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Coron Pearl Farm



Coron Pearl Farm

Palawan is famed not only for its beaches but also for the treasures found under its seas. The South Sea Pearls which are known as the most valuable type of pearls are largely produced in Philippine pearl farms primarily in the islands of Coron.

Coron is the siren of the deep, hunting the ocean floor for wild pearl oysters from the pearl farms. A prime location for raising the finest quality Philippine Golden Pearls.

Tourist Destination Honda Bay

Comprising Honda Bay are islets of shallow reefs surrounding white sand beaches that are best for snorkeling, diving, and swimming. Some of the islets known in Honda Bay are Bat Island, Meara Marina, Starfish Island, Cowrie Island, Snake Island, Pandan Island, Lu-Li Island, and Senorita Island. Among these islets, the most significant ones are the Lu-Li Island only visible when its low tide, Senorita Island breeding area for lapu-lapu, and overnight stays in Starfish and Meara Marina islands.

Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa Palawan, one of the premiere tourist destination in Palawan composed of different islets with dazzling places to encounter. Another place to visit in the island is the Iwahig prison the largest prison without bars. That’s why Honda Bay is called the Last Frontier. 

The location of Honda Bay is in Sta. Lourdes of Puerto Princesa City. From the capital of Palawan or approximately 12 kilometers east of the city is the wharf of Sta. Lourdes. This is where tourists can ride the pump boats and pick the islands they want to visit. An entrance fee may be required by some islands because of private ownership.

Tabon Caves Cradle of Civilization


 The Tabon Cave is located on Lipuun Point, Quezon, Palawan . It is known as the "Cradle of Philippine Civilization". It consist of a series of chambers where anthropologists discovered the remains of crude man and his tools. It came to the fore with the discovery of the 22,000 year old Tabon Man in its interior decades ago, along with other artifacts.

The Tabon Caves, dubbed as the Philippines' Cradle of Civilization is a set of caves located on Lipuun Point, north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island , in the Philippines . The caves are named after the Tabon scrubfowl .

It is bordered on the south by the town proper of Quezon, Bgy. Panitian on the west, and the South China Sea on the north and east. Out of 215 known caves, 29 have been explored and seven of these are open to the public. The seven include Tabon, Diwata, Igang and Liyang Caves. One of the oldest human bones found in the Philippines, the Tabon Man , was found here in 1962. Other excavated, unexamined remains are stored onsite. The complex is managed by the National Museum and was declared as a National Cultural Treasure

Subterranean River

In Bahile, Puerto Princesa lays the world heritage site called Subterranean River. With a length of 8.2 kilometers, this natural wonder amazed millions of tourists because of its passable underground river. In fact, Subterranean River stands to be the worlds longest underground river along with a fascinating cave winding throughout its length and empties in South China Sea.

Where the river flows, there is a deep cave lined with marble cliffs and rugged limestone ready to excite your sights. In its recesses deeply hallowed into the winding tunnel, tourists can enjoy the sights through a paddleboat exploring rock formations, amphitheaters, and stalactite pillars.

Palawan Underground River

The Palawan Underground River is believe to be one of the longest navigable underground rivers in the world which features cathedral like caverns and domes. The stalactites and stalagmites formation resembles like religious images, fruits and birds. Truly, an admirable underworld that project the omnipotence of the Creator over human hands. The Palawan Underground River is home to other cove dwelling fauna.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park, a paradise of limestone in a cave complex some two or three hours north of the urban center attracts lots of hundreds, no, thousands of tourists every year, has made it to a list of candidates for the New Seven Wonders of the World search.
The city government has embarked on a campaign to make the cut of 77 nominees by yearend via Internet voting, and get into the second round of selection for the top 21 nature sites to be announced in January. 
"I'm confident we will make the cut even before the end of the year. After all, our underground river is very popular locally and abroad," Mayor Edward Hagedorn said in an interview Sunday. 
A second round of Internet-based voting will be held for the remaining 21 candidates starting in January next year and will culminate with the official declaration by the organizers of the New Seven Wonders of the World by year 2010. 
Also known as the St. Paul's Underground River, the tourist attraction consists of 8.2 kilometers of winding narrow waterways emptying into the South China Sea. Local tourism officials claim it is the longest navigable underground river in the world, 
The search is organized by the nonprofit New Seven Wonders Foundation. 
The same group also undertook the "New Seven Wonders of the World" search that ended last year. 
Puerto Princesa's underground river joins three other nominees from the Philippines led by the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, the Tubbataha Reefs also in Palawan and Mayon Volcano in the Bicol region. 
The Chocolate Hills and Tubbataha currently share the limelight in the top 10 of the list composed of nearly 300 nominees. 
Mayon Volcano, which was ranked 21st a week ago was delisted by organizers for voting after entry requirements were clarified with the organizers, but is expected to be back online.
Tubbataha, which was nominated by the Department of Tourism, was also delisted last week but got back online after resolving questions on requirements also raised by the organizers.

