Palawan, the 5th largest island in the Philippines, won the World’s Most Beautiful Island award for the third consecutive year in 2017. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place between the sea and the mountains “shelters some of the most significant forests in Asia” – according to UNESCO. Fine sand, colourful fish, underground rivers, breathtaking beaches… It is one of the least inhabited, greenest and probably the most beautiful islands in the country.
Travel to Palawan - What to do?
Travel to Palawan - What to see?
There are different cities on the island of Palawan, the best known being Puerto Princessa and El Nido. The latter is very touristic, and although it is indispensable to visit, you will not be the only tourists present.
- Long Beach Palawan
The "longest white sands beach in the Philippines".
- Puerto Princesa Underground River
This attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has one of the most impressive cave systems in the world.
- Punta Sebaring beach
A white sandy beach, cut off from everything, less populated by tourists.
- Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon
Small paradise accessible by boat, the ideal is to do it in the morning to avoid the crowd.
- Kayangan Lake
The most famous landscape of Coron, a turquoise lake in the middle of nature.
Travel to Palawan - Activities
- Sailing to Coron
Many tours are offered, do not miss Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake during your tour in Coron.
- Diving in El Nido
The diving sites around El Nido are rich in marine life and exciting topography, including a 50-metre underwater cliff and a 12-metre underwater tunnel.
-A kayak ride
Ideal to discover the lagoons, and access small coves!
Travel to Palawan - Where to eat?
$: Tambok’s El Nido
Typical restaurant, with unbeatable prices
Address: Brgy. Villa Libertad, Taytay-El Nido National Highway, El Nido, Palawan
$$: The Nesting Table
Although it is necessary to climb fifty steps, the view and the meal are worth the detour!
Address: Sitio Pakalsada, Barangay Corong-Corong El Nido Municipal Road, El Nido, Palawan
$$$: Vellago Restaurant & Beachbar
The ideal place for a romantic meal in front of the sunset
Address: Seven Commandos Beach, El Nido, Palawan
Travel to Palawan - Where to stay?
$: My Green Hostel
This hotel offers both dormitories and unique rooms at low prices
Address: Purok Pagkakaisa, Port Barton, Palawan, Port Barton, 5309 San Vicente
$$:Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel
Very well equipped and well placed
Address: Rizal Avenue Extension, 5300 Puerto Princesa
$$$: Dryft Darocotan Island
Sleep here on the beach in luxury huts.
Address: Darocotan Island Brgy Teneguiban, 5313 El Nido