Sulu Sea, is the paradise that scuba divers are looking for.
  • No words can describe the wondrous beauty of the limestone architecture in Palawan.
  • Cuyo, the oldest town in Palawan, has a cluster of islands unexplored by most yet.
  • For an underwater adventure, Bacuit Bay at El Nido alone has more than 20 diving sites to boost.
  • Located at the southernmost part of Palawan, Balabac group of islands is one little known gem in Palawan.
  • Situated in the northwestern part of the mainland Palawan, the remote, rustic, and peaceful San Vicente has kilometers-long beach that is often empty.
  • With wild animals imported from Africa in the 1970s, a visit at Calauit Island Safari Park is close to visiting the real safari in Africa.

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Natural wonders in Palawan, Philippines

• 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.