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Twin Lagoon of Coron, Palawan

Memories have a funny way of affecting the present, we all know, which is why we’ve waited for the rainy season to write about our summer trip to Palawan. Any dour rainy season spirit would be uplifted by memories of the flickering rays of sunlight that playfully glide across the emerald green waters of the Twin Lagoon in Coron, Palawan. We could have written this post last summer, right after we’ve visited the beautiful Palawan, primarily Coron, but chose to wait for the last quarter of the year, the tail end of the rainy season. Continue reading Twin Lagoon of Coron, Palawan

Calauit Safari Park (Busuanga, Palawan)

We’re here in Calauit Island…looking for the most dangerous animal…the giraffe!” You have to read that line, or, better still, say it out loud, in your best imitation of the Australian “Crocodile Hunter”, Steve Irwin, in the same manner that our nephew blurted those words, from out of the blue and fresh from deep slumber, as soon as he stepped on Calauit Safari Park. Continue reading Calauit Safari Park (Busuanga, Palawan)

Nature’s Best at Kayangan Lake (Coron Island, Palawan)

Life is never fair, a theme we all find everywhere we look in life. When it comes to natural beauty of a place, for instance, the Higher Being must have played favorites when it showered abundant beauty on this chain of islands we call Palawan, found at the western part of the Philippines, the last frontier facing West Philippine Sea. Even if we pick a random island, one just a [giant’s] throw from Coron, we’ll find nature’s beauty that we all ought to see and [wait, there’s more] experience — where the Kayangan Lake is found. Continue reading Nature’s Best at Kayangan Lake (Coron Island, Palawan)

Ariara Resort in Palawan named as World Top Destination by Vogue

You don’t even know this resort-paradise exists in Palawan, Philippines. It’s not enough that it’s “hidden”. Ariara notes in its website that it is “secretly hidden”. — “Escape to your own tropical island secretly hidden in an untouched corner of the Far East.” Continue reading Ariara Resort in Palawan named as World Top Destination by Vogue

Your Bet on the Best Philippine Beach

There’s no doubt that the Philippines has some of its beaches in the best beaches of the world. There’s also no doubt that Boracay is in that list, although many beaches have given Boracay a run for its money (definitely Palawan, Camiguin, Panglao, Zambales, and other places we’re sure you’ll tell us). So since it’s summer, you’ll most likely head out for some sand and sea. We’d like to know which beach is your best bet. Continue reading Your Bet on the Best Philippine Beach

Puerto Princesa Underground River among the New 7 Wonders of Nature

It’s official (well, sort of, since the organizers already made an announcement, with the caveat that it’s subject to verification and confirmation, that Puerto Princesa Underground River is among the New 7 Wonders of Nature. After the end of voting on 11 November 2011, the New 7 Wonders of Nature announced that 7 out of 28 made it to the final list. Here’s the list, in no particular order and subject to confirmation in 2012: Continue reading Puerto Princesa Underground River among the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Kalui, Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

While it may sound like an exotic location somewhere in Hawaii, Kalui is actually a restaurant located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It’s really not much to look at from the outside, but wait till you get inside. The paintings and art installations, coupled with the cool lights and local-themed interior, create a perfect ambiance. You could choose to sit on the floor and eat with your hands, which we did, and you won’t even notice that there are also other people eating there. Everything else is immaterial — just you, the place and the food. Continue reading Kalui, Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Underground River – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Palawan is known for its beaches, having been chosen as one of the 33 Best Beaches in Asia (Conde Nast Traveller magazine, October 2007 issue). Aside from its beautiful beaches, Palawan is also known for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Continue reading Underground River – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park