Considered as the last ecological frontier of the Philippines. This island province stretches from Mindoro to Borneo in the southwest. Palawan is the largest province in terms of land area.
Palawan is a paradise, sanctuary to amazing variety of fauna and flora found nowhere else in the world. The province boasts many splendid beaches and resorts and it is where the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is located. Aside from beautiful beaches Palawan boast its high level of ecological awareness. Puerto Princesa which is the capital of Palawan is the cleanest city in the Philippines.
The most beautiful place in Palawan is the isolated Island El Nido which comprised of 45 islands and islets. The island was adorned with limestone cliffs, beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and stunning inlets that makes the one of the most beautiful seascape in the world.
Palawan visual feast doesn’t end above the ground. Palawan got the best caves and reef. One example is St. Paul National Park. This park is Palawan’s most popular attraction that covers 5349 hectares of lush forest, dark mountains, caves and white beaches. Mt. St. Paul flows the Underground River that is said to be longest in the world. . The caves are filled with filigree-like sculptures formed by stalagmites and stalactites. Another great place is Tabon Caves. This cave is the oldest known habitation site in Southeast Asia. It is a complex of 200 scattered caves on a 138-hectare museum site reserve. Seven of these caves are open to the public as prehistoric museum where excavations have left as they are. The cave features Paleolithic evidence dating to as far back as 890-710 B.C.
Palawan also highlights Calauit Island. During 1977 Kenya was hit with drought and civil trouble that they bought 108 African wild animals to this Island. The Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 3,700 hectares and is home to both endemic and African animals. The imported giraffes, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, and gazelles, among others, have successfully bred and graze the preserve undisturbed. Safaris can be arranged with the park rangers.