The mere mention of the words Palawan and adventure conjures thoughts of exploring the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and it’s not hard to see why. It is, after all, one of the best things to do on the island during your visit. Moreover, the entire area is a UNESCO-listed heritage site that’s home to various native wildlife such as the long-tailed macaque, Palawan stink badger, and bearcat.
But trust us when we say that there’s so much more to see and do in Palawan on your visit. From the glittering lagoons in El Nido to the scuba diving sites in Coron, here are five more exciting adventures you can take on the island:
Go On An Island-hopping Tour
Hailed as one of the best islands in the world, Palawan sure has a lot to boast. Pristine white beaches, clear blue waters, and marvelous jungle-laden limestone formations—the entire province offers countless island-hopping opportunities (and boat tours, too) that you just don’t want to miss! Walk down the sandbars of Ditaytayan Island in Coron, then admire the beautiful Honda Bay before you go snorkeling around Shimizu Island to explore El Nido’s vibrant marine life.
Marvel at Kayangan Lake
Who said Palawan is only for beach bums? The island also has numerous enchanting destinations like Kayangan Lake, a scenic mountain lake in Coron that you can reach only if you endure climbing 300 steps uphill. Your efforts will be paid off by a mesmerizing view unlike any other and, of course, a refreshing swim in its turquoise waters.
Immerse Yourself In Palawan’s Local Life
Explore the city of Puerto Princesa and learn about its storied past or just get a closer look into the city’s community life. This half-day tour will take you to major tourist attractions in Palawan’s famed capital such as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Plaza Cuartel, Crocodile Farm, and more!
Explore El Nido On A Yacht
Feeling fancy? How does island-hopping in El Nido while relaxing on a yacht sound? This luxurious tour allows you to hop aboard a stylish yacht that will cruise through El Nido’s lagoons to give you an unparalleled view of its captivating islands and towering limestone cliffs. Savor every bit of the experience as you lounge on a comfy bean bag, prance around on the trampoline, or just chill with a bespoke cocktail in your hand.
Discover Coron’s rich marine life through this scuba diving experience that will take you to the depths of Coron Bay. This is one of the top things to do in Palawan. Try to spot as many underwater animals as you can, since Coron Bay is home to more than 800 species of fish. Try not to be awe-struck by the colorful coral reefs or be stunned by shipwrecks—it’s a dare.
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