During the previous post, you have been introduced to Palawan through its top 5 most popular places. In this post, aside from must-see destinations in this side of the Philippines, actual activities you can participate with will be featured as well.
Nature TrippingCredit: http://www.palawan.gov.ph
Most travelers would agree that traveling is mostly done to see sights and capture it in photos or videos. In relation to Palawan and sightseeing, nature tripping should be the most rewarding experience. Just to catch a glimpse of corals, marine creatures, reefs, rainforests, islets, falls, lagoons, cliffs, caves, and beaches such as in El Nido or the Ursula island bird sanctuary is more than enough.
How about a tour of popular places throughout Palawan? Some of which include the following:
- Cave tours such as in Tabon, dubbed as the “Cradle of Philippine Civilization,” where the 22,000 years old Tabon man had been archaeologically found.
- History trips which include popular forts in Taytay (built in 1667), Cuyo, and Cagayancillo; lighthouses of Melville and Port Miller; Plaza Cuartel (a Japanese garrison); and the Culion Cathedral.
- Cultural sites such as the Batac community and museums of Tabon, Palawan, and the Palawan State College Museum.
- Manmade places including Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, Calauit game preserve and wildlife sanctuary, Palawan butterfly garden, Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Vista Luz Picnic Grounds,
Kayaking, Rafting, Boating, Sailing, and CruisingCredit: UNESCO
These are water activities you can participate with. You can ride rafts through El Nido. You can also enjoy paddle boats along mangrove filled waters. As for cruising, you shouldn’t miss underground river cruise of the Puerto Princesa subterranean river national park.
For advenCredit: WikiPediature seekers, Palawan is rich in diving opportunities such as in Coron Bay and Tubbataha Reef. Coron is in fact listed in Forbes magazine’s top ten diving sites of the world and offers underwater wreckage sites and rock formations which are visible down to 20 meters below sea level. Tubbataha on the other hand is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its amazing coral reefs. Other dive sites include Club Paradise, Coco Beach, Las Perlas, Maricaban Bay, Roxas (San Vicente), Taytay,
Another underwater activity you can avail of is snorkeling through Coron and also Honda Bay. The latter offers crystalline shallow white sand waters which mirror the ocean floor. You may also snorkel in El Nido, Busuanga, Port Baton, and Quezon.
Swimming and Surfing
Go skinny dipping in various white sand beaches such as those in Honda Bay, Nasin-aw, and Silica. You can also include Sabang Falls in your swimming itinerary. It’s a unique falls facing the ocean. It’s also a water basin which quenches the thirst of the entire community of Sabang.
Island HoppingCredit: GoPalawan.travel
Speaking of Honda Bay, its various islets enable tourists to hop from one island to another for free or with a corresponding entrance fee. Other island hopping destinations include include Coron, Busuanga, Cuyo, Port Barton, Quezon Malanut, and Nakuda.
Trekking and Climbing
Ugong rock cave of Sabang offers climbing and zip line descent once you reach the top. You may also trek through several hills in various islands throughout Palawan.
Horse Back Riding
Busuanga is the place to be for this activity.
These and more are countless activities you can participate with during your tour of Palawan.