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May 1, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

Palawan Nature Attractions to Discover

Philippines, as one major tourist attraction in Southeast Asia has been gifted with tropical bounty and natural sensation like those found in Palawan. Some tourists’ sites which continue to draw guests from around the planet are the enchanting Chocolate hills in Bohol; wonders of Rice Terraces in Ifugao; panoramic Mayon Volcano in Bicol. Nonetheless, among the aforementioned, it is the Palawan Nature attraction that fascinates tourists looking for a rewarding escapade. Palawans’ rich bio-diversity is the key for its economic stability and booming ecotourism; the scenic natural landscapes and surroundings of this place, its several globally heralded and remarkable destinations merits a visit.

Calauit Island

Calauit Island—Photo courtesy of highlights.photo on Flickr

Located in the southern region of the Philippines, Palawan has experienced a positive change in its tourism sector and certainly improving in its campaign on ecological preservation for the past decades. Foreign and local travelers continue to affirm the compelling attractions and captivating sceneries that includes clear white sand beaches and world class diving sites. And since Palawan preserves the world’s most diverse ecosystem, geological wonders, endangered species, retro traditions, and extraordinary wildlife sanctuaries. These eye-catching spots and natural gifts make Palawan as the world’s natural sanctuary and possibly the last unspoiled nature frontier in the country.
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May 1, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

Exploring the Hidden Wonders of Palawan’s Tubbataha Reef

A usual description of a holiday destination is beauty that’s “overwhelming.” But say what counts most is to treat a mouth watering seafood and Filipino cookery; word of mouth considers that destination, and the next time traveling entails more, this destination in Palawan swells a number of tourists.

At low tide the long reef discloses a sensation. Reflections of the Samal derivative Tubbataha or “long reef” remains grandeur, or to some, sundry. Indeed lasting as a jewel it covers 33,200 hectare area of assorted corals, fishes, and other appearances of aquatic life. In fact, Tubbataha is the largest coral reef and the first natural World Heritage Site in the Philippines.

Tubbataha Reef

Coral reefs—Photo courtesy of scubaschnauzer on Flickr

Seasoned travelers from the country and abroad continue to visit Tubbataha reef, not just because it has been included in the seven wonders of nature in the world, but more so that the destination is a dream for divers, marine scientists, or explorers longing to see more from a natural milieu. A holiday merits hard work and this gem is worth for it.
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May 1, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

The Must-See Tourists Spots in Palawan

Fact: Philippines’ western border holds a true gem.

Southwest of Manila and an hour flight to see the splendor of an idyllic paradise enshrined with inviting ambiance and nature gifts of humid bliss, is a holiday escape from the demanding day by day toil and a perfect rest.

Like the rest of this tropical country, the dry and wet season fills the scenery. In wet season, Palawan gets a lot of rainfall. The months of June to December are expected to be showery. The months of January to May give complimentary climate and is just right for a summer adventure. The southern part of Palawan enjoys nearly gets no storms but goes with tropical rains. The great time to sail to the district is from March to June. Summer still remains the most flocked season for travelers, foreign and domestic alike.

Dos Palmas Palawan

Dos Palmas Palawan—Photo courtesy of mynetbizz.com

The name Palawan is believed to originate from a Chinese word that means safe and beautiful wharf. Another presumption is that, since the islands’ shape resembles a closed umbrella, the Spanish named it as Palawan. Relics like porcelain and earthen wares found on the islands, date even before the colonial rule and pushes the islands’ history as its early inhabitants were engaged in trade with other parts of Asia. The Tabon cave and remains of the Tabon man is also found in Palawan which is why it is considered as the cradle of civilization in the country.
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