Palawan, Philippines

Palawan was one of the highlights of our 9 month SE Asia journey. Some of the most stunning scenery, friendliest people and for the most affordable prices. The people are seriously friendly (Port Barton gets the nod for the most friendly people of our entire trip). Fresh seafood is abundant. Our favorite meals were fish caught 5 minutes prior and cooked on a tiny grill on the stern of the boat. The surrounding islands of Coron are the most beautiful I have ever seen.

Puerto Princesa is the main point of entry into Palawan. An energetic city on the rise. Getting to Port Barton during the rainy season….good luck. ¬†One of our favorite places, ever. We thought El Nido had the most amazing islands anywhere….until we went to Coron. ¬†Diving inside japanese shipwrecks? Check. Crystal clear freshwater lakes? Check. Crystal clear reefs? Check.

Coron Island.

The rock formations are stunning in Coron.

The islands of Coron.

Kayangan Lake. "The cleanest lake in Asia"

Green Lagoon, Coron.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon.

Tricycle in Puerto Princesa.

The bay of Port Barton.

Blowing bubbles in Port Barton.

Port Barton. All accommodations are right on the beach.


Long distance transport in Palawan.

Neptune Diving's Bus.

Fresh Sea Urchins.

Fresh Parrot Fish and Prawns.

Children playing on the dock in Sabang.

Underground Cave in Puerto Princesa.