15 Amazing things to Do in Palawan Island (the Philippines)

When people think to visit in the Philippines of Palawan, their minds go to the best island that includes El Nido and Coron. This thin, long island on the Philippines’ western flank feels like paradise from end to end, thanks to its gorgeous karst limestone geography. If you ever came to Palawan and didn’t visit these two areas in the north, you’d be absolutely crazy.

The top attractions places to visit in Palawan Island are:

  • Underground River
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
  • Island Hop in Honda Bay
  • Ugong Rock Adventures
  • Scuba Diving in El Nido
  • Port Barton
  • Baker’s Hill
  • starfish island
  • Estrella Falls
  • Nagkalit-kalit Waterfall Hike
  • Iwahig River Firefly Kayaking

1.Underground River

Underground River

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the western coast of the island of Palawan, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa.

A group of environmentalists and geologists discovered that the underground river has a second floor, which means that there are small waterfalls inside the cave.

You’ll take a short hike through the jungle where monkeys will come out and beg you for snacks, and then you’ll reach small boats at the mouth of the cave. Climb in and you’ll paddle together through complex cave tunnels with hanging bats and calm waters. You’ll learn all about the formations from your friendly guide as you go.

2.Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Cente

You can take a quick 30 -minute journey from Puerto Princessa, Palawan Wildlife Rescue, and Conservation Centre. It is a refuge for endangered, hurt, or abandoned animals. The centre increases your education in relation to some animals and their species and generation I hope u will get some profitable knowledge in your dictionary.

3.Island Hop in Honda Bay

Island Hop in Honda Bay

Most Honda Bay tours depart at 8 am and come back at 4 pm and include 3 islands: Starfish, Cowrie, and Luli.

It takes about 50 -minutes from the capitol of Palawan, Honda bay offers an island hopping tour that will make all of your vacation dreams come true.

You’ll explore Cowrie Island, Luli Island, Starfish Island, where the famous Dos Palmas resort is located. All of these islands offer out-of-this-world white sand beaches with turquoise water so beautiful that that you might get a little emotional and u feel like to stay there and more days .

Perhaps if nothing else, island hopping in Honda Bay will only make those better by comparison.

4.Ugong Rock Adventures

Ugong Rock Adventures

It includes rock climbing,zip-lining, zip biking, and, most recently, base jumping. Safety nets are provided for all the activities and orientations are conducted before beginning

It is managed and operated by the Tagabinet Ugong Rock Tourism Service Cooperative of Barangay Tagabinet, Ugong Rock Adventures offers several thrilling activities in and around the 50-meter-high, free-standing limestone karst.

Ugong Rock is a natural formation just north of Puerto Princessa that is beautiful, wild and makes a funny noise when you tap it. Ugong Rock Adventures is a tour company that has built a triple threat of exhilarating fun around this formation and travelers love it.

The top of the rock offers a rewarding 360-degree view of the Tagabinet landscape, as well as a glimpse of the highest peak of St. Paul’s mountain range, which houses the highest surveyed chamber of the underground river cave.

5.Scuba Diving in El Nido

Scuba Diving in El Nido

Diving in El Nido underwater world and explore world-class islands. It’s no surprise that dive sites around El Nido are rich in marine life and thrilling topography including a 50-meter underwater cliff and a 12-meter underwater tunnel.

Whether you like shallow dives, vertical walls, sandy flats, tunnels, drift dives, or deep dives, we’ll find the right place for you. Expect to see animals such as spotted Mata Rays and fully-grown green sea turtles. Take a night dive and you’ll see even more elusive creatures such as seahorses, shrimp, and catsharks.

6.Port Barton

Port Barton

For travelers seeking the perfect combination of a quaint fishing village and empty beach paradise, something that has become increasingly difficult to pin down in the island’s north, this peaceful town on Palawan’s west coast.

You can find plenty of budget accommodation here at the expense of electricity. That is, there isn’t any. Most guesthouses in Port Barton run on generators that turn off at night. No fans and no ATMs, either.

