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Palawan Holidays

Explore the rugged landscape of the westernmost island province of the Philippines to experience fresh seafood, pristine beaches and subterranean geological wonders. 

Stretching west towards Malaysia in the Sulu Sea, Palawan is the largest of the Philippines’ island provinces. Despite its extensive size, Palawan province is one of the least populated areas in the country and is renowned for its untouched natural wilderness. Endless stretches of perfect beaches give way to mangroves, towering cliffs and mountains. The province is home to the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, both recognised by UNESCO as significant sites, a testament to the region’s majestic beauty.

Palawan province is known as the Philippines’ last ecological frontier and the area is ideal for travellers with a sense of adventure. The waters of Palawan’s many islands are teeming with big game fish and tropical species. Palawan is considered one of the world’s best diving and fishing locations, and these pastimes have become major industries on the main island of the province. Dive courses and charters can be found in all major towns, including the capital city, Puerto Princesa.

The tiny village of Sabang, 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the capital, marks the entrance to the spectacular Puerto Princesa Underground River. Take a guided boat tour and marvel at the dramatic stalactite and stalagmite formations, and explore some of the world’s largest cave chambers. In the town of Quezon, visit the Tabon Caves, regarded as the cradle of Philippine civilisation. Fossilised human remains, jewellery and earthenware dating back almost 50,000 years have been discovered at this site.

When it’s time to come up for air, try some of the island’s culinary specialties such as barbecued seafood and plump tropical fruits. Larger resorts often feature a fine-dining restaurant, while street food and simple delicacies can be found everywhere.

Palawan is well connected by international and domestic flights from major destinations in Southeast Asia, as well as inter-island ferry services within the Philippines. Once on the island, hail a jeepney or boat, or rent your own vehicle to begin your Palawan adventure.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Palawan?

A: Like many happening cities, Puerto Princesa and Narra can be explored by public transportation. But if you're hoping to get out and discover the wider region of Palawan or elsewhere, you may appreciate the freedom that comes from having your own set of wheels. For all your motoring requirements, see our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Palawan.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Palawan?

A: If you're organizing a visit to Palawan, usually you'll land at Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS). This major airport operates around 36 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Palawan?

A: Palawan is overflowing with excellent accommodations. Hotels are the most popular choice. Guest houses, bed & breakfasts and hotel resorts are worth considering too.

Q: What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: However much you like. Book a hotel, flight or car. You can also simplify things by bundling them together. Why not chuck in some attractions and activities as well?

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Palawan?

A: You'll score a seriously good bargain if you bundle your Hotel, Flights and Rental Car. It's simple (and easy on the wallet) to put together your own vacation package with Expedia. It's time to make those travel daydreams a reality and see more of our incredible planet for less.

Q: What are the best things to do in Palawan?

A: If you're spending time in Puerto Princesa, there's a myriad of sights to see. Get things started with a visit to Puerto Princesa City Baywalk and Salakot Waterfalls. NCCC Mall Palawan is also worth an excursion.




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Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020
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Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel

     
    4.6 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    EVERYTHING was AMAZING!!!! But the SERVANTS were most INCREDIBLE!!!! You CANNOT want more out of a Vacation hotel than this!!! Words cannot describe the impeccable and FLAWLESS service of the staff! Most respectful and a JOY to be around!

    Seda Lio P9,582
    Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020
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    Seda Lio

    Seda Lio

       
      4.4 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great Location. Close to restaurants. Hotel staff are nice and friendly.

      Charlie's El Nido
      Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020
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      Charlie's El Nido

      Charlie's El Nido

         
        5.0 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The staff are very friendly and attentive. The location is 15 minutes away from downtown. There is no view of the beach, but it’s still a serene view of distant mountains and green fields. We arrived at the grand opening so a lot of things are still being set up. The pools are amazing and the food ...

        Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa P5,448
        Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020
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        Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa

        Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa

           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Stayed here for 3 nights 4 days and My husband and I had a great time. Although, I wouldn’t stay here longer than that. There’s no planned activities during the day and we kinda got bored on the 3rd day. It’s about an hour boat ride from the main land so you need to pretty much eat and chill on the ...

          Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII P2,929
          Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020
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          Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII

          Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII

             
            4.4 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            good location next to mall. just off main road , but quiet. staff make it what it is

            Bacau Bay Resort Coron P5,682
            Reviewed on Apr 9, 2020
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            Bacau Bay Resort Coron

            Bacau Bay Resort Coron

            Governor's Drive, Sitio Jolo, Poblacion 5, Coron, Palawan
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly! Special shout out to Twing Achapero, Guest Services supervisor who helped us find the lost rosary beads of my mom! It has a very sentimental value to my mom and my mom was really very happy that Twing Achapero helped us to have the rosary back to ...

              Aziza Paradise Hotel P3,291
              Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020
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              Aziza Paradise Hotel

              Aziza Paradise Hotel

                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This is in a great location in Puerto Princesa and the staff is amazing. They are very pleasant, helpful and quick to be of help

                Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel P6,080
                Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020
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                Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel

                Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel

                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Clean great hotel. Unfortunately I had to leave really early as just got there to enjoy my vacation. Received a call that the island was closing as national lockdown was just 24 hours away. I had to scramble to get plane ticket back to Manila and ran out before was too late !

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