El Nido Tour Hidden Beaches & Shrines

dilumakad islandIf you want to see more of Palawan Island in the Philippines, consider taking a tour of the hidden beaches and shrines around El Nido. You will see the source of inspiration of Alex Garland’s novel “The Beach” which was turned into a movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

Another movie that featured scenes from El Nido is “Bourne Legacy” with some scenes shot from Matinloc and Dilumacad which you will also get t see through the El Nido Tour C : Hidden Beaches Tour with the Dimalumacad Island visible and accessible via helicopter.

The Kulasa Beach is a 100-meter beach strip of fine white sand. The sea floor surrounding the beach slopes gradually and the water deepens only after about 10 meters. This is a great beach for swimming and snorkeling due to the abundance of marine life in this area.

Other places to see on this tour include visits to Tapiutan Island and Star Beach among others. To get the most of your visit to El Nido tour, stay at affordable Palawan hotels in the area.

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Irawan Eco Adventure and Zipline Tour Palawan Tours and Activities

Irawan Eco Adventure and Zipline Tour palawan avtivitiesIf you want an action packed Palawan tour, you might want to viit the Irawan Eco Park south of Puerto Princesa. This activity will open a world full of flora and fauna in a protected area that forms part of the Irawan Watershed.

Aside from taking the Irawan Eco and River Tour, one of the activities you might enjoy is the Palawan Zip Line.

This Palawan activity will not be purely all about nature. For those wishing to see some man-made works of art, a visit to the Irawan Arts Cafe and Gallery is a must. The gallery features the artworks of Jerome Ray Miano and other local artists affiliated with the Aborlan Arts Program. This program was established to encourage out-of-school-youths to indulge in creative pursuits.

The Irawan Forest will fill you with sights and sounds of the jungle. To know more about how to get to the tour or finding decent and cheap Palawan hotels in Puerto Princesa, visit the Irawan Eco Adventure and Zipline Tour page on our main site at GoPalawan.Travel.

Honda Bay Palawan Tour – Your Gateway To The World’s Best Island

Honda Bay Palawan Tour

Honda Bay Palawan Tour

It’s not surprising that Palawan has made it to the top of the T+L list of the world’s best islands. The island’s stunning beaches and clear waters have gained quite a reputation with global travelers. The best way to see Palawan is to go on several tours.

Palawan tours offer various activities for vacationers in 3 major destinations — Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron . In recent years, 2 more towns, namely TayTay and Sabang have also gained significant recognition as major tourist destinations.

One of the most popular activities includes the Honda Bay tour in Puerto Princesa which includes visiting Starfish, Luli, and Cowrie islands. With the Honda Bay tour, you will get to visit 3 stunning islands. You can go island hopping, snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. Those who do not wish to scuba dive can experience the same thrill by snorkeling. Many coral reefs in Palawan are visible from the surface.

Aside from seeing coral reefs, you will often find colorful tropical fish in the area. Starfish Island has large numbers of Star Fish; the orange 5-armed type is quite common in the area. Luli Island is short for Lulubog-Lilitaw (Sink-Rise) because the island disappears during high tide and reappears at low tide. Cowrie Island is picturesque and was recently opened to Palawan tour operators to supplement the crowded beaches of nearby Panden Island.

dos palmas island resort and spa palawan

Dos Palmas Resort and Spa

If you plan to visit this Philippine province, you should consider looking for Palawan hotels near the area of your preferred tour. You have 5 major destinations to consider – El Nido, Puerta Princesa, Coron, Taytay and Sabang. Honda Bay is located in Puerto Princesa which is also the province’s gate to the outside world. From Puerto Princesa, you can hop to other tourist destinations within Palawan.

* The islands included in the tour may change regularly to reduce the impact of visitors on surrounding corals and marine life. It is not always possible to visit specific islands.

Stay At Palawan Budget Hotels And Get To See More Sites

Calauit Safari Tour Palawan

Calauit Safari Tour Palawan

If you want to visit Palawan Island in the Philippines and still have enough cash for tours and activities, consider saving money by booking a room in a budget Palawan hotel. With more cash to burn, you can see more sites and afford to go on an African Safari style expedition.

The Oriental Lodging House in Palawan is located in Coron where you may also take the Coron Islands and Lakes Tour or go on a Calauit Safari Expedition. This Palawan hotel is perfect for travelers on a shoe-string-budget but also offers comfortable amenities and accommodations.

Taking the Coron Islands and Lakes Tour will bring you to some of the most pristine and clearest waters in the world. You can take a boat ride to different islands and beaches in Coron or snorkel and swim in the twin lagoons where you can take a closer look at Palawan’s famous karst formations sprouting out of the water.

Kayangan Lake, Coron Palawan

Kayangan Lake, Coron Palawan

The Calauit Safari Expedition is a budget tour that gives you access to an African game preserve and wildlife park where you can watch zebras, giraffes, wild boars, monkeys, gazelles, the Calamian mouse deer, eagles, and pythons roam freely in the Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary.

So, if you want to make your island vacation worthwhile, think about booking a budget Palawan hotel room that will let you have enough cash to take various Palawan Coron tours. A reputable Palawan hotel booking site online can show you how to have a grand vacation on a tight budget.

Palawan Hotels – Balay Tuko Garden Inn

Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Double Room

Balay Tuko Garden Inn is an affordable hotel located in Brgy San Miguel which offers you privacy and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Princesa’s city proper.

This Palawan hotel is themed after a tropical garden and named after the Tuko (Gecko). It is family run and offers 15 clean and comfortable rooms furnished with air conditioning, bathrooms with hot and cold shower, and flat screen TVs with a satellite dish.

Indoor Swimming Pool

Indoor Swimming Pool

Balay Tuko offers activities such as swimming in it’s indoor pool, ping pong, badminton, billiards, and biking. The hotel also offers scuba diving lessons, kite surfing, hobie cat rentals, and bird watching tours.

This Palawan hotel is equipped with its own power generator, has a bar and a coffee shop. Laundry and room service, free internet, massage services and Palawan tours are also offered by Balay Tuko Garden Inn. Other services include airport transfers and housekeeping.