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    Palawan by bike.
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  • Cycling Palawan.
    Cycling Palawan.
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    PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT-----MANGROVES

    by davidjo Written Nov 20, 2014

    Favorite thing: Palawan has many areas by the sea and on the islands where mangroves grow and as everyone knows this is good for the environment as it provides a breeding area for fish, shells, and even the famous seaweed "LATO" grows wherever there are mangroves. When i first went to Honda Bay there were several areas around the sandy islands that the authorities had a project and planted young seedlings. They have grown now and the mangrove area is still expanding safeguarding the sandy islands. On Palawan it is also against the law to cut the mangroves, as many locals used the timber for native house construction as it is very hard and will not rot or be infested with termites.
    NOTE
    In the wake of the super typhoon Yolanda that devastated parts on the country in November 2013 the government has undertaken projects to plant more mangrove seedlings around the islands.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    THE QUARRIES ARE CLOSING

    by davidjo Written Nov 19, 2014

    Favorite thing: Several environmental groups have been protesting about the quarries on the island of Palawan so in the last few years the local government have closed many down and the make it extremely difficult for anyone who wants to open a new quarry. The photographs are of two quarries that have closed down recently at km 17 and km 14 on the northern highway. I also have another friend who had a quarry near Aborlan in the south, and it proved too much of a struggle to keep it running so now he was more or less forced to close it.
    GOOD NEWS FOR MOST OF US---PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

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    FRESH FISH AT THE BEACH

    by davidjo Written Dec 22, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Many small villages, especially on the west coast of Palawan do not have electricity yet, or only has electricity in the evening. Villages like these are ideal place to look for fresh fish as there will not be an adequate way to store them (only on ice brought from some of the bigger towns). If you ask around in the village the villagers will know where you will be able to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen. The fish will be very cheap, perhaps half price compared to the market in Puerto Princesa.
    At the beach it will be easy to find some driftwood, twigs or even charcoal to grill the fish.

    2 fresh fish for 100 pesos BBQ at the beach
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    Cycling Palawan.

    by cachaseiro Written May 11, 2013

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    Favorite thing: I spend a few days cycling up and down Palawan and it's one of the better places i have cycled in the Philippines.

    The roads are in a pretty good state and traffic is quite soft compared to most other places i have cycled in the Philippines.
    You should still watch out for trucks and busses on the road as they can drive quite agressive at times, but in general it's a good place to cycle around as long as you can stand the heat.

    The island has some mountains and you have some elevation there but you do not have any really long climbs, at least not in the parts of the island where i cycled.

    You have resorts scatterd along the coastline, often a little out of the main towns and i always manged to find a place to stay the night along the road in various resorts and roadside hotels.

    Palawan by bike. Cycling Palawan.
    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • Road Trip

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  • Palawan is an adventure

    by rodisgood Written Jul 26, 2012

    Favorite thing: I went to palawan. It was amazing. From flying on to a small airstrip to my last moments enjoying the views I felt very lucky to been there once. I stayed at El Nido which was something special. So many great places in the Philippines to have minute by minute adventures. Nov - Jan are the months that are the most comfortable as it does get hot. Its a great moment in my life.

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    Puerto Princesa

    by audspice Written Jan 21, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Summer's from March to May. Nice time to enjoy the beach and get tanned. Plus the sea water is calm during these months.
    If you are planning to go to Puerto Princesa and doesn't have a tight budget, you may consider Dos Palmas. If you're budget conscious, there are nice hotels in the city like Hotel Fleuriz and Legend Hotel.

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