Isla Arena

Isla Arena in Palawan

Palawan's best kept secret, Arena Island is a four-hectare island tucked away from your usual island getaway. Striking the perfect balance of rustic charms and the comforts of modern living, your private sanctuary awaits.

An untouched paradise Nestled in Narra, a coastal municipality of Palawan, Arena Island sits on a thriving coral reef, home to a diverse marine life and resources. Enjoy the pristine waters while snorkeling and diving. Its white sand beach entices guests and visitors to explore, swim, and be one with the original residents of the island, the Pawikan. Trees abundantly grow in the island, making it an ideal home for a number of endemic birds.

Arreceffi Island


Arreceffi Island in Palawan, Philippines

To get Arreceffi Island, it's just under an hour banca boat ride from the Municipal Wharf in Sta. Lourdes. The Sta. Lourdes wharf is just a 20-30 minute ride north of Puerto Princesa city proper. Arreceffi Island which is one of more than 16 beautiful islets that lies in the tropical waters of Honda Bay, northeast of Princesa City.

Barracuda Lake

Barracuda Lake

Barracuda Lake is one of the best attractions in Coron, Palawan. It is composed of brackish water, a combination of fresh and salt water. The lake is known for it's unique thermo-clines, which are distinct layers of cold, warm water and hot water. This is caused by the meeting of the cold fresh water and the warm salt water.

Vacation at Palawan




This is my place, Palawan. Palawan, the place Im so proud of. so peaceful,serene and all filled with natures beauty.. Palawan the paradise. Discover the breathtaking views of nature, with different activities to choose from trekking, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and diving. 

Palawan was also recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Scuba Diving Sites in the world by Forbes Magazine.

Best of Black Island

Black Island is also called Malajon Island, Black Island earns its name from the dark-colored karst cliffs that stand tall at the center of the island. Black Island in Busuanga Islands in Palawan - named after its limestone mountain which is black in color. But when you explore the island, the mountain in particular, it doesn't only give you the nido swiftlets but the enchanting, jaw-dropping and notorious marble formation with three veiled natural pools. Though almost everyone from neighboring villages has their different version of stories about unearthed wealth from this place, still what you'll do the moment you have landed your footprints on its sugary fine white sand, crystal clear blue and turquoise waters is to ignore them all at once and satisfy yourself from a touch of its magnificence.

Photo by Mikael Strom

Panlaitan Island


Panlaitan Island can be found in Palawan.

Dropping roofing and construction materials for the communities of Panlaitan Island west of Busuanga. This fishing village is slowly rebuilding their homes, schools and public use buildings. The famous ancient Banyan Tree that stood in the center of the village has been uprooted but still alive. Superstitious story amongst the villagers say even the tree spirits don't want to leave the island after the total destruction.

Kayangan Lake


Kayangan Lake is located at Coron Island, Northern Palawan. It is said to be the cleanest lake in the Philippines. Sometimes called the Blue Lagoon, this freshwater lagoon is amidst sheer limestone cliffs.This beautiful picture perfect scenery can be seen after a walk up a mountain trail.

Kayangan Lake can be found in Coron Island north of Palawan is said to be among the cleanest lake in Asia. Surrounded by rocky mountains covered by green trees and plants it certainly evokes an image of a lagoon one was used to seeing only in postcards and movies. If one is expecting paradise, they can’t be any more head on, as the way towards Kayangan Lake itself serves as a prelude of sights to see, all indication points towards a conclusion that indeed, it is paradise on Earth.

Banol Beach

Banol Beach in Coron, Palawan

Banol Beach is a stretch of sandy white beach and usually where lunch is served during Coron Island hopping tours. Banol Beach is a public beach, and similar to the beaches in Coron Island, is surrounded by a majestic backdrop of limestone cliffs.

One must be warned, however, that as of the moment there are no toilets or bathrooms in Banol Beach or in any of the Coron island hopping tour destinations except for a makeshift toilet in Kayangan Lake. 

Dumaran Municipality

Dumaran is a second class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 16,616 people in 3,133 households. Dumaran is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.

Bacao
Bohol
Calasag
Capayas
Catama
Catep
Culasian
Danleg
Dumaran
Itangil
Ilian
Latongay
Magsaysay
San Juan
Santa Teresita
Santo Tomas
Tagumpay
Tanatanaon
Santa Maria
Villa Ferma

Photo by PalawanTourGuide

Agutaya Municipality

Agutaya is a fifth class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 10,422 people in 2,040 households. Agutaya is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.

