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Interesting Things To Do In Palawan, Philippine 

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Palawan is one of the best islands in Philippine and already popular among international travelers around the world. This island is thin and long but is full of paradise ready to indulge every visitor. One of the reasons why this island is so otherworldly beautiful is because of the stunning karst limestone geography. Everything about this island is amazing; the caves, the beaches, the jungles, the mountains, and the food. This island is great choice for a perfect getaway. 

What you can do in Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a great travel destination for any activity you’d like to try. It is perfect for adventurous activities as well as leisure ones. Here are most recommended things to do when you are travelling to Palawan Island, Philippine:

Cabayugan river

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Explore Cabayugan River that is flowing down from the Saint Paul mountain. The river is descending into a cave. The main attraction is the subterranean part of the river. The underground section of the river is five miles long. You can navigate through it by boat. You can explore the place from the cave’s mouth and ride your boat about a mile into the cave. There are limestone formations within the cave you will get to see throughout the journey. Stalactites and stalagmites called Carabo, Sharon Stone and Holy Family can be found as well. 

Canoeing at Iwahig river

Canoeing on the Iwahig River where you can see pretty fireflies that flit around the river during the pitch-black darkness. Your camera phone won’t be able to capture them unless you use the most powerful professional camera. The canoe usually fits for three to four people. A local guide is usually assigned to three tourists in a canoe. You will be brought to explore the river to the mangroves where fireflies are. You will get to see the lightshow performed by the fireflies. The tour usually starts at 8 p.m and takes about 45 minutes to finish. 

Birdwatching

Meeting Philippines’ rarest birds. There are birding sites in Palawan Island you can visit. The island itself is important stop for birds flying this hemisphere’s migratory routes. There are about 170 species of migratory birds stopping by this island to take a breather or seeking refugee from the cold weather. This island is also home to 15 endemic bird species that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. 

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Puetro Princesa

Enjoying your time to eat and drink in Puerto Princesa. This place is considered a short stopover. This vibrant city is often missed out by travelers and tourists especially those who plan to directly head to El Nido or Port Barton. If you stop by this city, there are plenty of interesting things you can do such as relaxing, eating and drinking at two amazing restaurants, Kinabuch and Kalui. Both restaurants offer different vibe and setting but equally enjoyable and cozy. You can choose wide selection of Filipino foods and drinks. Then, complete the night by enjoying craft beers at Palaweno Brewery. 

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Komodo Boat Trip to Live Life in the Present

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Going on a Komodo boat trip for divers out there is one thing. But for you regular folks out there who simply craves being able to disconnect from everything? “Disconnecting” is an oversaturated term at the moment – is the trip going to work at all? Completely disconnecting from your life can sometimes be a faraway dream. Sure you have your yearly vacation, probably to some exotic destinations for a week or two away from home. But even if you’re on a vacation, miles away from where you live, often times you fall back into the bad habit of needing to always connect; checking the news, your social media feed, urgent mails, and so on and so forth. You’re probably never going to be able to completely disconnect this way. Komodo boat trip 

Komodo boat trip 

Indonesia is a lovely country in which Bali is the center of the tourism scene. The island is still a magical place by a large stretch; but the magic could no longer be found in the midst of its most popular spots. What you’ll find in the current Bali is no longer the peace it once effortlessly provided; not if all you visit is the South of Bali like Kuta and the surrounding area. This is why many people decided to jump further east; Flores and the lesser Sumba islands. 

Komodo boat trip

Flores proved to be slice of paradise. Perhaps it’s the remoteness of the area, the fact that the place practically sleeps after dark, the complete lack of crowd, or the simplicity of the people’s lives here… or perhaps it’s a combination of everything and more. The best part is that having to be able to experience this slow-paced life in a boat. 

Disconnect in order to connect 

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When you’re so far in the sea, you probably won’t be able to get much reception. Which is all well; you’re not here to work or to cater to the world but yourself. So during your Komodo boat tour leave the phone alone. Don’t be tempted to check mails and whatnot.

Leave the phone securely in your room. Tip: bring a conventional camera so that there’s no temptation. You can dedicate a 30 minutes to a maximum of one hour to answering emails if you really can’t leave it. Disconnecting takes practice after all. Where else should you practice it if during Komoo boat tour Indonesia? 

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Living on a Komodo boat reminds you of what’s important 

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Being able to disconnect from the endless streams of news and everything else the world tries to feed us is, we’ve realized, a privilege. But it shouldn’t be that way. Floating atop the phinisi in our Komodo boat trip we’re surrounded by the oceans, as our boat gently rocks—we realize that this is beyond a mere escape. Being able to disconnect has helped us reconnect with nature. Embrace the “inconveniences”. Humans didn’t evolve to be able to live with a device always connected with signals, nor have shops that readily cater to our nitpicky needs. In the boat, we learn to truly come back to what we truly need; and it’s surprisingly basic.