“The Philippines’ Last Frontier”
The island province of Palawan has been declared as a nature sanctuary of the world, and for good reason. It is wrapped in a mantel of rainforests, outstanding dive sites, majestic mountains, primeval caves, and pristine beaches. It is surrounded by a coral shelf that abounds with varied and colorful marine life. It boasts of exotic flora and fauna, like the mouse deer and the scaly ant eater, that are found nowhere else.
Drop off your bags and set off to explore the Bacuit Archipelago- a garden of limestone islands shooting straight out of crystal blue waters. Every outcrop has something different to offer.
Palawan means “The Land of Beautiful Safe Harbor”. The name, once intended for merchant ships sailing through the centuries, takes a new meaning: a land of beautiful haven for traveler who seeks refuge and oneness in nature. Palawan has been given numerous accolades as the country cleanest, greenest and most peaceful city. On top of this distinction, Palawan has been dubbed the “ Last Ecological Frontier” in honor of its unique ecological balance. Safeguarding this frontier are the hospitable Palaweno’s who are deeply committed to the tenets of environmental conservation and protection.
In Coron Island, 75% of the forest overlying limestone rock is still intact. The Kayangan Lake which has been given the distinction of being the country’s cleanest and greenest lake makes Coron Island a worthy destination.
As the last dugong stronghold in the Philippines, El nido was originally established as a marine reserve for the protection of the marine turtle protection. Its status eventually expanded to include mangrove forests and watershed areas. Travelers to El Nido are rewarded with outstanding seascaes, marine life, cliffs, secret coves and archeological sites.
Palawan means “The Land of Beautiful Safe Harbor”. The name, once intended for merchant ships sailling through the centurie, takes a nes meaning: a land of beautiful haven for every traveler who seeks refuge and oneness in nature.
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