9 Amazing Things to Do in Palawan, Philippines

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Named as the Philippines’ last environmental frontier, Palawan is one of the country’s most affluent provinces in terms of biodiversity. This long island in the country’s western side feels like a paradise from end to end. It is the home of the most beautiful beaches, hidden lagoons, sandbanks, mountains, and many more.

Book a trip to the islands of Palawan and find out why it’s a top destination not just in the Philippines but all over the world.

Here are the 9 Amazing Things to Do in Palawan:

1. Lounge in Nacpan and Calitang Beach

Pristine blue waters, powdery sands, and countless palm trees are just a few of the reasons why this 4-kilometer long Nacpan Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. If you are tired of island hopping and hanging around busy islands, it’s great to visit the secluded twin beaches Nacpang and Calitang Beach. Explore the crystal clear waters by swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing.

2. Explore the Longest Navigable River

8.2 kilometers of winding water, Puerto Princessa Underground River is the second-longest subterranean rivers in the world. The drive going to the jump-off in Sabang Wharf will treat you to a refreshing view of the rural landscape. Before reaching the cave, you will have to take a short trek through the jungle, ride on the small boats at the mouth of the cave, and catch sight of beautiful limestone cliffs and fluttering bats.

3. Take a Dip in Kayangan Lake

Witness one of the best attractions in Coron, Palawan – Kayangan Lake. Dubbed as the cleanest lake in the country, explore the underwater treasures through swimming, diving, and snorkeling. After taking a dip in the fresh and crystal clear waters, go up to the viewing deck and take a photo of Coron’s iconic limestone cliffs.

4. Discover Port Barton

An island that is 2-3 hours away from Puerto Princessa City, Port Barton is\ lovely, calm, and quiet. It has a smaller crowd compared to other islands in Palawan. The best thing to do in Port Barton is island hopping, where you can catch the sights of striking Starfish Island, Exotic Island, and German Island. Other fascinations you should visit here include Bighao Falls, Pamuyan Falls, Long Beach, Aquarium and Twin Reefs, Marine Sanctuary, and many more.

5. Trek to Mount Tapyas

Like any other island in El Nido, Palawan, the Snake Island tour is famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters. It is one of the islands that will give you the feeling of walking in the middle of the sea. This island is also known as Vigan Island as its sands form an S-shaped that is approximately 3 meters long. You may experience the marine life beneath like sea turtles, corals, and starfishes, as you snorkel and end the shoreline. This paradise is chock-full of greenery and lots of mangroves where monkeys are frequently seen.

6. Spend time with the Giraffes at Calauit Safari Park

Like any other island in El Nido, Palawan, the Snake Island tour is famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters. It is one of the islands that will give you the feeling of walking in the middle of the sea. This island is also known as Vigan Island as its sands form an S-shaped that is approximately 3 meters long. You may experience the marine life beneath like sea turtles, corals, and starfishes, as you snorkel and end the shoreline. This paradise is chock-full of greenery and lots of mangroves where monkeys are frequently seen.

7. Spend time with the Giraffes at Calauit Safari Park

Home to thousands of endangered species, Calauit Safari Park, remains to be the country’s only game reserve and wildlife sanctuary. With a 3,700 hectare expanse, African animals like reticulated giraffe and the world’s most endangered zebra, the Grevy’s zebra are freely roaming here along with mouse deer, bearcats, and Calamian Deer. To provide a thrilling experience that is at par with Kenya’s Safari, travelers who join the tour of the park are allowed to guided -feeding of giraffes while on foot.

8. Visit Siete Pecados

Siete Pecados is one of the highly recommended tourist spots in Coron, for it has seven islands teeming with marine life and various marine species. It inhabited sea turtles, tropical angelfish, and squid. Baby sharks and octopi are frequently seen here, with more species entering in and out of their homes. Be careful as you dive, Siete Pecados has powerful currents so rope along with the water guide snorkelers.

9. Try Iwahig Firefly Watching

Iwahig Firefly Watching Area in Puerto Princessa is famed for its riverboat cruise alongside the dancing insects, also known as fireflies or lightning bugs. The educational firefly watching activity is one of the community based sustainable tourism and eco-tours of the city. More so, this the attraction is part of every traveler’s bucket list as they have a close encounter with the fireflies. You may want to capture this experience; however, flash photography is discouraged as this may disturb the insects which are inhabiting the area.

There are various things to do in Palawan. Whether you’d like to visit Puerto Princessa, El Nido, or Coron, you will have a lot of options to blast in this region. If you are planning a visit anytime soon, you might check the country’s dental tour. The Philippines offer dental tours where you can avail dental treatments while having a vacation—hitting two birds with one stone. What’s good is that you can get up to 70-80% off on services at the modern and first-class clinics. These dental clinics and licensed dentists are at par with your home country as they have implemented ISO protocols. Protocols that are subject to hygiene and safety standards further ensuring the safety, reliability, and quality of their products and services.

We, at Kidsmile, are passionately dedicated to providing quality dental care for your child. Our goal is to partner with you to help your child establish and achieve excellent oral health.

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Sources:

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/what-is-dental-tourism

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/dental-tourism

https://guidetothephilippines.ph/articles/things-to-do/palawan-tourist-spots

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