Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines, and occupies the western edge of the country. It lies between the South Sea China in the northwest, the Sulu Sea in the southeast, Mindoro Island to the northeast, and Borneo to the southwest. Part of the Mimaropa Region and belonging to the Luzon Group of Islands, Palawan is a pristine area that counts no less than 1,780 islands and islets, where you can find stunning beaches and lagoons that are relatively untouched by modern development.

    The capital of the Palawan Province is Puerto Princesa, which is one of the cleanest cities in the Philippines. Major tourist destinations within the province include Coron (famous for its dive sites) and El Nido (with a splendid karst scenery).

    Where & what to eat in Palawan

    Dining in Palawan comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, mostly depending on which part of the massive Philippine province you are visiting. The big cities like Puerto Princesa have plenty of hotels and resorts that tend to offer a more international selection. It’s not that difficult to find Italian, American, Mexican, Japanese and other flavours with global appeal in these places. If you head to the quieter places... Read more

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    Palawan is westernmost province of the Philippines and is named after its largest island. The archipelago comprises no less than 1,780 islands and islets across a 14,000-sq-km area, making it the largest province in the country. Naturally, given its size, finding out how to get around, what weather to expect and other important facts before you arrive is essential. From its crystal-clear waters to its strangely shaped... Read more

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