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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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Wreck Dives: East Tangat Gunboat

This submarine hunter is one of the few wrecks where it is possible to skin dive or snorkell to view the ship. The wreck starts at only 3 meters down and is 40 meters long. It is suitable for diving beginners and allows for underwater photography.

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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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The island takes you back to a time when leprosy was incurable and those stricken by the disease were feared and shunned. In the early 20th century, the American Military Government tried to combat the spread of this disease by enacting the Segregation Law on Leprosy. By August 1904, a leper colony was established in the island of Culion, and soon after, thousands of lepers were separated from loved ones and forced to live here in isolation. 

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