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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: Olympia Maru

A Japanese freighter 122 meters long and 17 meters wide, located near Tangat Island in Coron Bay. As a dive spot, the Olympia Maru is blessed with a variety of marine life. Large schools of banana fish, giant bat fish and puffer fish congregate around the mast, bow and stern. It is a relatively easy wreck dive ideal for beginners.

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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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Stanlake Island Tabon Bird Sanctuary

A bird refuge where a number of endangered species can be found. This bird watcher's paradise requires some travelling by land and sea. Roxas provides the jump-off to this remote island.

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