Palawan is complete with all the tropical charms every visitor is looking for. The provincial capital of Puerto Princesa is known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Subterranean River National Park. To the west and the south are virtually unknown beaches and islands that are sure to lure in the more adventurous travelers. To the north are limestone karst islands jutting out of crystal-clear turquoise waters fit as decor for a Bourne movie (and it was).
As Palawan becomes more and more of a popular tourist destination, infrastructure here is improving. Whereas before there were only muddy dirt roads to get to the far reaches of the island, there are now paved highways and regular bus trips. Many areas, however, remain isolated, which is part of the charm of this final frontier.
There are two airports in the province. Most arrive via Puerto Princesa International Airport in the provincial capital Puerto Princesa, located in the central part of the province. Palawan’s other airport is the Francisco B Reyes Airport in Busuanga. Located off the northern coast of Palawan mainland, this is where people fly to when visiting the popular tourist destination of Coron. Both airports receive commercial flights from Manila and Cebu. Chartered flights from Manila are also available for those who prefer to fly directly to El Nido.
Being in the western part of the Philippines, Palawan is usually spared from destructive typhoons. There are exceptions, however. The popular tourist destination of Coron in the northern part of the province is one of the places where super typhoon Haiyan made landfall in October 2013. The destination is recovering and is still very much welcoming to tourists. Join us on one of our Palawan Tours.