About Palawan

Short review of Palawan island. Palawan is a small archipelago of one main island and a large set of relatively small islands around. Palawan with the neighboring islands – is the same name and the largest province in the Philippines. The island itself is 425 km long. and a width of 8 to 40 km. The island of 12,000 sq.km. The administrative center of the city of Puerto Princesa located in the central part of the island. Most of the island is occupied by mountains, jungle and mangrove forests. The central mountain range divides into two parts of Palawan, where the climate is different.

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Chic conditions create and provide the very nature – the sea, the sun, soft sand, emerald green water, beautiful coral reefs. Palawan Island is considered one of the safest islands in the Philippine archipelago, there are practically no earthquakes and no volcano. According to its geological origin, Palawan is considered a continuation of Kalimantan relating to Malaysia and Indonesia. Therefore, the flora and fauna of the island, are markedly different from the other islands of the Philippine archipelago uniqueness and diversity. Mountains of great beauty, jungle with rare species of animals and plants, underground rivers, mangrove forests, mysterious caves, white beaches and fabulously beautiful lagoon make Palawan extremely attractive place for tourists and travelers adoring holiday in unspoilt exotic nature.

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Where to go?

In the province of Palawan yet known and most interesting 9 places. This is the island’s capital and largest city – Puerto Princesa, Quezon town with its unique caves Tabone, Sabang village and entering into the world heritage Underground River, an unknown Port Barton, San Vicente is located where the longest beach in the Philippines – Long Beach, the old capital of the times Spanish colonization – Tay Tay, the pearl of the Philippine archipelago – El Nido and Coron Island (Busuanga), with its sunken ships and cleanest lakes in karst rocks. Below is listed a detailed description of these destanation of the island.

 

Puerto Princesa City

Sabang Puerto Princesa

Tabon Cave

 

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