Palawan is a constant feature on every ‘best islands in the world’ list, usually grabbing first place. It’s hardly a surprise, since this place is as close as it gets to paradise. With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, worlds class private island resorts and an endless amount of activities and attractions, Palawan is the perfect vacation getaway for couples and families.
Our tour packages offer everything you need to enjoy the perfect holiday. You can edit all of them anyway you’d like, and include any tour or hotel you prefer. Book our complete Palawan package to enjoy everything the island has to offer, or build your own custom tour package, based entirely on your interests and budget.
Our list of hotels is deliberately short, and yet greatly diversified. The reason is that we choose to work with only the selected elite for every price range. The hotels we work with aren’t more expensive, but are best suited for you and provide the most value for money.
The hotels presented above are based on our expert valuation, and have all been handpicked to ensure your satisfaction. Our exclusive deals allows us to guarantee you enjoy the best deals, while still getting resorts in the best locations, close to all the nice beaches and tour operators.
Continue reading down this page to find information about all major tourist spots in Palawan, and all popular tours and activities. You can add anything you like to your wishlist, and let our agents build a travel plan for a complete Palawan experience. All packages include airfare, transfers, and your choice of hotels and tours.
It doesn’t matter if your’e after an all inclusive vacation or the looking for the cheapest package possible, We’ll help you have the perfect holiday. Visiting Palawan is especially recommended for couples and families, so make sure to ask us about our honeymoon and group packages.
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What to do in Palawan?
All tour packages can be combined to create a personal itinerary for your Palawan trip. Browse through the tours featured below to get a better idea about the different things to do and see. Since Palawan is large, and there are many places to visit, we recommend spending at least a week there. Add day tours based on your prefered activities, choose how many nights to spend at each location, or just let our team plan your customized Palawan package.
To get a full taste of Palawan, it’s best to visit a few different locations. The most popular destinations on the island are Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Apart from those, there are many less famous locations, also full of wonderful attractions. Below we present a quick overview for each area, which will help you figure out how to best plan your vacation.
Puerto Princesa – The Best Destination for Families
Puerto Princesa City will most likely be your starting point in Palawan, as it’s the capital and center of transportation. It has the largest airport and naval port in the region. Puerto Princesa is a popular destination on it’s own merit, with a number of must see attractions. The city is also the gateway to many other sites such as southern Palawan, Cuyo Islands, and Tubbataha reef.
Puerto Princesa is most renowned for the underground river, national park a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the new 7 wonders of nature. It’s an 8.2 km (5 miles) long underground cave, famous for its major formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Because the underground river connects directly to the sea, it’s home to an extremely large variety of plants and animals, all concentrated in a small area.
This place is perfect for families and first timers to the Philippines. Getting around is very convenient and there are a lot of child friendly attractions. You can visit the crocodile farm, butterfly garden, Mitra’s ranch and more. You can even go on a fireflies watching boat tour through the mangrove forests.
Another great attraction is island hopping around Honda Bay. This scenic bay sprinkled with tropical islands is ideal for visiting several islands on a day tour. Lilu Island and Cowrie Island both offer world class beach experience. It’s also a perfect place for snorkeling. Diving is also possible at Puerto Princesa, but we suggest going to El Nido or Coron for a better diving experience.
Two nights is the very minimum required to fully appreciate what this place has to offer, but ideally you’d want to spend 3 nights and 4 days there. Of course, longer stays are warmly encouraged – you can easily spend a whole week here if you’d like. Read our detailed Puerto Princesa review, pick the hotels and day tours you like the most, and let us plan your entire itinerary.
El Nido – Romantic Vacation and Amazing Nature
El Nido is everything you imagine when dreaming of the perfect tropical island. Untouched beauty, pristine beaches, azure waters, rich biodiversity – El Nido has it all. It’s a true nature lovers’ destination, both underwater and on land. The town itself is very simple, but this simplicity only enhances the divine nature around you.
Peaceful El Nido town is full of beach front resorts, from the most expensive in the country to the cheap hostels and bungalows. Luxury resorts are mostly out of town, on private beaches or islands. The most exclusive resorts are only accessible by helicopter or boat. If you wish to stay in El Nido, we advise to book in advance. Booking with us will get you the best deals and most value for money so don’t hesitate to call us.
Island hopping in El Nido is a must activity. Miniloc Island with its three lagoons is one of the most beautiful and most popular spots. Miniloc is a private island, so the residential part of the island is only for the resort guests. The lagoons however, are available to the public. You can only access the secret lagoon by swimming underwater or with a kayak – but it’s worth doing so for the spectacular views. Tall limestone cliffs and crystal blue waters await those who dare explore this secret paradise.
El Nido is also one of the best diving spots in the Philippines so we strongly encourage trying that. If you haven’t done any diving before, you can always try, and even get certified in El Nido. Not many people are lucky enough to be certified in a place where the underwater scene is as spectacular as the landscape surrounding it.
