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

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.

Travelers foreign and domestic come to the tourist spots in Palawan for its splendid beaches, hot and cold springs, dive sites, caves, and other ecotourism sites. Among the most visited are the underground river, Tubbataha reef, Tigman Beach, Manikit Hot Springs, Estrella Falls, Mangit Cave, and Miniloc Island Lagoons. Diving and snorkeling are a huge attraction in the islands since there are numerous dive sites that thrill enthusiasts. Wreck divers also enjoy many wreck sites and they come back for more.

Estrella Falls

Estrella Falls—Photo courtesy of menard ambat on Flickr

Since the island province rely on eco-tourism for economic growth. There are lots of choices of stay in Palawan. Hotels, inns, pension houses, and resorts are ready for accommodation. It includes The Legend Hotel, Airport Hotel, Asturias Hotel, and Hotel Fleuris, managed by superb entrepreneurs with first-class understanding of how a memorable holiday experience can be. The Dos Palmas Island Resort and Puerto Beach resort are two of the most frequented hotspots; both offer rural landscapes and tropical relief. Lally and Abet Beach Resorts, El Nido Resorts, BM Lamuro Resort and Spa, and Princesa Holiday Resort are also top rated for a stay.

For some travelers who are short of budget but still wants to find their way to the tourist spots in Palawan, there are inns and pension houses which offers different grades of service for the stay. A shortlist for these reasonably priced accommodations: Lola Itang Pension, Badjao Inn, Bulwagang Princessa Inn, Circon Lodge, Hillside Resort, Moana Hotel, Duchess Pension, and Payuyo Pension.

Of course, it is never hard to look for a good food or a treat of Filipino cuisine in the island. Inclusive in the accommodations is a bar or restaurant who can offer seafood delights, or beer choices for the idle. The best Filipino dishes and international cuisine clash like spice fusions and a plethora of eateries waits in almost street corner. The urbanized area of Palawan is a haven for donut fanatics, pizza frenzy, or burger fan. Ka Lui’s Restaurant is Palawans’ best, serving meals at reasonable prices up to seven dollar average. For seafood tasters, the Badjao Seafront Restaurant is worth a stopover. Balinsasayaw Grill, Bilao at Palayok, Kinabuchs Bar and Grill, Baker’s Hill, Vietville, Neva’s Place, McCoy’s, Rene’s, We Be Sushi Bar and Restaurant, and many more eateries situated in the island you can eagerly visit.

Whether good times beside the beach or trekking the tourist spots in Palawan; finding ideal dining experience or a taste of simple exotic delicacies, Palawan remains top rated. The curious locals are also hospitable. The solemn coves one can meditate a home away from home.


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