Algeciras
Concepcion
Diit
Maracanao
Matarawis
Abagat
Bangcal
Cambian
Villafria
Villasol

Coron Islands




Coron Islands never really goes out of visitors yearound. When it is winter in Europe and the West, the white tourists come to Palawan just to experience these islands to offer. By the time they're gone to enjoy their own summer. The local tourists flock three times over! Dubbed as the "Carribean of the East", where the most interesting people live, where the sun is almost year round, where the sea kisses the sky... where the seafoods are fresh as it can ever be!

Magsaysay Municipality

Magsaysay is a fifth class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 10,885 people in 2,269 households. Magsaysay is politically subdivided into 11 barangays:

Alcoba
Balaguen
Canipo
Cocoro
Danawan
Emilod
Igabas
Lacaren
Los Angeles
Lucbuan
Rizal

Club Paradise Palawan

Club Paradise Palawan is a tropical Shangri-La nestled upon a coral jewel set amidst Palawan's sparkling turquiose waters. Comely and idyllic, this island resort is a perfect hideaway for those who seek both relaxation and discovery. Club Paradise is in Dimakya Island, Municipality of Coron. A part of the Calamian Group of Islands, it is situated at the Northern tip of Palawan, the Philippine's last frontier. Club Paradise is where possibilities are blissful, endearing and endless.

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Dimakya Island, Municipality of Coron

Dimakya Island

Dimakya Island is in the Municipality of Coron, Palawan. A part of the Calamian Group of Islands, it is situated at the Northern tip of Palawan, the Philippine's last frontier.

Dimakya Island is located in the northern Palawan region of the Philippines is a very beautiful part of the world. The reef around the island is home to many turtles, fish, and a beautiful school of jack. Believe it or not, most of this footage was shot on one dive!

Dimakya Island in Northern Coron, Palawan is one of the World's 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations! Why? Because you get to swim with Dugongs

Bugsuk Island


Punta Sebaring, Bugsuk Island, Palawan

In a country with innumerable amazing beaches, Bugsuk Island is hiding one arguably even more sublime than Boracay, the picturesque and relatively pricey tourist favorite. The sand is blindingly white and incredibly fine, and the tract from the tree line to the sea is wide and empty. Watch out for long worms called wakwak that live in the sand, the locals dip them in vinegar to eat as a snack. Bugsuk Island has no electricity, no resorts, and no beach parties -- just paradise in its purest form. While some travelers camp with the permission of private landowners, others take day trips by boat from Rio Tuba.

Palawan from the Top







Palawan has become my favorite getaway. I prefer the beaches and sights of Busuanga and the Calamianes Islands. Especially fond of Culion, the former leper colony, and Coron, Calauit and Sanggat Island. Still  relatively ubtouched though the tourist boom is fast approaching.

El Nido Ten Commandments

1.Do behold but touch not the coral whose gracious souls are wrapped within their delicate bodies.

2.Do be kind to the fauna on the land and in the sea. Care for them as you would a human friend,respecting their space.

3.Do leave nothing behind that will spoil the pristine beauty of El Nido. Littering is an offense against nature.

4. Do help keep the waters of El Nido clear, the sand pure, and the forests lush and green. Let waste be deposited in their proper place so that they do not find their way into the mouths of our animals.

5. Do marvel at the marine and terrestrial creatures. Leave them unscathed so that others may see their magnificence. Remember that the shells in the sea are infinite in number.

6. Do share time with the people…get to know them…. But remember to respect their unique culture.

7. Do observe the symbolic relationship of living things. Every single organism – however tiny – has a role in our ecosystem.

8. Do respect all forms of life and realize that there are limits to El Nido’s life support system. Help preserve El Nido’s fragile beauty.

9. Do sustain and heal the earth for it is our children who shall endure whatever damage we inflict upon nature.

10. Do make a pledge to live an environmentally ethical life. It is our duty to take care of the earth we live in.

Slice of Mount Tapyas


Mount Tapyas Cross in Coron, Palawan

Tapyas is a Cuyunon term which means sliced from the whole. According to the history, during the Second World War, the American Soldiers discovered that the Japanese Troops were hiding at Mt. Tapyas. Based at the present location of Claudio Sandoval Elementary School, they targeted and bombed the said mountain, with the old caƱon near the flagpole as the living proof thus resulting to destroy a part of the mountain.

Palawan Escapade




Palawan is composed of the long and narrow Palawan Island, plus a number of other smaller islands surrounding the main island. The Calamianes Group of Islands, to the northwest consists of Busuanga Island, Culion Island, and Coron Island. 

Durangan Island almost touches the westernmost part of Palawan Island, while Balabac Island is located off the southern tip, separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait. In addition, Palawan covers the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea. The disputed Spratly Islands, located a few hundred kilometers to the west is considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the Kalayaan Group of Islands.

Palawan Postcards