Palawan is known to be a tropical paradise in the Philippines. Such title has been given due to the profusion of the island’s natural wonders. With the abundance of natural beauty, the finest moments are best spent time in the wide open spaces of Palawan where the splendor of nature is well-exhibited.
Aside from being famous for water sports and other exciting Palawan activities, this island has more to offer with its outdoor adventures. The list of the things you can do in this island destination can be endless, but we’ve rounded up the best outdoor activities that you can enjoy when you’re in this island destination.
Explore Secret Lagoon in a kayak
A great outdoor Palawan activity that brings you fun and relaxation at the same time is kayaking. Traverse the crystal turquoise waters of El Nido Palawan’s Secret Lagoon. The tall limestone karsts that surround the area and the stillness of the place simply brings out a pacifying adventure that you would truly enjoy. Moreover, you get to explore Secret Lagoon’s interesting corners with this ride.
Find your way to the top at Ugong Rock Adventure
Ugong Rock Adventure in Puerto Princesa is one of the essential highlights of any Palawan Trip. It is definitely a great fitness activity you can enjoy during your vacation. Explore the narrow caves and the fascinating curves of nature as you marvel over the beautiful views. Not only will this activity grant you the best workout, it will also present you the finest vistas of the island.
Go snorkeling in El Nido
You must never miss a water adventure in Palawan. In a place known for pristine waters, you can’t afford to miss the chance to discover what this place is renowned for. One of the best things you can do is snorkeling in the great waters of El Nido, Palawan. The crystal clear waters let you explore the underwater artistry effortlessly; the undersea landscapes are as comparably clear as that of a high-definition image.
Ride like the wind in Mitra’s Ranch
The wide-open space at Mitra’s Ranch lets you experience the freshness of the island breeze. Enjoy the remarkable overlooking view of Puerto Princesa from the farm. It is a perfect place to unwind and have picnic adventures together with the family. Mitra Farm will provide you with the best view of Palawan’s relaxing countryside.
Take a splash at Splash House, Honda Bay
Have fun in the middle of the water! Honda Bay’s Splash House is a floating entertainment area amidst Palawan waters. The Splash House also offers more than fun and games. You also can get a chance to relax with the hammocks on board, and enjoy watching the sunset as you recline in the middle of the water.
Go scuba diving at Tubbataha Reef
If you wish to have an exceptional underwater adventure, then scuba diving is the way to go. Palawan has a natural wealth of marine and underwater life that you can explore. Being one of the world’s diving gems, to swim in the waters of Tubbataha Reef is a privilege. Enjoy the artistic display of colorful coral formations, various schools of fish, and other fascinating marine species. You definitely want to add this to your itinerary of Palawan activities!
Explore the Earth through the Underground River
Another gem in Palawan is the Puerto Princesa Underground River. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. This 8.2-kilometer long river is said to be the longest underground river in the world. It is also home to more than a thousand species of flora and fauna. Take delight in a relaxing boat ride and marvel at nature’s unique beauty in Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River National Park.
Palawan is indeed a place filled with so much natural exquisiteness. The adventures that you can do in this island escape are almost never-ending. Whether you wish for lively island exploits or a peaceful retreat, Palawan is definitely the place.
Writer | Carmela Kim Alvarez is an editor of 'Let's Palawan'.
She's a 20-something bubbly and adventurous female who loves to take selfies.
Her aim is to share her travel experience and inspire fellow travelers.
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