Best Palawan Tourist Spots for the First-time Visitor

Palawan is a province of stunningly diverse islands: pristine beaches, powedery white sands, crystal clear waters and abundant wild life. Explore the best of Palawan and some of the province’s most captivating sights with this list of must-see Palawan tourist spots for first-time visitors.

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Palawan Tourist Spots: What to See

Puerto Princesa Subterrenean River

Palawan’s pride is easily the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River (or Underground River), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.


The 8.2-kilometer river, said to be the longest navigable underground river in the world, winds its way underneath a mountain range, through the St. Paul Underground River Cave, and then goes out into the South China Sea. The journey through the cave system alone is 24 kilometers long.

Coron’s Lake

One of Coron’s most photographed attractions, Kayangan Lake, is surrounded teardrop-like limestone fromation cliffs, the lake is a mix of freshwater and saltwater, making it a great place to swim.

Kayangan Lake Coron Palawan Philippines

Barracuda Lake which is near Kayangan Lake, is one of two lakes in Coron island that is open to the public.

Related: 8 Must See Places in Coron Palawan

El Nido’s Lagoons

The Big and Small Lagoon in El Nido is a breeding haven for fishes and crutasceans. It is set on the middle of karst limestone formations with crystal clear waters.

twin lagoon passage

Related: El Nido Palawan Resorts List

With sand, culture, history, mountains, delicacies and more, what’s not to love about Palawan? One visit and you’ll soon see why Palawan is dubbed as the best island in the world.



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