Placid waterways, white sands, jagged limestone cliffs and a view that will make your heart skip a beat; such descriptions immensely understate the beauty of Palawan.
With lush rainforests and jagged terrain, Palawan is the largest province of the Philippines and is truly an ecological wonderland replete with stunning flora and fauna. Its pristine waterways that give way to caves and secluded coves and populous mangroves, combined with the inherent amiability, typical of Filipinos, make a vacation to this paradise genuinely unforgettable. It’s no wonder that Palawan is the perfect getaway.
However, the picturesque environs are not just great for pictures. They provide you with some of your must-do activities.
The warm and almost year-round sunshine that the Palawan climate offers is the ideal weather to explore the island’s sprawling 2000 kilometre coastline. Scuba diving is the most popular recreational activity and the best way to explore the Palawan seascape. Marvel at the long stretches of coral reefs and the abundance of marine life that can be found in the Philippines.
The most popular diving locations extend to the far reaches of the island north from El Nido, Tubbataha Reefs situated in the Sulu Sea and the majestic Calamianes Islands. In the waters off Coron lie the submerged wrecks of Japanese ships, some dating back to World War two, giving you an insight into the turbulent history of the Philippines, lying dormant beneath the surface.
Above ground, the landscape is just as magnificent. The verdant rainforests provide a natural highway for those who may want to hike and stay physically fit (or lose the holiday weight). Long haul treks can take up to a week, but are worth it when you discover the thriving plant and animal life that call this their home.
The spectacular views and the clear waterways that weave in and out of caves and border the white beaches provide a spectacular setting for a tropical escape. With such an amazing repertoire of scenery and activities, it is not difficult to discover why Palawan is a thriving hotspot for tourists all around the world.