Palawan Holidays

The elongated island province of Palawan is one of the more sparsely populated parts of the Philippines and a top destination for travellers seeking a tropical wilderness experience. Caves, waterfalls, uncrowded beaches and a marine park centred on a reef in the Sulu Sea, it's a magnet for those looking to get away from it all.

The Calamian Islands, in the north of Palawan, is a natural paradise where island hopping, kayaking, diving and trekking await you. From the main settlement of Coron Town on the largest island, Busuanga, you can explore the awe-inspiring islands and reefs of Coron Bay, beginning with the lagoons and coves hidden among the staggering limestone cliffs of Coron Island.

Home to pristine white beaches with incredibly clear water, great resorts, glorious landscapes and breathtaking natural wonders. There are some truly amazing dive sites including Kayangan Lake, where crystalline waters are enveloped into the mountain walls of huge granite rock. Underwater, is equally stunning and likened to a magnificent moonscape. Equally picturesque is Barracuda Lake, an irresistibly inviting natural swimming pool and one of the world's most unique dive sites; while tranquil Twin Lagoon is a wonderful place to take a dip.

Coron is also regarded as a top diving site thanks to its World War II Japanese shipwrecks and you can also go on a Dugong dive tour for a close encounter with Coron's gentle and lovable dugongs (sea cows) as well as other marine life.

    Why visit Palawan?
  • Natural paradise
  • Breathtaking beaches
  • Staggering limestone cliffs
  • Superb dive sites
  • Snorkelling opportunities
  • Island hopping


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Essential facts about Palawan
Local Time

GMT +8 hours

Currency

Peso

Travel information

It is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes by air from Manila to Basuanga on the island of Coron.

Best time to go

Palawan enjoys a tropical to subtropical climate with two main seasons – the dry from November to May and the rainy from June to October. Temperatures in the dry season range between 25-29C and short bursts of rain can be expected as the seasons change. During the rainy season heavy rain and tropical storms are quite frequent.