Looking for the most amazing Palawan Beach Resorts? Palawan Island in the Philippines is a slice of heaven, a small island that is rich with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It boasts white sand beaches and islands, clear blue waters, a spectacular variety of marine life and shipwreck sites, and majestic towering limestone cliffs. If you love swimming, island-hopping, and diving, this biggest island province in the Philippines should be in your travel bucket list. Palawan, one of the best places to visit in the Philippines, is consistently ranked as one of the best islands in the world, and for a good reason. Continue reading and start planning your Palawan Philippines vacation. You can visit the most beautiful islands in the Philippines here or on Pinterest.
Palawan Weather – When to Visit
The majority of your activities in Palawan are highly dependent on the weather because they’re located outdoors. That’s why it’s best to plan your trip around the dry months in the Philippines, from November to May. The warmest months are from March to April, the summer season in the Philippines. Palawan tours, especially the underground river tour and island-hopping tours, are best maximized during these months. This is also the peak season, so it’s highly recommended to book your tours in advance during the summer season. You can expect a warm tropical climate almost all year round in Palawan, except in the rainy season, usually around July to September. The month with the most rainfall is during September. The warmest months are from March to April, with temperatures reaching 91°F. The month with the lowest degrees are from November to February with an average temperature of 73°F but is still dry.
What to Pack
If you plan to do physically-demanding activities like trekking or extreme sports, make sure that you pack the right gear. Some accommodations in Palawan, like El Nido, don’t have electricity 24/7, so bring flashlights with you. San Vicente is particularly notorious for sand flies or small mosquitoes during night time, mainly near the beach, so make sure to pack insect repellant.
Best Palawan Area Beaches
Nacpan Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Philippines. With four kilometers of soft cream-colored sand, swaying coconut palms, a fishing village, clear aqua water and small surf-able waves, it’s the kind of place you’d see if you closed your eyes and imagined paradise.
Set along the dramatic, undeveloped coast of Palawan’s eastern shore, Sabang Beach is one of the island’s most famous beach, known for being the jump off point to the Underground River. Despite its popularity, however, it’s still a quiet place to spend a few days relaxing.
Seven Commandos Beach
Seven Commandos Beach is a heaven on earth with pristine white sands, turquoise calm water, and lined with coconut trees. It’s ranked one of the best beaches in El Nido. It’s accessible only by boat and it’s generally last stop on the islands hopping tour.
Stretching for over 5 miles, this expanse of white sand is backed by a uniform fringing of tall coconut palms and traditional fishing boats. Combined with the clear turquoise water there is no mistaking you are in the tropics, and for all intents and purposes you could be on a desert island. Long Beach is generally quiet, and given its vast expanse of sand there is a good chance you will barely see another soul.
Las Cabanas Beach
If you are looking for a quiet stretch of paradise, Las Cabanas Beach is well worth the hike. You get to this beach on foot, and when you arrive, you will be greeted with a view of golden sands reaching out into crystalline turquoise waters. Beyond the fringing of coconut palms is a backdrop of mountains rising out of the forest and up to the clouds.
Best Palawan Tours & Activities
Private Underground River Day Tour with Lunch from El Nido
Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this private tour to the Underground River from El Nido. Beginning with convenient pickup at your accommodation, this tour makes an ambitious day trip easy. Once in the cave, enjoy the ride on a kayak and listen to the audio tour to learn about the cave’s unique ecosystem. Lunch on Sabang Wharf and return transportation to El Nido or Puerto Princesa included. Book your Private Underground River Day Tour with Lunch from El Nido Here.
Private El Nido Tour B From Puerto Princesa
This tour is done from Puerto Princesa . Guest depart at 2:30-3:00am and arrive in El Nido at 8:00am in time for the start of the Island Hopping. Guest returns to Puerto Princesa same day without spending the night in El Nido. This is perfect for guests with very limited days vacation in Palawan. Book your Private El Nido Tour B from Puerto Princesa here.
Private El Nido Island Tour A
Guests depart from Puerto Princesa and arrive in El Nido at 8am in time for the start of the island hopping. Guests returns to Puerto Princesa same day without spending the night in El Nido. This is perfect for guests with very limited days of vacation in Palawan. You will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals, the colorful fauna and its hundred of fishes species during the Island Tour. Book your El Nido Island Hopping Tour A here.
3 Days Coron Palawan Reefs & Wreck Multi Day Tours
This package offers a thrilling combination of the snorkeling above the historic wreck of the sunken World War II ship and best coral reefs, swimming in crystal clear blue water, kayaking in picturesque lagoons that Coron has to offer, with a great food to savor. Begin with the tour in Coron Island where you have the chance to witness the famous lakes and lagoons and conclude with the trip to one of the best beaches, sunken ship and coral gardens. This is one best way for experiencing the true diversity of Coron. Book your 3 Day Coron Palawan Reefs & Wreck Tour here.
7-Day Palawan Tour Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Start in Puerto Princesa and end in El Nido! With the sightseeing tour 7-Day Palawan Tour: Puerto Princesa to El Nido , you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Puerto Princesa, Philippines and El Nido, . 7-Day Palawan Tour: Puerto Princesa to El Nido includes an expert guide, meals, transport. Book your 7-Day Palawan Tour Puerto Princesa to El Nido here.
Best Palawan Restaurants
El Nido Coco Restaurant $11 – 30
Filipino, Fast Food, International Address: Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 919 587 7569 Web: El Nido Coco Restaurant – Home | Facebook
La Petite Table Under $10
French, European, Healthy Address: Lapu-lapu street, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 926 658 7139 Web: La Petite Table – Home | Facebook
Mojitos RestoBar Under $10
International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Address: Purok Maunlaud San Vicente road, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 995 711 0483 Web: Mojitos RestoBar – Home | Facebook
The Nesting Table $11 – 30
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Address: Sitio Pakalsada, Barangay Corong-Corong El Nido Municipal Road, El Nido, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 920 606 1186 Web: The Nesting Table – Birdhouse
Best Palawan Beach Bars
SAVA Beach Bar
Barangay Masagana, C. Hama, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 946 350 9188 Web: SAVA Beach Bar
Happiness Beach Bar
Serena St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 48 716 2518 Web: Happiness Beach Bar – Home | Facebook
Jungle Bar by PIOPIO
Lio Beach, El Nido, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 927 038 4713 Web: Jungle Bar by PIOPIO – Home | Facebook
Paeneman Beach Bar
Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Telephone: 63 917 892 6316 Web: Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
La Plage Restaurant & Beach Bar
Caalan Street Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 947 068 5272 Web: La Plage Restaurant & Beach Bar – Home | Facebook