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Visitors Information to the "Last Frontier" Palawan Province

Know Palawan

Southern Palawan

Northern Palawan

bulletFacts
bulletHistory at a Glance
bulletDemographic Profile
bulletSuggested Activities
bulletReminders to Visitors
bulletTraveling in Palawan
bulletDive Tours
bulletMuseums
bulletCommunications
bulletAborlan
bulletNarra
bulletQuezon
bulletBrooke's Point
bulletBataraza
bulletBalabac

 

bulletRoxas
bulletSan Vicente
bulletFort Barton
bulletTaytay
bulletEl Nido
bulletLinapacan
bulletCoron
bulletBusuanga
bulletCuyo

 

"Take nothing but photographs

Leave nothing but footprints,

Bring nothing but memories,

Kill nothing but Time."

Facts

Location:

    Palawan is an archipelago situated in the Western border of the Philippines approximately one (1) hour air travel and 24 hours boat travel Southwest of Manila. It is located 30 nautical miles South of Mindoro and 60 nautical miles North of Borneo and is bounded on the East by the Sulu Sea.

    Philippines is in the heart of Southeast Asia. Further North is Japan further down South is Australia, on the East is the Pacific Ocean.

Climate:

    Inter-Tropical Converging Zone   

    Northeast Monsoon (Amihan)      November to February

    Southwest Monsoon (Habagat)    June to October

    Favorable for Sea Travel             March to May

Rainfalls:

    Favorable Months                    January to May

    Rainy Months                          June to December

Land Area:

    Total Area    1,489,655 hectares

    Stretches 650 kilometers tip to tip

    Main Land 425 kilometers long

Islands:

    Total number    1,780 islands and islets

Mountain Ranges:

    Mount Matalingban    elevation    2,086 meters

        located between Brooke's Point and Bataraza

    Cleopatra's Needle    elevation    1,585 meters

        Located in Puerto Princesa City

Dialect:

    Tagalog

    Cuyonon

Political Subdivision:

    City    -    1

    Municipalities    -    23

    Barangays    -    431

Provincial Capital:

    Puerto Princesa City

        HALL OF FAME Awardee

        Cleanest and Greenest City in the Philippines

 

History at a Glance

Archeological findings indicated that the first Filipinos once live in the Tabon Caves Complex, Quezon, Palawan. A skull cap unearthed in 1962, carbonated to be 22,000 years old bore a testimony to this, thus gave credit to the caves as "The Cradle of Philippine Civilization."

Studies showed that there came three waves of migration from Asia to Palawan passing through the land bridges of Balabac, in the following order: The Pygmies (Aetas/Negritos); the Indonesians - to this group belong the Tagbanuas; and the Malays.

Historical records, also show that long before Spaniards discover the Philippines in 1521, inhabitants of Palawan were already doing commerce with ancient Chinese traders, particularly in the coastal areas of Calamianes. This is evidenced by the sizeable amount of Chinese Porcelains, jars and other relics found in Palawan today.

Palawan was then known as province of Calamianes with Taytay as its Capital. Poor and inadequate transportation and communication however made governance arduous  - thus in 1859 the Province was divided into two, Castillas and Asturias. "Castilla" included Cuyo, Taytay, Calamian, Busuanga and adjacent Islands - with Taytay as its capital. "Asturias' comprised all municipalities south of Taytay down to Balabac. Puerto Princesa was its capital.

Castilla and Asturias were to be short-lied however. In 1862 a royal decree again divided Palawan into Provinces, "Calamianes" and "Paragua." To the former was added Bacuit. And to encourage migrants to settle in these Provinces, no taxes were levied for a period of ten years.

Then in 1873, the capital Paragua was transferred from Taytay to Cuyo.

The Peace Treaty between Spain and United States of America in 1898 gave way to American Regime. In 1901, a Military Government was established with Major John Brown as Lieutenant Governor. Eventually on June 23, 1902 the Americans established the Civil Government of Paragua with Major J. Brown as the appointed Governor. In 1905 pursuant to Act No. 1363 of the Philippine Commission, the name Paragua was changed to Palawan and the capital was transferred from Cuyo to Puerto Princesa.

American governance laid emphasis on Education, Agriculture, Medical Assistance, and Right of Tribal minorities were also considered.

