5 Must Visit Places in Palawan

Thursday, September 29, 2016

If you ask me what's on the top of my bucket travel list, I will say it's Palawan. I really want to visit Palawan, together with Daddy A and Matthew of course.

Palawan is the largest province based on the total area of jurisdiction. It is an island province located in MIMAROPA region. Puerto Princesa City is its capital city. Actually, I have heard and read so much about how beautiful Palawan is. Making me more excited to go there the soonest possible time, haha. It would be really great if I'll be able to book a flight to Puerto Princesa on a budget via Traveloka. But for the meantime, I list down my top 5 must visit places in Palawan.

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El Nido is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and it ranked #1 in Conde Nast Traveler's List of 20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World. That's why El Nido is one of the most visited places in Palawan for its "extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem."

The best months to visit El Nido is during dry season between November and May, when it's great to do diving and snorkeling, do island hoping or simple just relaxing on the beach.

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, also called Puerto Princesa Underground River, holds the record of the longest underground river in the Philippines and is one of the longest underground river in the world. 

It features limestone karts mountain landscape, with very famous stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations. By the way, in 2012, Puerto Princesa Underground River was confirmed as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, along with the Amazonia, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo Island, and Table Mountain.

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Coron is another must visit place in Palawan. Because the direct flight from Manila (NAIA) to Coron (Busuanga Airport-Francisco B. Reyes Airport) is very convenient, it allows local and foreign visitors frequent visits in this island.

Coron island boasts a variety of colorful marine like making it the best spot for diving and snorkeling.

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Honda Bay is a beautiful island with white sand beaches that is just about 30 minutes travel from Puerto Princesa. This is a great place for swimming and snorkeling because its clear water allows you to see and enjoy many corals, starfish and other marine life. Also, boats can be rented for a day to travel to nearby islands.

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Tubbataha Reef is known as the very best site of diving in Philippines and one of the top diving spots in the world. Located in the middle of the Coral Triangle, which the highest marine biodiversity one earth, the abundance of marine life found here is simple amazing. In 1993, the UNESCO declared the Tubbataha Reefs National Park as a World Heritage Site for its unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species with the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles.

That's my lip of top 5 must visit places in Palawan but there are so much to discover in this paradise. 

See you in Palawan soon!