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Palawan Destinations

The province of Palawan is extolled as the ‘final frontier’ of the Philippines, and the seascapes around the region are touted as some of the best in the country. So it was easy… Continue reading

Motorcycle Diaries: Busuanga Island

A half-day’s ride, they said. A whole tank of gas just to get there, they said. Well, we heeded what they said. We left early, on a full tank of gas, prepared for… Continue reading

Island hopping: Coron Island tour B

See Island hopping: Coron Island tour A for a descriptive post about Busuanga and the two Corons. For this trip, we swam under karst rocks to get into the Twin Lagoon, snorkeled at… Continue reading

Island Hopping: Coron Island Tour A

Ok, let’s get the specifics out of the way. The Calamian group refers to the cluster of islands at the northern tip of the province of Palawan; Busuanga is the biggest and most… Continue reading

El Nido

It’s hard to size up the “best beach destination” that is El Nido. It’s garnered the attention of a few prestigious magazines, and has been high on the list of go-to destinations in… Continue reading

Port Barton

These days, Port Barton is not for those seeking luxury, but rather for travelers who revel in exploring remote, rural villages. The town isn’t as well developed as other destinations of Palawan, and… Continue reading

Snorkeling in Port Barton

A personal boat tour cost us only 1200 PHP (around 27 dollars) and we arranged it only 30 minutes before departure. Once the deal was struck, Xiker went to buy lunches for us,… Continue reading

The Subterranean river of Puerto Princesa

Though the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) has a lot to offer visitors, most people make the trip from Puerto Princesa only to see the underground river, which is heavily celebrated… Continue reading

A sliver of heaven in Sabang

A declaration: the beach of Sabang is grossly underrated in comparison to the other popular destinations of Palawan Island. We spent only one night here and wished we could’ve stayed longer… Too bad… Continue reading

Finding another side to Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa is the capital of the Palawan province, located smack dab in the center of Palawan Island. After a short and scenic flight from Manila, we arrived in Puerto early afternoon, excited… Continue reading