Palawan: “The Last Frontier.”
Palawan is an amazing tourist destination with untouched islands, limestone cliffs, coral reefs, misty mountains and teeming wildlife.
The most well preserved of island groups in the Philippines, Palawan is also the largest province in terms of land area. Not only does it have wonderful beaches but it also has caves, lagoons, mangroves, the rain forest, coral reefs and clear blue waters.
With a 2000-kilometre coastline and as many as 1,700 islands and islets, Palawan has one of the most beautiful seascapes. Tucked beneath the seas are approximately 11,000 square kilometres of coral reefs. In 1967, this group of islands was proclaimed a fish and wildlife sanctuary. To this day, Palawan is one of the most protected provinces in the whole of the Philippines.
Despite its growing popularity as a holiday destination this tropical paradise has managed to keep to a minimum the negative effects of tourism. Palawan is the ideal destination for those looking to get away from their day-to-day lives and enjoy a few days of serenity, tranquillity, and communing with nature.
Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, is often called ‘City in the Forest’. The city has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines. With a wide range of attractions, ranging from beaches to wildlife reserves, and the world famous Underground River, Puerto Princesa is a nature lover’s paradise.
Coron, Palawan located on the northernmost part of the peninsula, is unique with its misty mountains, towering against the backdrop of fine white-sand beach. Coron is also famous for its World War II wreck diving, and the site has been named in many lists as one of the top dive spots in the world. Coron is definitely the place to be for those that love nature. These sites also offer exciting opportunities for wreck exploration to all enthusiasts from amateur and recreational divers, and snorkelers to experienced divers.
One of the best diving & Snorkelling sites in the Philippines, El Nido is surrounded by as many as 50 islands and innumerable snorkelling and diving sites. As well as well know for diving and snorkelling, El Nido is famously known for its sparkling emerald green lagoons and secluded white sand beaches and coves. The area is also rich in biodiversity, as it is home to many endemic creatures. Here you can find colourful flowers and plants, mystical animals and fish of all shapes and sizes.
A holiday in Palawan will simply take your breath away.
How to get to Palawan
There are daily flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Best time to travel:
Warm weather all year round. Two pronounced seasons. The dry season is from November to May, and the wet season from June to August.
Places of interest:
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Wreck-diving in Coron
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Sabang Magrove Forest
Calauit Safari Park
Palawan Puerto Princesa National Museum