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The Last Frontier: Palawan

Updated on October 23, 2011
Puerto Princesa Underground River - The Official Nominee of the Philippines to the New 7 Wonders of Nature
Puerto Princesa Underground River - The Official Nominee of the Philippines to the New 7 Wonders of Nature | Source
Palawan Sites
Palawan Sites | Source
Myself, El Nido Resorts in Palawan
Myself, El Nido Resorts in Palawan | Source
Palawan Peacock
Palawan Peacock | Source
Church in Palawan
Church in Palawan | Source
Palawan Island
Palawan Island | Source

Palawan is the Philippines' largest province. It has an ecosystem that has remained virtually untouched, which enhances it scenic beauty. It has many beautiful forests, beaches and unpolluted waters teeming with abundant marine life. It has over 1,780 islands that stretch from the Mindoro Strait down to the tip of Borneo. Palawan is a major adventure location.

Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan. It's an ideal vacation spot that many people come to when visiting either central or southern Palawan. Trips are regularly scheduled from Manila to Puerto Princesa on a daily basis.

Puerto Princesa is also the jump-off point for those who wish to dive the world-renowned Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is home to some of the world's most beautiful corals and abundant marine life. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered a diving paradise and should be on the "to do" list of any diver.

Another major attraction just north of Puerto Princesa is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It is one of the finalists for the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" competition.The river runs through a cave made of limestone, which is said by many to be the longest-traveled cave in the world.

Another option is an overnight stay at Honda Bay, which is ideal if you love snorkeling or island hopping. You will not be disappointed. You can learn more about such tours by contacting local travel agencies or at local hotels.

If you want to choose whether to visit the southern or northern part of Palawan, many would recommend the northern part. Many who visit here say that the Sothern part does not seem to offer as much excitement as the northern part, but the southern part does have its scenic spots as well. For example, there is the Tabon Caves, which has human remains that are estimated to be 47,000 years old as well as various caves and waterfalls too.

On the other hand, if you do choose to visit the northern end of the island, there are Bacuit Archipelago and Port Barton, which are places of interest to many tourists. It also has many ideal places where one can do snorkeling, explore coral gardens, or having a picnic on its beaches.

And there is the Caliman Group. This area is a small-sized version of Palawan. Though it is smaller in size, it has all the major attractions such as its white sand beaches, relaxing accommodations as well as spectacular diving and snorkeling spots. It also offers extra features that Palawan does not, such as the lakes at Coron Island and its wreck diving points at Busuanga Island, of which there are ten highly recommended dive spots. It also has such scenic places like Lake Barracuda and Kayangan, among many other attractions.

Palawan is truly a gem. It has proven true to its claim, the Philippines' last frontier. Why not make it one of your vacation plans in the near future?

Puerto Princesa Underground River


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    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Palawan is a fantastic place, it is one of our top tourist attractions. Thanks for dropping by pinoyortiz.

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      6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      Wow these are great pictures! :)


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