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San Vicente, Palawan: A Chance To Get Tourism Right (Philippines)

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San Vicente is an almost untouched part of Palawan that is home to one of the longest beaches in all of Asia.  A rather large municipality, San Vicente itself is divided into a handful of barangays, sleepy towns and villages.

Underdevelopment has seemingly preserved this part of Palawan with tourism in San Vicente being traditionally low compared to the rest of the island.  But that will all be changing soon as the people of San Vicente prepare to open up their quaint and secluded part of Palawan to the rest of the world.

As tourism in the Philippines is expected to recover after a slight decline in 2017, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has implemented a series of aggressive and daring marketing schemes that appear to start revitalizing tourism in and to the country.  With the Duterte administration’s controversial closing and reopening of one of the Philippines’ top tourist attractions, Boracay, the impacts from such an undertaking have yet to be quantified. But one can hope that the government can actually maintain its new regulations for tourism hotspots.

That’s why all eyes should be on San Vicente as it will be the testbed and ground zero for the DOT’s (newest branch) Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and its bold new tourism initiatives.  San Vicente is actually a chance for the Government of the Philippines to get tourism right.

 

 

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New airports and air travel routes are popping up all over the country with hopes of easing congestion in busier airports and bringing in tourist traffic to newer locations.

With the opening of the new San Vicente Airport, the local government hopes to tap into the expected influx of tourists by developing local attractions and essentially building a new tourist destination from scratch.

It’s a daring plan that will take years of dedication from both the private and government sectors.  So far, everything seems to be on track, and the locals seem more than eager to start this new beginning for San Vicente.

San Vicente
Palawan Philippines 

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APULIT ISLAND: A Taste of El Nido Resorts Eco Adventure Private Islands!

Ayala Land’s El Nido Resorts, Apulit Island is an eco-adventure destination located on the eastern side of Palawan. The resort recently underwent a facelift; their second major renovation after acquiring the property from Club Noah Isabelle.

The property closed down for 6 months to complete the full renovation. Everything from the rooms, the materials, and even the furniture were included in the renovation.

Here’s my experience on the beautiful island of Apulit:

 

El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
Apulit Island | Taytay, Palawan Island 5322, Philippines
Contact Nos.:  +63 (02) 902 5994 / +63 (02) 902 5995 or +63 (917) 843 7903
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook:
El Nido Resorts
Instagram: @elnidoresorts
Website: www.elnidoresorts.com/apulit-island

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#Philippines, Palawan

PALAWAN GUIDE 2018: Coron, El Nido, Taytay, Puerto Princesa!

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.

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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…

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5 Exciting things to do in Puerto Princesa, Palawan!

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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.

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AMIKA TRAVEL & TOURS
Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Amikatravelandtours/
Contact: (048)434-1872 | 0908-881-1098 | 0917-311-5841
Website: http://amikatravels.com/
Email: [email protected]

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Camp Ngey Ngey Experience by Tao Expedition

Related Blog Post: TAO EXPEDITION: How @TaoPhilippines Ruined the Island Hopping Experience Anywhere Else (A Review)

Camp Ngey Ngey

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!

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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 PHILIPPINES
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.

Email[email protected]
Emergency Contact Numbers: +63 908 874 9075 or +63 998 411 3576
FacebookTao Philippines
Instagram@TaoPhilippines
Twitter: @TaoPhilippines
Websitehttp://www.taophilippines.com/

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Palawan

A Funny Lion Coron Adventure! (Is your Coron experience like this?)

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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
Facebook: thefunnylion
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://thefunnylion.com

CALAMIANES EXPEDITION ECO TOURS
11 San Agustin Street Coron, Palawan
Facebook: calamianecotour

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Have you Tried the Best Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Tour in Coron, Palawan?! @SUPCentralTours

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Have you ever been to Palawan? If you have, you might want to return to try this!

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!

 

SUP CENTRAL TOURS
Coron, Palawan
Mobile: +63 917 891 1968, +63 930 188 6609
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: supcentraltours
Website: www.supcentraltours.com 

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Floral Island: Your Dream Vacation on Your Own Private Island Paradise in Palawan?!

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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
Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5153819
Website: http://floralisland-resort.ph/
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @floralisland.resort
Facebook: @floralisland.resort
Contact: +63 9171625550

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Palawan

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.

Lio Tourism Estate
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Facebook: Lio El Nido
Instagram: @LioElNido

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Related Blog Posts:
• LIO, EL NIDO: Family Staycation and Lio Beach Festival Guide!
 LIO El Nido, Palawan: A Hidden Eco-Tourism Paradise! (Casa Kalaw)

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