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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...
Malcapuya Island, Culion, Philippines
After an almost 2-hour boat ride from the main island of Coron, we stopped in the breathtaking island of Malcapuya, my favorite island around Coron in Palawan, Philippines. We climbed the cliff that has an amazing view of the beach. We spent the...
Purok Bagong Sikat, Barangay New Agutaya, San Vicente Palawan, Poblacion San Vicente, San Vicente, 5309 Palawan, Philippines
One of Palawan's best kept secret is Long Beach, a 14-km long beach in San Vicente, Palawan, touted as the longest beach in the Philippines. Though not as white as the world-famous White Beach in Boracay, the beach is pure where we could still see...
Pinagbuyutan Island, El Nido, Philippines
El Nido trumps them all when it comes to above water sceneries. The towering karst formations around the archipelago are absolutely stunning! One of the highlights of an El Nido island hopping is Pinagbuyutan Island. It came as no surprise if...
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...
Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
One of Intramuros's main tourist attractions, Fort Santiago and its beautifully landscaped grounds on the bank of the Pasig River make for a wonderful escape from the bustle of the big city. Originally built by the Spanish in 1590,...
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