PALAWAN ISLAND | Philippines


Palawan is a tropical paradise in the Philippines, a must-visit island that should be added to your bucket list. You will definitely fall in love with its beautiful white sandy beaches, lagoons, the 8.2-kilometer underground river, and waterfalls. And it is great for diving and snorkeling. It is also voted as “Most Beautiful Island in the World” by the readers of a travel publication Conde Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure.

Palawan Province is located in the region of Mimaropa. It has several islands and islets. It includes the Calamian Islands consist of Busuanga Island, Coron Island, Culion Island Linapacan Island.

We visited Palawan last October 2019. It was one of the best trips. We thought that we could not visit Palawan that year because of some changes due to airline cancellation.

We stayed two nights in Puerto Princesa and 2 nights in El Nido. On our first and second night, we stayed at Joaquinn’s Bed and Breakfast in El Nido. They were also the ones who arranged our transfers from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and vice versa as well as the Puerto Princesa City Tour and El Nido island hopping for two days. In Puerto Princesa, we stayed at Master’s Pension House on our third night, and we transfer to Marina De Bay Resort and Spa on our last night in Palawan.

Hotel Location and Contact Details:

Master’s Pension House is located at D’mangga st. Baranggay Magkakaibigan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It has an indoor swimming pool and a few minutes away from Baywalk Park. You may contact them on this number 0906 525 4701 or visit their Facebook page.

Marina De Bay Resort and Spa – you may contact them on this number 09399076438 / 09176266796. You can also book them through booking sites like and Agoda.

Joaquinn’s Bed and Breakfast is located at Real St., Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan. Walking distance from the port going to Coron and docking area for island hopping boats. You may contact them on this number 09167798366 / 09277050560 or visit their Facebook page. They also offer tours and transfers.

Puerto Princessa and El Nido Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival at Puerto Princesa Airport. City tour (Crocodile Farm, Mitra’s Ranch, Bakers Hill, Plaza Cuartel, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, and run tour at Baywalk park. Transfer to El Nido.

Day 2 – El Nido island hopping Tour A.

Day 3 – El Nido Island hopping Tour C. Transfer back to Puerto Princesa.

Check out our El Nido island hopping here:

Day 4 – Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour and Underground river tour.

Day 5 – Rented a motorcycle and visited again Bakers Hill for pasalubong. Departure to Cebu City.