Palawan: Top 5 Unique Activities To Do when you Visit Palawan, Philippines!
Palawan is home to 2 UNESCO Site, Tubattaha Reef and the longest underground river in the world, Subterranean River in Sabang.
The island constantly landed in a prestigious travel magazine as one of the top islands to visit in Asia and in the world, on it’s yearly issue. I wont contest, if you see it yourself, you wont either.
I have been travelling around best beaches in the Philippines and in Asia, and I fell in love with Palawan, since then, there is nothing more that excites me, than being in the island.
So, in this post, I will share you the top 10 Unique Activities in Palawan, in no particular order.
#1 Dive Tubbataha Reef
Since divers discovered Tubbataha in the late 1970s, it has become recognised as one of the most remarkable coral reefs on our planet. The CNN travel website, cnngo.com, ranks it among the top eight dive sites in the world.
Because of its isolated location, Tubbataha can only be visited on a liveaboard boat. Divers can experience the reefs' dramatic underwater terrain, awe-inspiring biodiversity and encounter large marine animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays.
Tubbataha’s dive season is just three months long, running from mid-March until mid- June. At this time of year diving conditions are usually optimum – clear skies, calm seas and visibility between 30 and 45 meters.
#2 Visit Underground river and eat local delicacy “Tamilok”
Underground River is the longest underground river in the world, expanding to up to 24 km long from its cave entrance.
The river winds through the cave before flowing directly into the West Philippine Sea and is navigable by boat up to 4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi) from the sea. The cave includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers, including the 360-metre-long (1,180 ft) Italian's Chamber with approximate 2.5 million square meters volume.
This is one of the largest cave room in the world.
#3 Fish with local Fishermen
This activity is unique, in such a way that you will be fishing with real local fishermen, and learn how to fish the local traditional way of fishing. Yes, locals are still using local ways to fish, even with its abundant supply. Large fishing boats are not allowed within the Palawan Island. Mostly fishermen uses small motorized boats, armed with fishing nets and home made fishing rods.
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#4 Linapacan Island Adventure
The waters of Linapacan Group of Islands, is probably the clearest water that you will be able to swim in your life time. With many beautiful empty islands, beautiful corals, amazing locals, guaranteed the trip you will remember for a very long time.
Here is the itinerary:
2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT
Iloc Island (Base Camp/Camp Site)
Takling Island (Little Maosonon)
Cala-Cala Island (Dubbed as the Clearest Water)
The trip can go also to up to 3 days and 2 nights depending on your needs.
For group and private tours, contact email below:
Visit the website, www.elnidoadventure.com.
#5 Palawan Expedition
The Ultimate Adventure is the adventure of all adventure in Palawan.
The adventure starts from El Nido Port and will end at Coron Port. The adventure will last up to 5 days and 4 nights,according to your adventure appetite. It is a great way to explore the southern part islands of Palawan. Explore some of the most beautiful uninhabitted islands of Palawan, see the beautiful Linapacan Island, swim with its clear water, and immerse yourself to the life of locals.
Along the way, you will be treated to different islands, and do snorkeling along the nicest coral reef ares, and with different islands to sleep every night, we ensure you each time willbe a different experience for you.
El Nido - Linapacan- Culion - Coron
Coron - Culion - Linapacan - El Nido
For trip details, activities and prices, please visit the link below.
There you go, my top 5 unique activities that you must try when visiting Palawan next time.