Palawan Travel Guide

The islands of Palawan are world famous for their gorgeous coastlines, postcard perfect beaches, great underwater life, jungles, waterfalls, ancient lagoons and more.  So beautiful is this region that many visitors to the Philippines describe Palawan as their favourite part.  It has even been voted as the world’s most beautiful island many times over.

The Palawan Islands attraction a range of different types of travellers.  It is perfect for the adventurous travellers, beach lovers, as well as those that want to live it up and relax.  Visitors to the region have plenty of wonderful things to do and see including island hopping tours, UNESCO heritage sites, ziplining,  amazing snorkelling and diving and much more.


The region is made up of the long and narrow Palawan Island (which the entire region is named after) as well as a number of smaller islands in the surrounding area.  Palawan’s top three islands that draw most visitors include Puerto Princes, El Nido and Coron. In total there are some 1780 islands and islets which stretch from Mindoro in the northeast and down to Borneo in the southwest.

Below, you will find our best guides to Palawan so you can have the best time possible in this gorgeous destination.

Palawan Itineraries

There are some great places to visit in Palawan.  Read more about all these attractions in Palawan below.

Palawan Accommodation

There is a great range of accommodation in Palawan from luxury resorts to cheap hotels and every price point in between.  Read our guide below to book the perfect Palawan accommodation for your trip.

Palawan Travel

Palawan is most easily reached by plane from Manila with regular flights landing in the Pureto Princesa, the capital of the region.  Although it is also possible to take flights to El Nido or Coron as well.  You can also reach the region by ferry.  For more information, read our below detailed guides on how to travel to Palawan.

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