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11 Must-Visit Attractions in Palawan, Philippines

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

An hour drive from Puerto Princesa City center, lies another globally recognized natural attraction. The Subterranean River National Park, also know as Underground River, recognized as the new 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012.

Be amazed by it astonishing display of stalactites and stalagmites suspended above the calm river.

For guided tour : www.elnidoadventure.tour


Bacuit Bays Island

Norther Palawan can perhaps be considered crwoning glory. Here lies the breathtaking beaches and waters of El Nido, and Coron. The islands of Bacuit Bay in the Municipality of El Nido are largely responisible for the provinces to boom in tourism. The white sand beaches are immaculate and their surrounding waters are vibrant shade of cerulean. The best part is that so many of them to choose from.

Our choice:

  • Pinagbuyutan Island

  • Shimizu Island

  • Cadlao Lagoon

  • Small and big lagoon

  • Entalula Island

  • Secret and Hidden Beach

  • Snake Island

  • Talisay Beach.

For Tours and Activity


Kayangan Lake

Considered as one of the cleanest lake in the Philippines, and in Asia. Kayangan lake is a mixture of salt and fresh water. One of the most popular destination when in Coron. Its a bit of a trek heading to the lake itself, but it will be worth it when you reach the renowned lake of Coron.

For tours and activities in Coron, click link : Coron Adventure - El Nido Adventure Tour


El Nido Small Lagoon

El Nido small lagoon is a must destination when visiting El Nido Palawan. Seeing it from the outside is an amazing sight, but behold, when you get inside the small lagoon, its jaw dropping limestone formation and clear water, will surely give you an impression that will last long in your life.


Culion Island

This little island neighbouring the tourist hotspot Coron, is much more than meet the eye. In the early 1900's, Culion was a designated leper colony and was divided in 2 areas: one for the disease inflicte, and the other for healthy residents. Many of culion inflicted residents were torn away from their homes and families and shipped off to what was then a completely foreign island, and never to returned home again. While the island today is leprosy free, reminder of its painful, isolating past still remain.

Coron Shipwrecks

The shipwrecks of Coron Bay are a series of impressive wreck sites for diving and snorkelling in Palawan. There are 12 sunken wartime ships at the bottom of the ocean – the result of an attack on the Imperial Japanese Navy by US Navy aircraft during the Second World War in September 1944.

The area offers diving and snorkelling spots for all skill levels, including advanced dives and shallow areas for snorkelling. One of the most popular attractions in the area is the remains of a Japanese supply fleet, including the wreck of a refrigeration ship weighing 9,723 tonnes and measuring 146.9 metres in length.


Port Barton

Port Barton, in San Vicente is a Palawan tourist spot that has become famous thanks to its beaches and simple village atmosphere . The village is also one of the best jump-off points for island tours in Palawan, including island-hopping to Starfish Island and German Island.

The entire region is a stretch of beautiful beaches on the west coast with very few crowds of tourists. Many people overlook the San Vicente town in favor of Port Barton but it's well worth a visit if you have time


Honda Bay Islands

Honda Bay is a bay on the eastern shore of the island of Palawan near Puerto Princesa City in the southwestern Philippines. Numerous small islands are scattered in the bay, including Arrecife Island which is home to an upscale resort.

Dos Palmas resort in Honda Bay. The bay is used for both subsistence and commercial fisheries and recreation. Boats can be rented for the day and used for travel to nearby islands, many less than 45 minutes from the shore by boat.

Honda Bay is ideal for snorkeling. Starfish are commonly found near islands such as Starfish Island. Puerto Princesa is the nearest port city, and is accessible by plane.


Tabon Cave Complex

The Tabon Caves, dubbed as the Philippines' Cradle of Civilization,are a group of caves located on Lipuun Point, north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. They are part of the Lipuun Point Reservation, which has been protected by the government of the Philippines as a museum reservation to protect the caves and immediate vicinity from deforestation and to preserve the cultural artifacts present there.

The caves are named after the Tabon scrubfowl. It is bordered on the south by the town proper of Quezon, Panitian on the west, and the South China Sea on the north and east. Out of 215 known caves, 29 have been explored and seven of these are open to the public.

In 2006, the Tabon Cave Complex and all of Lipuun was added to the tentative list of the Philippines for future UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination.

The complex is managed by the National Museum and was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the same institution in February 2011.


Long Beach Palawan

San Vicente's Long Beach is the longest white-sand beach in the Philippines and the second-longest in Southeast Asia.

So you decide.


Nacpan Beach

Nacpan Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Philippines. Nacpan Beach is one-half of the famous 'Twin Beaches' (the other being Calitang Beach) – it's where rustic palm-thatched huts line the beach with local restaurants serving up fresh seafood.

Nacpan Beach is a four-kilometer strip of cream-colored sand and coconut trees with crystal clear turquoise water. It is located 17th kilometers north of El Nido town proper in Palawan.


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