Wherever you walk in Palawan, you can’t say which corner of the place is more attractive. The location is perfect for one of the best beaches in the world and it has fascinated and still fascinates a lot of people. Although the action of “The Beach” by Alex Garlandhas been set for it in Thailand, the writer has looked for inspiration in this location in the Philippines .
With a predominantly mountainous, the island is covered by a lush PAWALAN specific rainforest vegetation. In the north is the island’s largest towns: Puerto Princesa andEl Nido. In El Nidosurroundings are found some of the most popular beaches, lagoons, hidden coves and waterfalls. It is a place for water sports, hiking or boating.
Welcome to Palawan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippinesdue to its incredible range of attractions, activities and events. The visitors will quickly won over newcomers to Palawan. For those looking for the real life in the Philippines, or just a fun night, Palawan mixes the old world charm with a modern and vibrant nightlife.
Bordered by the South China Sea and Sulu Sea, the main island of Palawan is home to the capital of Puerto Princesa. For those arriving in Palawan for the first time this is the last sign of civilization to the jungles and islands of the coast. This is the place to do banking, eating and partying before or after hiking.
In Palawan what is lacking in terms of modern infrastructure, it is largely compensated by its natural attractions. Sabang is located near the capital and has an underground river included among the UNESCO World Heritage. Travel agencies organize canoe trips through these wonderful caves, a spectacular experience for tourists.
Inside Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
Located the same distance from Borneo and Manila,Palawan is rich in reliefs. Starting from the center of mountains, the road descends toward the Pacific Ocean penetrates the dense vegetation to get over long and beautiful beaches, the main feature of the Philippines. It’s hard to move on site due to a very small road network. But patience, the distances are never excessive. The capital of Puerto Princesa has to be tasted in peace, surrounded by colonial buildings.
Who traveled to Thailand in the last decade, motivated by the desire of tourists to find their own paradise island, said the reality is below expectations. Luxury Islands in Thiland were converted into reserves exclusive common man accessible only by overflying their boat, on being present, in most cases, completely forbidden.
On the other hand, the Philippines enjoys over 7,000 islands and so many beaches virgin, that is very easy to rent a fishing boat on a sum of anything and so surf to explore your own island. Group of islands in the archipelago west of Tagalog is described even by locals as the last frontier of their country. We could say thatPalawan Islands are incredibly exotic, if any, of course, for comparison to exotic!
It’s a dream archipelago consisting of thousands of islands, limestone, crossed by underground rivers, adorned with bizarre rocks covered by lush tropical forests and garnished, of course, beaches whose sand is dazzling white. The most popular beaches are those of Honda Bay, Cannon Island, Bat Island and Starfish Island in Palawan but the real challenge is to discover your own island. The locals believe that the most isolated places on the beach, accompanied by the best places for diving in the world, remains Sangat Island Reserve. On the other hand, the most luxurious resorts are in El Nido. You choose!