Palawan Resorts and Hotels

NORTHERN PALAWAN

Coron Island:

Coral Bay, Tel. 63-2-3719928 or 63-2-3752561Watch movie online The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Las Hamacas Resort, Salvacion Busuanga, Tel: 63-48-8103388

Las Perlas Beach Resort, Old Busuanga, Email: lasperlas@pacific.net.ph

Kokosnuss Garden Resort, Email: kokosnuss@mozcom.com

Maricaban Bay Marina Resort, Talisay San Jose, Tel: 63-2-8384956 to 63, 63-2-8385712, Fax: 63-2-8384462

Dive Link, Tel. 63-2-4120644 or 63-2-3752561

Club Paradise, Tel.: 63-2-8384956

Discovery Island Resort,

El Rio Y mar, email: corontur@pworld.net.ph

Kaniki Point Resort, Concepcion Busuanga, Tel: 63-2-8475321, +63-9128314462, 63-2-9229750, Fax: 63-2-8475321

Sangat Island Reserve

Lamud Island Resort

El Nido:

Dolarog Beach Resort, Tel. email: info@dolarog.com

[Lagen Island & Miniloc Resorts, Miniloc– Tel. 63-2-7598482, Lagen– Tel. 63-2-7594050

Malapacao Island, Tel. 63-48-4334892

Lally & Abet Beach Cottages, Tel: 63-48-4332740, 63-48-7134019

Cuyo Island:

Amanpulo, Tel. 63-2-759-4040 or 7594044

Roxas:

Cocoloco Island Resort, Tel. 63-48-4333877 or 434-3089

Port Barton:

Swissipini Lodge and Restaurant, Tel: 63-48-4343560, 63-48-4343839, Fax: 63-48-4332540

Green View Resort

Sabang:

Panagumian Beach Resort, Marufinas, Tel: 63-48-4332719, 63-48-4334985, Fax: 63-48-4338171

Bambua Nature Park, email: bambua@pal-onl.com

Taytay:

Club Noah Isabelle, Tel. 63-48-4335756 to 57 or 63-488107291

Flower Island, Tel: 63-2-8936455, 0985409027, Fax: 63-2-8936455

MAINLAND PALAWAN

Dos Palmas Arreceffi, Tel. 63-48-4343118 or 63-2-6374226

Coco Loco Island Resort, Rizal Ave. Puerto Princesa, Tel: 63-4-4333877, 63-48-4343089, Fax: 63-48-4333554

Hillside Resort, Tiniguiban Puerto Princesa, Tel: 63-48-4332416, 63-48-4337318, Fax: 63-48-4337851

El Dorado Sunset Cottages, Puerto Princesa, Tel: 63-48-4332110

King’s Island Paradise Resort, Puerto Princesa, Tel: 63-48-4336511 to 12, Fax: 63-48-4336514

Princesa Holiday Resort

Crystal Paradise Resort, Tel. 63-48-4345901 or 63-28129996

Puerto Pension, Puerto Princesa, Tel: 63-48-4332969, 63-48-4334149, Fax: 63-38-4334148

Princessa Holiday Resort, Tigman, Aborlan City, Tel: 63-48-4338867 to 68 Fax: 63-48-4338868

Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Tel: 63-48-4343851, Fax: 63-48-4343750

D’ Lucky Garden INN & Apartelle, PEO Road Puerto princesa City Tels.: 63 48 4337869 or 63 43 4336576 or 433-2719 email: luckygardeninn@yahoo.com

History of Palawan

One thousand years ago, Chinese traders named the island Pa Lao Yu, or land of beautiful safe harbor because of its many safe places to land their ships.

This is where the relics of earliest settlers were found and have been unearthed and dated 22,000 years ago while its human habitation evidently proved about 50,000 years old.

Some of the tribes known to inhabit the islands such as Batak, Palawan and Tagbanuas may be descendants of the early settlers, who came via ice-age land bridges and of later migrants who came on boats. They were followed in the 13th century by the Indonesians of Madjapahit Empire.

