Palawan Paradise: The Best Things to See and Do

Everyone takes notice when you’re not only considered but named one of the world’s best islands by leading and famous travel magazines. Who can blame or even contest the honor and recognition the Travel & Leisure magazine bestowed to the Philippines island of Palawan for being the world’s “best island?” Palawan is one of the most beautiful and wonderful places in the world. The thin, long island boasts of a diverse landscape, beautiful nature and wildlife as well as a unique atmosphere. The whole island features pristine beaches, karst cliffs, rainforests, beautiful coral gardens and reefs, majestic mountains, colorful marine life, and primitive caves. The Palawan island is a must visit destination for the global traveler. 

Virgin Beaches

If you’re looking to escape reality for a couple of weeks, the incredible while sand beaches in this paradise have got you covered. It’s even more exciting to know that only a fraction of the pristine beaches on the island are known to the masses. That means you can have all the rest for yourself. El Nido Marine Reserve is not only Philippine’s largest wildlife preservation area but a hidden gem with glorious beaches that feature an extraordinary natural scenery. Be sure to explore the amber-toned Nacpan Beach, north of El Nido as well as the Long Beach in San Viecente. The Calamian Islands also feature incredible beaches. 

Diving and Snorkeling

You’ll find some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving sites in the world here on this paradise. Coron Island is home to pristine dive sites with beautiful reefs and a rich marine life, making the place a haven for scuba divers. Divers will also have a good time exploring the Japanese shipwrecks around the area. The Tubbataha Reef National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also a haven for diving as it encompasses a rich and diverse marine life as well as some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. 

Island Hopping

There’s no better way to explore the Palawan Island that trying your hand at El Nido Island hopping. El Nido features a beautiful island surrounding which makes it the pinnacle and highlight of every Palawan vacation. No one ever gets bored as they make their way between glorious white sand beaches and beautiful lagoons. It’s one of the most exciting and magical experiences anyone can have on earth. Why not unplug yourself from the world and experience a multiday expedition, exploring beautiful remote islands under the stars, in seclusion, far away from crowds?


There’s no way you’re going to separate this paradise with its amazing culinary experience. The island’s tourism wagon, local culture, and diet are firmly hitched to the sea. You better get on that island-hopping tour ready to gorge on repasts of seafood including red snapper, mussels, prawns, and crab. Don’t miss out on the dinner options in remote fishing communities across the island. 

Sea Kayaking

Located towards the North of Palawan Island, Miniloc Island allows travelers to stay in cottages and rooms right on the water. The island’s location makes it easier for guests staying in the El Nido resorts to come and explore the ragged limestone cliffs, beautiful lagoons, majestic mountains, and calm crystal clear sea waters on the island. Kayaking through the Small and Big Lagoons here is exciting as you get to paddle around the island, fishing for your food and enjoying the wonderful scenery. Consider taking a multi-day expedition.

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