You may get to Palawan from multiple areas of the Philippines. By air, hop on a plane from Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Caticlan, or Clark to quickly get to Palawan. An alternative route would be to travel by sea or by land.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Don’t miss this UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the new world’s 7 Wonders of Nature. Paddle your way through the cave and limestone cliffs at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Park to explore the site.
Kayangan Lake, dubbed as the cleanest body of water in Asia, is a crystal-clear freshwater lake in Coron, featuring underwater rock formations, caves, and islets. The lake is one of Palawan’s most popular spots for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
Diving / Snorkelling
Tubbataha Reef Natural Park is a 96,828-hectare UNESCO World Heritage site. This atoll reef features about 700 fish species, 11 shark species, and 13 dolphin and whale species, the best place for your underwater adventures. Coron, on the other hand, is known for wreck diving. There are 24 Japanese ships sunk in the area during World War II, and the 12 wrecks that have been discovered are now home to corals and other forms of aquatic life.
The best way to experience Palawan is by joining island hopping tours. Hop on these tours to see the stunning islands of El Nido, Coron, Puerto Princesa, and San Vicente/Port Barton.
Palawan has its share of must-try delicacies. Among the most popular of these is the tamilok that tourists are dared to try. Tamilok (wood-boring mollusc) can be found among rotting mangroves. It is freshly eaten just like oysters and can be dipped in vinegar sauce or calamansi.
Devour delicious dishes and the freshest seafood. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Cowrie Island in Puerto Princesa, Banul Beach in Coron, Seven Commando in El Nido, and other island hopping sites with different seafood dishes such as lato (seaweeds), shrimps, fish, and crabs.
A trip to Palawan cannot end without souvenirs, and when one thinks of pasalubong from the province, pearls should definitely be on your must-buy list. These pearls cultivated along the island come in various colors and sizes as jewelry items.
The rainmaker is a popular bamboo handicraft that makes a sound like rain on a tin roof when shaken. Rainmakers come in different sizes and are usually decorated with artwork done through burning.