Have you been to the best Island in the World?
With pictures like these, you can easily see why Palawan’s a destination on everyone’s bucket list, that’s home to clear aquamarine water, breathtaking limestone cliffs, secret lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs and the world’s longest underground river.
Team OAP has come up with exciting activities and staycation experiences you might want to try on your next trip to Palawan. Find yourself Stand Up Paddling (SUP) with Coron’s famed limestones as your backdrop, play in Puerto Princesa’s inflatable water park, go camping at Tao Expedition, or even enjoy your own private island in Taytay?
Checkout what’s new on our 2018 guide as we hit all major islands of Palawan from Coron, El Nido. Taytay down to Puerto Princesa…
1. CORON- Have you Tried the Best Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Tour in Coron, Palawan?! @SUPCentralTours
Stand Up Paddling a.k.a SUP is one of Coron’s newest eco-tour attractions. If you want to literally get soaked in nature, enjoy Instagram-ready view s , and even get a total body workout in the process, then this is just the ex perience for you!
SUP Central Tours is a full service, duly accredited tour operating service offering world class paddle boarding and island hopping tours in Coron! It is a heady combination of turquoise waters, spectacular snorkeling sites brimming with exotic fish, and of course the incredible majestic limestone formation overhead that seem to devour you with it’s unbelievable patterns. It just never gets old!
2. CORON: Camp Ngey Ngey Experience by Tao Expedition
Are you an adventurous spirit searching for the warm breeze of the sea?
Go completely off-the-grid at this secluded beach hideaway! If you’ve heard of Tao Expedition, Camp Ngey Ngey offers the same Tao experience but set on the remote island of Manguengey in Busuanga, Northern Palawan.
This three-day and two-night Neverland island escape is not for everyone. Tao is a sustainable travel gem where you can go back to nature by enjoying the simple things in life. Here you sleep in Tao’s signature open-air bamboo hut, enjoy healthy meals cooked using the local vegetation and the fresh catch of the day, discover the magical snorkeling and shipwreck diving sites of Coron, and even find wildlife within the island’s shores, from turtles and dugongs, to glowing plankton and even baby sharks! When the sun sets, the camp guides make sure to entertain and keep the party going for everyone. The best part? You get to experience all of this with new friends from all over the world!
Tao Philippines Expedition is a social enterprise founded by Eddie Agamos Brock and Jack Foottit that immerses participants in the authentic Filipino island life while, at the same time, helping the remote island communities of Northern Palawan.
Here’s what I think about the tours, the accommodations, the activities, and the food in the camp…
Tao Expeditions has been described as ‘One of the most pioneering cultural eco-tourism projects in the Philippines’. It is a journey to the most remote region in Palawan to discover a tropical archipelago of hundreds of paradise islands, inaccessible to independent travelers through its remoteness and lack of tourist infrastructure.
Emergency Contact Numbers: +63 908 874 9075 or +63 998 411 3576
Facebook: Tao Philippines
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3. CORON- A Funny Lion Coron Adventure! (Is your Coron experience like this?)
Coron, Palawan is no stranger to every Filipino’s bucket list. Many Pinoys have never even been to Palawan, but they’ll definitely agree that Coron is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.
Having been blessed with precious beaches, limestone cliffs, freshwater lakes, and spectacular diving spots filled with WWII sunken warships, Coron offers unparalleled experiences and picturesque scenery! It’s no wonder Travel+Leisure declared Coron part of the world’s best islands.
(Click the play icon ▶️ and watch The Funny Lion experience video ⬆️)
There are only a few luxury resorts in Coron. One I highly recommend is The Funny Lion, a safari-themed eco-boutique resort, conveniently located in the heart of Coron Town, 30 minutes away from Busuanga Airport.
Here’s a complete guide to our roaring adventure in Coron, Palawan…
THE FUNNY LION
Sitio Jolo, Poblacion V, Coron Palawan
Landline: 632 856 1443 | 553 9549
Mobile: +63 917 861 9441
4. EL NIDO- LIO El Nido: Hotel Covo or Balai Adlao Palawan Staycation?
Hailed as the best Island in the world, Palawan is home to some of the most magnificent beaches in the Philippines. That’s why it’s only fitting that we must do our best to preserve the natural wonders of this amazing Island.
5. TAYTAY- Floral Island: Your Dream Vacation on Your Own Private Island Paradise in Palawan?!
Yup, you read that right. I bet you didn’t know you could rent an entire island in the Philippines through Airbnb without breaking the bank.
And yes we’ve all had that dream of living on a private island away from everyone else. So why rent a fancy room on a 5-star island resort if you and your friends can own an entire island for the same price.
Luckily you can do just that with Floral Island, a Tropical paradise in Palawan surrounded by crystal clear waters and a coral reef unlike any other.
FLORAL ISLAND RESORT
Floral Island Resort, Talacanen Island, Taytay, Philippines
Contact: +63 9171625550
6. PUERTO PRINCESA- 5 Exciting things to do in Puerto Princesa Palawan!
Puerto Princesa is the capital city of Palawan, hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world and also my favorite in the Philippines.
Blessed with countless natural wonders and disciplined people it is no wonder that Puerto Princesa city is considered to be the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines.
And with the opening of the New Puerto Princesa International Airport, hundreds of international tourists are now flocking to the island to discover all its natural wonders.
AMIKA TRAVEL & TOURS
Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300
Contact: (048)434-1872 | 0908-881-1098 | 0917-311-5841
7. PUERTO PRINCESA- Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa Palawan Experience! (Photo Essay)
The flourishing city of Puerto Princesa is the beloved capital city of Palawan and is said to be the gateway to the last frontier and best island in the world.
Famous for its beautiful Honda Bay and the world-renowned Underground river, Puerto Princesa is one of the best go-to summer destinations in the Philippines.
Equipped with a new airport and a fast-growing city, there is something for everyone in Puerto Princesa City. And if you’re looking for the perfect staycation resort, then Princesa Garden Island Resort & Spa has you covered.
PRINCESA GARDEN ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Caniguiran Street, Barangay Bancao-Bancao
Contact: 0977 194 5105 | 0920 822 7443 | 048 723 1356
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.