For beach snobs, the Philippines is Christmas and birthdays all rolled into one. So, if you love South East Asia but are looking for a new and vibrant perspective on the region, make Palawan your next stop.
Palawan – a 650 km sliver of land is surrounded by water. Known as Philippines last frontier the largely unexplored islands offer a wonderful mix of scenery with tropical beaches and limestone cliffs. This is the Philippines most sparsely populated region – come and find your own paradise.
Much has been said about El Nido, but there is also another group of islands that deserve as much attention: the Calamianes Group of Island which has Coron and Busuanga islands. These islands (more than a hundred of them ) are situated further up north of El Nido and they are a frontier with enchanting lagoons and waterways, staggering scenery, very rich marine life and a history to tell during the Spanish and Japanese occupation. They are also home to the Tagbanua tribes.
Palawan is as varied as the spectrum. Mangrove riverbanks give way to shallow coral reefs, and vertical walls along the shoreline meet cave formations. Deep forests and clear lagoons set the backdrop for hikes, paddle boat tours, kayak exploration and snorkelling accompanied by schools of dazzling fish. You are visited daily by some wilder companions, such as monkeys, monitor lizards, squirrels, sea turtles, fireflies and the infamous Palawan Hornbill.
- Home to private island resorts including Amanpulo and El Nido Resorts
- Go whale and dolphin watching on a classic Bangka
- Charter a private catamaran to feel like a true explorer
- Japanese World War II shipwrecks off Coron Bay are regarded as some of the best diving in the world
- Snorkel and kayak in and out of lagoons in the Bacuit Archipelago.
BEYOND THE OBVIOUS
Discover one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature by boat– the amazing underground river that runs through 8kms of extraordinary limestone caves and fossil-embedded tunnels before reaching the South China Sea. Charter a private catamaran with the crew to take you to the remoter islands around Coron and El Nido.
Join our snorkelling and adventure tour exploring Palawan, led by a marine biologist.