Enjoy this beautiful island paradise from the comfort of your home or fly over for a visit.
You can also enjoy mountain biking, fresh coconut shakes, exotic fruit discoveries, kite flying, windsurfing and a bunch of other cool things for you to enjoy watching and doing!
Grace enjoys discussing her many years living here in Palawan and the Philippines! She likes to show off her garden, community organizing, kite flying and mountain biking to name just a few!
Ecotourism and vacation are some of the key things to do here! Being the country’s last Ecological Frontier, eco-consciousness is strong here. That is why most beach areas are preserved as is.
We also share people’s unique experiences around the island. You’ll be amazed at how friendly and innovative our local people are.
Now back to you! What do you enjoy or would like to do in one of the world’s most incredible, awesome paradise?
Read on for many ideas to choose from! The possibilities seem endless!
Palawan wasn’t that popular in the eighties, and mostly the times before that, as it is now.
When you talk about Palawan in those days (when you’re not in the province) it was either about the Lepper Colony in Culion, the Iwahig Penal Colony, and Malaria. It was either lose your body parts slowly, go to prison or get chilled up with Malaria. Sounds like eew!
Well, my decision to come to Palawan in 1988 was mostly about work and of curiosity about the province. It did not occur to me that I was in for a very long island vacation. Here’s why.
Talk about long hikes through forested mountains and saying Hi! to Mr. Armadillo and Mrs. Porcupine along the way.
The birds, watch wild orchids up in the trees and finally meeting the people in the rural, coastal and Tribal Communities. Listen to the true and real twitters! It is a wonder to witness the cultural and bio diversity that defines Palawan Philippines eco-tourism activities today.
While living with the people, join them with their daily chores. Farming, hook and line fishing, sometimes hunting wild chicken for food, shell gathering also for food and a swimming break in undeveloped sunny white sandy beaches. We already know by then that such are worthy for Palawan ecotourism sites.
The job that made me do all those? Community Organizing. So I was, and still is by heart. I was single then, working with a Non-Government Organization facilitating community-based development.
The community project that I really like, which I believe really made an impact, was the provision of Carabao, Plow, and Seeds through a Soft Loan Program, along with an introduction of production technologies.
The main purpose of the project was to minimize pressure in the uplands, especially the slash and burn method of farming.
The same concept was done to coastal communities, develop the flat lands to lessen the pressure in the seas – blast, cyanide, trawl fishing and other destructive methods.
As the people in the communities gained stability with their income from their farms in the lowlands, they started to engage in resource conservation activities. Like establishing marine sanctuaries, which today became community managed eco-tourism spots in Palawan.
Charting Your Own Vacation Experiences.
Try this. In the stunning Underground River (Subterranean River National Park – the new 7 Wonders of Nature) while a kilometer deep inside the cave ask your tour guide who’s explaining every rock formation imaginable, and everybody around, to turn the lights off and stay silent for a moment. There you will experience what a cave should be, peach black and absolute eerie silence.
Be with nature the way one should be with nature and find your own invisible yet enduring connection with Palawan Philippines. You can make it happen!
As a travel site, Palawan-Philippines can serve you in two different ways. One of which is mainstream travel and tourism, where you can go site seeing, swimming, kiteboarding, snorkeling, diving, or experience a peaceful and quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the tranquility of the white sandy beaches, bask in the warmth of the sun, take pleasure in pampering the physical body, be in awe with the wonders of nature, or go an unplanned type of vacation, and many more.
The other way is ecotourism and/or eco-travel wherein you’ll get to experience heart-warming meaningful moments that will make you swell with pride. Or just enjoy reading our pages as we tag you along and discover…
We will also feature some, if not all, of the municipalities
By the way, Palawan Philippines was voted as one of the top vacation destinations this year, 2013, featured in a Yahoo News Article.
Beware of the kambak-kambak syndrome. (That means come back! come back! for more GREAT and FUN times!)