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Palawan: What Is There and Why Is It Worth the Visit?

Updated on March 5, 2018

Hello, Palawan!

Would ya look at that?
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A little background of the Palawan

Do you want to spend your next vacation leave at the beach? Do you want it out of your country? Do you want to relax or have Instagram worthy pictures? Well, this could just be the right location for you.

Palawan or the Province of Palawan as it is officially known, is an island located west of the Philippines. It is known to be the largest province of the country in terms of total area of Jurisdiction, but you're not really here for that, are you? You're here to know why you should go see the place and experience its beauty for yourself. Just relax, we'll get there. I'm sure you wanna know all the places and locations you can explore but I'm sure a little background of the place won't hurt.

Palawan: Unlike any other islands in the Philippines

As we all know or as some of us may know, the Philippines is an archipelago made up of at least 7,641 islands. Yes, you read that right, 7,641 islands. Can you imagine all the places you could visit?! But anyway, so much for that...among these Islands, Palawan is said to be unlike any other places you can find in the country. Why is that? it is because the crust of northeast Palawan came from the southeast edge of the continental crust of China, which was part of the Eurasian Plate. Being that said, it is dubbed as the "Philippines' Best Island." But what makes it the "best" ?

Palawan: The Philippines' best.

If you google Palawan and click on the images, I'm sure it will remind you of Phuket or Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. They have so much in common and we all know that Thailand is also one of those cheap travel destinations in the world like the Philippines (Yikes! Looks like we got ourselves some competition. Just kidding.) But come on, let's just focus on Philippines' very own. Palawan is not just one large island like what others expected it to be, in fact, you'd be surprised to find out that this beautiful island is made up of roughly 1,780 islands. Giving that island count would probably give you an idea how many are there to explore.

I wouldn't be elaborating each travel destination as I'd write about every single one of them in my future blogs but I'd try to make it really compelling for you to visit. So, without furhter ado, these are the must see and must go-to destinations in the Island of Palawan:

1. El Nido

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It's no surprise that El Nido would be on the list, I mean come on... El Nido is probably one of the top places to go to while you're in Palawan. Here, you'll see the crystal blue waters and islets of El Nido.

If you want to go explore El Nido, there are actually some famous tours you can sign yourselves up into. These are tours A,B,C, and D which I will go in-depth on my next blogs.

2. Coron, Palawan

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Coron is also a popular destination in Palawan. It is by far one of the best (if not the best) tourist destination in the country. Like El Nido, Coron is also surrounded by islets and jaw-dropping views. I would only keep this short since the next blog would include both El Nido and Coron's tour packages and all the possible activities you can do in both places.

3. Nacpan Beach


Nacpan is more on the very raw and untouched side. Nacpan is just actually situated in El Nido but most people haven't heard about it yet. If you want to have a peaceful environment to watch the sunset, this is the place.

There are still a lot of travel destinations around Palawan but most of them can be found in El Nido and Coron. On the next blog, I'd put everything and everywhere in details including the hotel and tour prices. Stay tuned!

Hey. So, I was just wondering.

Would you like to visit Palawan?

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      Mary Norton 5 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I totally agree Palawan is worth a visit.