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Apr 23, 2011 - Palawan    1 Comment

Unearthing the Beauty of Palawan

Although Palawan Island is currently facing a threat from pitiless mining firms, a lot of witnesses to its abundance christen it as “the last frontier”; that it may remain now one of the last of its kind this earth could not afford to companies who assert development and yet exploit its bounty and natural possessions. The call for preserving its natural environment has now become a global concern.

Underground River Palawan

Famous Underground River Palawan—Photo courtesy of Lallie on Flickr

The famed Subterranean Underground River in Puerto Princesa is finding its way to be part of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Ka Lui, one of the best restaurants in the country, can also be found in Puerto Princesa: where the real taste of Filipino seafood cuisine can be found. Of course, the best catch is freshest in the seafood markets around the city.
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Apr 23, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

6 Awesome Snorkeling Sites in Palawan

Get ready with snorkel and flippers while a big treat to Palawan has been scheduled. Of course who would miss this chance to take a glimpse of its perfect reefs located in the surrounding coasts of this Island Paradise that’s been well-liked by tourists from all walks of life. And they do come back to the big hits of water activities, especially snorkeling.

Here are some of the best snorkeling sites in Palawan:

1. Miniloc Island
Miniloc Island is one of the top places of interest in El Nido, a first-class municipality in Palawan in southern Philippines. The island, which is set in a cove with a backdrop of limestone cliffs, is known for its crystal-clear water that is ideal for snorkeling. While underwater, enjoy a visual treat of marine life such as sergeant major, damsel fish, fusiliers, and other multi-colored tropical fishes. Accommodations are not a problem here, as it houses a number of resorts offering first-class vacation packages in Palawan. Don’t be mystified by the mysterious aura of the unique rock formations while approaching the island. This already popular tourist destination has gathered global attention.

Miniloc Island Palawan

Miniloc Island Palawan—Photo courtesy of woodworth82 on Flickr

2. The Big and Small Lagoons in Miniloc Island
The Big and Small Lagoons are the key attraction in the Miniloc Island in El Nido, Palawan. Each of these lagoons offers their own unique attractions so it would be best to tackle them separately. Let’s begin with the Small Lagoon. This renowned lagoon can be accessed via a small crack on a limestone wall. Upon entering it, visitors will wade in clear waters that can be up to thirty meters deep depending on the tide. The Small Lagoon features a cave that is illuminated by a small skylight and inhabited by attractive fish.
The two lagoons located in the Miniloc Island are also key attractions for day trippers and water enthusiasts. The way in to the renowned lagoon is via a small crack on a limestone wall. Before ever reaching the lagoon, guests needs to wade in clear waters that can be up to thirty meters deep or depending on the tide. The small lagoon however is also well known for its cave illuminated by a natural sunlight that also attracts fishes.
The lagoons in Miniloc Island are recognized by its transparent waters that turns to deep blue color depending on the water level. The deep waters are ideal for snorkeling because it is home to a wide variety of corals and exotic marine life.
There is also an attraction vie a narrow channel with limestone walls on each side when entering Miniloc Island. Read more »