Because of its democratic ways and enlightened policies, Americans succeeded in uniting the people.

All the outbreak of World War II Japanese Imperial forces occupied Palawan on May 18, 1942. They established garrisons in Coron, Puerto Princesa and Iwahig. Consequently guerilla were formed in three sectors led by Capt. Carlos Amores in Calamianes, by Dr. Higinio Mendoza, Sr. (Governor elect 1931-37) in the mainland and Emilio Tumbaga in Brooke's Point.

Palawan was liberated in 1945.

The name Palawan is believed to come from Chinese word "PA-LAO-YU" meaning "The land of Beautiful Safe Harbor" and a Spanish word PARAGUA - which likens the shape of the island to a closed umbrella.

Palawan with its rich historical background is an interesting place to explore...

Demographic Profile

Municipality

Land Area

(in hectares)

Major Crops
Palawan

1,489,655

Palay, corn, coconut, cashew, banana, mango

Aborlan 90,880

Palay, corn, coconut, cashew

Agutaya 3,250

Beans, banana, corn, palay

Araceli 17,680

Palay, coconut, cashew

Balabac 58,166

Coconut, mango, corn, palay

Bataraza 95,700

Palay, corn, coconut, banana, cassava

Brooke's Point 130,340

Palay, corn, coconut, banana, vegetables

Busuanga 39,290

Palay, cassava, coconut, banana, cashew, jackfruit

Cagayancillo 15,400

Coconut, cassava, corn

Coron 121,410

Mango, palay, corn, cashew, cassava, jackfruit

Culion 42,692

Cuyo 5,730  Cashew, mango, palay corn
Dumaran 43,500

Rice, corn, cashew, mango

El Nido 46,510

Edible birds nest, palay

Kalayaan 25

Linapacan 15,520

Cashew, coconut, mango, cassava, corn

Magsaysay 2,700

Cashew, coconut, palay, cassava, corn, beans, banana

Narra 70,000

Palay, corn, coconut, vegetables, banana

Puerto Princesa 210,670

Palay, corn, cassava, mango, banana, coconut, coffee, peanuts

Quezon 81,280

Palay, corn, banana, coconut, peanuts, cassava

Rizal 110,000

Palay, coconut, corn, peanut, mango, vegetable

Roxas 122,030

Coconut, cashew,coffee, palay, corn, banana

San Vicente 84,250

Cashew, coconut, coffee, banana

Soforonio Española 47,391

Palay, corn, coconut

Taytay 139,000

Cashew, mango, palay, corn, cassava, edible birds nest

Source: Discover Palawan, Provincial Information Office

Suggested Activities

Activities

Best Sites

Island Hopping

Puerto Princesa City Honda Bay; El Nido; Busuanga; Coron; Cuyo, Port Barton; Quezon Malanut & Nakuda Bays

Diving

Puerto Princesa City Honda Bay, Roxas, San Vicente, El Nido, Busuanga, Coron, Tubbathaha Reefs, Taytay

Snorkeling

Puerto Princesa City Honda Bay; El Nido; Busuanga; Coron; Port Barton; and Quezon

Specialized Tours and Attractions

Puerto Princesa City Underground River; Butterfly Garden, Palawan rescue & Conservation Center; Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Quezon Tabon Caves, Busuanga Calauit National Park, Coron Kayangan Lake.

Sunbathing

New Agutaya, San Vicente, Tigman Beach, Sandbars/Islands in Honda Bay, Port Barton Beach, Island resorts/white beaches in Puerto Princesa City

Cultural and Historical Tours and Attractions

Palawan Museum, Palawan State University Museum, Plaza Cuartel, Quezon Tabon Museum. Cuyo Aguado Pilgrimage (Holy Week); Baragatan; Town Fiestas of different Municipalities.

