Palawan Travel Guide

  • Palawan
    by DrPJ
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    beauty and the beach
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Palawan Things to Do

  • OYSTER BAY----NEW NAVAL BASE

    While on the flight to Puerto Princesa try get a window seat on the right hand side of the plane, and you will catch a wonderful view of Ulugan Bay about 10 minutes before you land at the airport. On the south side of the bay you will see another bay called Oyster Bay (the big bay on the far side of Ulugan Bay). This is where a proposed U S Naval...

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  • Sta. Monica Ranch (well known as Mitra’s...

    This is a long travel from Iwahig, but included in our tour so just enjoy listening to the tour guide talking about how Palawan is the greenest and cleanest city in the county. We were also told about the executive villages that only rich people live. Upon arriving at the ranch, we were greeted by fresh air and an extremely beautiful view of the...

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  • Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm

    Is located just few minutes from Crocodile Farm. You have to hire a jeepney or multi-cab to come here. When I was in High School I had the impression that Iwahig is the worst prison in the country. However, upon visiting, I can say this is the best place for prisoners. No walls, just a big rice farm tends by the prisoners. They can walk freely...

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  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue Conservation...

    A sanctuary for crocodiles that were currently included in the list of endangered species. The center is trying making ways to increase the number of the Philippines crocodiles. The Center also takes care of other wild animals and endemic species in the province. Upon entering the main hall, you will see the skeleton of a big salt water crocodile...

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  • Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral

    Located just in front of the Plaza Cuartel and Rizal Park on the other side is the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral of Puerto Princesa. What amaze me when I first see this church are the structure and the color.It has been the central refugees during the war, when God is the only one people can turn to. I wasn’t able to see the inside because I was...

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  • Plaza Cuartel

    A restored ruins and a reminder of the Palawan Massacre during the World War II. Prisoners of wars were burnt, shot and hunted down by Japanese soldiers. Only 11 out 159 prisoners of war survived. A monument was built to commemorate what happened. It has become one of the attractions in Puerto Princesa. It’s a very tragic event and praying never to...

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  • SAWALI MAKERS

    Sawali is woven bamboo mats that are used for walls of buildings, usually for the poorer people or for people who like to add a native touch to their property. The bamboo will be harvested and cut in to 7 or 8 ft lengths then it will be split by smashing it with a hammer. Once split the individual lengths remain attached to each other, perhaps 6-8...

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  • IT'S A HARD LIFE-------FOR SOME

    Quite often you will see people filling sacks with gravel, sand or stones from the riverbed, which are sold for construction purposes. Normally they will sell the building materials per sack or per cubic meter which consists of about 30 sacks. It is back-breaking work but at least the jobless can earn some money as construction is booming on the...

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  • GET ORGANISED--SIM CARDS, CELLPHONES and...

    In Palawan we have Globe and Smart who provide the communication networks. If you buy a sim card it will only cost around 1$, and there is not much difference between the two providers. Cards can be loaded at many small shops.Unfortunately Smart does not seem to be so good with their internet signal so it would be better to use Globe. Many hotels...

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  • SOME OTHER FESTIVALS

    ARAWEDAN---a small festival that takes place in Port Barton on 23-24 January to highlight the tourist attractions of the place, marine reserves and parksKULAMBO FESTIVAL----Held in El Nido 25th-28th March where the town people dress in Kulambo (MOSQUITO NETS) . Some dancing , singing and local delicacies to taste.PASINGGATAN FESTIVAL----held in...

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  • FEAST of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of...

    Celebrated in Puerto Princesa on December 8th , which is actually the city fiesta. Not too much going on but a few parades at night with the Virgin Mary.

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  • FESTIVALS----FEAST of the FOREST

    Celebrated in the 3rd week of June, hundreds of cars, jeepneys and buses packed with people head out of Puerto Princesa to an area so the locals can plant a tree. The holes are already prepared so all the locals (nearly all students) just stick a seedling in the ground and fill up the hole. This festival has been going since i first lived here in...

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Palawan Hotels

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  • Amanpulo

    Pamalican Island, PO Box 456, Palawan, 0000, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • El Nido Resort Miniloc Island Palawan

    Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • El Nido Resort Lagen Island Palawan

    El Nido, Northern Palawan, El Nido, Palawan, 1229, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Palawan Restaurants

  • One of the best restaurants in Puerto...

    It is located in the main street Rizal. I went twice for dinner. The waiters are very friendly and helpful All kinds of fish. They are alive, you just chose one and they cook for you. I loved the stone fish. Lapu Lapu was also excellent. Everything was great in this reataurant.

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  • Sabang's pride :-) (Fresh seafood, etc.)

    On a clear day, this place is very, very glorious. The wondrous view of the ocean adds to mystique of this restaurant.The food may look ordinary, but tastes very, very good. Soooo mouthwatering, making you want for more and forget that you need to watch your waist line.It's true, it doesn't look like a five star restaurant, but the "native...

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  • Bare foot

    Ka Lui's- one of the best restaurant in Palawan, with nice ambience. You need to go bare feet when entering the place, another great experience not all restaurants offer.The place is somewhat native and cozy, with an ambience of simplicity and back to basic. That could be the reason why people keep on coming back to this place.The food are not...

