Discover Palawan amazing destinations:   exotic islands, white beaches, coves and reefs; rocky cliffs, vast mountains and tropical forest, all converged to become a paradise.  
Palawan amazing destinations earned  worldwide recognition as word’s best island in 2013, and most exotic island in the world in 2014!
“World’s Best island 2013” by Travel and Leisure 
Best Island in the World in 2014″ voted by Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 

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And again in 2015, Conde Nast Traveller voted Palawan as Best Island in the World.

Palawan - best island in the world 2015

With stunning spots like the enchanting lagoons in El Nido and the underground river in Puerto Princesa, Palawan emerges as number one in the Top 30 Islands of the World poll by US magazine Condé Nast Traveler. 
With an overall rating of 85.937, Palawan was named by Conde Nast Traveler as the world’s best island for second straight year.
                            Number One:  Palawan, Philippines                             Overall Rating: 85.937
This small island—one of the Philippines’ 7,107—shot to the top of our list again this year with a recent claim to fame: It’s now home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.

Palawan Best island in the World 2015

This is a  complementary page  for  amazing destinations  in Palawan as a contribution for tourism development and economic progress  of the province. Most of the information and data are lifted from respective sources. This site is simply a referral for those who want to visit and discover Palawan.


where to find palawan
where to find palawan

More than 20 daily flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa during peak season (December to June) and about 12 flights during lean months (July to November). A minimum of five daily flights from Manila to Busuanga; and Manila to El Nido  of lesser frequency. There are also connecting flights from Puerto Princesa to Iloilo, Cebu and Davao.  

palawan flight map
palawan flight map

  The Calamianes Group of Islands 

The Calamianes is composed of the municipalities of Busuanga, Coron, Culion and Linapacan, and hosts the most number of amazing destinations in Palawan. It is sandwiched between the Mainland Palawan and the Island of Mindoro. 


The Coron Bay holds the most concentration of dive sites and dive centers anywhere in the Philippines…

Coron wrecks and dive sites
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The Kayangan Lake

The famous Kayangan Lake, awarded a “Hall of Fame” for the cleanest inland body of water…  amazing scenes of  lime stone cliffs,  crystal water and lusty forest.

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Kayangan Lake – Coron, Palawan
Kayangan and Barracuda lakes are separated only by a rocky promontory just 240 meters away.  Both are amazing destinations and located at Coron Island, distinct from Coron town which is located in Busuanga island.
kayangan-barracuda lakes
kayangan-barracuda lakes

 Barracuda Lake

Barracuda Lake, is known for it’s unique thermo-clines, which are distinct layers of cold and warm water, caused by the mixture of cold fresh water and warm salt sea water. This unique thermo-clines are produced by underwater caverns    connecting the lake to Coron Bay. 
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barracuda lake- amazing destination in Coron
barracuda lake, coron island, palawan

 … amazing destinations – exotic islands and beaches…

Even among its islands, Busuanga lives up to its aquatic features… see the two islands below? …resembling a fish?…a submerged stingray?… or a crab?… or whatever your imagination comes up…

busuanga exotic islands
busuanga exotic islands

Calauit Game Preserve and  Wildlife Sanctuary 

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calauit zafari
calauit zafari
Declared a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary in 1977 as a response of the Philippines to an appeal by the IUCN or the International Union of Conservation of Nature to save endangered animals in Africa.
The Sanctuary is a natural area where the entire environment and all the plants and animals are allowed to live in a natural state with minimum of human interference. 


A former leper colony… now a flourishing communityCulion… offers a valuable lesson on human sacrifices, hope, faith, love… and its natural beauty!
culion, palawan
culion, palawan

… and in northern Palawan  mainland …


el nido , Palawan
el nido , Palawan


 A video of El Nido Reef by Jon Slayer shared here…

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  … and in the municipality of Taytay…

The Taytay Spanish Fort

taytay fort palawan
taytay fort palawan


taytay palawan
taytay palawan


… and in the  northeast  – in the Cuyo islands… 

Cuyo Fort a testimony of the Spanish conquest in Palawan…

cuyo fort
cuyo fort
In the East, in the Municipality of Cagayancillo, the Tubbataha Reef National Park, another World Heritage Site and one of the amazing destinations for underwater enthusiasts! 
tubbataha reef
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 In Puerto Princesa City, the famous Underground River, one of the  New 7 Wonders of Nature…
Puerto Princesa Underground River
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In southwest Palawan, the town of QUEZON…

The Tabon caves in Lipoon Point, Quezon, Palawan  is known as the “Cradle of Philippine Civilizationdiscovered and excavated by Dr. Robert Fox in the early 1960’s. The “Tabon Man”  skull inside a “Manunggul” burial jar was carbon dated to 16,500 yrs – one of the oldest human fossil discoveries.
tabon caves, quezon, palawan
tabon caves, quezon, palawan


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