Mountaineering and Trekking

Mt. Matalingahan, Victoria Peak, Mt. Tapyas, Cleopatra Needle, Salakot, St. Pauls Monkey Trail, Tanabag

Kayaking

Kayanagan Lake, Lagoons in El Nido, Taytay, Areceffi Island and Port Barton Bay

Environmental Feast

Pista y Ang Kagueban {3rd week of June}, Pista ng Kalikasan {June 19} (Puerto Princesa City) and Pista ng Dalampasigan (S. Española) {June 24}

Reminders to Visitors

bulletObserve descent clothing when visiting Government Offices and other public places.
bulletObserve cleanliness and No Littering Policy - Php 200.00 fine for violation.
bulletNo Smoking Policy is imposed in all public places - City Ordinance No. 57-93.
bulletGenerally Tourist are not encourage to enter Tribal Territories. However, for purposes of admiring their culture and artistic skills, please coordinate with the following offices for proper guidance:
bulletBatak Tribe   
bulletHaribon Foundation
bulletOffice of the Mayor, Puerto Princesa City
bulletBarangay Officials of San Rafael, Puerto Princesa City
bulletDuchess Beach Cottages, San Rafael, Puerto Princesa City
bulletTagbanua Tribe  
bulletNational Commission for Indigenous People, Puerto Princesa Field Office, Capitol Grounds, Puerto Princesa City
bulletPalawan Museum. Tel. 433-2963
bulletOffice of the Municipal Mayor, Aborlan, Palawan
bulletTao't Bato
bulletNational Commission for Indigenous People, Puerto Princesa Field Office, Capitol Grounds, Puerto Princesa City
bulletBarangay Officials of Ransang, Rizal, Palawan
bulletOffice of the Municipal Mayor, Rizal, Palawan

Taking a local Guide is advisable

 

bulletA dive tour to Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park and a visit to Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary requires a permit from the Office of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) with the following offices:
bulletOFFICE OF PCSDS, Irawan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Look for Maribeth Caymo 
bulletKABANG KALIKASAN NG PILIPINAS - World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Philippines), #14 Carandang St., Puerto Princesa City. Tel. 434-2100/434-4156, email: wwf-pal@mozcom.com
bulletIt is best to negotiate with tricycle drivers before starting off to any point of destination.
bulletWhen visiting Tabon Caves please bring high powered flashlight, wear rubber beach sandal, aqua shoes or hiking boots, wide rimmed hats and light clothing.
bulletSecure permits from the Office of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River and National Park at 2nd Floor, SA Santos Bldg., National Hi-way, Puerto Princesa City with Telephone No. 433-2409 prior to your visit to underground river.
bulletTraveler's Checks and Foreign Currency Exchange service can be availed in some banks in Puerto Princesa City. Not all establishments accept credit cards. Visa and American Express cards are generally acceptable. Currency - PESO.
bulletMalaria is endemic, especially in hinterlands. Consult your physician for oral prophylaxis prior to your trip. Application of mosquito repellant is also recommended.
bulletIn Puerto Princesa City electricity runs 24 hours while in some municipalities electricity runs on a scheduled hours, usually in the evening. Some island resorts operate their own generator. Electricity - 220 Volts.
bulletFor Mountaineering Enthusiast, you can contact the following: (need one (1) month notice)
bulletMR. RENE ROMAN - Mobile: 0912-8611890
bulletMR. ROBERT DELA CRUZ - PPC Water District, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City. Tel. 433-2408
bulletAll rates stated herein subject to change without prior notice.

Traveling in Palawan

bulletTravel within the city proper is usually by tricycles and multicabs. Travelling to different point of destinations in the province is by public utility transports like jeepneys and buses, motorized bancas or pumpboats; and for convenience motorcycle and other four-wheel drive vehicles are available for rent or hire.
bulletPublic utility buses and jeepneys are located along Malvar Street near Puerto Princesa City Public Market.
bulletFor a pleasant and hassle-free trips or tours you may get in touch with local tour agencies or operators.

Note: Philippine Tel. Code is 63, Palawan Tel. Code is 48. When dialing for Palawan (++63-48-local number). Please tell them you found their telephone number or email address in this website. (www.palawan.2ya.com). Thanks!

