Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines, and occupies the western edge of the country. It lies between the South Sea China in the northwest, the Sulu Sea in the southeast, Mindoro Island to the northeast, and Borneo to the southwest. Part of the Mimaropa Region and belonging to the Luzon Group of Islands, Palawan is a pristine area that counts no less than 1,780 islands and islets, where you can find stunning beaches and lagoons that are relatively untouched by modern development.

The capital of the Palawan Province is Puerto Princesa, which is one of the cleanest cities in the Philippines. Major tourist destinations within the province include Coron (famous for its dive sites) and El Nido (with a splendid karst scenery).

What to see & do in Palawan

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Palawan is renowned for its fantastic beaches, so it makes sense that some of the best things to do revolve around the sea and sand. Spend time enjoying the many beaches, but also make time to explore the mountainous interior and thick jungle. Head to the popular beach towns of El Nido and Puerto Princesa to find a full range of leisure activities such as island-hopping tours, caving, ziplining, snorkeling and,...

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Where & what to eat in Palawan

Dining in Palawan comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, mostly depending on which part of the massive Philippine province you are visiting. The big cities like Puerto Princesa have plenty of hotels and resorts that tend to offer a more international selection. It’s not that difficult to find Italian, American, Mexican, Japanese and other flavors with global appeal in these places. If you head to the quieter places like...

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Palawan is westernmost province of the Philippines and is named after its largest island. The archipelago comprises no less than 1,780 islands and islets across a 14,000-sq-km area, making it the largest province in the country. Naturally, given its size, finding out how to get around, what weather to expect and other important facts before you arrive is essential. From its crystal-clear waters to its strangely shaped limestone rock formations, and...

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