Travel to Palawan Island, Philippines
Palawan, the 5th largest island in the Philippines, won the prize for the third consecutive year in 2017 for the most beautiful island in the world. Classified as a UNESCO heritage site, this place between sea and mountains "shelters some of the most significant forests in Asia" - according to UNESCO. Fine sand, multicoloured fish, underground rivers, breathtaking beaches... It is one of the least inhabited, greenest and probably most beautiful islands in the country.
Travel to Palawan Island - Things to do
Travel to Palawan Island - Places to visit
There are different cities on the island of Palawan, the best known being Puerto Princessa and El Nido. The latter is very touristy, and although it is essential to visit, you will not be the only tourists present.
- Long Beach Palawan
The "longest white sandy beach in the Philippines".
- The Underground river of Puerto Princesa
This attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has one of the most impressive cave systems in the world.
- Punta Sebaring beach
A white sandy beach, cut off from everything, less populated by tourists.
- Small Lagoon and Big Lagoon
A small paradise accessible by boat, the ideal is to do it in the morning, to avoid the crowd.
- Kayangan Lake
The most famous landscape of Coron, a turquoise lake in the middle of nature.
Travel to Palawan Island - Activities
- Getting to Coron by boat
Many tours are available, don't miss Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake on your tour of Coron.
- Diving in El Nido
The diving sites around El Nido are rich in marine life and exciting topography, including a 50-metre underwater cliff and a 12-metre underwater tunnel.
- A kayak trip
Ideal to discover the lagoons, and access small coves!
Travel to Palawan Island - Where to eat ?
$: Tambok's El Nido
Typical restaurant, with unbeatable prices
Address: Brgy. Villa Libertad, Taytay-El Nido National Highway, El Nido, Palawan
$$: The Nesting Table
Although you have to climb about fifty steps, the view and the meal are worth a visit!
Address: Sitio Pakalsada, Barangay Corong-Corong El Nido Municipal Road, El Nido, Palawan
$$$: Vellago Restaurant & Beachbar
The ideal place for a romantic meal in front of the sunset
Address: Seven Commandos Beach, El Nido, Palawan
Travel to Palawan Island - Where to stay ?
$: My Green Hostel
This hotel offers both dormitories and single rooms at a low price.
Address: Purok Pagkakaisa, Port Barton, Palawan, Port Barton, 5309 San Vicente
$$: Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel
Very well equipped and well placed
Address: Rizal Avenue Extension, 5300 Puerto Princesa
$$$: Dryft Darocotan Island
Come and sleep here on the beach in luxury huts.
Address: Darocotan Island Brgy Teneguiban, 5313 El Nido