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Places to Visit While in Palawan

When it comes to the most beautiful places in the Philippines, Palawan is definitely included in the list. Located in the country’s western region, it is home to some of its most spectacular island views, seascapes, and so on. On one hand, it should be in your travel plans, especially if you have plenty of time to spend for your vacation because it boasts of tourist hot spots that are truly magical. On the other hand, to achieve a getaway that is as fun as well as exciting as advertised, be sure to do your homework and acquaint yourself of its tourist attractions. So, before you sign up for Palawan tour packages here, you can check the info in this write up. They can be helpful in more ways than one.

  • El Nido

Located at the northernmost part of mainland Palawan, El Nido made a name for itself for its “over water” scenery. Unlike other tourist destinations in the Philippines, it is not just about white sand beaches and mesmerizing waters. Its islands—like those that are in Iloilo—are filled with magnificent mountains that are perfect if you yearn for a nature-filled vacation that is just one for the books. Some of the attractions that you should include in your itinerary are the Bacuit Bay Islands, inland El Nido (Calitang, Nacpan, Nagkalit-kalit Waterfalls, etc.), and Corong-Corong Beach, just to name a few.

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  • Taytay

Taytay is a first-class municipality that gained notoriety for its well-preserved Spanish-colonial architecture. It is considered by many as an unexplored paradise that has lots to offer. To add, a vast majority of its offshore islands are unspoiled and are not yet affected by mass tourism. For this reason, it is the place to be if you want to experience a serene vacation that is just one for the books.

  • Puerto Princesa

The gateway to Palawan and its capital, Puerto Princesa is another noteworthy tourism draw. While there, it is best to explore its beautiful sites like the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park aka Underground River, a Philippine-protected area that is located approximately 80 kilometers north of the city center. Furthermore, don’t leave without indulging on fresh seafood and other cuisines that Puerto Princesa is known for. Other destinations that you should include in your itinerary are the Honda Bay, Ugong Rock, Bonton Waterfalls, and more.

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  • Coron

Unlike El Nido that boasts of “over water” views, Coron is known for its underwater spectacles. There, you can get a glimpse of its crystal clear waters, awe-inspiring coral gardens, and exhilarating marine life. On top of these, it also has World War II Japanese shipwrecks that can take you back in time and explore schools of batfish and stonefish. Other attractions that you should include in your itinerary are Banol Island, Malcapuya Island, Baracuda Lake, Lualhati Park, and Maquinit Hot Springs.

  • San Vicente

San Vicente is a “sleepy” town that is home to the Long Beach, a 14-kilometer long beach that is arguably the longest white sand beach in the country. If you decide to visit this place, be ready to experience unadulterated bliss, especially during the summer months

  • Port Barton

Port Barton is a peaceful village that is considered by many as a mellow version of El Nido. The primary sources of income by the locals are fishing and farming and while there, you can engage in water activities such as snorkeling, swimming, river tours, and island hopping, just to name a few. Because of its laidback vibe and the fact that you don’t have to spend much to have a good time, it is famous among budget backpackers who want to experience a relaxing getaway.

  • Tubbataha Reef

The Tubbataha Reef is another Palawan tourist gem that you should include in your vacation list. A 970-square national park, it boast of a high biodiversity of marine life that is worthy of international recognition. Fact of this is its inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. While there, you can be awed by over 1,000 species of marine life such as tortoises, manta rays, clownfish, sharks, and coral species, among others.

  • Tabon Caves

The Tabon Caves in the town of Quezon is not only a great tourism haven, it is also an important archaeological site since it is the place where the Tabon Man (earliest human remains in the country) was discovered. If your trip to the Tabon Caves pushes through, make sure to explore the formations, beaches, and off-shore islands.

Summing up

There you have it, just some of the attractions that you can enjoy if you decide to have a vacation getaway at the province of Palawan. Remember, by going there, you can find out for yourself what the fad is all about and why it is heralded by many as one of the best islands in the world.

How about you? Do you have other Palawan tourist spots that you want to share? Tell us about it on the comments page.

Happy Travels!


Levy Amosin

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