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Palawan

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Palawan Island is in the island province of Palawan between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea.

Remote Northern Palawan has pristine natural features including lakes encircled by steep limestone cliffs and the almost untouched Coron Reefs, however because of its remoteness it is more threatened by careless tourism.

The southern areas have better tourism infrastructure and there are still lots of nice beaches and the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park to explore.

Palawan is great for diving of all standards and has wreck diving as well as reef diving. The remains of 12 Japanese WW2 warships are strewn along the coastline and you may be lucky enough to see one of the worlds rarest marine animals, the dugong.

Palawan also has mangrove forests, mountain rainforests and is home to exotic creatures like the endemic mousedeer and scaly anteater. In addition to the natural wonders, Palawan has cosmopolitan centres where all kinds of accommodation, water sports and a lively nightlife are on offer.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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There are many different places in Palawan where tourist can go the best place is el nido - the best resorts there are Miniloc and Lagen this place has great rock formations, best activities here are snorkeling in miniloc's house reef where you can swim with lots of big jacks, kayaking in the big and small lagoon, picknick in etalula island, caving and hiking. another place in Palawan is Coron the best resort here in my opinion is Club Paradise witch has a great house reef - lot of beautiful corals, lots of silver jacks, turtles, etc another resort is El Rio Y Mar like el nido, Coron also has lot of beautiful rock formations, it has clean picturesque lakes, activities here are snorkeling, island hopping and kayaking, hiking. The third place to go is Puerto Princesa Palawan's Capital here you'll find the famous St Paul's Underground River, but the best things to do here is snorkeling in Honda Bay, enjoy the beautiful beach of Snake Island, there is also a crocodile farm here best resort here is Dos Palmas.

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