Palawan is an island in the Philippines, located in the MIMAROPA region, south of the capital, Manila.
It's one of the main touristic destination in the Philippines, known all over the world for its breathetaking landscapes and for the crystal clear waters.
This island has been voted by the National Geographic Traveler as the most beautiful island in the world.
In a survey done in 2014, more than 76,000 readers of Conde Nast voted the island of Palawan as the most exotic place in the world.
One of the main attractions of the island is the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Unesco Heritage and one of the natural wonders of the world. With a lenght of about 8 kolimeters, it's the longest underground river in the whole Asia, and the second longest in the world.
Tourists, thanks to guided tour, can visit this river by boat and can travel in the ample system of underground caves, full of stalactites and stalagmites.
The province of Palawan has also anothe Unesco site, the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park.
The island of Palawan is known as the "last frontiere" of the Philippines, being at the extreme west of the archipelago, with its southernmost point being not far from Malaysia.
You can reach Palawan by plane - with a 75 minutes flight from Manila - or by ferry. The journey by ferry is 24 hours long.
Most visitors go to El Nido, a village at the north of the island, starting point for island hopping, snorkeling, and many other water activities around Bacuit and the Calamian islands.
1) Diving in Coron Bay
2) Explore the Underground River of Puerto Princesa
3) Island hopping in Honda Bay
4) Discover El Nido
5) Diving around Tubbataha reef