Exotic Palawan

Nature possesses a kind of charm, people from around the world couldn’t help but surrender to its magnificence and beauty. Palawan Island is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the Philippines today. It is famed for its pristine forests, fine white sand beaches, fascinating diving spots, and a panoramic view of the landscape. Exotic species of animal and marine life also abound in this island paradise, such as the sea cow (“dugong”) which feeds primarily on aquatic plants.

With only 580 kilometers of sea separating the island from the capital, getting to Palawan from Manila only takes a short airplane ride. Plus, the flights are well connected within the locality from other places to Manila and vice-versa, so you can get to the island destination anytime of the day and from anywhere in the Philippines.

The Subterranean River National Park in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, gives an awe-inspiring view of the world’s longest underwater cave. It bursts with a wide diversity of marine life in exciting and vibrant colors. Fabulous stalactite and stalagmite formations in the cave look like sculptured masterpieces designed by the greatest architect – mother nature.

Considered as the ‘Cradle of Philippines Civilization, the Tabon Caves is a bonanza of historical and cultural artifacts as old as 22,000 years. It was here were the famous Tabon Man was found. Archeologists and scientist will find this tourist spot both an enlightening and enjoyable experience.

Endangered species rarely found today find shelter in Palawan’s Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Snactuary located north of the island. In 1976, this sanctuary was declared to be protected by law. Today, people can view these endemic wildlife species unique to the Philippines as well as some African game.

Tourists and visitors searching for the best place to explore the underwater world won’t have to go somewhere else. The Coron Reefs showcases magnificent limestone cliffs and stunning view of the underwater marine ecosystem unmatched in any part of the country. Divers can also see the remains of historical significance in this awesome diving spot such as Japanese shipwrecks by the US Navy during WWII.

Another interesting and fascinating tourist spot in Palawan is the El Nido Marine Reserve, featuring the best from nature – limestone cliffs, breathtaking scenery, and exotic marine life, including the very rare marine mammal called the  “sea cow” or “dugong.”



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