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Travel Guide of Palawan in Philippines by Influencers

Palawan, officially the Province of Palawan, is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the region of Mimaropa. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction.

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Discover our travel guide of Palawan in Philippines made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Palawan:

  🏖️ Beach     🏖️ Lagoon     🌴 Tropics     🌲 Forest     🚴 Cycling     🐾 Wildlife  

Travel Tips for visiting Palawan

Palawan, also nicknamed “the last frontier”, is a large island located in the west of the Philippines. It is the main island of the province of Palawan which is an archipelago composed of about 1 780 islands and islets. It is one of the least inhabited, greenest and probably most beautiful islands in the country. Here, one can find tropical jungle and impenetrable forests, rocky peaks, fine sandy beaches, dreamy lagoons and exceptional underwater world. In short, Palawan has quickly become a true ecological reserve and an el dorado for tourists in search of adventure. The most convenient is to rent a scooter and ride the main road between beaches and rice fields. But if you want to go from one island to another, take a motorboat. The capital of Palawan looks like a provincial town, and you will have to stroll towards its village on stilts inhabited by fishermen and its fish market. Scuba diving enthusiasts will also be delighted to visit the surroundings of Palawan, especially the very preserved Calamianes Islands in the North. Accompanied by an accredited local guide, this is the promise of an encounter with many colorful exotic fish and an unforgettable experience! The Calamian Islands, as well as El Nido, offer superb opportunities to dive among the reefs. Tubbataha Reefs National Park is a partially submerged atoll in the middle of the Sulu Sea, accessible only by boat cruise. The jungle of Palawan is a must, many waterfalls are present in the forest, the Estrella waterfall, in the south of Palawan has no less than 64 levels; it takes four days to cover them all. The forest is full of tropical species that you can meet along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Palawan

Where to stay in Palawan?

In Palawan there are many hotels where you can stay, some with direct access to the beach like El Nino Coco Resort or Floresita's Beach Resort. You can also rent a villa in a tropical setting.

There are different alternatives to travel from Manila to Palawan. Flying is the easiest and fastest option, the flight takes 1.5 hours.
The ferry is not very practical, the crossing lasts a whole day, there is only one crossing per week, so it is necessary to organize oneself accordingly.
You can also take the bus, the train or the cab, but the easiest option is still to fly.

Palawan and its cities are crossed by many side-cars. The roads are also frequented by buses and jeepneys, but the road network is in bad condition. The cities are full of solutions for urban transportation, numerous cabs and cheap tricycles. But we recommend that you travel by bicycle or rent a car with a driver who knows the area.
But the boat is the major means of transportation in the Philippines. To connect islands by sea, typical catamarans are available everywhere and are much more convenient.

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  🏖️ Beach spots     ⛰️ Cliff spots     🌊‍ Ocean spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🌴 Tropics spots     🏖️ Lagoon spots     🏞️ Watercourse spots     🌴 Jungle spots     🚣‍♂️‍ Kayaking spots     🏨 Resort spots     Scuba diving spots     🏖️ Shore spots     🏊 Swimming pool spots     🏘️ Town spots     🤿 Underwater spots     🏖️ Archipelago spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     🏖️ Coast spots     🚴 Cycling spots     🌲 Forest spots     🏖️ Headland spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots  

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  10.6 km (6.6 miles) away from Palawan

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