Travel Guide : Palawan is included in National Geographic's Best Trips for 2011

Palawan was hand-picked by National Geographic Traveler editors as one of the best travel destinations for 2011. So if you're planning for a summer get-away this year, don't forget to include this island paradise in your list.

Please see the article below as lifted from their website.

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Palawan, Philippines

Palawan’s limestone karst cliffs, coral atolls, mangrove forests, sugar-white sandy beaches, and extensive fringing reefs create one of the Philippines' most biodiverse terrestrial and marine environments. Designated as a fish and wildlife sanctuary in 1967, the Philippines' largest (in total land area) province encompasses nearly 1,240 miles (1,995 kilometers) of coastline stretching across 1,768 islands.

On the main island (also named Palawan) near Sabang, hike the three-mile (five-kilometer) Monkey Trail to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park's navigable underground river. The five-mile (eight-kilometer) coastal rain forest route is home to long-tailed macaques, blue-naped parrots, and other indigenous wildlife. In the province’s northern Calamianes islands, Coron Island is considered one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations, offering World War II-vintage wreck diving and snorkeling in calm, crystalline waters. Nearby Culion Island, a former leper colony surrounded by sea grass beds and coral reefs, is an emerging ecotourism destination worth a day trip.

I am yet to explore Palawan. Hopefully this year, I will be able to set foot on this paradise. Summer? I guess... Invite me! Hahaha!

Congratulations to Palawan!


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  1. nice! deserving naman talaga :D

  2. good news talaga ito---it's about time. so travel bloggers. go!!!! lets help sustain the momentum!!!

  3. great news! date kasali ang El Nido sa Lonely planet naman. :) maganda tlga Palawan! sana this year magawa namen Coron. :)

  4. @Bino-oo naman...

    @Axl-pupunta ako kung i-invite moko... hahaha!!!

    @Pusang Kalye-tara! kaso nakapunta ka na nga pala dyan... hehehe!!!

    @thepinaysolobackpacker - ako din, sana makapunta ako dyan... hehehe!!!

  5. hi mervin,

    wow ang galing naman, ayan lalo tuloy ako naexcite kasi sa feb. (5 days ako sa palawan, puerto princesa & elnido), last trip ko na rin un kc my wife is giving birth for our 3rd baby...hehehe..puro climb nalang muna...
    hope mapuntahan mo rin un...

  6. @Lakwatserong Tatay-wow! congrats to your 3rd baby... sana nga makapunta din ako ng Palawan... hehehe... Thanks Brian..

  7. its one of my wish..to visit Palawan...Goodluck! take some good photos:)


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