Your whole trip in the Philippines will never be completed without visiting the province recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature in the World – Palawan!

I may be biased if I say that Palawan’s islands are one of the most beautiful islands in the world! Exaggerating as it sounds, but you will surely come to that conclusion as well when you visit this province. Just by looking at how rich their marine biodiversity is, It will make you feel like this whole island is just renting a space to a vast ocean surrounded by it, co-living with thousands of underwater species. But Palawan is not only limited to different bodies of water, they also have other tourist spots like mountains and safari that might spark your interest! Truly, Palawan is the best tourist destination in the Philippines!

If you’re too overwhelmed and can’t decide where to go first, then let me help you by giving you the Top Palawan Tourist Spots that you should visit!

Key Takeaways

Palawan offers magnificent tourist spots for all its visitors to enjoy. This province is known for having thousands of Islands and islets all around the area; ready to reveal its breathtaking beauty. Visiting their lagoons, rivers, and caves is also one of the highlights that you should take note of. Not only that, but you can also do mount climbing through their beautiful mountain tops or experience the safari life on your own! Palawan is something worth visiting too.

Here’s the list of the Top Palawan Tourist Spots that you should visit during your vacation:

              • Puerto Princesa Underground River
              • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
              • Twin Lagoon – Coron
              • Secret Lagoon
              • Shimizu Island – El Nido
              • Amanpulo
              • Punta Sebaring Beach (Balabac)
              • Long Beach (San Vicente)
              • Mt. Tapyas
              • Calauit Safari Park

Puerto Princesa Underground River

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First on our list is the place recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage sites included in the Seven Wonders of Nature, none other than the Puerto Princesa Underground River!

This specific tourist spot is one of the most visited places in the province of Palawan! It became popular when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, popularly known as UNESCO, included Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature last November 11, 2011. Since then, many tourists have wanted to visit the place and trying to feed their curiosity on why of all the places in the world, it is included in the list.

The mountain above you and the river below, are the reason it is called the underground river. To experience the fun of this tourist spot, visitors are required to ride a boat entering a cave full of beautiful limestones and rock formations. It will surely leave you speechless and thinking about how Mother Nature naturally crafted these rocks to be as it is today. For sure, it takes thousands of years or more to form this magnificent scenery. But could you imagine how the local municipality of Puerto Princesa preserves this place? Undoubtedly, this underground river deserves all the recognition it is getting. So what are you waiting for? Be sure to add this place to your list!

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
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For sure this next tourist spot will ring a bell in your head because this is also one of the pride of the Philippines and is well-known to the world as one of the best diving spots to visit, welcome to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park!

The world is gushing over the Tubbataha Reefs of Palawan. But can you blame them? Just look at those colorful and well-protected reefs! You can also see hundreds to thousands of marine species living under the deep ocean of Tubattaha. Based on UNESCO, the reef ecosystem of Tubbataha supports over 300 different kinds of corals and almost 700 different species of fish. Your eyes will surely be mesmerized by the number of diverse underwater creatures that you will be witnessing! Even the ASEAN’s Center for Biodiversity put Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park on their 35th ASEAN heritage park list. This place also gained recognition from UNESCO and was declared as one of the World’s heritage sites! A naturally gifted pride of the Philippines!

If you’re planning to try scuba diving in Tubattaha, you can only access the place through the liveaboard; either by boat or yacht, depending on your budget. Professional locals will guide you throughout your diving experience. If you’re a newbie in diving, you might think twice before booking your spot because the water current is quite strong for a beginner. It requires intermediate to advanced diving practice before jumping into these breathtaking ocean reefs. But if you’re a well-experienced diver and your finding a diving spot to explore then you should add this to your list of destinations!

Twin Lagoon – Coron

Twin Lagoon - Coron
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Let’s double the fun and adventure while appreciating the beauty of mother nature, head on to Coron Island and visit the Twin Lagoon!

You may be wondering why it is called Twin Lagoon, well, as the name suggested, it is two different lagoons separated by a big limestone rock making it look the same, but different. And unlike any other lagoon, this tourist spot is said to be magical because this is where the warm water of the sea meets the pure and cold water of the subterranean river! Locals said that you’ll feel it while you are enjoying your time in the water, as you go further, the water becomes colder. Meaning the water changes from warm seawater to pure water coming from the river. Interesting right?

If you’re planning to visit the place take note that before entering the premises, each visitor is required to pay an entrance fee of 200 pesos per head. If you want your visit to be extra memorable you can hire a tour guide for an additional 500 pesos. You can go snorkeling or swim anywhere around the lagoons! A refreshing place to enjoy and have your relaxation. So be sure to visit Twiin Lagoon when you visit Palawan!

Secret Lagoon

Secret Lagoon
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Secret Lagoon as they call it but the beauty of this island deserves to be recognized by the world– Welcome to Secret Lagoon!

