Discovering Palawan Philippines, and it’s 8 Must-See Sites
There is no doubt that Palawan is one of the most admired travel destinations in the Philippines. Its pristine beauty has captivated the hearts of many tourists who’d very much love to return to this tropical paradise. From its glistening waters, fancy beaches and many other island attractions, this island never fails to astonish its guests.
Since the island is filled with a multitude of tourist attractions, going through all these sites with only limited time might be of difficulty. So, we’ve rounded up 8 of the most-visited, must-see travel spots in Palawan.
- Big Lagoon, El Nido
El Nido, Palawan’s Big Lagoon is popular for a reason. The captivating site of this natural wonder has left many travelers wanting a journey back. It features turquoise waters surrounded by tall limestone karsts and sprouting greenery. The location is well-known for kayaking and swimming adventures.
- Small Lagoon, El Nido
Just when you thought you’ve seen enough beauty from the Big Lagoon, wait until you see the charm that awaits the Small one. Going to the Small Lagoon, the only access point is a hole through which you could kayak or swim. A body of water located on the cove of Miniloc Island, the Small Lagoon features calm turquoise-green waters surrounded by massive limestone walls that makes this secluded natural wonder a great place to swim and relax. These, along with the Big Lagoon, are both known as the Twin Lagoons of El Nido, Palawan.
- El Nido’s Canopy Walk
Palawan is blessed with towering marble rocks and cliffs that provide the best venues for those beautiful aerial views. Since not everyone can endure the challenge of a climbing adventure, El Nido’s canopy walk will serve you an astonishing bird’s eye view of the island. It is built with steel bridges and walkways, so it’s perfectly safe and secure. Walk through the lush greens and rocks, get to the peak, and admire the amazing view.
- Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa
A shoreline east of Palawan, Honda Bay is famous for island hopping escapades. The unspoiled beaches and crystal-clear waters make it an ideal spot for snorkeling activities and other water adventures. The coastline features powdery-fine white sands with coconut trees lined up in the area, adding up to the soothing tropical feel. With its clear waters, uncovering underwater scenery is effortless.
- Mangrove River, Puerto Princesa
If you wish to spend time with nature on a boat ride, the Mangrove River tour can fill you up with that yearning. The location spells peace and quiet, with only the echoes of nature around you. The river is surrounded by thick mangrove plants with various creatures darting here and there during the paddleboat ride. Indeed, the Mangrove River Tour is an interesting boat ride that lets you experience nature at its finest.
- Mt. Tapyas, Coron
Mt. Tapyas is a location known for its grand vista of the town of Coron. Considered as the second highest peak of Coron, Palawan, Mt. Tapyas is the perfect venue to catch the amazing sunrise and sunset in the island. The hike to the summit can indeed be exacting but totally worth it. The peak will also allow you to enjoy the serenity of the place with the fresh island breeze accompanying you in your journey to the top.
- Puerto Princesa Underground River
Showcasing Palawan’s pride is the Puerto Princesa Underground River. The fact that it is included in the New 7 Wonders of Nature can attest to its stunning grandeur. The 8.2-kilometer long body of water is considered as the longest navigable underground river in the world. It is also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Puerto Princesa Wildlife Rescue & Conservation
Exhibiting Palawan’s wealth in its animal resource is Palawan’s Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Center. The place presents several species of animals including freshwater crocodiles. An educational tour around the island’s wildlife protected zone will also show you the importance of keeping these creatures safe. The center is home to animal species whose habitats are under threat or already damaged.
The beauty of Palawan is certainly not limited to these places only. With its abundance of natural wonders, the island has more to offer than just these celebrated places. Nonetheless, a journey to these destinations will open your eyes to what Palawan holds and what it has yet to offer.
About The Author: Carmela Kim Alvarez is an editor/customer service representative of ‘Let’s Palawan‘. She’s a 20-something bubbly and adventurous female who loves to take selfies. Her aim is to share her travel experience and inspire fellow travelers.Facebook: https://www.facebook
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