The island of Palawan Philippines is a province stretching from Mindoro to the island of Borneo. It is clad with jungle, limestone cliffs and corals reefs. Also, Palawan is know for its many beaches and is considered the Philippines’ last ecological frontier. With attractions such as the Tubbataha Reef, Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean River and El Nideo, it is no wonder this destination is growing in popularity.
For the traveler visiting Puerto Princesa, there are tourist agencies at many of the major Hotels along Rizal Avenue. Some popular excursions include the Butterfly Gardens and Irawan Crocodile Farm and Nature Park.
Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean River
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the most popular areas of Palawan Philippines and is one of the most impressive cave systems in the world. The cave features a spectacular limestone landscape, which has a five mile long underground river. In addition to the cave system, Puerto Princesa Park contains a full mountain to sea Eco-system. Lastly, the ecosystem serves as a habitat for various endangered wildlife species.
Tubbataha National Marine Park
Tubbataha Reef is located 112 miles off the southeast coast of Palawan Philippines in the Sulu Sea. This site is a protected marine sanctuary. Aso, the reef is made of two coral atolls that are separated by a five mile wide channel. The Southern Atoll is the smaller of the two at five kilometers by three kilometers wide. The North Atoll is the larger of the two at ten miles by three miles wide. This dive-site is a popular place for divers because of the coral walls found there. Also, these reefs are home to over 1000 endangered species.
Sandwiched between towering limestone cliffs and the silhouette of nearby Cadlao Island is El Nido; this area is comprised of 45 islands, inlets and cliffs. For the diving enthusiast, this is the place to go for great diving; In addition to the diving, you will find more than 50 species of coral. Also, expect to see various species of whales, manta rays and dolphins. Among the popular beaches there include Secret Lagoon Beach, Hidden Beach and Helicopter Island. If you ever visit Palawan Philippines, this is a must see place.
Coron Island is another place for the diving-enthusiast. The sunken Japaneses warships helps to make this one of the best dive-sites in the world. In addition, the lakes are renowned for their towering limestone cliffs, white beaches and clear waters. Also, the tropical forests provide a unique Eco-experience.
Busuanga, Palawan Philippines
Another popular destination among the Philippine islands is Busuanga. Here you will find hot-springs, underwater caves and imposing limestone cliffs. This destination offers a variety of activities including beautiful beaches, dive sites, and hiking amidst the varied terrain. Come view the marble cliffs, the limestone and rock formations. Take a tour of the caves. go on a fishing trip or just relax on the beach. If all this sounds interesting remember Palawan, Philippines.