Palawan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines. In fact, there is so much to see and eat there that you might want to extend your vacation to more than a week to see all of Palawan’s beauty. If you are planning to go to Palawan soon, here are some of the places you shouldn’t miss.
8 Places to Visit When In Palawan
8. Underground River
Declared as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Palawan’s Underground River is a must-visit for everyone. Officially named as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, it is only a couple of hours away from the capital of Palawan. It is Earth’s longest accessible river, as well, measuring 8.2 kilometers.
7. Crocodile Farm
Also known as Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, the Crocodile Farm serves as a sanctuary for Philippine crocodiles, which are currently listed as endangered. The center aims to increase the number of the species and take care of other Palawan native species like the bearcat.
6. Honda Bay Island Hopping
If you love to catch some sun and want o explore the other islands of Palawan, then you might want to catch a boat for Honda Bay Island Hopping. Just an hour’s trip from the Puerto Princesa proper, you will get to visit Luli Island, Starfish Island Panden Island and Cowrie Island, which has amazing reefs for snorkeling and/or diving.
5. Firefly Watching
Before going to the exact location where you will be watching fireflies, you will drive to Baker’s Hill for dinner. You will then proceed to the river in paddle boats that will take you along the Sicsican and Iwahig Rivers where the fireflies are situated a little bit farther from the city.
Photo by Mae Ilagan
A foodtrip is also in order. Aside from the fresh seafood, you have to visit Palawan’s baywalk to try their Croc Sisig or Crokawali!
3. Boayan Island
If you are looking for a serious getaway, you can visit Boayan Island. It is known to have beautiful reefs that are protected by the Palawan Cove Corp. and South Sea ReefRehab Corp. The Island is currently undergoing Reef Rehabilitation.
2. Calauit Safari Coron
Photo from Club Paradise Palawan
Not many people know this, but Calauit in Coron, Palawan is a home to giraffes, zebras, wild boars, eagles, monkey and many more. Calauit is an African game preserve and wildlife farm where its animals are free to roam.
1. Nacpan Beach
Photo from Jack’s Place Facebook Page
Palawan definitely has the most beautiful beaches. Nacpan is no exemption as one of the best in El Nido. Unlike the other islands, Nacpan is not visited as much, though, so you can easily just sit back and relax there.
Do you have any other recommendations for Palawan?