Dive Tours

  1. Island Divers Ventures    -    433-2917
  2. Dive Right Coron    -    diveright@mozcom.com
  3. Phil. Divers Corp.    -    lwmm@pworld.net.ph
  4. ABC Dive Coron    -    abcdive@mozcom.com    -    www.abcdive.com
  5. Queen Anne Divers    -    433-2719
  6. Discovery Divers    -    FAX: (632) 922-9750
  7. Moonshadow    -    433-2719
  8. Last Frontier Dive Tour and School    -    lfdive@mozcom.com
  9. Scuba Ventures    -    sventures@mozcom.com

Sportfishing

Palawan Sportfishing    -    fishing@pal-onl.com

Canoeing and Kayaking

Sea Canoe Phils.    -    coron@vasia.com    -    www.seacanoe.com

Museums

  1. Palawan Museum - NATURAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION, INC. Mendoza park, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City. Tel. 433-2963
  2. Palawan State University Museum - CAH Building, Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City. Tel. 433-2379
  3. Tabon Museum - Quezon, Palawan
  4. Coron Galeri - #11 San Agustin Street. Bgy 3, Coron, Palawan.  email: altagbanua@yahoo.com

Communication

bulletGLOBE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Mobile phone serving Puerto Princesa City)
bulletSMART COMMUNICATIONS (mobile phones serving Puerto Princesa City, Narra, Brooke's Point, El Nido, Taytay, Roxas and Coron)
bulletPHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE (PLDT)
bulletRCPI / BAYANTEL
bulletTELECOM

No other place but Palawan...

    A versatile destination attracting all types of travelers. It is a paradise to everyone seeking the tranquility of its natural environment and its mesmerizing scenery. It is a place for tough people seeking rough adventure high up in the mountains, or down under the sea. Truly an oasis of natural beauty, and a wholesome get-away for the whole family.

NORTH PALAWAN

Roxas

 

TRAVEL TIME: 3 - 4 hours

DISTANCE: 142 kilometers Northeast of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys Depart daily when filled with passengers. Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule basis

SCHEDULE: 6 am to 7 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Green Island - Seaweeds Farm

2. Stanlake Island - Tabon Bird Sanctuary

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Cocoloco Island Resort    cocoloco@pal-onl.com

2. Rover's Pension

3. Gemalain Lodging House

4. Tindog Crystal Bathing Establishment

5. Retac Garden & Bech Resort    fax: (632)804-0331

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Jeepney from Roxas to San Vicente - daily 9:00 am; to Fort Barton - daily 9:00 am; to Tatay -daily

Bus from Roxas to Taytay - daily

San Vicente

a place in the province where about 92% of the Municipal area in forest cover.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 5 - 6 hours

DISTANCE: 155 kilometers Northwest of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys depart daily. Shuttle Vans on hire basis

SCHEDULE: Jeepneys - 8 am to 9 am daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Dive Spots

2. Long Beach - located between New Agutaya and Alimanguan, 14 kilometers stretch of white sand beach.

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Caparii Dive Camp    433-4868

2. Palaweñas Inn

3. Beth Canteen, Lodging & Sing-Along

4. Tamayo's Lodging House

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jeepney - Roxas to San Vicente - daily; 2-3 hours travel

Port Barton

A relaxing place to rest that weary body and unwind that stressed out mind.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 4-5 hours (by land)

DISTANCE: 155 kilometers Northwest of Puerto Princesa

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys depart daily. Shuttle Vans on hire basis

SCHEDULE: Jeepneys - 8 am to 9 am daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Exotic Island - 45 minutes from town proper by boat.

2. Stretch of white sand beaches

3. Pamoayan waterfalls - amidst nearby forest, 1-3 hours trek from Port Barton

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Swissipini Lodge & Resort    433-2540

2. El Busero Inn

3. Summer Homes

4. Elsa Beach House

5. Paradise Island 434-3839

6. Ausan's Cottages 433-4825

7. Coconut Garden Island Resort

8. El Dorado Sunset 433-2110

9. Green View Resort

10. Michaela Resort

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

San Vicente to Port Barton - by pumpboat - 1 1/2 hour

Port Barton to El Nido - by pumpboat - 4-6 hours

Roxas to Port Barton - by Jeepney - 2-3 hours

Sabang to Port Barton - by pumpboat - 2 1/2 hours

Taytay

The first capital of Palawan and also where Malampaya Sound known as the fishbowl of the Philippines is located.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 6-7 hours

DISTANCE: 215 kilometers

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys & Buses. Shuttle Vans on hire basis

SCHEDULE: Buses - 6 am / 8 am /3 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

BOAT: South Star Dos (PPC - Roxas - Taytay & vice versa)

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. PUERTO DE SANTA ISABEL (TAYTAY PORT)  - Constructed in 1667 under the Agustinian Recollect Fathers and was finished on December 17, 1738.

