Things to do in Palawan:
- The activity can
be fun and endlessly appealing to both new and perennial visitors
to Palawan. Visit the Tabon Caves and be enthralled by the chambers
which yield knowledge about life 50,000 years ago.
Baragatan sa Palawan - grand celebration
of the founding of the civil government of Palawan is celebrated
every third week of June in Puerto Princesa City. Highlights
of the Baragatan are the LGU Trade and Food Fair, and colorful
parade with participation from the different municipalities
and private sectors, featuring the ethnic groups and the coronation
of Ms. Palawan.
ImageSeacows - palawan is home to the seacow, known
locally as dugong, a unique animal, being the only herbivorous
mammal in existence today. We probably owe our childhood fantasies
of the mythical mermaid to the dugong, which, because of its
fish-like tail, smooth brownish skin, mammary glands, and
woman-like genitalia, was often mistaken by sailors, weary
from long voyages, as a mermaid.
The dugong can grow to more than three meters in length and
can weigh more than 400 kg. Its body is torpedo-shaped with
small short flippers and whale-like flukes. Its lip is shaped
like a disk with thick hair.
Palawan Sea Kayaking - The islands scattered
north of Palawan offer one of the world’s most spectacular
marine environments. Towering limestone cliffs rear straight
up from seas teeming with marine life, and hidden bays offer
deserted beaches for camping. The coral reefs here are amongst
the most extensive in the country, so be sure to bring your
Many islands are also covered in jungle, the habitat of rare
bird species. If you are willing to carry your boat, you can
explore some of the lakes on Coron Island, home of the reclusive
Tagbanua Tribe. Internationally known tour operators run regular
sea kayaking tours among the islands around northern Palawan.