We promise to make your visit to El Nido a once in a lifetime experience, customized to your personal taste. If you’re looking for diving, surfing, rock climbing or any other nature related activity, we can arrange these for you. The beauty of nature, all inclusive resorts and private beaches make El Nido perfect for couples – so it’s no wonder it’s included in our honeymoon package.
Most people choose to spend at least 3 nights at El Nido, since any less is really not enough. This area and the nearby islands are some of the most beautiful in the world, so you’ll be wise to spend as much time here as you can. Read our El Nido review, pick the hotels and day tours you like best, and we’ll build a complete package for you.
Coron – Best Dive Spots and Secluded Beaches
Coron is a laid back town in the undeveloped island of Busuanga. There are no luxury hotels in town, no fast food joints and no fancy restaurants either. The nearest beach is 30 minutes away on a boat ride. But don’t be fooled by what you see, endless adventures await those brave enough to stay there.
The easiest way to get to Coron is by flight from Manila, though a ferry from El Nido is also a common route. There are also small airlines that fly from Puerto Princesa and from Boracay several times a week. The fastcraft (3.5 hours) is the best option. Other ferries take between 5-8 hours, so we advise you refrain from taking them. Most resorts are specialized dive resorts, typically in the smaller islands. Don’t expect luxury resorts – Hotels here are homely, sufficiently comfortable and very welcoming.
Coron is best known for its breathtaking island hopping, and for being one of the best places in the world for wreck diving (and diving in general). Even if you don’t dive, snorkeling is enough since the water are just teeming with life. You can take one of the tours provided by local shops and resorts or let us build a custom made island hopping tour for you.
If diving is your top priority Coron is the best place to be. You’ll find great diving sites for both novice or experienced divers. The most famous diving spots are the Japanese ship wrecks from WW2 – frozen in time underwater. Other types of diving are also available, like free diving and spearfishing – we’ll be happy to introduce you to the clubs offering these activities.
Other fun activities include hiking up the stairs of mt. Tapyas and climbing mt. Darala (it will take 5 hours of hike to reach the summit where you can get a spectacular view of the bay); kayaking, mountain biking, motorbiking, kitesurfing and more. Just tell us about your interests and we’ll do our best to incorporate them in your package.
Coron is perfect for those who seek a quieter environment, and an opportunity to admire nature. If you are into diving, you must include this place in your Palawan diving package. But in any case, consider spending at least a few nights in Coron, to experience a different side of Palawan, away from the more crowded tourists spots and beaches.
Off the beaten track – Palawan’s less famous attraction
We’ve already presented the most popular locations Palawan has to offer. Still, we are always on the look out for even more exotic and audacious activities that may interest our customers. We feel it’s our obligation to allow people who choose to use our services to enjoy the most unique experience possible.
Visiting the Batak people in their village is a different experience, which can’t be compared to anything else. The Batak tribe is one of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines, believed to be among its first inhabitants. This once nomadic people continue to maintain their traditions and lifestyle. From Puerto Princesa, the village is 2 hours away by bus or van. This tour will inspire the inner anthropologist in you. Being able to witness one of the world’s dying traditions is an experience you will never forget.
Mountain climbing is another fun activity in Palawan. Mt. Dalara (600m) in Coron, mt. Beaufort (1124m), mt. Bloomfield (787m) around Puerto Princesa, and mt. Mantalingajan (2,086m), are only few of the great hikes you can do in Palawan. The whole island is full of thick tropical jungle and wild animals are everywhere. When you book with us, a local guide and camping gears are also included.
Traveling from El Nido to Coron is also an adventure in itself. You can do this journey in a most marvelous way with a bangka (a traditional Filipino boat). Instead of going straight from one destination to the other, you’ll stop at many small islands along the way. You’ll get as close as you could ever get to a true Robinson Crusoe experience, getting to uninhabited islands only visited by few.
For a more luxurious way to enjoy the most exotic places, we’ll send you to Pamalican Island which is the Philippines‘ version of the Maldives. It’s a perfect destination for couples on their honeymoon or just an ordinary romantic vacation. You can also stay at one of the most expensive and private resorts in the country, The Amanpulo resort. Pamilican is part of the Cuyo Island group, a remote destination reachable only by air from Puerto Princesa.
How does Palawan fit into your travel plan?
Palawan is a destination that you should not miss in your lifetime. The province is one of the largest in the country and so it can be a stand-alone travel destination. One week is not enough for you to extensively explore the beautiful island. There is so much to see and do. But if you have more money and time to spare, then you can surely add other beautiful destinations to your travel package.
By using our services we believe you can truly experience Palawan to the fullest. We work hard to ensure that we always plan in accordance to your time and budget restrictions, wishes and personal taste. Just add any of the items and tours we offer to your cart. Our team of experts will review your order and make a relevant proposal regarding your itinerary before making any actual payment. If you still feel you need more information, just contact us, and one of our experts will be happy to help you with your vacation.