Located at El Nido, Palawan this lagoon is a bit private than the Twin Lagoon of Coron. But the peacefulness it brings is one of the reasons why tourists choose this place over the others. It is an enclosed lagoon hiding in the middle of a mountain rock formation making it a secret paradise that is waiting to be discovered. If you’re planning your trip to this island, be sure to book an El Nido island-hopping tour package before going to this place. You may also want to book in advance because even though it is called a secret lagoon, because of its beauty it has become popular not just for local tourists but for foreigners too.

Shimizu Island – El Nido, Palawan

Shimizu Island - El Nido
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Another island to visit in El Nido is Shimizu Island!

Yes, the name of this island is after a Japanese man named Shimizu. It came from a tragic story of a Japanese diver’s death that was later found on one of the islands in Palawan, that now called the Shimizu Island. A perfect definition of the quotation “The end of a new beginning”. It may be a tragic story to tell but now that the island was discovered and gives a livelihood to some of the local people of the province, naming the island Shimizu and recognizing him is the least that they can do.

If this island caught your attention, be sure to book your tour guide and choose a package where this island is included in the island hopping list. It is a beautiful place to enjoy reason why tourists usually take a break and enjoy their lunch on this island. Midday is a bit crowded so if you want to enjoy this place by yourself, book a tour that arrives earlier or later than lunchtime.

Amanpulo, Palawan

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Finding a sweet escapade with your loved one? Then this next tourist spot is perfect for you, welcome to Amanpulo, Palawan!

Amanpulo is a luxury private island resort located at Cuyo, Palawan. By the word itself Amanpulo which means “peaceful island” is what this luxury island resort offers to its high-end guests. A whole white sand beach exclusively for all its guests, water activities, and high-class hotel services. Indeed, this is where you will find the relaxation you’re craving for!

Pack your luggage and go far away from the busy environment of the city. Book a room in this luxury resort that is worth every penny!

Punta Sebaring Beach – Balabac, Palawan

Punta Sebaring Beach
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White sandbar and a crystal clear ocean in front, a perfect place to enjoy the summer, this is Punta Sebaring Beach!

Situated on Balabac Island in Palawan, this place is a bit underrated than some of the beaches on this list. No bars to party at or extreme activities to do, just a simple paradise to appreciate the beauty of the island. You can swim or do sunbathing under the sun or watch the sun setting. It also makes you want to take everything slowly while watching the beautiful scenery in front. The simple life it offers makes it more memorable for some of the tourists who visit the place.

To visit this island, it will take you five hours of air travel and a couple of hours of sea travel. But it will surely be worth it because of how breathtaking Punta Sebaring offers! So be sure to add this island to your list!

Long Beach – San Vicente, Palawan

Long Beach - San Vicente
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If you’re curious where is the longest beach in the Philippines, then this is the answer you’re looking for– Welcome to Long Beach of San Vicente, Palawan!

True to its name, this beach is the longest in the Philippines and second in Southeast Asia! You’ll see a white sandbar stretched into the distance as far as your eye could see. A breathtaking view to enjoy and a refreshing scenery to relax. If you’re thinking of visiting this island be sure to book a hotel nearby.

Now grab your baggage and experience the beauty of the longest beach in the Philippines!

Mt. Tapyas – Coron, Palawan

Mt. Tapyas
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Tired of all the water activities? Go and grab your climbing gear because this next tourist spot will surely give you tons of sweat and some physical aches. Let’s go to Mount Tapyas in Coron, Palawan!

Mount Tapyas is said to be one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Palawan. It is located at Coron proper and can be accessed by travel tours. Like any other mountain activity, you can hike or watch the sunset on the top of the deck. A greenery that will surely give you a refreshing mind and relaxation.

It is safe to say that Palawan is not only known for its pristine beaches and beautiful lagoons, but it also offers mountain tourist spots and breathtaking scenery! Be sure to visit this spot when you’re in Palawan.

Calauit Safari Park

Calauit Safari Park
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Yes, you read it right! Palawan is not just famous for marine life and underwater species, it also has a Safari Park protecting different kinds of animals– Welcome to Calauit Safari Park!

This Safari was established in 1976 and became a wildlife sanctuary in the Philippines. Many animals, of different kinds, treat this 3700-hectare island as their habitat. It is highly protected by the Locals and has become one of the tourist attractions in Coron, Palawan. Before entering the park, tourists need to pay an entrance fee depending on whether you’re a local or a foreigner, and an environmental fee. They also offer a Safari Tour Fee and a camping fee. But if you want your travel to be hassle-free, you can book a Calauit Safari Tour before your arrival. Giraffes, zebra, and deer, just name it and they are probably here in Calauit Safari Park! Add this place to your list of destinations!

And here are the Top Tourist Spots in Palawan that you must visit! List it all down and check it one by one. Be sure to have your best time and collect unforgettable memories on your travels! Have fun and explore the Palawan, Philippines!



