Palawan

Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the Soutwestern Tagalog Region.  The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. It is the last frontier of the Philippines. According to survey, 85% of the land area is still covered by forest.

Unspoiled, sugar-white beaches and world-class scuba diving draw travelers from around the globe to this far-flung island in the Philippines. One reader hailed it as the “single most beautiful place on Earth.” Limestone rock formations add to the stunning picture. These otherworldly shapes rise out of the turquoise sea to create unbelievable seascapes. 

Depending on which part of the island you intend to have your first stop, flying from Manila takes you between an hour and an hour and 30 minutes. Palawan has been voted several times as the best island in the world. So come and explore the “Paradise”.

San Vicente

San Vicente, officially the Municipality of San Vicente, and according to the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,232 people.

It is located in the north-western side of the main island of Palawan and is 186 kilometres (116 mi) from Puerto City. It is roughly a 3.5-hour drive either coming from Puerto Princesa or El Nido.

San Vicente's 14.7 kilometres (9.1 mi) of beachfront, popularly called the Long Beach, is the longest white sand beach in the Philippines. The Long Beach spans to the coastline of four barangays namely Poblacion, New Agutaya, San Isidro and Alimanguan.

El Nido

El Nido is a coastal settlement and major tourist destination on the Philippines island of Palawan. El Nido comprises 45 islands and islets; limestone cliffs are also found here, which form a Karst backdrop similar to those found in Ha Long Bay, Krabi, and Guilin. El Nido is a popular destination for locals during the long holidays of Holy Week but, until recently, has been relatively unknown to foreign tourists. Beaches, clear waters (away from the main town), jungle, steep limestone cliffs and stunning inlets make up for beautiful seascapes.

Palawan is the last frontier of the Philippines so you can imagine how seemed untouched the land and seascapes are. In previous years, getting to El Nido is quite inaccessible and that what makes this place intriguing. But on recent years when flights have become easily accessible, tourists flock and made El Nido municipality very busy. Several lodges and inns sprouted.

 

But we will take to you to the Island Resorts where privacy sets in the midst of limestone cliffs, white beach and crystal clear water. Have you dreamed of waking up in a place that everyone could agree as “Paradise”?

Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa and Sabang, where you can take off to the islands of Palawan and where you have the opportunity to visit the 7th Wonder of the World, the UNESCO site of the Underground River.

 

Puerto Princesa is the capital of the island province of Palawan. 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, Puerto Princesa is a nature lover's paradise.

 

Puerto Princesa is slightly more than an hour away by plane from Manila. Air Asia, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific all have daily flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa. Philippines airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia also operates flights to and from Puerto Princesa to other major cities such as Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Clark.

 

Either you can have a quick tour of the city, being the capital of Palawan Province or just rest for a day before visiting the Underground River which is an hour drive to Sabang.

Coron

Coron is a tropical island in the province of Palawan, Philippines that is best known for world-class WWII-era wreck diving, though the area also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs. Coron also refers to nearby Coron town, a basic transit hub on neighboring Busuanga Island where the airport and most accommodation is located, as well as daytime boat trips that are the only way to visit the tribally-protected island itself. Many visitors travel onwards to the El Nido.

It was only quite recent that Coron has become accessible. Five years ago, there were only around 3 to 5 flights a day via small private propeller planes. The boom started in 2015 and the municipality was not even ready to accommodate in flocks of local and international tourists. Where El Nido, as a tourist spot, has been known for several years ahead of Coron the latter, at this stage, is lacking options for an island resort. Like El Nido, small budget inns and lodges are sprouting in the town proper.

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