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The Best Things to Do in Palawan

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Named for the largest island of the province, Palawan offers up some of the best adventures in the Philippines. Spend days caving at Ugong Rock, paddling through Secret Lagoon, or snorkeling around the coral reefs of shallow Honda Bay. No matter how you spend your time in Palawan, you'lll find yourself rewarded with beautiful views and a million great stories to share once you're back home.
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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
There is no shortage of beaches in El Nido on the long island of Palawan, Philippines. While most are best accessed by boat or kayak, Las Cabanas Beach is reached on foot or tricycle (the Filipino motor-taxi or tuktuk). We had heard that the beach...
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Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Kayangan Lake is dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia. It can be found in Coron and the Calamian Islands, in Northern Palawan. Loved the views there, the word "breathtaking" appropriately describes it. The lake is quite deep, has crystal clear...
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Puerto Princesa Underground River is set in a protected area of the St. Paul Mountain Range in Palawan. It’s a five-mile stretch of the Cabayugan River that runs through a huge limestone cave and directly into the West Philippine Sea near...
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Located around 45 minutes north of Puerto Princesa, Honda Bay is one of the highlights of Puerto Princesa, and all of the Philippines, for that matter. The shallow bay has several idyllic islands with sandy beaches, small coral reefs just offshore...

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Coron, Philippines
The mountainous Coron Island, just northeast of Palawan, is part of the officially designated ancestral domain of the indigenous Tagbanua people (possibly descendants of the original inhabitants of the Philippines). They steward the land and sea,...
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Ugong Rock is a beginner spelunker's joy--though people with a fear of tight spaces should opt out. You climb through a maze of tight passages, crawling through the small holes between the rocks, squeezing through tight spaces, and climbing up...
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Palawan, Philippines
The municipality of El Nido, on the northern tip of Palawan, is known for the jagged limestone cliffs that spike up from the turquoise waters and that are home to the island’s endemic swiftlets. Known locally as balinsasayaw, these birds use...
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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
This photo has not been retouched. And ironically, when we pulled into Secret Lagoon (yep - that's the actual name), no one was there. I expected hordes of tourists, but it lived up to its name. You can book a 3-day boat tour with several...