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.
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.
It’s the first Maldivian resort experience in the Philippines, with its own signature Huma-zing hospitality. The resort is owned by Dr. Hamad, a Kuwaiti who believes and invests in the tourism potential of our country.
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.
The expedition takes place in Coron, Culion, Linipacan, andEl Nido–for 5 days and 4 nights. It is recommended to go from Coron (known for its shipwrecks and diving) to El Nido (known for the best islands and beaches). The expedition season starts in October and ends in June.
Tao means “people” in Filipino and is pronounced as Ta-O (not as the single syllable, tao).
Here’s what I think about the boats, the accommodations, the activities, and the food in the Tao Expedition…
We snorkeled in an aquarium-like coral reef with the clearest water I’ve ever seen. Then we had lunch and a tour of the much-anticipated Tao Farm before finally settling in our Tao Village base camp in El Nido.
Here’s a photo essay of the 4th day of our Tao Expedition experience…
Meet our Tao Expedition group: Dallas and Miranda from Wisconsin, Adrian and Raqui from New York, Rich from UK, and Alex from Germany.
Day 1 of the expedition was dedicated to exploring the islands around Coron, snorkeling around the different shipwrecks, and making our way to the small island of Patchelyn (Patcy for short), in between Coron and Culion.
Here’s a photo essay of our Day 1 TAO EXPEDITION experience from Coron to Patcy…
TAO PHILIPPINES is an expedition which aims to immerse participants in the authentic Filipino island life. The expedition takes place in the remote islands of Northern Palawan–between El Nido and Coron–for 5 days and 4 nights.
It’s highly recommended to start the Tao expedition in Coron and end it in El Nido, to fully experience the best islands and beaches, not only in Palawan, but also in the world.
Here’s a photo essay of our pre-departure in Coron…