PALAWAN is an island paradise, southwest
of the Philippine Archipelago, amidst a cluster of over 1000
islets blessed with a tropical climate all year round. Palawan
is popularly known for its white sand beaches, crystal-clear
azure waters teeming with colorful marine life - a swimmer's
delight, a diver’s destination, an angler's dream. It
is also home to rare collection of exotic animals, birds and
The island province of Palawan has been declared as a nature
sanctuary of the world, and for good reason. It is wrapped
in a mantel of rainforests, outstanding dive sites, majestic
mountains, primeval caves, and pristine beaches. It is surrounded
by a coral shelf that abounds with varied and colorful marine
life. It boasts of exotic flora and fauna, like the mousedeer
and the scaly anteater, that are found nowhere else.
Palawan waters are among the best in the world, not only
for diving but also for fishing. A diver's paradise, it has
miles of sub-surface coral and rainbow reef walls which surround
the coasts and coves teeming with rich marine life.
Sta. Lourdes Tagbanua, Puerto Princesa City is where the
Honda Bay can be seen. The bay consists of several islets
with shallow reefs, bordering fabulous beaches and small resorts
which have become the favorite water sports destination of
local and foreign tourists alike.
The province boasts of extraordinary scenic wonders. African
animals from Kenya in Africa - giraffes and elands, zebras
and gazelles – co-exist with endemic Philippine animals,
like the Palawan bearcat, mousedeer and peacock (pheasant),
in the Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Busuanga, considered
one of the province’s most amazing sites. Another sanctuary
found in Rio Tuba Village, Bataraza is the Ursula Island Game
Refuge and Bird Sanctuary. This island is a haven for birds
that rest and converge two
hours before sunset, after a day's flight.