Things to do in Palawan Island

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  • irenevff
    Bulacan Province, Philippines5,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    everything was picture perfect, regardless of the angle your camera points at. been here quite a few times in a span of 20 years. but this particular trip was special because i was travelling with my family. my dream to bring us all together in this so called last frontier finally came true.

    the most unpleasant part of the whole journey was the waiting. we got there a little after 9 in the morning but we were given the clearance to ride our rented boat at almost 11. something needs to be done to prevent tourists from flaring up.

    but i could say it was really worth all the trouble. once you get there, you'll realize how lucky you are to have seen nature's best secrets despite the long wait.

    my son, who has yet to develop his appreciation for communing with nature, blurted out after leaving the cave: "mom, let's go back again!"

    palawan will always be my go-to place for a much needed relaxation.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Ron Langkun
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nacpan Beach Clamping offers a unique and unforgettable glamping experience. The stunning natural setting, comfortable accommodations, and engaging activities make it an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. The warm hospitality from Joemar and Justine add to the charm of this special place.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Noah L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this trip was amazing it really inspired me to get out more and overcome my mild autism that I was givin at birth. my first even time there was very magical my partner Westo let me tap on the mountain. after that we sat down and I put my hand somewhere that will not be named for the children in the audience.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • zafar k
    Palm Beach Shores, FL150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mark kosarin is an accomplished dive master, instructor in under water photography. Myself a newly certified open water diver. We decided to visit Tub Taha reef in SuluSea, a Unesco reserve within the world Coral Reef Triangle. We booked our live aboard on Stella Maris Explorer a liveaboard dive boat. Four dives are scheduled daily. Mark did all four dives daily with his huge full frame camera rigs
    It would suffice to say that when you break that surface water barrier and open your eyes under water: Behold the vista of colours, shapes of corals as far as eye can see! Then hover over this wonder of nature as long as your air supply lasts. Mark was like a child in wonderland, taking macro, micro,wide angle photographs with his giant camera rig. If I begin to name the corals and other marine life, I will need volumes. The experience is awe inspiring, stretched out for miles on end! you can see Mark Kosarin's photo on his face book page. There are many other photo sites to dazzle you with what nature has created over many millions of years! Go there and experience yourself.Donot forget to take the young ones with you to show them what they will be inheriting and it is their duty to preserve it.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,028 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super place to visit and enjoy, LOVED IT. clear water surrounded by the most amazing rock features.

    It's picture-perfect scenery that makes you take photo after photo, not to be missed.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Andy McMuffin
    Dublin, Ireland157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning beach and some lovely bars to watch sunset at (though they will charge a premium/minimum spend for that pleasure). Zipline is another activity to do over to the island and walk back in the shallow waters
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines9,500 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Honda Bay is one of the famous tourist destinations in Palawan. It's located less than an hour away from Puerto Princesa, which makes it ideal for a day tour. You just need to go to the Santa Lourdes wharf and take a boat from there for island hopping. Usual itinerary includes a visit to the Cowry Island, the Starfish Island, and the so-called Luli Island. All of these islands are good for swimming. You can have your lunch in any of them. Highly recommended!
    Written 5 July 2023
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,028 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice beach that is visually stunning, not the easiest beach to get to as you have to swim to get there and some people in our group struggled.

    Entrance to Hidden Beach is super impressive.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Patrick Unson
    Philippines4,307 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view of the Secret Lagoon is just magical! It is very peaceful, beautiful, and simply great to admire as you look upwards, sinking your ears into the water and flapping your arms to stay afloat. While we were there, there was one orange flower just above the entrance to the Secret Lagoon, and that was beautiful as well!

    As far as accessibility is concerned, I would not recommend solo travelers, seniors, PWDs, pregnant, or mothers with babies to go especially when the water is high enough. At the entrance, the water has a strong push. If pushed upwards, you needs to watch your head. And below the water are some rocks that you can bang your legs and feet against. You can still be careful but once the water pushes you, you have no choice but to go with it. Our guide got us through by having us lay on our backs, and he would float us right through with experienced timing. Our mother with a baby ended up staying at the beach with a cover until we were done inside.

    If you get thirsty, you can always buy fresh coconut juice from the friendly men on the little boats. They will charge you for them when you get back to your main boat. It is about P100/buko during our visit. Sounds pricey but this money can help them a lot! They are even supportive to those who can't really swim, because they can paddle you back to your main boat if you need help or feel tired fighting against the current.

    I also suggest waterproofing your mobile phones so you can capture pretty photos inside. I should have done this, actually.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Fav Five
    Zurich, Switzerland18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snake island is one of the stopovers in the island hopping tours departing from El Nido. It is located around 20 minutes away from the town and the name comes for the shame communicating an small illet with the mainland.

    It is an awesome natural spot but unfortunately too crowded of tourists, even I'm one of them, and we saw some pollution on the area, that is very disappointing.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • TraveldadLondon
    London210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a better experience than many (reading reviews below). Our guide was knowledgeable and explained a lot about how fireflies work and their habitat. It was silent going through the mangroves and there were loads of fireflies to see. Our package included a buffet dinner which we ate in the harbour rather than by the mangroves due to delays which leads to 4x review. Buffet was tasty but with many options on the Baywalk it wasn’t really needed and I would have preferred to eat before/after.
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • Mark M
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here around 11am so it was quite hot at the time. We were informed to avoid staying under the coconut trees as there were some incidents of coconuts falling on people. There was a bit of shady area in some places so it was fine.

    The sand was fine and the quality of the beach was top notch. Worth visiting for at least 30 minutes to about an hour at most.
    Written 1 May 2024
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