is an island province of the Philippines
located in the Western Visayas Region. Its capital is Puerto Princesa
City and it is the largest province in terms of land area. The
islands of Palawan stretches from Mindoro to Borneo in the southwest.
There are many resorts in the island. It lies between the South
China Sea in the northwest and Sulu Sea in the southeast. Palawan
consists of some of the most pristine natural habitats in the
world.Palawan is a melting pot of 87 different cultural groups
and races. Basically, the people are of Austronesian origin, with
a sprinkling of Chinese and Japanese bloodlines. Its culture bears
a strong influence from India, China, and the Middle East. More
tourists are visiting the island these days, they come here to
unwind trying to escape from the busy working days that life has
offered them and then ended up discovering many natural wonders
that this island has to offer that ussually results to returning
to this beautiful untamed place.
VOTED THE BEST BEACH IN ASIA
Nast Traveler, the largest circulated and most popular travel
magazine in the United States voted Palawan as a tourist destination
with the Best Beaches Overall in Asia in its October 2007 issue.
World Heritage Sites
park features a large limestone karst landscape with an underground
river. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges
directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal
influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for
biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea'
ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.
Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 332 km², including the
North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef
with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving
as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an
excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular
100 m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.