When you think of the Philippines, what comes to your mind first are fine sand beaches, islands and coconut trees. Many popular beaches are worth visiting here but you cannot decide on what places you should go.
Palawan is the largest province in the Philippines based on the land area. The capital is Puerto Princesa City. Its location is between the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and Sulu Sea. This where the Tabon man (tools and remains of ancient cave dwellers) was first discovered. UNESCO Heritage sites such as Underground River and Tubataha Reef can be found here. Facilities here are available and majority of people in the Philippines just like in Hong Kong and Singapore can speak English.
From towns, wide tricycles (motor taxis) will bring you to beaches and islands. With the clear water, fine sand, colorful and lively marine life, Palawan is a wonderful paradise. A world class destination for family, friends and couples. You can definitely enjoy doing water sports. From Manila, you can take a flight to Palawan.
Things To Do and See In Palawan, Philippines
Here is a guide that will help you to know the most famous places here:
This private island resort can be found in the Sulu Sea. It is one of the best resorts around the world. It is a heaven on earth destination. When you are here, you will feel the exclusivity of this place. Not only you will experience the luxurious lifestyle but also the wonders of relaxation with nature.
Couples often consider this as one of the most romantic beach destinations. For the ones who hate crowds, this place is for you.
2. Coron Island
Just as same with Amanpulo, you can see the crystal clear waters and feel the fine sand. There are many resorts to choose from. You can see Dugongs (a grey sea mammal) and eat Tamilok (a special food in Palawan). You can get outside the Coron Island and go to the towns to climb Mt. Tapyas, swim in Maquinit Hot Springs and visit the Skeleton Shipwreck.
3. El Nido Resorts
El NIdo is a resource protected area. You can choose among the four main resorts which are Miniloc, Lagen, Apulit and Pangulasian. It has received international tourism and environmental recognitions. You can see here the different plant species.
4. Underground River in Puerto Princesa
From Coron, you will need to travel for about 2 hours to reach Puerto Princesa. The Underground River features beautiful limestones and you can see amazing shapes inside the cave. It is one of the New7Wonders of The Nature along with Amazon Rainforest, Jeju Island, and so on.
Since it is a protected area, the authority only permits 900 visitors per day on a first come first serve basis. One must need a permit first before entering the cave. No permit No entry.
5. Badjao Seafront Restaurant
Located in Abueg Road, This restaurant is often visited by tourists. You can view here the most beautiful sunset. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York ate here. There are pictures of him. Famous food personalities praised the spectacular food and drinks. The restaurant’s structure consists of mangroves. It is a floating restaurant and you can also view the seas. For food enthusiasts, eating in this restaurant is a must-try. Whether you are a seafood, a meat or a vegetarian lover, all kinds of food here are definitely delicious.
If you only have a short travel time in Palawan, even just going to these places are enough to complete your whole vacation. You can find peace and happiness in this place. Having a tour in an environment friendly and beautiful destination will make you appreciate more about Mother Nature.