Apr 28, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

Useful Palawan Travel Tips that Every Visitors Must Read

Traveling in Palawan, Philippines is as demanding as any travel destination since a lot has been located in desolated portions of the island and may have exclusive accommodations waiting. But once you get to the island, everything will flow smooth and gives a sense of ease from the hustle and bustle of the urban life.

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Snake Islands in Palawan—Photo courtesy of Mon Corpuz on Flickr

An eager traveler like you may find a lot of travel options in mind the moment you step the Manila airport, already had interesting places you wanted to go to or feel free to trek solemn areas. It is best to remember that transportation alternatives in the Philippines are as varied as food choices. In the province like Palawan however, you get to have tough rides with the roughest modes of transportation to get to your destination.
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Apr 23, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

Interesting Facts About Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

To consider a spot that has it all and that quenches that mature crave for land and water escapade requires only an hour flight from Manila. Leaving the bustle of highly urbanized metropolitan necessitates the finger to do some few clicks and press the keyword on search engines: Palawan’s Puerto Princesa.

To imagine the inviting white powdery shoreline and the swaying palm contour through the coast unwinds a piece of one hectic soul. And since Palawan in general, is best known for water sports that includes island hopping, snorkeling, and kayaking; its important not to miss that it is also a diving haven for its many shipwrecks found along the seaside of Coron Island—a harmony for wreck divers. Certainly, the flourishing marine life in the Palawan coasts is remarkably among the best globally.

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Subterranean Underground River—Photo courtesy of CoritS on Flickr

For tourists who already visited Puerto Princesa in Palawan, an eye catcher adventure site is worth manifold visits. Notably called Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park by virtue of Proclamation No. 835 on March 26, 1971, it is now included as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Located about Fifty Kilometers North (Saint Paul Mountain Range of the northern coast) of the City of Puerto Princesa, the National Park is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and Babuyan River to the east. Since 1992, the city government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park or St. Paul Underground River. It also became the finalist for the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” competition.
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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.

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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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