Palawan is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Underground River. It is also one of the most visited islands in the Philippines as it offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. I went to Palawan during the rainy season once; but despite the weather, we still managed to enjoy our trip along with some activities.
The pros: cheaper airfare, cheaper accommodation, and cheaper tours. Since the rainy season is a slow season, this generally means fewer tourists and cheaper rates. We got our airline tickets for only Php500 (roundtrip), our accommodation for less than 3,000-pesos a night, and tours at much cheaper rates compared to the ones being sold online.
The only con is that you’ll get to do fewer activities because it’s either raining or the activities aren’t even available to begin with. During our visit, we weren’t able to visit the famous Underground River, for example, because it was scheduled for 3-day maintenance. We still managed to go island-hopping in El Nido and Honda Bay despite the rain, though.
We also did a city tour in Puerto Princesa and got to visit the Crocodile Farm and Baker’s Hill. There were some days where we only stayed in the hotel because of the rain and opted to get some food delivered instead.
Kayaking at the Small Lagoon in El Nido
All in all, we spent around 10,000-pesos per person for 5 days and 4 nights. Not bad since we got to do some activities, dine in some of the famous restaurants in Palawan, and enjoyed every moment.