Palawan

6 New Places to Eat & Drink in Coron, Palawan

Posted on January 12, 2024

Located in the northern Calamianes islands of Palawan, Coron is an idyllic tropical destination that lures travelers far and wide with its incredible seascape crowned with soaring karst cliffs. Coron Town on the Busuanga mainland is homebase for most visitors who venture to Coron Island and other smaller islands on day excursions for beach-hopping, snorkeling and scuba diving. With the growing popularity of the destination, the past decade has seen an economic boom with more and more dining establishments poppingRead More

7 Great Reasons to Stay at Coron Natural Farms

Posted on January 7, 2024

Together with El Nido, Coron is one of the must-see destinations of northern Palawan in the Philippines, beguiling visitors with its island-hopping excursions amidst jaw-dropping karst seascapes. It’s no surprise that this idyllic tropical paradise always finds its way in travel magazines and influencer content! Over the New Year holiday, I spent my fourth visit to Coron with family visiting from the US, and extended my stay for four more days to explore places outside of the main town. IRead More

Balabac, Palawan: A DIY Travel Guide to the Main Island

Posted on August 9, 2023

Balabac, the southernmost municipality of Palawan Province, has gained popularity as a tourist destination only in the past ten years. Fortunately, it remains non-touristy as compared to the northern destinations like El Nido and Coron. This is largely due to its remote location. To get to Balabac island from Puerto Princesa International Airport, one has to take a six-hour van ride to Buliyan Port, then transfer to a speedboat (1 hour) or ferry (2-3 hours) to the main island. MostRead More

Puerto Princesa, Palawan: A Heritage Walking Tour

Posted on July 13, 2023

The provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City — and the rest of Palawan — may be known foremost for its natural beauty, but a handful of historic sights is worth visiting at the city center. The provincial capital is the gateway to the Palawan mainland by air and sea, and most travelers often make a beeline to the World Heritage-listed underground river or the island-hopping paradise of El Nido. However, it’s worth staying in the city center for a nightRead More

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park: Liveaboard Diving with M/Y Narayana

Posted on April 25, 2023

After an unexpected postponement three years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I finally ticked off one of my dream dive destinations this summer! Last March 17 to 23, I joined the season’s first trip of M/Y Narayana liveaboard to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the crown jewel of scuba diving in Philippines. Consisting of reef-fringed atolls in the heart of the Sulu Sea, Tubbataha is an isolated dive destination that may only be safely visited by more than a dozenRead More

Wanderlust Bed & Breakfast: New Palawan-Themed Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa City

Posted on April 1, 2023

As the largest province in the Philippines, teeming with natural wonders, no other place inspires wanderlust like Palawan province. Centrally located along the pencil-shaped island, the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City is the perfect jump-off point for adventures to El Nido, Port Barton, and the region’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Wanderlust Bed & Breakfast is one of the newest accommodations in town, conveniently located along Rizal Avenue,Read More