Sightseeing in Palawan - Philippines
Its natural splendors have been reported and attested to by travelers, journals and documentaries. But it is only when you go sightseeing in Palawan that you can truly appreciate its beauty.
Location and How to Get There
The province is filled with attractions, but getting to specific sites is very easy as the hotels and resorts handle and provide for the transportation. For example, if you want to go on a city tour of Puerto Princesa, there are package tours that will take you around. The same can be said with excursions into its underground rivers or dive sites, with the boats being provided by the hotel or resort you are staying in.
What to See
Sightseeing in Palawan can be a unique experience, as both the land and sea offer diverse attractions that will captivate you. Diving enthusiasts will go for such sites as the Tubbataha Reefs, or the dive sites around Coron Island. and Port Baton.
For a general view of the spectacular vistas on land, the view decks in Salvacion, Sta. Monica and Buenavista offer unrivalled panoramas of the hills, plains and coastlines. Other interesting sites are the Enchanted Garden (a carnival / park) and the city stadium. Also worthy of a look are the Calauit Game Preserve and Sanctuary, the El Nido Marine Reserve and the Malampaya Sound Land and Seascape, where dolphins can be seen. The islands of Ursula and Busuanga are equally beautiful.
Beaches are among its top attractions too; some of the most popular ones are Honda Bay, Red Cliff, Nagtabon and Apulit Island. Sightseeing in Palawan can include participation in its many festivals, like the Balayong Festival (March 4, the highlight being tree planting), Kamarikutan Arts Festival, the Baragatan Festival and many more.
The expenses you will incur depend on what type of tour you have chosen and the number of people with you. For instance, a day tour of Puerto Princesa and its tourist attractions will cost around Php 1,500. If you want to take a trip to the subterranean rivers, the cost is usually pegged at Php 600 to Php 700 per person. Some services have a minimum number of passengers required on the boat though, so you have to check.
When you go sightseeing in Palawan you get to savor the fresh air, the gorgeous surroundings and at the same time a tour also helps promote the idea of preserving the environment, doing the province and people- a lot of good in the process.