2. Lake Danao - 661 hectares body of fresh water 1 1/2 hours hike from town proper. Believed by visiting geologist as a collapsed volcano in primordial ages as evident by the volcanic rock formation. Numerous islets varying in sizes can be found within the lake.

3. Pinangyarihan Falls - Aside from its potential for mini-hydroelectric source afford tourist with a pleasure of communing with nature with its lush verdant tropical rainforest.

4.Elephant and Castle Island - Collectively known as Pabellon Island.

5.Quimbaludan Winding Beach - Perfect for sunbathing and snorkeling.

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Club Noah Isabelle (632) 812-0671

2. Pem's Pension House & Restaurant

3. Flower Island Beach Resort

4. Casa Rosa Restaurant & Information Center

5. Publico's International Guest House

6. Pareñas Fast-Food and Hometel

7. Rainbow Lodging Inn

8. Garden Eden Beach Cottages

9. Central Village Inn

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Tricycle - from Poblacion, Taytay to Agpay (Embarcadero) - regular or hire basis

Boat - Salve Juliana - Liminangcong, Taytay - Coron; Taytay to Liminancong - regular or hire basis

Asian Spirit Airlines - Sandoval Taytay - Manila

El Nido

a very natural place famous for its marble cliffs and edible birds nest

 

TRAVEL TIME: 10-12 hours

DISTANCE: 271 kilometers North

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys, Bus & Pumpboat

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St., near Public Market (Northbound)

 

 

ATTRACTIONS

  1. Marble Cliffs

  2. Makinit Hot Springs

  3. Hidden Lagoons

  4. Caves

  5. Crystal Clear Water - rich in Marine Life

  6. Islands in Bacuit Bay

  7. Gintungawan Island-Turtle

  8. White Sand Beaches

 

PLACES TO STAY

  1. Austria's Restaurant & Lodging House

  2. Hadefe Beach Cottages

  3. Tia Bodin I & II

  4. Dara Faye Cottages

  5. Dolarog Beach Resort

  6. Rosanna's Cottages

  7. Ricson's

  8. Ann's Cottages

  9. Mago's Beach Cottages

  10. Rhoma Beach Cottages

  11. Marina Garden Cottages

  12. New Bayview Inn 433-4110

  13. Tandikan Beach Cottages

  14. El Nido Cliffside Cottages

  15. Lally & Abet Cottages

  16. Gloria's Cottages

  17. Miniloc Island Resort

  18. Lagen Island Resort    elnido@mailstation.net

  19. Malapacao Island Retreat 434-4160 leeann@pal-onl.com

  20. Lualhati Cottage

  21. Rico Beach Cottages

  22. El Nido Plaza Inn & Tree House Restaurant

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Andres Soriano Airlines - Manila to El Nido 

Seair (Manila-Busuanga-EL Nido-Puerto Princesa)

Pumboats - Agpay (Embarcadero) Taytay to El Nido

Port Barton to El Nido

El Nido to Underground River

El Nido - Liminangcong

 

Linapacan

 

A place known for its oil reserves

 

TRAVEL TIME:          6 – 7 hours (Puerto – Taytay); 3 – 4 hours (Taytay – Linapacan)

DISTANCE: 165 Nautical Miles

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION:      Puerto – Taytay: Jeepney Bus depart daily when filled with passengers; Taytay – Linapacan: Pumpboat (hire basis)

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St., near Public Market (Northboud)

  

ATTRACTIONS

  1. ELI CAVES

  2. PATUYO BEACH - 0.67 miles from Town Proper

  3. CASELEDAN SPANISH FORT - 13.5 kilometers from Tow Proper

  4. CAGDANAO ISLAND - 6 miles from Town Proper by Sea Transport

  5. INAPUPUAN ISLAND - 3 miles from Town Proper by Sea Transport

  6. PANGADLAWAN ISLAND - 4.5 miles from Town Proper by Sea

  7. BOLINA ISLAND

 

PLACES TO STAY

  1. TRIPLE R LODGING HOUSE

  2. BAHAY TULUYAN

  3. MUNICIPAL LODGING HOUSE

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hired pumpboats available to any Islands within Linapacan.

