is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas Region. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City and it is the largest province in terms of land area. The islands of Palawan stretches from Mindoro to Borneo in the southwest. There are many resorts in the island. It lies between the South China Sea in the northwest and Sulu Sea in the southeast. Palawan consists of some of the most pristine natural habitats in the world.Palawan is a melting pot of 87 different cultural groups and races. Basically, the people are of Austronesian origin, with a sprinkling of Chinese and Japanese bloodlines. Its culture bears a strong influence from India, China, and the Middle East. More tourists are visiting the island these days, they come here to unwind trying to escape from the busy working days that life has offered them and then ended up discovering many natural wonders that this island has to offer that ussually results to returning to this beautiful untamed place.


Conde Nast Traveler, the largest circulated and most popular travel magazine in the United States voted Palawan as a tourist destination with the Best Beaches Overall in Asia in its October 2007 issue.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park (1999)

This park features a large limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.

  • Tubbataha Reef Marine Park (1993)

The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 332 km², including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100 m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands. -UNESCO


Barcelo Asturias
Club Noah
Club Paradise
Coral Bay Resort
Discovery Divers
Dive Link
Dos Palmas
El Nido Miniloc Resort
El Rio y Mar Resort
Hotel Fleuris
Flower Island Resort
Hillside Resort
Kokosnuss Resort
Lally & Abeth Resort
Legend Hotel
Princessa Holiday
Sangat Island Resort


palawan map

go to map


  home | resorts | photo gallery | map | reservations