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Highlights of Palawan

The island province of Palawan is often referred to as the ‘last frontier’ because it is one of the few remaining islands in the Philippines that has been largely untouched by logging and still has a substantial amount of primary rainforest. The island is now protected and has become a nature sanctuary offering, as well as the rainforest, outstanding dive sites, majestic mountains, primeval caves, pristine beaches and an archipelago within the larger archipelago that makes up the Philippines. Palawan is surrounded by a coral shelf that abounds with varied and colourful marine life. The island boasts exotic flora and fauna, like the mouse-deer and the scaly anteater, that are found nowhere else and the waters of Palawan are among the best in the world for diving and fishing. 

Puerto Princesa & Honda Bay

Puerto Princesa & Honda Bay

From Palawan’s capital, Puerto Princesa City, you can see Honda Bay which consists of several islets with shallow reefs and fabulous beaches where small resort hotels serve up great beach holidays. 

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Sabang & Underground River

Sabang & Underground River

Long known for its fantastic pristine white sand beaches and stunning reefs, the Philippines is now becoming well known for some of its other amazing natural wonders, a number of which now appear on UNESCO’s World Heritage List like the world's longest underground river system that is accessible to man which can be found near Sabang on the island of Palawan.

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El Nido

El Nido

In the north of Palawan, the El Nido Marine Reserve occupies an area of 96,000 hectares and has a diverse ecosystem which is home to mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs, limestone reefs and a variety of fish like manta ray and the sea cow or dugong which is one of the world's rarest marine mammals.

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Busuanga Island

Busuanga Island

Busuanga is the largest in the Calamian group of islands that lie at the north of Palawan and is the gateway to a number of island retreats, such as Club Paradise and Sangat Island, as well as being renowned for its great wreck diving. 

 

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