Coron

A come-on for divers

 

Distance: 195 Nautical Miles

Puerto Princesa – Coron (by Air): SEAIR (1 hour & 30 minutes)  

Puerto - Taytay: Jeepney & Buses departs daily when filled with passengers (6am/8am/3pm)

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St., near Public Market (Northboud)

 

Sea Vessels:

1. M/V Salve Juliana    Manila-Coron-Liminangcong    Wed/Sat

2. WG&A Superferry     Manila-Coron-Puerto Princesa    Sat/Sun

3. San Nicholas Lines    Manila-Coron-Culion        Fri/Sun/Tue

4. Sta. Barbara I & 2    Culion-Coron   

5. Mervin                Culion-Coron   

6. Depalian            Coron-Culion   

 

Coron - Manila (By Air)

1. Seair            Manila-Coron-Manila    Daily

2. Pacific Air    Manila-Coron-Manila    Daily

3. Air Ads        Manila-Coron-Manila    Chartered

 

 

ATTRACTIONS

  1. CORON ISLAND - Noted for pistureque steep limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and seven mountain lakes. This Island is partly inhabited by Tagbanuas.

  2. TAPYAS MOUNTAIN - A 30-minute trek from the town proper. From atop one will see the breathtaking view of Coron Island, the miniature houses, the road to Busuanga, the sprouting commercial buildings and the greenery of Coron.

  3. DEBATOC ISLAND - Located at the entrance of Coron passage. Famous for its white sandy beach, steep limestone cliff partly bordered by coral reef.

  4. MAKINIT HOT SPRING - Located at Bgy. Tagumpay facing the passage of Coron Bay and can be reached by an hour and a half over 3 1/2 kilometers of foot trails or within 15 minutes by boat. A dip in the Hotspring is an invigorating experience after a tiresome hike.

  5. MABENTANGAN FOREST PARK - Situated at the foot of Dalara Mountain Ranges. Ideal for swimming and picnic.

  6. KAYANGAN LAKE - A mountain lake located at Coron Island. Hall of Fame Awardee for the Cleanest and Greenest Inland Body of Water (National). Ideal for Mountain climbing and trail trekking.

 

PLACES TO STAY

  1. BAYSIDE DIVERS LODGE

  2. VILLAGE LODGE

  3. KOKOSNUSS GARDEN RESORT   kokosnuss@mozcom.com

  4. CLUB PARADISE & MARICABAN BAY MARINA RESORT www.clubpar.com

  5. DARAYONAN drayonan@i-manila.com.ph

  6. SEA DIVE CENTER LODGING AND RESTAURANT

  7. TENDING ISLAND

  8. L & M PE LODGE

  9. CORON REEF PENSION HOUSE

  10. SEA BREEZE LODGIN HOUSE

  11. SEA CORAL LODGE

  12. DIPULAO VILLAGE RESORT

  13. KRYSTAL LANGIT LODGE krista@pacific.net.ph

  14. SANGAT ISLAND RESERVE (632)5261295

  15. SEA Horse Club (632)804-0331

  16. Kubo sa Dagat (632)828-4964

  17. DIVE-LINK-CORON    (632)8924251

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pumpboat – Cuyo to Agutaya – regular Trip every day 2-3 hours. Agutuya to Concepcion Island is 2-3 hours. Concepcion Island to Pamalican is 20 minutes.

Busuanga

Safari in the Philippines

 

Distance: 212 Nautical Miles North

PUERTO - TAYTAY : Jeepney/Buses deaprt daily when filled with passengers

JEEPNEY/BUS STATIONS: Malvar St. Near Public Market (North Bound)

TAYTAY-CORON: By Sea MBRs Shipping Lines every Wed/Sat

CORON-BUSUANGA (Salvacion): 54 kms by land - 2 hour approximately. Daily departure

 

ATTRACTIONS

  1. Calauit Game Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary - Sanctuary of exotic animals and Palawan's endemic animal species like Palawan bearcat, Palawan peacock pheasant, etc.

