A journey through southern Palawan represents one of the last great travel challenges in the Philippines. Much of the area is sparsely populated, with limited accommodation and nothing in the way of dependable transport, communications or electricity. The major attraction is Tabon Caves, a little south of the town of Quezon, one of the country’s most significant archeological sites. On the east coast, around Brooke’s Point, travelling becomes a little tricky as there are hardly any buses and few jeepneys, but if you do make it here you’ll find unspoilt countryside, quiet barrios and deserted, palm-fringed beaches backed by craggy mountains.

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