Do you want to experience a summer vacation getaway that boasts of striking scenery, lush vegetation, and endless adventure? If so, then you should seriously consider a Palawan holiday. Heralded by many as the “Last Frontier,” this Philippine island is a popular tourist destination due to its undeveloped beaches, animal sanctuaries, and so on. Putting these factors into consideration, it is the place to be if you want to enjoy a one of kind vacation by your lonesome or with your loved ones. If ever your trip pushes through, you can find out for yourself why Palawan packages have been on the rise as of late. If you need help with your itinerary, then you came to the right place since this write up has you covered.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park aka Puerto Princesa Underground River boasts of impressive cave systems that match up with some of the world’s finest when it comes to captivating beauty. In addition to its limestone karst landscapes, it is also known for its intact old-growth forests, pristine natural beauty, and distinctive wildlife, among others.
Found at the center of the Coral Triangle, the Tubbataha Reef is home to about half of the world’s coral species, roughly 600 species of fish, and even whales, dolphins, and sharks. Putting all these into consideration, it is the ideal if you want to experience a one of a kind diving spot. It is, however, located in a remote location; as such, you can only visit the place via live-aboard boats from March to June, which are the diving months.
Nacpan Beach is said to be the most beautiful beach in El Nido, a municipality in Northern Palawan. The majestic beach is 4-km strip of coconut-lined powdery haven that boasts of grass-covered hills, bright-blue waters, and pretty much picturesque views. Small islets can be seen clearly from the shores and it’s the place to be if you want experience overwhelming views that are one for the books. And like other El Nido attractions, Nacpan Beach is better in real life than in photos. To get there, you need to rent a motorcycle or tricycle and travel for about 45 minutes. But you can be rest assured that the travel time is well worth it.
Minasawa Bird Sanctuary
The Minsawa Bird Sanctuary is a haven of calmness and it’s just what the doctor ordered if you want to achieve a sense of calmness that you may not find elsewhere. This 4.5-hectare island is located in Burdeos, Quezon and it is home to a myriad of bird species (some of which are endangered). Some of the inhabitants of the sanctuary are Nutmeg Imperial Pigeon, Black Naped Oriole, Heron, Amusling, Swifts, and so on.
These are only some of the attractions that you can enjoy if you decide to include Palawan in your weekend or weeklong vacation this summer. It’s better if it’s the latter since by opting for it, you can make the most of your getaway and experience the finest things that this vacation island has to offer.
How about you? Do you have other Palawan spots that you want to share? Give your thoughts on the comments page. Many seasoned or newbie backpackers and jet setters would love to hear from you.