Palawan Tours and Activities
Find out why Palawan is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines through these tours. Explore the shipwreck diving sites in Coron, the pristine islands and turquoise waters of El Nido, and the famous Underground River of Puerto Princesa.
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Frequently asked questions
What is Palawan known for?
Palawan is an island province located in the western part of the Philippines. It is known for its pristine Palawan beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life.
Which destination in Palawan is the best?
Each destination in Palawan has its own specialty. El Nido is the ideal spot for chill travelers due to the serene and crystal-clear lakes and lagoons, Coron is perfect for diving and snorkeling due to coral gardens and shipwrecks, Puerto Princesa is known for its underground river tours, while San Vicente has different beaches like Port Barton for beach bums. It’s difficult to choose one due to the varying specialties and it all depends on your travel purpose and preference, as some might prefer to go try a Palawan itinerary that combines all top Palawan destinations.
What are the most popular tourist spots in Palawan?
When you think of Palawan, these majestic natural wonders come to mind: Puerto Princesa’s Underground River and island hopping in Honda Bay, El Nido beaches like Nacpan Beach, Big Lagoon, and Small Lagoon, Coron’s Kayangan Lake, other Coron diving sites, and reef and wreck spots, Port Barton and Long Beach in San Vicente, and Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.
When is the best time to visit Palawan?
The best time to visit Palawan is from November to May when the weather is dry and sunny and good for booking Palawan tour packages.
How do I get to Palawan?
You can fly to Palawan by taking a flight to Puerto Princesa via the Puerto Princesa International Airport or by taking a flight to Coron via the Busuanga Airport. There are also ferry services available from Manila and other nearby islands. If you’re coming from Angeles, Panglao, or Caticlan, you can take a direct flight to El Nido.
How much time should I spend in Palawan?
Palawan is a major getaway in the Philippines. You have to experience the three main provinces (Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron) to really experience the charms of Palawan, which is possible by trying a complete Palawan itinerary, or at the very least, a Coron-El Nido itinerary. If you want to enjoy only one island at a time, you can stay for 3 days in Coron and book a Coron tour package, stay for 3 days in El Nido and book an El Nido tour package, stay in Puerto Princesa for 2 days and book a Puerto Princesa tour package, and stay for at least a day in San Vicente and book a tour package.
Is it safe in Palawan?
Palawan is fairly safe despite being a popular tourist destination. However, exercising caution and securing your belongings at all times is still advised. For COVID-19 updates, read our Philippine travel requirements.
Is there mobile data signal or Wi-Fi in Palawan?
Due to its booming popularity, internet connectivity has improved in Palawan. There are Palawan resorts and hotels, such as San Vicente hotels and Puerto Princesa Hotels, and food establishments, such as restaurants in Coron and restaurants in El Nido that offer Wi-Fi and mobile data reception is good, except in some islands where there is little to no connection.
Is Palawan safe for kids?
Palawan is a family-friendly destination in the Philippines. Kids can enjoy snorkeling and swimming due to added safety measures especially in Coron’s Kayangan Lake.
Do I need a visa to visit Palawan?
Foreign travelers from most countries can enter the Philippines visa-free for up to 30 days. However, it is best to check with the Philippine embassy or consulate in your home country for visa requirements.
What should I pack for a tour in Palawan?
It is recommended to pack light and comfortable clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. It is also important to bring enough cash, as not all establishments in Palawan accept credit cards.
Can I customize my tour in Palawan?
Yes, an online travel agency like Guide to the Philippines offers customized tours to suit your preferences and budget. You can also opt to book a private tour for a more personalized experience.