03 Aug Best Places to Visit in Palawan
If you want to experience the beauty of nature when visiting the Philippines, then you best make a stop in Palawan. This island province and nature sanctuary’s name roughly translates as “The Land of Beautiful Safe Harbor”, and it attracts thousands of visitors to its shores and many islands every year.
One of the cleanest and greenest areas in the Philippines, Palawan is must-visit for eco-tourists and backpackers alike and the area combines all the delights of modern living with the best nature has to offer.
Fancying a visit to Palawan soon? Then make sure your itinerary covers at least one of these unforgettable experiences:
FOR THE BRAVE
No visit to a new city is complete without sampling the local street cuisine, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll do the same when visiting Palawan. On every street corner, you’ll find the infamous Balut – a partly fertilised duck egg that’s hard-boiled and served as is, with spices and sauces to taste. If the opportunity presents itself, we suggest you give it a go, if only for the stories you’ll get to tell afterwards.
FOR THE LAID BACK
If total relaxation is more your thing, Palawan is perfect for you too. We can guarantee that you’ve never relaxed anywhere quite as beautiful as the beaches in the village of Port Barton. With golden sand and water that seem almost too blue to be real, we recommend grabbing a few fresh coconuts (you can drink directly from the coconut with a straw) and booking an overnight stay at one of the village’s beachside bungalows.
FOR THE ADVENTUROUS
Some people love to get out and about on holiday, and Palawan has endless options – both on land and in the sea – for the adventurous. You can scuba dive to your heart’s content off one of the many islands in the area or take a boat trip.
On land, you hike and see the abundant wildlife, or if you’d rather explore the jungle, you’ll find hidden waterfalls and breathtaking views around every corner.
Palawan has a wealth of sights, places and experiences to offer every type of tourist. Foodies, adrenaline junkies and even party animals will find plenty to keep them occupied. Don’t you think it’s time you visited?