A February 2005 trip
to Palawan by leine
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.
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 Corong Corong. Or stay at Doralog Beach and do day trips with your private boat.
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
35 Malvar St.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines 5300
Hotel | "Lally & Abet Beach Resort"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2005
Lally & Abet Beach Resort
It is run by an Italian and a Pilipino. The food is very good and it is quiet.
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.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2005
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.
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.
den haag, Netherlands