Palawan Journals

The Paradise of Palawan Island

A February 2005 trip to Palawan by leine

Barcuit Bay Photo, Palawan, Philippines More Photos
Quote: It is amazing to see the archipelago when you are above it in the propellor plane. The Gulf of Palawan is breathtaking, as we later discovered. Turtles were swimming along the boat, and we saw secret beaches.

The Paradise of Palawan Island

Overview

Barcuit Bay Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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For the first days we stayed at Puerto Princessa and saw that the fishermen's houses at the bay were burned down. It was not clear who did it, but everybody blamed the mayor. El Nido was very nice and small. People are not spoiled with tourism here and are really nice. Snorkeling and hiking in the area is really good. Quick Tips: Puerto Princessa: Stay at Puerto Pension and go to Honda Bay for snorkeling. Go to Snake, Bat, or Starfish islands and be amazed. The way to Sabbang is a bumpy trip, but it's worth seeing the deserted beaches and underground river. El Nido: Stay at Lally & Abet, which is more outside the village. Go for hiking on Cadlao Island and the fisherman's village of Co...Read More
Puerto Pension Photo, Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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It is simple but effective. There is a very nice staff and you can book trips at the pension's office. It has a nice view over the bay when you have breakfast on the roof terrace. When you want to pay with credit card, it is best to take your time.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Puerto Pension
35 Malvar St.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines 5300

Lally & Abet Beach Resort

Hotel | "Lally & Abet Beach Resort"

Lally & Abet Beach Resort Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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The seaview houses are perfect when you don't have neighbours. When you do have them, you can hear everything throught the thin walls. When your neighbours walk, the bungalow moves along with them. Besides that, it is a good place to be, with grand view over the bay and a restaurant with good food. When the mangement is not there, the service changes, because the young women don't speak English that well.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Lally & Abet Beach Resort
Miniloc Island
Palawan, Philippines

Dolarog resort Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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Best Things Nearby:Barcuit Bay Best Things About the Resort:It is run by an Italian and a Pilipino. The food is very good and it is quiet.Resort Experience:This is a marvelous place to stay. You can scuba dive, snorkel, go by boat and have picnics on deserted beaches, or do completely nothing and listen to the wind. #reviewExtras {display:block;} #reviewExtras ul {margin:0;padding:5px 0 15px 0;} #reviewExtras li {color:#000;font-size:12px;padding:1px 0;} #reviewExtras li strong {float:left;display:block;width:50%;font-weight:bold;} ]] ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Art Cafe

Restaurant

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This is the place to get your espresso at the temperature you want it. In the art cafe, you can also book plane tickets and trips.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2005

Art Cafe
Sirena Street
Palawan, Philippines

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This is completely different from a full moon party in Europe or Thailand. It starts when the moon comes up (around 6:30pm) and is filled with performances by children and live music.

Corong Corong

Story/Tip

majong Photo, Palawan, Philippines
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This is a fisherman's village near El Nido. We were there on a Sunday, and then they all drink rum and play Majong. The ground administration of Palawan is being destroyed by the Japanese, and therefore it is not clear who owns what peace of land.

About the Writer

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