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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May 1, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

Thinking About Having a Palawan Vacation?

Anticipating grand events to happen in an ideal summer trip can turn out to everyone when the hot atmosphere just push us away from our four walled corners to seek a wider view of the sky or dip in a cool water. Chances are there are few spots that can offer an all-in price for such trip. Count in Palawan Island as one. One unique site dubbed as the “ideal holiday destination in the Philippines”.

Coron Palawan

Coron Island in Palawan—Photo courtesy of dongdonggadongdong on Flickr

Palawans’ landscape is not limited to the ground area which is the largest island in the Philippines. It probably is the spot for the unsurpassed seascape in the world too. The rain forest, caves, coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, and clear blue waters are its compelling scenes; home to exotic animals that love the climate and are protected by conservationists and residents. A well maintained sanctuary for rare species of giraffes and zebras along with other wildlife whose ancestors were originally from Africa, thrive in Palawan. The animals wander openly all over the place and harmonize with regional creatures such as Calamian deer, the Palawan bearcat, and the Palawan peacock pheasants. This idyllic place for a short safari would certainly lure binoculars to take a closer look at these splendid animals.
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