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Palawan boasts of massive number accommodations to suit all preferences from modest facilities to classy resorts.

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Wreck Dives: Okiwaka Maru

A treat for advanced wreck divers, this Japanese tanker is blessed with numerous traversion routes including penetrating the propeller shaft leading up to the engine room. The wreck is often awash with strong tidal currents generating the best visibility for viewing aquatic life including snappers, bat fish and groupers. The tanker is the largest in volume of the Coron Wrecks at 168 metres long. While the Okiwaka Maru is best suited for advanced divers, beginners can also view the beautiful corals covering the entire wreck.

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Getting There

Major Airport Gateways: Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Sandoval, Busuanga and Cuyo. Distance from Manila to Puerto Princesa is

Air Transport: Various domestic carriers fly to Palawan's major gateways from Manila (20+ flights daily), Cebu (flights 4 times a week).

Water Transport: Regular commuter ferries from Manila and Mindoro have scheduled stops to Puerto Princesa, Coron and Cuyo. (Manila - Coron approximately 12 hours, Coron - Puerto Princesa approximately 12 hours)

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Brief Description

Palawan is 1,768 islands of pristine white beaches, dramatic rock formations, secret coves and underground mysteries. An untamed land, a nature lover’s paradise and an adventurer’s dream: Palawan certainly lives up to its image as the last frontier.

The island province has been declared a nature sanctuary of the world and for good reason. It is wrapped in a mantel of rainforests, outstanding dive sites, majestic mountains, primeval caves and shimmering beaches. It bursts with exotic flora and fauna and is surrounded by a coral shelf that abounds with varied and colourful marine life.

The long narrow strip of the main island, located southwest of Manila, is around 425 kilometres long and 40 kilometres at its widest. On both sides of a backbone of tall mountain ranges, an irregular coastline meanders in intervals of vertical limestone cliff and sweeping white sand. This unique topography provides a wealth of diverse.

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Vietnamese Village

This village is home to a number of Vietnamese immigrants who were displaced by the Vietnam War. They have since formed a community of their own and have integrated themselves and their way of life into the cultural fabric of the city. The village offers superb Vietnamese cuisine. 

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