Aborlan Things to Do
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A few kilometers south of Aborlan you will feel as if you are really in the boonies as you will see very few cars/buses. you will begin to see locals on a cart that will be pulled by their karabaw (water buffalo) as they travel from home to their rice fields or coconut plantations. This area produces a lot of rice, coconuts and palm oil. If you turn right off of the national highway you will come across many agricultural projects. The indigenous people sold their land to investors and have retreated further back towards the mountains where they will claim the land and a few years later will be awarded ownership, just to repeat the process again.
A couple of kilometers (southbound) after Aborlan there is a skilled craftsman who makes pots, carriage seats that look good in the garden. At first they looked wooden to us until we stopped and realised that they were made from concrete. The prices are reasonable.
Aborlan Municipality was created in 1949 and you can find the offices about 1 km south of the market on the National Highway. The Mayor's office is in the building, as well as all the government offices for the 32,000 population of the town. Aborlan has the only agricultural college in Palawan but it is now called the Western Philippine University.
The transport terminal is located on the National Highway just by the market in the centre of town. Here the buses as well as shuttle vans that run from Puerto Princesa to the south of the island will stop to pick u or drop off passengers. Tricycles are also waiting here to take locals to wherever they wish to go. Buses to Puerto Princesa will take 75 minutes while shuttle vans will be quicker.