Palawan is rugged, pristine, and spectacularly beautiful. Travel can be tougher here than some places, but that’s part of why Palawan remains so alluring. For our efforts over about a month in Palawan we were rewarded with amazing sights, people, and experiences that we’ll always remember. We loved getting aquianted with Palawan’s wonders in Puerto Princesa’s […]
An El Nido vacation should be on your list of exotic family travel spots. But go soon, because word is getting out about this pristine paradise.
We were really lucky at Telesfora Beach Cottages to be able to use their kayaks to explore the waters around Corong Corong Beach and El Nido. We paddled to several stunning white sand beaches over the course of our stay at Telesfora, each one more beautiful than the last. The paddling itself is also a […]
Halfway through our 3 weeks in El Nido we ran out of money. It turns out you cannot use an ATM to get cash in El Nido so we discovered several work-arounds. We’ll share them with you here in case you find yourself in a similar cash poor situation.
Our El Nido home for the better part of three weeks, Telesfora Beach Cottages on Corong Corong Beach was our favorite accommodations in the Philippines. Telesfora has great location, facilities, and staff, but most of all there’s a warm friendly family atmosphere that made us feel welcome right from the start.
El Nido spoiled us with pristine, white sand, nearly empty beaches at every turn. We’ve never experienced anything like it anywhere in the world and it more than lived up to our lofty expectations. We loved all four of the tours and they are already at the top of our list of our favorite Philippines activities.
Sabang is a lovely Palawan destination and we’re really glad we took the time to visit beyond just the Underground River. The beach is rugged and beautiful and there’s plenty to keep you busy for a few days at least. Here’s the lowdown on what else we got up to in Sabang (besides trekking to the Underground River), how to get Sabang, and where to stay.
The Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the New7Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a must-see attraction for us in Palawan. We ran into a snag with our plan to take a boat to see it… so we just hiked through the jungle instead!
If you have one day to spend in Puerto Princesa skip the Underground River and go to Honda Bay instead. It’s just a short trike ride from downtown and sports spectacular scenery. The beaches on the islands are top notch and even the boat ride itself is fun.
Puerto Princesa is the hub of tourism on Palawan, the “best island in the world” in 2014 according to Conde Nast. It’s a small city and really is best described as the gateway to the many Palawan attractions like the Underground River, Honda Bay, and El Nido.