10 Best Things to Do in Palawan

Wreck Diving

Going to Busuanga Island will leave you in awe at the historical history of the wreckage found at the bottoms of the ocean. You’ll find wreck diving a look into WWI era Japanese ships sunk from aerial attacks during the war.


Starfish Island


This island’s name is self-explanatory. It’s filled with starfish of many different sizes, shapes, and colors. You won’t believe the diverse species of starfish you’ll be presented with once you set foot on the island. Just be careful! They are, in fact, anywhere you could imagine.


San Jose Market


If you’re staying somewhere you can cook, then visiting this market will be great for you to visit. You’ll find freshly caught seafood, including squid and shrimp. Interested in pork, beef, or other meat products? The San Jose Market has plenty of pre-cut and ready to cook meats for you to buy. Even if you’re not interested in the cooking aspect, you can visit one of the many food vendors there and try some new foods.You can find plant based meals for families when on vacation in Palawan.


Underground River


We all know the “7 Wonders of the World”, but what about the “New 7 Wonders of the Natural World”? Well, if you don’t, you now know of one you must visit. This underground river in Palawan is not only a great natural wonder but also one of the longest known underground rivers in the world.


Scuba Diving


Travel to Bacuit Bay and take a dive into the water for a one of a kind experience. This area is thriving with sea life and you’ll see a variety of different creatures. Manta Rays and Sea Turtles are a common sight to see. If you want a more thrilling experience, scuba diving at night can result in you seeing cat sharks up close and personal.


Bakbakan Falls


To get to this beautiful, untouched area, you’ll need to visit the Seven Falls Hot Springs & National Park Result and find a guide from there who’ll take you there. Once there, you’ll find the over 200 feet tall falls in a secluded area not visited by many tourists. You can also take a dip in the water pool the falls flow into.


Firefly Kayaking


When you go kayaking on the Iwahig River when it gets dark out, you’ll be able to experience the serene sight of fireflies. You’ll be in awe at the lights of the fireflies as this will be nothing like any firefly encounter you’ve had before. After a quick kayaking lesson and getting your life jackets, this activity will be fun for the whole family.


Tiki Resto Bar


Need a lively nightlife scene as the adults in the group? This bar always has a live band playing for their customers. There are laser lights and neon lights to give an upbeat nightclub vibe. You can rent pool tables to play on to keep yourself busy if you aren’t up dancing to the music.


Mitra Horse Ranch


For a more calm change of scenery, this ranch has a cheap entry fee where you can do a variety of activities. There is plenty of space to relax or have a picnic. Want to ride a horse? You can take a ride around the whole ranch for a small fee. If you want to add a little bit of excitement to your visit, you can always go zip-lining nearby.


Tabon Caves


If you’re a history buff, this is the place for you to visit in Palawan. The world’s oldest human remains were found in these very caves. These caves also serve as a national museum as the Tabon Man remains and his belongings are on display here. Nothing will beat these natural limestone caves with a major history to tell.