Have you heard about Palawan? Palawan is just one of those wonderful places to visit when you looking for the best vacation destination in the Philippines. Located in eastern Visayas region in the Philippines, Palawan rests as magnificent island with extraordinary natural beauty that offers bountiful resources and abundant wildlife. It hosted exclusive resorts in the Philippines with white sand beaches, wonderful landscape and fascinating dive spot that truly favors for a best vacation destination in the Philippines.
Palawan is revered as one of the Philippine’s evocative best tourist attraction. The island is blessed with excellent harbors, thick forest that steeply covers its watersheds, exotic wild life and the country’s largest colorful marine habitat hence the island of Palawan has been declared a nature sanctuary. For a long time, Palawan’s beauty was only known to local in the islands and for those who dares to settle in the area wanting to consider Palawan as their paradise home.
Palawan today, is one of the Philippine’s pride for best vacation destination that widely opened itself to tourism. Pertaining to preserve this last frontier Palawan adhered with high level ecology awareness . Its capital Puerto Princesa claimed as the cleanest city in the Philippines. Palawan’s highlights include Honda Bay Islands, Tabon Caves, El Nido, Tubbataha Reefs and Puerto Princesa's Subterranean River that is nominated in the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Honda Bay Islands
Honda Bay islands consist of several islets with shallow bordering beaches. For the tourists the island would be wonderful for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The most known in Honda Bay Islands are Cowrie and Bat named after the large fruit bats in the island.
Tabon Caves are set of caves located in the southwestern part of Palawan. The caves are significant since the discovery of the remains of the Tabon Man was unearthed in the area. Evidence shows that the Tabon Man was the oldest human inhabitants in the Philippines approximately 22,000 years ago.
El Nido is known for its thick green forest, towering marble cliffs, enchanting lagoons and white sandy beaches. The limestone cliffs are similar to those in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Guilin in China and Krabi in Thailand. Indeed these make El Nido attests the true beauty of nature in Palawan.
Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park is the Philippines’ largest marine sanctuary. It is nominated in the New 7 Wonders and included in World Heritage List by UNESCO for its exceptional beauty and formation. Tubbataha is considered as the best premier diving destination in the Philippines and has become a popular site for seasoned sports divers. Tubbataha Reefs host wonderful colonies of reef fish species, giant manta rays, hawksbill sea turtles and other endangered marine species.
Subterranean River features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. The river's distinguishing features is that it emerges winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. Major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers are also a highlights in the river.The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.
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