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Stories and Tips Palawan

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Palawan in General

Written by Opcon LLC on 06 Aug, 2007

My entire article can be summed up as follows: "If you want an adventurous vacation, go to Palawan; If you want a relaxing vacation go to Boracay and no matter what you want, avoid Manila at all cost." I know, I know, Palawan is a…Read More

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The Massage Experience

Written by HiramAbif on 24 Apr, 2005

Massage service is common in the Philippines, and as a matter of fact, in the whole of the Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos ,Cambodia and Vietnam). I was surprised to discover that some of the best massage service is actually offered in little El Nido. And…Read More

The El Nido Islands

Written by Eric Merced on 12 Oct, 2004

These groups of islands and inlets are located at the northern part of Palawan. The most striking features of these islands are their scenic landscape (massive limestone islands of varying shapes and sizes scattered about the sparkling Bacuit bay), thriving exotic flora and fauna (this…Read More

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Tay Tay (Sandoval) Airport - A Flight to Remember

Written by HiramAbif on 15 May, 2005

Photos are sometimes better than words. In the first photo, you can see my wife and a second lady from our party in front of the CHECK-IN COUNTER at Sandoval airport. The third shows an Asian Spirit plane landing on the airstrip (a widened and…Read More

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Corong Corong

Written by leine on 22 Oct, 2005

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…Read More

Full Moon Party - El Nido

Written by leine on 22 Oct, 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.…Read More

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The Amazing Race 5 Pit Stop: Lagen Island

Written by Eric Merced on 25 Oct, 2004

Lagen Island was one of the pit stops on the popular reality show The Amazing Race 5. When we were hiking on Lagen Island, we asked our guide about his personal experience when the Amazing Race teams were there. He said that the four teams…Read More

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Written by Jolantka on 21 Mar, 2013

El Nido is a fishing village in the north-western part of Palawan Island. It is slowly changing its status to a tourist paradise since it is located in the picturesque Bascuit Bay. There are some scenic islands of amazing rock formations and dense jungle scattered…Read More

Coron, Palawan

Written by qualo1 on 11 Apr, 2009

I've been twice to Busuanga (Sept 07, and Oct 08), and my resort of choice is Sangat Island Reserve, it costs around 8,000 pesos per night for 2 people but its worth it if your budget stretches this far. Included is transfers to and from…Read More

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