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:
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.
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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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.