Category Archives: Tourism

Low Budget Travel Tips In El Nido, The Philippines

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Of all the places in the Philippines, no other location has gained so much interest among island-loving tourists than El Nido. This northern first class municipality in the island province of Palawan is currently ranked No. 1 in the “20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler’s magazine.

Some of the important tips in spending time in El Nido are similar to any other top guidelines for budget travel in the Philippines. However, there are also a few things to take note which only apply exclusively to El Nido’s environment. Continue reading

Travel Ideas 2017: Find Out Where’s Philippines Most Hidden Lagoon Is

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Enticing private lagoons are the hottest travel destinations today; it seems travelers are looking out for new adventures other than the sun-drenched sands and the tropical mountains. Definitely, the Philippine’s hidden beauty, Miniloc Beach Lagoon, will be the next top world destination due to it. For travel ideas 2017, get ready to find where this secret tourist spot is in South East Asia’s pearl. Continue reading

MARINA Palawan implements phase out of wooden-hulled passenger vessels

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The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) started Wednesday the implementation of its circular that phases out all wooden-hulled vessels that transport passengers from port-to-port in Puerto Princesa city and the whole Palawan.

Engineer Nelson Sobrevega, head of MARINA in Palawan, said a directive has now been passed down, ordering them to instigate Circular No. 2016-2 which seeks the eventual discontinuation of operation of passenger wooden-hulled vessels, particularly in all ports in Coron and El Nido in the northern part of the province. Continue reading

Club Paradise Palawan Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Club Paradise receives another recognition from TripAdvisor, the 2016 Certificate of Excellence award.

DIMAKYA ISLAND, CORON , NORTHERN PALAWAN , PHILIPPINES, August 3, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Club Paradise, the top resort in Coron Palawan, announces an esteemed recognition from TripAdvisor®, the 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Currently on its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned excellent traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Recipients of the Certificate of Excellence come from businesses related to accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. Continue reading

Palawan eyed as eco-tourism hub

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – The three congressmen representing Palawan want the province to be declared the country’s ecological tourism capital.

In House Bill 4273, co-authors and Reps. Gil Acosta, Frederic Abueg, and Franz Josef George Alvarez called for more government support in helping Palawan leaders continue programs to sustain ecological protection and improvement programs for the province. Continue reading

The Philippines Tourism Board has a slogan.

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In my opinion, yes. Not only were the visuals stunning, but I really did just have a ton of fun. You just get a vibe there that puts a smile on your face. The people are so laid back and friendly.

Combine that with an enormous offering of experiences and natural beauty make it like no other tourism destination in the world. Snorkeling in the clearest of water. kayaking in secluded coves…to me, it really was more fun in the Philippines. Continue reading

Home » Video El Nido, Palawan Awarded As One Of TripAdvisors ‘Travelers’ Choice Destination on the Rise’

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TripAdvisor recently released a list of “Travelers’ Choice Destination on the Rise” and many were not surprised when El Nido Island in Palawan made it to the list. The island is famed for its sandy-white beaches and coral reefs and has become a favorite tourist spot for locals and foreigners alike.

Tourism Secretary, Wanda Corazon Teo, said in a statement to Manila Bulletin:  “We are very happy with the recognition of El Nido as a destination on the rise, especially as this is based on the unbiased reviews and opinions submitted by Trip Advisor users all over the world.” Continue reading

A brewhouse on an island: How two women are shaping the craft beer culture of Palawan

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Along Manalo street in Puerto Princesa sits a small brewhouse claiming to be the first in the ultra-tropical island of Palawan. It’s an unexpected watering hole in a paradise best known for gorgeous beaches and secluded coves, but hey, people always find their way to good beer… even if it’s a boat or plane ride away.  Continue reading

Coron Soleil Garden Resort: The Sun Jewel of Palawan

2Coron in Palawan lies like a jewel in the midst of the sea. Fresh and vibrant, this first-class municipality in the eastern part of Busuanga is said to be the Island Hopping Capital of the Philippines, as it connects travelers to other islands in the area. With each island being different from the other, a visit to each one is an adventure by itself. Enticed by such a promise of exploration and discovery, travelers set off for Coron. But working out their itinerary by themselves can be time consuming and run counter to the purpose of their visit. Continue reading

Palawan’s Underground River celebrates ‘New7Wonders of Nature’ declaration

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PUERTO PRICESA CITY — The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) kicked off a bunch of events and activities on Friday to celebrate the third year since it was declared as a “New7Wonders of Nature.”

PPSRNP, also known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, was declared as part of the “New7Wonders of Nature” on Nov. 11, 2011 and has since intensified conservation efforts as it welcomes more tourists. Continue reading

DOWN SOUTH | The Allure of El Nido, Palawan

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At exactly seven, I heard a knock on my door. A staff informed me my breakfast is ready.

They were punctual, something I did not expect from a fellow Filipino. A day prior to that, a different staff asked me to choose my breakfast from their menu and the time I wanted it served. This must be a little custom at Marygold Beachfront Inn, a midrange beachfront resort in El Nido’s Calle Hama, Brgy Masagana. Continue reading

Last frontier: A first on every retiree’s list

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It must have been Mother Nature’s most favored island.

Having been blessed with one of the most enthralling, incredible sceneries in the country, Palawan offers no less than an unparalleled experience and picture perfect images of lush greenery, pristine white sand beaches, virgin forests, and a number of Unesco-declared heritage sites that will surely capture the hearts of anyone who is able to pay a visit in this famed province. Continue reading

Puerto Princesa feels pinch as tourists prefer El Nido, Coron

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—The sun is no longer shining on Puerto Princesa City’s tourism industry, or so it seems.

Business establishments around the capital city of Palawan are hurting from losses due to an unusual slowdown in tourism activity in the province’s main economic hub.

While some dismiss it as a lull, many are starting to worry about the likelihood of a recovery. Continue reading

Palawan: Slender paradise with sweet bounty

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Perched on the southeastern edge of the Philippines archipelago is the slender, paint-brush shaped island of Palawan.

Home to natural wonders, hundreds of untouched beaches and pristine water, Palawan is yet to draw big crowds or carve a niche for itself on the tourist map. So, the advantage at the moment is that you can enjoy exclusive time gawking at the enticing vignettes of the coral-filled waters, limestone cliffs and tiny islets that you have been drooling at on postcards. Continue reading

Giant 34-kilogram pearl found by fisherman breaks records

untitled-2 A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, but he didn’t know it.

For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman’s family would rub it with their hands before going out to sea in the belief it would bring them luck, said relative Aileen Amurao. Continue reading