Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is one of the amazing tourist spots in Palawan. Did you know that Palawan holds the record of “The Best Island in the World“?
Palawan was awarded by famous international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler as the Best Island in the World in 2014. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River was highlighted because it has been declared as the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Palawan is located in MIMAROPA Region in the Philippines. Tourist spots in Palawan are spectacular, it is a great destination for sightseeing, kayaking, spelunking, swimming, scuba diving and more!
10 Best Tourist Spots in Palawan
1. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is irrevocably the number 1 of all tourists spots in Palawan. Featuring karst (formed from dissolved lomestone) mountain, it is very famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations. The underground river is subject to a tidal flow which directly goes out to South China Sea. It holds the record of the Longest Underground River in the Philippines.
2. Tubbataha Reef
Tubbataha Reef is one of the famous tourist spots in Palawan and known diving site in the Philippines. It is an atoll coral reef system which is divided into North and South. Vast diversity of fishes and marine lifeforms can be found in Tubbataha Reef. Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Tutles are some of the marine lives you can see there. Although diving in the reef is expensive, many divers around the world loves to drop in Tubbataha Reef.
3. Sunken Japanese Wrecks
Sunken Japanese Shipwrecks in Palawan are the wreck remains in World War II. Most of the wrecks are heavily damaged but the Olympia Maru is the most intact. Many marine lives are lurking in the wrecks. This dive site in Coron, Palawan is really amazing since tourists are not contented just to dive once.
4. Barracuda Lake
Barracuda Lake has been named as a weird lake. The water temperature at the top is cold, middle is warm and bottom is hot. The changing in water temperatures can be seen in our naked eyes, experts calls it thermocline. Barracuda Lake is one of the tourist spots in Palawan and also an interesting dive site in Coron.
5. Kayangan Lake
Kayangan Lake is just near Barracuda Lake located in Coron, Palawan. This lake has been considered as the cleanest lake in the Philippines which is really good for swimming and snorkeling.
6. Honda Bay
Honda Bay is a stunning island with white sand beaches which is also one of the famous tourist spots in Palawan. This is a great site for swimming and snorkeling. With clear waters, Honda Bay has many corals and starfish you will clearly see and enjoy.
7. Nacpan-Calitang Twin Beaches
Nacpan- Calitang are twin beaches of El Nido, Palawan. Nacpan has a long stretch of white sand beach and coconuts. The tip part of Nacpan Beach meets the Calitang Beach. A hill divides the beaches which the hilltop offers a very photogenic view.
8. Tabon Caves
Tabon Caves in Palawan are complex. It has a total of 29 explored caves and only 7 are open for public. This is the cave where the Tabon Man, oldest remnant of human inhabitant in the Philippines, was found. If you want to visit Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, you can also pin this one.
9. Palawan Crocodile Farm
Palawan Crocodile Farm conserves and breeds crocodiles in Palawan. You can actually touch and carry small crocodiles and tease your friends scared to death. Oh, forget the last part.
10. Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Palawan is a hundred years old church and is strongly standing still. Among others, this is one of the tourist spots in Palawan you should visit. Not just it is a tourist spot, this is a holy place that you should pray to Almighty God thanking Him for the safe tour/trip and for showing you some of his little creations in Palawan.