Palawan trip to the island of the Philippines, what to see

palawan island philippines
palawan island philippines

Holidays in Palawan, what to do and see on the island of the archipelago of the Philippines, parks and protected areas to visit, diving, hiking through caves and coral reefs.

Visit Palawan

Palawan is an island of the Philippines which is part of the province along with the island of Dumaran, the Calamian islands, the Cuyo Islands and the islands Balabac, located between the South China Sea to the north and the Sulu Sea in south.

The island of Palawan is very rich from the point of view of nature, has two sites included in the lists of the World Heritage Site, the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and the National Park of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.

The marine park of the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, includes a spectacular coral reef, characterized by beautiful nature with extensive lagoons and coral islands, home to many marine species and seabird colonies.

It is a very popular site for scuba marine, one of the most exciting destinations in the world, reached about 10 hours by boat from Puerto Princesa. The dives are to be made in the best time for the monsoon season, from mid-March to mid-June.

The National Park of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is one of the most famous protected areas of the Philippines, has an interesting natural heritage consists of a karst landscape formed by a beautiful cave system.

From the bowels of Mount St. Paul, the river emerges 200 meters from the coast of the South China Sea, after a stretch of eight kilometers underground. The influence of the tides, which is subject to the lower part of the river, creates a natural phenomenon unique in its kind.

The park protects a forest full of rare and endemic species, the wildlife that inhabits it and its extraordinary natural environments. The park is located about 70 km north-west of Puerto Princesa, the capital of the province.