8 Perfect Getaways in Palawan, Philippines

Do you need to have a quick time off from work? Perhaps, time to do a bit of unwinding?

When you’re getting too much from work and you don’t seem to be functioning well anymore, all it really takes for you to revive that lost energy is a good getaway. It is always a good idea to head to a place that will soothe your tired body and exhausted soul, and what better place to do all these than in Palawan, Philippines?

A place hailed as paradise on earth, Palawan has all the places and activities you find will relieve all your stress and whisk your cares (if only temporarily) away. Consider these 8 perfect getaways in Palawan, and find the adventure that suits you!

Hidden Beach, El Nido

Hidden beach in El Nido, Palawan will give you a secluded travel experience. As the name suggests, this alluring beach spot is somewhat concealed to the public eye. Between two massive limestone rock walls is a hidden, awe-inspiring, white sand beach. The place is perfect for by-the-shore luncheon, snorkeling, and swimming adventures.

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Mt. Tapyas, Coron

Located in Coron, Palawan is the marvelous Mt. Tapyas. The summit offers a breathtaking view of Coron Town. The journey to the top might be a bit of a challenge. Nevertheless, the trip can at the same time be relaxing to the mind and spirit, courtesy of the beautiful vista you get on the journey to the peak. Mt. Tapyas is one of the best locations in the island to have a calming escape while breathing that fresh island breeze.

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Onuk Island, Balabac

Onuk Island in Balabac is also referred to as Palawan’s hidden gem. What makes this a perfect getaway destination is that the place is relatively quiet. The place is not bunched with tourists, so you will get to enjoy an outstanding and pacifying island escape. The island features a wide white sand expanse and mesmerizing clear waters so inviting, it’d be a crime not to take a dip.

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Mt. Taraw, El Nido

Taraw Peak is El Nido’s highest peak. This gigantic and ageless limestone karst is a great access point to a beautiful aerial view of Palawan. Every climber who’s ever been to Palawan put conquering this massive rock on their checklist. From above, you will see the spectacular open-sea vista of El Nido, Palawan along with its neighboring islands and islets.

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Baywalk, Puerto Princesa

If you’re one for strolling around the city, the Baywalk of Puerto Princesa is the place for you. Relax and enjoy the sea breeze, while still basking in the familiar sights-and-sounds of the city. Do biking, or jog with your friends in the morning! Baywalk also offers the best view of the Puerto Princesa Bay.

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Coron Island, Palawan

Coron Island, on the other hand, will serve you with exciting island adventures in Palawan. Island hopping escapes and sightseeing astonishing island spots of Coron Island would be an amazing idea. Making these island escapes more gratifying are endless food trips and food fests you’ll surely enjoy. Beautiful views + scrumptious meals on stunning island locations? Count me in!

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Zip Lining Adventures in Palawan

As implied by the other amazing spots above, there are tons of adventures you can do in Palawan. Add to the list of Palawan activities that you should not miss is Ziplining. Marvel at the scenery of the island while you’re high up on the air, zooming to the other side of the Zipline cable. The experience is nothing short of exhilarating and fun – something you’d never forget.

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El Nido, Palawan

When it comes to Palawan getaways, you can’t simply leave out taking a trip to El Nido. I mean, the place is an awesome collision of nature and adventure! The place will provide stunning uninterrupted views of the island. If you wish to have an unforgettable getaway adventure, head out to El Nido, Palawan and get more than what you’ve anticipated.

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If you want the best getaway trip this year, I suggest you choose Palawan. These 8 island destinations will offer more than what you expect. If it’s satisfaction you want to experience in your escape, you can never be wrong with this island paradise in the Philippines.

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Carmela Kim Alvarez is an editor of 'Let's Palawan'. She's a 20-something bubbly and adventurous female who loves to take selfies. Her aim is to share her travel experience and inspire fellow travelers.

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