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Where to Stay

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

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Diving

Wreck Dives: Taiei Maru

This is a striking wreck dive site where you can observe groupers, sweetlips, occasionally turtles and sea snakes. Hard corals envelop the port side 12 to 16 meters below the surface. The cargo rooms and the engine room allow easy penetration of this wreck. The boilers in the centre of the ship remain one of the big attractions on this dive. The damage resulting from one of the bomb strikes that disabled the ship is apparent behind one of the boilers. The Taiei Maru is one of the rare wrecks where its is possible to do a swim-through and pass from bow to stern without exiting the ship.

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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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Attractions

Saint Paul Subterranean River National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a spectacular limestone karst landscape alongside the longest traversable underground river in the world. Stretching 8 kilometers, this river leads into an underground cavern/lagoon commonly known as the “Cathedral”, because its huge dimensions.

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