  2. Concepcion Falls

  3. Beaches

  4. Cave Exploration

 

 

PLACES TO STAY

  1. Reynolds Nipa Hut & Catering

  2. North Cay Beach Resort

  3. Rene Boy Lodging

  4. Persha Lodging House and Restaurant

  5. Coral Bay Marina Resort

  6. Calumbayan Island Adventures

  7. Kaniki Point Resort

  8. Las Perlas Beach Resort

  9. Concepcion Divers Lodge

  10. Deboyoyan Beach Resort

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Seair - Manila to Coron (Daily Flights)

Air Ads- Manila to Coron (Chartered)

 

Cuyo

An old Town in Palawan that despite progress has preserved its cultural heritage. It became the 2nd Capital of Palawan from 1873 to 1903.

 

Distance: 156 Nautical Miles

Mode of Transportation:

By Sea:  Puerto – Cuyo – Iloilo

 

MV Milagrosa                             Travel Time

Puerto – Cuyo                            12 hours

Cuyo – Iloilo                              14 hours

Puerto – Iloilo                           26 hours

 

Cuyo – Manila

MV Asuncion

Travel Time: 24 hours

Schedule – Saturday

 

ATTRACTIONS

  1. Cuyo Fort – built during early Spanish Period, purposely to protect the Cuyunon from their enemies. It is considered as one of the oldest and unique Fort in the Archipelago. Unique in the sense that you could find the church, the convent and the only Perpetual Adoration Chapel in Palawan within the Fort.

  2. Aguado Pilgrimage – Reenancment of the Way of the Cross done Every Holy Week.

  3. Capusan Beach – Ideal Place for wind surfing. Noted for its white sand clean and crystal –clear water.

  4. Quiminatin Island

  5. Tabunan Beach – ideal place for swimming, it has white sand, clean and crystal –clear water.

 

PLACES TO STAY

  1. AMANPULO (Pamalikan Island)         www.amanpulo.com

  1. TABUNAN BEACH COTTAGES

  1. IRENE’S RESTAURANT AND LODGING HOUSE

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pumpboat – Cuyo to Agutaya – regular Trip every day 2-3 hours. Agutuya to Concepcion Island is 2-3 hours. Concepcion Island to Pamalican is 20 minutes.

 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY

 

SOUTH PALAWAN

 

Aborlan

    The only town in the Province with an Agricultural College. Its establishment in 1910 pave way for the scientific farming in Palawan.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 1 hour and 45 minutes

DISTANCE: 67 km South of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys Depart daily when filled with passengers. Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule basis

SCHEDULE: 5 am to 4 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

1. Tigman Beach - an ideal place for swimming

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Baroña's Holiday Beach

2. Camille Del Sol - 433-6526

3. Princesa Holiday - 433-8868 - www.princessa.com - phresort@skyinet.net

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jeepney - Aborlan to Narra & Plaridel to Narra

Tricycle -Plaridel to Tigman

Narra

Originally part of Aborlan and identified as site for the mass production of rice and corn for Palawan, later created into a separate Municipality in 1969.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 2.5 hours

DISTANCE: 91 km South of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys Depart daily when filled with passengers. Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule basis

SCHEDULE: 5 am to 4 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Estrella Falls- cool cascading water at the foot of the mountain in a natural setting, 6 km from the highway of Bgy. Malatgao, Narra, Palawan

2. Rasa Island - home to the last dozens of Cockatoo (Katala or Abucay). Also found are 68 species of birds such as the Blue-Headed Racket Tail (Kilit-kilit), the Black-Naped Oriole and the White Vintage Shama.

3. Nature's Park - Located at Malatgao, 30 minutes ride from town proper. It also maintains a swimming pool for in-house guest and day picnickers. Conducts trekking & bird watching to the southern mountain ranges of Palawan. It also offers island hopping.

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Roger and Jackie Beach Resort

2. Paradise Beach Resort

3. PJN Lodging House and Restaurant

4. Women's Center

5. Tiosin Restaurant and Lodging Inn

6. Narra Convention Center

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bus - Narra to Brooke's Point

SMART Communications Cell Site located in the Town Proper.

