Palawan- An Overview
Palawan is a long thin province situated on the west side of the Philippines. Up until the 1970’s it was sparsely populated, covered in thick jungles and teaming coral reefs. Since then fishing communities from the Visayas [ the central belt of the Philippines] have settled here for the rich fishing. Since 2000 Palawan has become famous amongst travellers as a destination to see some of the last natural wonders of the Philippines as many of its natural habitats remain intact.
Coron town is located on Busuanga island in the very north of the province. This is popular for wreck diving and the healthiest coral reefs in Palawan. To get here you will need to look for flights to Busuanga.
Heading south from Coron is Culion and Linipacan group of islands. These are the most remote islands and should only be accessed on licensed expedition with experienced guides and crew.
Further South is mainland Palawan, with El Nido in the North. The stunning Bacuit bay is situated here and offers some of the best, if not touristy, island hopping in the Philippines. Port Barton is south of El Nido and reminds travelers of the undeveloped days of El Nido.
About half way down Palawan is Puerto Princessa, the capital city. From here there are many flights available for your onward adventures.