"A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY" Top 5 Page for this destination Palawan by davidjo

Palawan Travel Guide: 107 reviews and 343 photos


Palawan gets its name from Pa -Lao- Yu, which is the heading of this chapter.
Palawan actually consists of 1,700 islands in the South East of the country, very close to Malaysia which can be reached by speedboat in an hour. With 1.5m hectares it is the country's largest province with the China Sea to the west and the Sulu Sea to the east. The coastline of the main island of Palawan stretches for over 2,000 kms, with beautiful bays, beaches and jungle and mountains in the center. Palawan does not normally experience typhoons except for the islands in the north. Palawan used to be connected to Borneo via a landbridge so there are animals here that cannot be found in other parts of the country.
For more details of the island's history please look at the website

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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    A very good page you have created here, David - I was thinking about coming over until I read all the warnings and dangers tips!!

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Apr 17, 2016 at 7:29 PM

      well, i don't know. I don't believe that any of the dangers have affected me except for maybe a few sand fly bites. I should not let it put you off

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Apr 19, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      Ok :)

  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    I really enjoyed reading the Warnings & Dangers tips David. I shall never moan about seagulls again

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Nov 18, 2015 at 1:17 PM

      Thanks for passing by. I also look the latest warning tips on hotels and restaurants, quite inteesting tovread about people's awful experiences

    • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
      Nov 18, 2015 at 1:20 PM

      Some of them are horrific aren't they?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    So April is the time to come with the seafood festival and cherry blossoms. Nice! Great page with lots to read and some cool pix! Love it! Cheers, xx

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Apr 27, 2015 at 11:39 PM

      I actually don't think there was a seafood festival this year, probably because we have a different mayor. I will update my page

    • aussirose's Profile Photo
      Apr 30, 2015 at 2:45 AM

      Ohhhh, that's a shame mate.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Thanks for the interesting tour!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    More fine tips - especially to the south part of the island. When the road is finished to up north - the paving - and the airport at El Nido is expanded .... big changes. let alone the US Navy, though I also hear that Subic is possible to re-open?

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Nov 23, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      Changed so much in 25 yrs, and yes, there are rumors about Subic

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:05 AM

    This sounds like a beautiful region except for the snakes, jellyfish, sandflies and stonefish. But it's good that you pointed out these dangers.

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