Palawan Holidays

If you've yet to explore the Philippines' Last Frontier – Palawan, then prepare yourself for an extraordinary journey. Palawan, positioned in the western waters of the Philippines, is an idyllic archipelago showcasing the very best of untouched natural beauty and rich culture.

Adorned with coral-fringed beaches, emerald green rainforests, enchanting local markets, and offering a menu of exotic, taste-bud thrilling cuisine, your holiday to Palawan will undoubtedly lead you deep into the heart of the Philippines.

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Things to See and Do

Palawan, apart from being a paradise for beach lovers, offers a feast of attractions for the cultural aficionado, nature enthusiast, and adventure seeker. Here's a snapshot of the inspiration that awaits you in this charming island province.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Delve into the wonders of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. A trip to this UNESCO World Heritage site promises to be a magical journey. The stunning subterranean river lazing beneath stalactites and stalagmites, the rich biodiversity evident in every corner, and the serene surroundings altogether provide a marvellous escape from the mundane.

Ugong Rock Adventures

Experience the thrill at Ugong Rock Adventures. For the adrenaline enthusiasts, this natural limestone tower in the midst of lush rainforests is a place to reckon with. Choose your thrill: scale the heights of the rock or enjoy a zipline ride with panoramic views of the charming landscapes around.

Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park

Feel the pulse of life at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park. A hub of daily bustle and beauty, this promenade in Palawan’s capital city is the perfect place to mix with locals and fellow travellers, take a leisurely stroll, or simply enjoy the captivating views of the bay.

The History of Palawan

Discover the island’s past: Palawan boasts a vibrant past and rich cultural heritage, evident in sites like the Tabon Caves with evidence of prehistoric inhabitation, and the city of Sandao, bearing marks of Spanish, Bruneian and Sulu influences.

The Scenic Nature of Palawan

Commune with nature: Palawan's scenic beaches, virgin forests, and the Sulu Sea's rich marine life offer the perfect ambiance for nature lovers. Don't miss a visit to Mount Mantalingahan – the tallest peak in the island offering breath-taking views.

Food and Drink

Experiencing Palawan isn’t complete without indulging in its vivacious food and drink scene with a melange of traditional and modern influences.

Savour the flavours of the sea

With warm waters brimming with marine life at its door, Palawan offers an abundance of seafood. Try the fresh produce at the local seafood markets or dine beachside for a memorable experience.

Experience the local brew

Palawan's thriving craft beer scene is a must-try. Visit the local breweries or simply ask for the best local brews in nearby taverns.

Indulge in local desserts

Palawan offers a smorgasbord of delectable local sweets, from leche flan to halo-halo. Visit the local markets for a taste of these exotic desserts.

Explore the coffee culture

With a growing coffee culture, Palawan’s charming cafes offer a perfect respite after a day of exploring.

Taste the street food

From BBQ stalls to noodle sellers, Palawan’s vibrant street food scene is an adventure in itself. Try local delicacies such as 'dynamite', cheese-stuffed, deep-fried chili peppers.

Destination Essentials

With a tropical charm that transcends seasons, Palawan is indeed a year-round destination. But if you're planning to maximise your beach time, then the dry months from November to May are ideal.

However, to truly immerse in Palawan's myriad wonders - from its pristine beaches to its lush virgin forests, and explore the captivating trails leading to the island’s highest peak without worrying about sudden rain showers, the best time to visit would be during the sunniest months of January, February, March and April.

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