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A magnificent forest carpeted, exotic island. A gift for the adventurous soul to explore. A paradise for the nature lovers. A cinematographic beauty of the underwater world for the hungry divers. Its unique and diverse flora and fauna is due to the location between Borneo and Mindanao, and its pristine emerald waters to its remoteness. Palawan is blessed with splendid beaches, majestic unexplored mountains, scenic limestone rocks popping vertically out of the sea, stunning sunsets and friendly people.
In fact everything is almost perfect including the savoury food that is cheap and nutritious.
Being declared as World Heritage it has miraculously escaped from total destruction. Its precious colourful reefs have come back to life and millions of exotic fish have found their natural habitat after a turn to eco-tourism and mild development, which has given hope for a safe future.

In case you are planning a trip to Philippines don't forget to include Palawan in your list. If you have only a few days for it just divide them between Sabang ( or Port Barton) and El Nido. For the more fortunate there are many heavenly spots to spend unforgettable moments. Don't delay because I am sure its destiny is the usual unhappy deterioration of "touristic" over exploitation. It is always the same painful feeling I get when I go back to a dreamy place I had discovered several years before. Little paradises turned to touristy monsters...
Anyway I hope people will respect and treasure this wonderful corner of Earth...

Amazing diving, mountaineering, basking in the sun on quiet beaches, being pampered in efficient resorts on picture perfect small islands, savouring delicious fresh fish are some of the options offered on the island.
Highlights are the Subterranean River, The area of Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Port Barton, Honda beach, and definitely El Nido.
All small islands you can visit will leave you with a happy smile..and you have a choice of more than 1700!
All people are helpful and open hearted!

  • Last visit to Province of Palawan: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 20, 2010
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Magandang araw, Elsa :) This indeed looks like a nature lovers paradise! Will hopefully visit on my winter trip. Yes, the Philippines comes next :) So many beautiful and unique islands to choose from, but so little time!

  • npamo's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    actually, it was rumored that the author of "The Beach" got the inspiration to write it while he was on holiday in El Nido. Next time you go to Palawan, you should try Coron in Northern Palawan.

  • gaolei's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Oh, Brave Bawana! This is a great adventure. I have to do it. Nice pages, good information!

  • sheila2097's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    I really love El Nido, it reminds of me of the movie "The Beach".

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Wow! I'd love to go to Palawan!The journey back to Manila sounds definitely exotic!

  • joysweet's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    great page! hopefully i can go to el nido in the next 2 years :D

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2007 at 5:57 PM

    Excellent page of Palawan. The subteranean river and seas are beautiful. Sand flies, yikes. I had bad experience at Ko Tao (Thailand). Great warning to all. Cheers, SL

  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Elsa,God seems to have endowed this place with abundant natural beauty.Very nice pictures indeed.Does the name 'Palawan' mean anything ?


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