7.Baker’s Hill

Baker’s Hill

Baker’s Hill is one of the tourist attractions of the city.It is located in Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City in the province of Palawan.Literally found on top of a hill, Baker’s Hill got its name from the bakers found on the said hill.

They’ve got lots of seafood dishes featuring rock lobster, fish, crab, shrimp, and more. If you happen to come in the middle of the day for lunch, you can take advantage of their seafood lunch buffet.

There are peacocks that love to show their feathers, cute life-size Disney statues that locals can’t get enough of, and a picturesque garden perfect for a breezy afternoon.

8.Tabon Caves

Tabon Caves

This cave is complex where the remains of some of the earliest Philippine humans have been discovered. Fronted by turquoise waters and surrounded by primary-growth jungle, the caves on Lipuun Point are in a strikingly beautiful setting and can be accessed only by boat from Quezon.

Placards along the route provide informative descriptions of the seven accessible caves here and the rich flora and fauna of the surrounding rain forest. You can have a picnic on the beach near the entrance to the caves and swim and snorkel offshore.

9.Puerto Princesa City Tour

Puerto Princesa City Tour

On this Puerto Princessa City Tour, you’ll be pedaled around the city in a comfy tricycle taxi while you visit historical sites like the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the WWI Plaza Cuartel, Baker’s Hill for treats, Mitra’s Ranch to visit the horses, the Crocodile Farm and more. You can ask to stop for food, snacks, and shopping at any time.

See a couple of days worth of sites in one day. That might sound miserable and rushed, but it’s not just a highly efficient way to navigate the city thanks to the knowledge of your local tour guide.

10.Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park

Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park

It is a unique of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species. The North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.

From the sky, this park may look like a sandy island with its light blue and white coloration, but that’s actually just the plethora of reef only discovered by a group of divers in 1970.

11.Starfish Island

Starfish Island

You can hire a boat, but unless you already have a decent-sized group ready and raring to go, it will be more cost-effective to take a day tour. There are so many Starfish littering the shallow waters surrounding this tiny island! Some Starfish preferred to hang out in the water itself, whilst others seemed to prefer hanging out on the sand.

These starfish are poisonous but not to humans. You’ll also find the skinny royal blue starfish called the Blue Linckia, the brown and tan spotted starfish called the Pebbled Sea Star and hopefully, many more.

12.Estrella Falls

Estrella Falls

You can find Estrella Falls about 95 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa in a town called Narra. Hire a private car to drive the 2.5-hour distance, or make Estrella Falls a stopover on your way to the southern tip of Palawan.

Flowing down Victoria Peak, these 20-foot rapid falls rush off a rocky ledge splitting into two waterfalls as they fill up a clean, blue basin below. From the clear pool, the water keeps flowing downstream into two other pools of varying depths. There is a lot of space to play and splash around.

13.Bakbakan Falls

Bakbakan Falls

This 64-meter waterfall is beautiful and unspoiled, as it doesn’t get as many visitors as the more touristy areas in Palawan. The waterfall slides down a smooth rock slide into a nice cool pool where you can take a dip.

Take a van to Seven Falls Hot Spring and Nature Park Resort. Next, you should easily be able to find a guide that will transport you to the falls via tricycle and guide you through the rigid hike to get there.

14.Pearl Shopping

Pearl Shopping

Pearls of all shapes, sizes, and colors can be found on this island. Because of their abundance, you can get these pearls for relatively low prices.

Hire a tricycle driver and tell them what you’re on the hunt for and your price point ,he will be happy to take you shopping for a couple of hours. You will find bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more with the help of knowledgeable sales ladies that can educate you about each pearl.

15.Eat, Drink &; Be Merry in Puerto Princesa


The capital’s two top restaurants both serve Filipino food, but with very different vibes. Kinabuch feels like an open-air dive bar for tipple-heavy friends, with plenty of fried Filipino favorites served with the best local beer. Kalui feels like a Filipino artists’ fever dream, with natural finishes and Filipino art aplenty.

Finish your tour with great night with the stupendous selection of craft beers available at Palaweño Brewery

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