Situated on Southern Tagalog , region IV of the Philippines, Palawan is one of the biggest province in the Philippines in terms of total area covered. The islands of Palawan expand from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. It was situated between South China sea and Sulu sea .
Palawan Island is measuring 450 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide. Palawan is generally considered one of the best tourist spots in Philippines due to its scenic and natural landscapes that sorrounds the place. The Island is less than an hour travel by air from Manila Domestic Airport to Puerto Princesa International Airport, the airport is the major getway to Palawan and other tourist spot destination.
Palawan economy depends on its rich bio-diversity as well as progressive ecotourism. Aside from its famous beach resort and natural wildlife, Province of Palawan is globally recognized for preserving 2 top tourist attraction, The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park also known as the Palawan Underground River (PPUR) and the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Sanctuary, which is also honored to be part of the World Heritage Sites of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO.
Palawan travel is also known for its to various international heralded and extremely distinctive and remarkable tourist destinations , among them are white sand Palawan beach,Coron Reefs, Calawit Game Preserve, and El Nido Marine Reserve Park to name some. Although each one of these amazing sites have their individual distinctive lineaments and features, all of them play a role in the truth that Palawan possesses one of the most prosperous and best conserved natural environments in the whole world. On top of that, environmentalists from all over the world have absolutely nothing but admiration to the men and women responsible for this rich and prosperous natural preservation of the wildlife despite a considerably developed economy.
El Nido Marine Reserve Park is known for its coves and islets and amazing white sand beach resorts which will surely impress every one of the fascination as well as passionate tourist out there. In addition to the natural beauty and glamour of El Nido, it also offers a vast collection of Philippine wildlife such as cockatous and giant clams aswell.
Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) or also known as St. Paul Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km North of City proper, Puerto Princesa. The entrance leading to subterranean river is a short hike from town of Sabang. The main attraction on PPUR is the Underground river cave, the length of the underground river is within 24 kilometer long that includes a 8.2 Km long section of underground Cabayugan river, the river flows directly to West Philippine Sea where Spratly Island is located. The area is also known as a habitat for biodiversity conservation and was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage SIte. On Nov. 11 , 2011 Puerto Princesa Underground Riverwas provisionary chosen as one of Worlds New Seven Wonders of Nature. On January 28, 2012 PPUR was officially included as One of World's New Seven Wonder of Nature along with Amazonia, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo Island and Table Mountain.
El Nido Park also known as one of the most thrilling and exciting diving spots not just in Palawan but probably everywhere, it feature sunken Japanese warships which were used during Second World War. Palawan local government issued and implement some guideline to safeguard the site and its wildlife from abusive guest and visitor.
Another Palawan’s popular destination for touist and travelers is Coron Reefs that are situated on Coron Bay, Busuanga Island on Norther part of the island, Coron reef also features sunken warship of Japanese imperial army during Second World War, the sunken ship has become a haven and habitat of unlimited sea creatures that adds excitement during the visit. Coron Reef is best for scuba diving, snorkeling, and dive safaris.
Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary houses some of the country endangered species that makes this sanctuary a haven for wildlife lover.
By preserving wildlife and its natural remarkable environment, Palawan has emerged as one of the most visited Philippines by local and foreign tourist,