During the arrival of the Spanish, Palawan was ruled by Borneo from Jolo. The Spanish first took over the northern part of the island and worked south from Cuyo and Taytay.
The Spanish invaded Palawan in 18th century forcing the Sultan of Borneo to give up its full autonomy. From Taytay, the capital was moved to Puerto Princesa.

Nowadays, Palawan is an island of mixed tribes, who have been pushed to the interior, and of Muslim, Visayan and Tagalog settlers along the borders.

Geographic Description

Palawan is a long and narrow large island in the south westernmost side of the Philippines and trends northeast southwest between the South China Sea and Sulu Seas. It has an area of 11,785 sq/km, a maximum width of 39 km, and a mountainous backbone that runs its entire 434km in length, with Mt Mantalingajan measuring 2,085 m high in the south as its highest peak. There are about 1,800 smaller islands and islets lie near Palawan; the main island groups are the Calamian (north), Cuyo islands (northeast) and the Balabak-Bugsuk (south). Puerto Princesa, on the east central coast of the island, is the capital.

The Balabac-Bugsuk group is originally a remnant of a land bridge that connected Palawan and Borneo during the Pleistocene epoch; for this reason the wildlife and vegetation closely resemble to those of Borneo than to those of other Philippine islands.

Calamian Group and Its Tribes

The Calamian Group is a cluster of stunning islets dominated by three main islands in the north of Palawan: the islands of Busuanga, Coron and Culion. They all have abundant marine life, impressive rock formations and crystal clear tropical seas. Diving and kayaking are main activities mostly based in Coron. Beaches of Palawan

Palawan is home to several tribes named Tagbanuas, Batac, and the cave dwellers Tau’t Bato. They inhabit mostly the interiors of Calamian Islands and some parts of the mainland. To avoid any exploitation of their cultural traits the government limited outsiders from exploring their occupied territories. Even without this law, some of these tribes as expected also restricted themselves to have close contact with anyone unfamiliar to them. Others such as Batac tribe have frequent contact with tourists working as guides. They are more sociable and easily approached. limestone cliffs of  El Nido

Tourism in the Calamian Group is highly developed and endorsed by the country’s Tourism Department. It has well-developed, highly organized resorts offering world class diving and water sports activities.

To get there, 60 mins flight by Seair or 90 mins on Pacific Air from Manila to Busuanga. By sea, there are night trip ferries from Manila Harbor to Coron. WG&A superferry has trips on Friday nights (7 p.m.) that arrives Coron the next day at 6 a.m.

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Palawan, The Last Frontier

Palawan SunsetPalawan is popularly known as the “Last Frontier” pointing to Borneo and is also located just north of Malaysia’s Sabah island. It is the largest province in the Philippines with an area of 1.5 million hectares and has 1,769 islands and islets.

This huge island yet still unexplored, possesses the largest rainforest, unusual plants and animal species. These are Beaches of Palawanthe Palawan Peacock, the sea cow or Dugong, the mouse deer, tabon birds, colorful butterflies and some of most beautiful orchids in the country. In short, the island has the biggest reservation of wildlife among other places in the country. Aside from these treasures, Palawan has exceptional landscapes consisting of mountainous ranges, unusual rock formations & hidden caves. It is as well an island known for its numerous fishing villages and dive sites.

Crystal-clear water of PalawanThe main tourist destination is the group of Calamian Islands. It has the richness of white sand beaches, clear water and a wide range of marine resources perfect for scuba diving. Some places of the main island of Palawan are recommended for trekking particularly in the deep dense forests of the central district. But be aware, heading further south where Malaria is common should be avoided. Other attractions are St. Paul subterranean National Park that has underground river, Tabon Caves, where fossils of 50,000 years old ancient man were found and El Nido Village, the home of Nido Soup that is made out of bird’s nest. This is place known for its world-class resorts, powdery whitesand beaches, limestone hills, scattered islets and marine-rich dive sites.

To get there, Philippine Airlines or PAL has 60 mins. flights daily from Manila to Puerto Princesa.

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Northern Palawan Map

Palawan Mainland Map