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  • so native indeed

    ambience was good...the service crew were really accomodating...It may not be a fist class resto but it was a fine one...the good thing about this resto is that it's located from the heart of the city...everything goes from there... try their specialty "balinsasayaw rice"partner it with grilled meats , seafood's and other filipino dish...and also...

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  • So many good dishes to choose from!

    WE WENT TO PALAWAN IN APRIL 2011 AND STAYED AT THE AUDISSIE PENSION HOUSE, WE VISITED FATSO'S CAFE BUT THEY WERE NOT YET OPEN, A FEW MORE WEEKS SAID ELVI THE HEAD CHEF. WE READ THERE MENU AND EVERYTHING LOOKED REALLY GOOD, THE PLACE IS RUN BY TWO AMERICANS, A KANO MAN AND HIS FILIPINO WIFE BOTH RETIRED FROM THE STATES AND REAL NICE FRIENDLY FOLKS....

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  • Great view. Good Food

    I love the view this restaurant have. Located in a mangrove with the clear blue sea as far as your eyes can see.The food is good too. Price is not that bad. The staff are ok, but very busy. There were a lot of people when we were there on Dec. 30, 2009. It seem a bit far from the center of the city which is why you need to hire a local cab called...

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Palawan Nightlife

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    by daratwelve Written Feb 5, 2010

    best place to dine,drink,play billards... food is great.. mostly filipino and those common foods on drinking sessions such us sisig and inihaw na liempo.. they serve tower of pale pilsen which is great to share with your barkada and cocktails if your alone..

    Dress Code: Anything goes..

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Palawan Transportation

  • PALAWAN to SABAH by AIR

    It appears that on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday MAS Wings are starting to fly between Sabah and Palawan. MAS is part of the National Malaysain Carrier, MAS. The flights are being advertised for $59 all in. This will enable tourists and locals to reach Sabah in Borneo without having the unnecessary trip to Manila to connect to the international...

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  • BOAT TO MALAYSIA

    At last a passenger/cargo service will begin in the New Year which will sail from Brookes Point, in the south of the island to Kudat in Sabah , Malaysia.The boat will operate twice a week. See photo for details.For years many travelers have wanted to continue their journey to Sabah in Borneo to see Kota Kinabalu and other attractions, only to be...

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  • Flying to and from Palawan.

    Palawan is connected by air with the outside world by several airlines that flies in to Puerto Princesa.I personally flew from Puerto Ptincesa to Manila with Seair that has a daily service on that route and they were very fine.Cebu Pacific Air, Air Philippines and Zeest Air also flies to Palawan and from what i understand there are also charter...

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Palawan Shopping

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    by davidjo Written Jul 7, 2013

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    Palawan has over 140 species that are native to the island and quite often you can see Palawenos (natives who live in the hills) wandering the streets of Puerto Princesa selling orchids at a very cheap price indeed, so if you have friends in Manila, they will make a wonderful gift. There are several garden centers (or similar) that will also sell orchids.
    Even new species of orchids have been found growing on the slopes of Mount Mantalingahan, the highest mountain in Palawan. There were also new species of butterfly discovered there in recent years.

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Palawan Warnings and Dangers

  • BE AWARE OF CROCODILES

    I have lived on Palawan for nearly 20 years and during that time i have known of four fatalities due to crocodiles. Some of the largest crocodiles in the world have been found in the Philippines so if you want to cool off by taking a dip in a river, just ask the locals if there are crocs in the area. I am writing this tip as a fisherman was killed...

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  • LOOK OUT------DANGEROUS CENTIPEDES

    There are some huge centipedes as long as 20 cms that can bite and cause excruciating pain, swelling and in one case of a young girl, death. I believe that the one in the photo is a Scolopendra Subspinipes that consist of 21 body segments, usually brown and a pair of modified legs on his head, known as forcipules, which are its main weapon as they...

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  • A FIFTEEN CENTIMETER SCORPION

    The Malay Giant Scorpion can only be found in the Philippines but only in Palawan and in some islands in the south of Mindanao. The monster can grow up to 7 inches but the regular adult is normally 6 inches long, and are aggressive as well as territorial. Fortunately the sting is not lethal but slightly stronger than some bee stings. However i...

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Palawan Off The Beaten Path

  • GREEN or RED COKE in the MIDDLE of...

    Once you are far away from the highway and there will not be any petrol stations but as you are traveling along you will see stands with coke bottles containing green and red liquid. No, it is not a new type of coca-cola but leaded and unleaded petrol. The locals will but large containers of petrol and transport them to their village or shack by...

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  • ONLY FOR THE ADVENTUROUS--SOUTH PALAWAN

    If you really want to get off the beaten track rent an off road bike and circumnavigate the south. I would advise anyone who would like to do this to rent a Honda XR200 from one of the many rental agencies in Rizal Avenue, but check the bike out properly as you will be traveling 250 kms out of the 630 kms off road, and believe me, it is rough...

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  • Ride a Bus, be ready, Take a ferry a bit...

    As Palawan become the #1 island destinations in the world, El Nido and Coron will be more crowded soon, as a Tourist you always wanted to be alone and or just the few people can be friends or travel mates companion... Season in this place start around October until late June... and even few months left still tourist is on...As every service...

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Palawan Favorites

  • FRESH FISH AT THE BEACH

    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...

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  • Cycling Palawan.

    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...

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  • Palawan is an adventure

    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...

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