Palawan- it's famous for its superb limestone rock formations, coral reefs, and pristine turquoise waters. Located in the region of MIMAROPA which lies between the Sulu Sea and South China Sea. Palawan is surrounded by beautiful islands and world famous underground river. The natural environment are attracting more tourists and it's a paradise for diving and snorkeling.
Palawan has a lot of varieties to offers particularly exciting experience and activities.
Tubbataha Reef- (also known as Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park) is known for its rich marine life. Species like turtles, whales, dolphins, sharks, and other sea creatures can be found here. It also provide an important habitat for endangered marine species. This makes it a dream for many divers who wants to see an impressive marine biodiversity. To maintain the natural environment of Tubbataha Reef, the management requires careful planning and ensure the values of property are protected.
Puerto Princesa- Subterranean River National Park or the Underground River holds a place in the new seven wonders of nature. Tourists enter a cave using paddle boats with their tour guide and inside they can see the superb natural beauty of stalagmites. If you're planning to go in Puerto Princesa make sure to check the weather conditions so you'll be able to enjoy your trip and activities in your itinerary. The best time to go is during dry season because there's less chance of rainfall.
Kayangan Lake- is one of the most famous in Coron, Palawan. It is considered as the cleanest lake in the Philippines even in Asia. The water is so clear that you can see the rock formations below the lake surface. Before reaching this lake, you need to trek a few hundreds step towards the inland lake. It might be challenging, but the gorgeous views is so worth it. The lake is warm and can get especially crowded during peak season. Sights from beneath the surface of the lake is as superb as those from above.
El Nido Small Lagoon
El Nido Small Lagoon- one of the beautiful lagoon in El Nido. It's a wonder to explore using kayak. There is a small gap between two limestone rock formations and make sure to wear protective footwear. One of the best experiences visiting the small lagoon is to kayak in pristine waters. During peak season, take note that in some cases, kayaks may run out because of how crowded it can get. Be prepared for the breathtaking views await inside.
Coron Bay Shipwrecks
Coron Bay Shipwrecks- is considered as one of the famous scuba diving sites due to well preserved of World War Two Japanese Ships. There are twelve wartime ships at the bottom of the ocean. Majority of the shipwrecks of Coron Bay result from an air attack on the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Honda Bay Island
Honda Bay Island- For Palawan travelers, Honda Bay is well known for its white sand beaches, coral reef and wonderful landscapes and it is actually a sandbar. It offers diving and snorkeling sites where you'll experience the beauty of abundant marine life. You may also go to Starfish Island for endless encounters of starfish. Both local and foreign tourists find it interesting various starfishes all at one place.
Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove Ecotourism and Wildlife Park
Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove Ecotourism and Wildlife Park- during night time, an enchanting display of sprinkles of fireflies twinkling within the mangroves that line the riverbank give magical treat. Mangrove trees somehow resembling Christmas Trees in darkest night. You'll be amazed at how beautiful the glowing fireflies were. Even constellations in the night sky are captivating. It is also good for couples who appreciates the naturally romantic setting.
Long Beach, Palawan
Long Beach, Palawan- The longest white beach in the Philippines is located in San Vicente, Palawan. If you have plan to go here, the motorcycle is the most convenient mode of transportation. Be prepared to feel the fresh cold wind and gorgeous views along the way. This beach has rare tourist it might be because of few commercialization. If you pay this beach a visit you'll be treating yourself like you own the place because it might be you and your accompanies are the only people there.
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Nekomander (author) from Philippines on June 24, 2021:
You should visit after this pandemic is over :) I assure you that you'll enjoy the breath taking views ;)
Robert Clarke from UK on June 24, 2021:
What a beautiful place. I've not been to Palawan, only Bohol and Manilla