If you love nature, be sure to visit El Nido, located at the very northernmost tip of the mainland to enjoy some of the best overwater scenery. The island is filled is with majestic karst mountains that act as a perfect backdrop for various adventurous activities in this tropical paradise. It is also a sanctuary to various forms of exotic wildlife particularly different kind of fish wherein manta rays are common.
45-minutes from Palawan, Honda Bay offers an island hopping tour that will make all of your vacation dreams come true. You will explore Pandan Island, Cowrie Island, Luli Island, Starfish Island, and Verde Island where the famous Dos Palmas resort is located. All of these islands offer out-of-this-world white sand beaches with turquoise water so beautiful that you might get a little emotional.
You can spend the whole day island hopping in Honda Bay where you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel, explore the island and splash around in the water. These tours typically provide lunch and snacks for your trip.
Located in the northwest portion of the Palawan province, this is rapidly becoming one of the hot and trendy tourist spots for people to visit. One of its most alluring features is the fact that it has one of the longest beaches in the world, featuring a fantastic cream-colored beach area that runs nearly 10 miles long. There are two major settlements in the municipality: the Poblacion area and Port Barton. Scuba diving and swimming are two of the most common reasons that people come to San Vicente.
The capital of Palawan, Puerto Princessa is popular among El Nido bound tourists as this beautiful city has a number of spectacular sites that you can explore. There are great attractions that you will find on Puerto Princesa. Subterranean River National Park has been declared one of the best locations for people to visit on the whole planet. Moreover, the winding underground river that has a path along the side of it creates for one of the most adventurous activities.
If you want to go off the grid and have a real blast, set sail to Linapacan islands. This group of 52 untouched islands lies in the waters between Coron and El Nido. This island was featured in a list of places with the clearest waters in the world. Tourists can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving and underwater photography here.
Taytay can be found on your way to Puerto Princessa. These set of islands are just south of El Nido and make way for a great town experience. While at Taytay, stop by at the famous Taytay Fort – a Spanish-colonial fortress made of stone that was built way back in 1667. Other notable attractions include Pinto Art Museum, Tres Escalon Falls, and Blanco Family Art Museum.
At the very tip of a large peninsula jetting off the southern half of Palawan, you’ll find the Tabon Caves. The Tabon Caves are significant for the Philippines as it is home to one of the oldest discoveries of human inhabitants. Remains of the Tabon man, along with his artifacts, were found at this very site. Hence, the Tabon Caves are also a National Museum.