6 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Palawan This August
To say that Palawan is a breathtaking island paradise is an understatement. Palawan is a living proof that you can forget all the horrible environmental problems in the world and you can just gawk at the lush green rainforest, marvelous caves, majestic mountains and pristine beaches and heart-stopping cliffs- and be satisfied with it.
Imagine yourself swimming in the pristine blue waters teeming with colorful marine life or do scuba diving and snorkeling to peek Palawan’s hidden treasures at the depths of the sea. The corals, the fishes, and other aquatic animals are all there proving that Palawan is a secret treasure trove waiting to be found.
So if you want to experience what paradise is like and you need help on where to go and what to do, then this article is perfect for you. To get started, here are the top 6 reasons why you need to visit this wonderful island:
(1) Diving at Coron Bay
Coron Bay is situated in North Palawan, the most westerly part of the Philippines. It lies in between Busuanga and Culion Islands. While there is a fabulous diving all around the area, but the bay is particularly well known for having some of the best wreck diving in the world. The wrecks and pleasant rock formations provide for excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities, with underwater visibility extending up to 20 meters. Skyscanner named Coron Bay as the number one dive site in Palawan.
(2) Exploring the Underground River; Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River
The St. Paul’s Subterranean River National Park can be found 50 kms away of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The park boasts the world’s longest Underground River and has recently been nominated as one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Paddle boats take tourists for a one-hour exploration inside the subterranean river to enjoy one of the most beautiful natural treasures of the world. Visitors can enjoy the different limestone formations and the bats flying above the cave.
(3) Island hopping at Honda Bay
The islets and reefs found in Honda Bay teem with fishes and sea creatures of various colors and shapes. Here the shallow waters cover an endless stretch of beautiful white sand. These islets are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The water at Palawan Honda Bay is so clear hence visibility stretches far and wide into the ocean floor.
(4) Discovering El Nido
El Nido Marine Reserve is 238 kilometres north of Puerto Princesa. A hidden gem in the center of Bacuit Bay and the country’s largest wildlife preservation area. This popular nature spot boasts of diverse ecosystems such as rainforest, mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs, and limestone cliffs.The beaches of Bacuit Bay is blessed with extraordinary natural scenery, El Nido is, the sanctuary of various forms of wildlife. Countless varieties of fish are found here. Manta rays are a common sight; and when in the season, divers may see one of the world’s rarest marine mammal, the sea cow, known locally as “dugong”. The water in and around the bay are a perfect spot for the hawksbill turtles and serves as their nesting site.
(5) DIving the Tubbataha Reefs
Tubbataha is the Philippines’ first national marine park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered the mecca of diving. The reefs are home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Rising from the volcanic depths of the Sulu Sea in the western Philippines, these magnificent atolls encompass an astonishing diversity of marine life. The park is an underwater sanctuary where nature thrives.
Picture yourself slowly entering its crystal-clear waters, and as you breathe slowly through your air source, slowly sinking into the depths of the ocean, colors begin to whirl around you, taking the shape of an angelfish, a green sea turtle, a white tip reef shark, a mass of pristine coral. You find yourself in a world, one that is surreal, a magnificent underwater garden. This is Tubbataha.
(6) Geeks On A Beach: Geeks on a Beach (GOAB), an annual international conference for everyone who is passionate about startups, technology, design, and making the world a better place, is going to hold their 5th Year conference this year at Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa, Puerto Princesa, Palawan on August 24-25, 2017.
This event is expected to gather hundreds of technology entrepreneurs and professionals along with concerned government agencies to also look at ways of leveraging technology to help address Philippine social and environmental problems.
Register today and join Geeks On A Beach. Visit their website http://www.geeksonabeach.com/ for more information.