Dining out in Puerto Princesa

The best place to eat in Palawan boasts authentic Vietnamese noodles, tasty mangrove worms and top-notch seafood.

The Underground River

Take a boat trip under limestone cliffs and through sepulchral chambers, along a subterranean river that’s said to be the longest in the world.

Port Barton

Laidback and convivial beach town with simple accommodation, rustic nightlife and a pristine bay of reefs and untouched islands.

Long Beach

Enjoy one of the nation’s most alluring stretches of bone-white sand, before the developers arrive.

The Bacuit archipelago

Explore majestic limestone islands, beaches and lagoons that stud the bays around El Nido.

Scuba diving around Coron

Some of the wildest diving in Asia, on sunken Japanese World War II wrecks.

Kayangan Lake

Arrive by bangka at a hidden blue lagoon off Coron Island, from where you scramble uphill to this dazzling volcanic lake.

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