Quezon

Famous for its Tabon Caves - an archeological site.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 3-4 hours

DISTANCE: 155 km South of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Jeepneys Depart daily when filled with passengers. Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule basis

SCHEDULE: 5 am to 4 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Tabon Caves - known as the CRADLE OF PHILIPPINE CIVILIZATION can be reach within 20 - 30 minutes pumpboat ride from Quezon Wharf. After a tiresome climb, dip in a refreshing waters below.

2. Tabon Museum - where artifacts from Tabon caves can be found.

3. Quezon Mini-Underground River

4. Tataran Island - ideal for swimming; 30 minutes by pumpboat

5. Sedanaw Island - 35 minutes by pumpboat

6. Tumarbong Falls - 30 minutes from the town proper

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Joavech Cafe and Pension

2. Villa Esperanza

3. Zambrano Lodging House

4. Tumarbong Falls Cafe, Lodge and Restaurant    tumarbongfalls@hotmail.com

5. Tabon Village Resort www.travel.to/tabonresort tabonresort@asia.com

6. Malapakon Island Rest House

7. Paraiso sa Falls tabonresort@asia.com

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bus - Quezon to Narra; Quezon to Puerto Princesa City; Quezon to Rizal

 

 

Brooke's Point

The Rice Granary of Palawan

 

TRAVEL TIME: 3-5 hours

DISTANCE: 190 kilometers South of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION:  Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule Basis

SCHEDULE: 5 am to 4 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Sabsaban Water Falls - a place for "water gypsies" during hot weather. Situated at the foothill of the mountain range in Cabar, Aribungos, 195 kilometers southwest of Puerto Princesa City. It can be reach by any kind of transportation for 3.5 hours from Puerto Princesa and 30 minutes from Brooke's Point Town Proper.

2. El Salvador Park - located in Pulot Interior, 38 kilometers and approximately One (1) hour ride from Town Proper of Brooke's Point.

3. Mainit Falls - an ideal place to try the medicinal property of the sulfuric hot spring and to dip in a pool of fresh water from a small waterfalls cascading from the rocky mountain side. Situated in Bgy. Mainit, 10 kilometers northwest of Brooke's Point Town Proper. Can be reach by any land transportation for about 15 minutes.

4. Maruyog Mountain

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. King's Paradise     433-6514

2. Scorta Lodge

3. Sunset Garden & Lodge

4. Silayan Lodge

5. Glabs Lodge

6. Mt. Maruyog Farms & Gardens     0919-7600265

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jeepney & Buses - Brooke's Point to Bataraza

SMART Communications Cell Site located in the Town Proper.

Bataraza

A town where populated by 50% Muslims, but they live harmoniously with other cultural groups.

 

TRAVEL TIME: 5-6 hours

DISTANCE: 225 kilometers South of Puerto Princesa

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule basis

SCHEDULE: 5 am to 4 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Ursula Island - Bird Sanctuary (2 hours from Rio Tuba by boat)

2. Nagoya Beach

3. Gangub Cave - Located at Barangay Sandoval 20 kilometers from Town Proper of Bataraza.

4. Kapangyan Falls - Ideal place for swimming and nature observation.

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Bonbon Lodging House

2. Delote Boarding House

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jeepney & Bus - Bataraza to Brooke'sPoint

Jeepney - Bataraza to Rio Tuba

Jeepney & Royale Bus - Rio Tuba to Puerto Princesa

Pumpboat: Rio Tuba to Balabac (Hiring is advisable)

 

Balabac

An Island Municipality situated in the Southernmost part of the Province

 

TRAVEL TIME: 6-7 hours

DISTANCE: 147 nautical miles South of Puerto Princesa City

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Buses and Shuttle Vans on Schedule basis

SCHEDULE: 5 am to 4 pm daily

JEEPNEY/BUS STATION: Malvar St. Near Public Market

 

Rio Tuba - Balabac: Mode of Transportation: By boat (usually in the afternoon) 50 persons capacity

 

ATTRACTIONS

1. Candaraman Island - 15 - 20 minutes pumpboat ride from Balabac Poblacion

2. Basy Waterfalls

3. Morenton Peak Game Refuge

4. Melville Lighthouse - still glowing for one hundred years.

 

PLACES TO STAY

1. Edwin's Lodging House

2. Sing & Swing

 

 

source: Visitors Information to the Last Frontier Palawan, Provincial Government of Palawan.