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Albay is home to some of the Philippines’ most beautiful natural attractions, including the Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa Ruins Park, and the Sumlang Lake. These stunning sights offer breathtaking views and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and zip-lining.

Albay is known for its spicy cuisine, particularly the popular dish called “Bicol Express.” Other must-try dishes include laing (taro leaves cooked in coconut milk), pinangat (stewed fish in tamarind broth), and pili nuts (a local delicacy).

Albay has a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its historic landmarks, churches, and festivals. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Daraga Church, the Albay Park and Wildlife, and witness the colorful Magayon Festival, which celebrates the province’s legends and traditions.

The people of Albay are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature. Expect to be greeted with genuine smiles and gracious hospitality from the locals, who are proud of their province and happy to share it with visitors.


Bulacan is known for its rich history and has several well-preserved landmarks that date back to the Spanish colonial era. Some of the must-visit landmarks include the Barasoain Church, the Malolos Cathedral, and the Marcelo H. del Pilar Shrine.

Bulacan is a foodie’s paradise, with a range of local delicacies that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Some of the popular dishes include the renowned chicharon (pork cracklings), pastillas (milk candies), and puto (steamed rice cakes).

Bulacan is home to several vibrant festivals and celebrations throughout the year, including the famous “Singkaban Festival,” which showcases the province’s culture and arts. Other festivals to look forward to include the Bocaue River Festival, the Obando Fertility Dance Festival, and the Flores de Mayo.

Bulacan has a thriving art and culture scene, with several museums, galleries, and cultural centers showcasing the province’s rich artistic heritage. Visit the Hiyas ng Bulacan Museum, the Pandi Pottery Center, or the Angat Pinoy Weaving Center to experience the province’s art and culture.


Batangas is home to some of the best beaches in the Philippines, such as Nasugbu, Laiya, and Calatagan. These beaches offer crystal clear waters, white sand, and various water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and island hopping.

Batangas has a rich history, and there are several historical landmarks you can visit, such as the Taal Basilica, the Balayan Church, and the Apolinario Mabini Shrine.

Batangas is a popular diving spot because of its rich marine life. Anilao is a great place to go diving as it is home to over 40 dive sites and a variety of sea creatures such as seahorses, octopuses, and nudibranchs.

Batangas is known for its delicious cuisine, such as the Batangas beef bulalo, lomi, and tawilis. Make sure to try out the local delicacies when you visit!

Batangas is also known for its colorful festivals, such as the Batangas City Foundation Day and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. These festivals showcase the province’s culture and traditions through parades, street dances, and other cultural activities.


Cebu is known for its historical landmarks such as the Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, and the Basilica del Santo Niño, which are all significant in the country’s colonial past.

Cebu has some of the best beaches in the country, such as Moalboal, Malapascua Island, and Bantayan Island. These beaches offer crystal clear waters, white sand, and various water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and island hopping.

Cebu City is a bustling metropolis that offers a mix of modern and traditional experiences. You can visit the Cebu Taoist Temple, explore the lively night markets, or take a stroll at the famous Fuente Osmena Circle.

Cebu is known for its delicious cuisine such as lechon (roast pig), dried fish, and puso (rice wrapped in banana leaves). Make sure to try out the local delicacies when you visit!

Cebu celebrates a number of festivals throughout the year, such as the Sinulog Festival, which is a colorful and vibrant celebration of the province’s culture and traditions.

Camarines Sur

Camarines Sur is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities like wakeboarding, kayaking, and zip-lining at the CamSur Watersports Complex. You can also go hiking at Mount Isarog, explore the Caramoan Islands, or relax at the pristine beaches of the province.

Camarines Sur has a rich history, and there are several historical landmarks you can visit, such as the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, the Malabsay Falls, and the Peñafrancia Basilica Minore.

Camarines Sur is known for its spicy cuisine, particularly the Bicol Express, which is a spicy pork dish cooked with coconut milk and chili peppers. Make sure to try out the local delicacies when you visit!

Camarines Sur celebrates several festivals throughout the year, such as the Penafrancia Festival, which is a colorful and vibrant celebration of the province’s culture and traditions.

Camarines Sur is home to several cultural and arts centers, such as the Ateneo de Naga University and the Bicol Museum. These centers showcase the province’s rich history, culture, and arts.


Boracay’s White Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with its powdery white sand and clear turquoise waters. You can relax on the beach, go swimming, or try out water activities such as snorkeling, parasailing, or island hopping.

Puka Beach is another beautiful beach on the island, known for its tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking views. You can swim, sunbathe, or simply enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.

Boracay offers a variety of water activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddleboarding. You can also go island hopping or take a sunset cruise to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Boracay has a vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars and clubs that offer live music, DJs, and dancing. You can enjoy a drink at a beachside bar or party the night away at a club.

Boracay offers a range of local and international cuisine, with fresh seafood being a specialty. You can also find street food and local delicacies such as the chori burger, calamansi muffins, and banana pancakes.

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