Palawan

Palawan - a group of islands situated in the west of the Philippine archipelago, an hour's flight from Manila. City Puerto Princess - the administrative center of the province and also the starting point for excursions to local attractions, it is located in the middle of the east coast of the island of Palawan.

Palawan - One of the last neglected islands of the Pacific Ocean. That's why he was selected for the filming of one of James Bond films "Tomorrow Never Dies". Renowned underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau has admitted that nowhere in the world seen such stunning sea views, as on Palawan. Under the layer of hidden water coral reefs, the total area of 11,000 sq.km. The myriad of colorful fish swim in these underwater gardens. Palawan is a mini-archipelago of pristine islands. Beautiful deserted beaches create an unexpected contrast to the predominantly mountainous terrain, Palawan. Solitude in the lap of nature - the biggest temptation for weary civilization or looking for adventure travelers.

Palawan - home to such exotic species of flora and fauna, which you will not find anywhere else in the world. Palawan good place for diving and cnorklingom. In the waters of the Pacific, you will see coral reefs and hundreds of species of colorful tropical fish. A huge number of sunken ships (the Second World War in the islands of Coron, Busuanga, group Kalamianskih Islands).

Around the island Dimaki can observe birds and wild life island of Palawan. Rare on the verge of extinction, sea turtles crawl on the white beaches of the local islands and in coastal waters you can meet the sea cow - the rarest mammal in the world.

All the wonders of nature are concentrated in Palawan El Nido area of the reserve - one of the most beautiful places on Earth. El Nido - a 39 small, mostly uninhabited islands. Hidden coves, pristine lagoons, hidden along the majestic limestone cliffs, deserted beaches, tropical forests, enchanting beauty of marine life. Prior to each of them easily reachable by boat. In the forests of El Nido is home to over 100 species of birds, exotic species of flora and fauna, most of which lives only on Palawan. All the territory of El Nido - Marine Reserve. In El Nido concentrated all geologic and underwater natural wonders of Palawan. The magnificent limestone cliffs protect the bays and lagoons for about 250 million years. The diversity of local species of fish and corals is incalculable.

In the national park San Paul (60 km from Puerto Princess, city Bahel), along the west coast of the island, runs the longest underground river in the world. On it you can make a surprising trip to the small boat, to admire the stalactites and stalagmites, see the mysterious underground caves.

From the city caisson on a boat can get to the caves Tabone - a huge natural complex, which was discovered in 1962 and has about 200 caves (so far by archaeologists surveyed only 29).

On the island north of Kalauit Busuangi is reserve, where settled down some species from Africa - once they were brought here and now freely roam the island and peacefully coexist with local unusual endemic inhabitants (a bear cat, mouse deer, etc. ).

Hotels & Resorts: Palawan