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First Time in Palawan: Where Should I Stay?

Where should I book my hotel in Palawan?

Preparing for your first time in Palawan and wondering where you should stay? This page will give you some hints about which destination in the huge province of Palawan will suit you best. Located on the western border of the Philippines, Palawan contains no less than 1,780 islands, and is the largest province in the country.

The region features areas of stunning beauty, and is fast becoming one of the major holiday destinations in the Philippines. Most of the islands are barely developed, but three destinations have become popular places for a holiday in Palawan: Puerto Princesa, the capital city of the province; El Nido, the splendid northern tip of Palawan Island; and Coron district and island, which mark the northern end of Palawan province. If you’ve been asking yourself where you should book your hotel in Palawan, here are a few answers for you.

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Should I book my hotel in Puerto Princesa?

Puerto Princesa: How to decide…

Puerto Princesa is the capital city of the province of Palawan. The westernmost city of the Philippines was established in the 19th century, and has become a popular holiday destination and the eco-tourism centre of the Philippines since the end of the 20th century. Considered the cleanest and greenest city in the country, Puerto Princes offers excellent accommodation choices, as well as a wide selection of attractions, leisure activities, restaurants, bars and shopping options.

Who is it for:

  • People who want to be centrally-located and want everything in one place
  • Families
  • Nature lovers

 

What’s good:

  • Good choice of hotels for any type of budget
  • Wide range of dining and shopping options
  • Jump-off point to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Tubbataha Reef, the two main attractions in the vicinity

 

What’s not so good:

  • Traffic can be heavy

You like Puerto Princesa? Now pick the right hotel!

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The Puerto Princesa hotels and resorts listed below will give you the opportunity to discover the capital city of the Read More...

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Located in Puerto Princesa, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is by the sea, minutes from Sabang Boat Terminal, and close to Read More...

Atremaru Jungle Retreat

Located in Puerto Princesa, Atremaru Jungle Retreat is by the sea and within the region of Kayulo Falls and Puerto Princesa Read More...


Should I book my hotel in El Nido?

El Nido: How to decide…

Ranked among the best beaches in the world, El Nido is a municipality that houses one of the most diverse ecosystem in the Philippines. It belongs to a protected area that covers 900 km2. You’ll find 50 pristine beaches, 45 islands, five types of forest, limestone cliffs similar to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and plenty of endemic animal and floral species here, including dugongs and dolphins. At first a popular destination for the Filipinos during the Holy Week, it appeared on the bucket-list of international travellers only at the end of the 20th century. Today, it has become one of the major tourist destinations in the Philippines. Hotels from budget to luxury are available, as well as all the facilities necessary for a comfortable holiday in the tropics.

Who is it for:

  • Beach lovers
  • Nature lovers
  • Water sports enthusiasts
  • Families

 

What’s good:

  • Stunning natural environment
  • Good choice of dining, shopping and nightlife entertainment options
  • Wide range of hotel prices

 

What’s not so good:

  • Can be crowded at times
  • Expensive food and drinks
  • Water quality around the main beach is poor

You like El Nido? Now pick the right hotel!

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El Nido hotels and resorts come in all shapes and sizes and, more importantly, all types of budget. El Nido only started Read More...

Matinloc Resort

With a stay at Matinloc Resort in El Nido, you'll be near the bay and close to Big Lagoon and Miniloc Island Dock.Featured Read More...

Pangulasian Island Resort

With a stay at Pangulasian Island Resort in El Nido, you'll be minutes from Observation Tower and close to Pangulasian Island Read More...


Should I book my hotel in Coron?

Coron: How to decide…

Coron is a first-class municipality at the northern end of the province of Palawan. Part of the Calamian Archipelago, it is composed of the eastern side of Busuanga Island, Coron Island and about 50 small islands and islets. Tourism has become the main economic resource in Coron, and especially all activities related to scuba diving, thanks to the dozen sunken Japanese warships that lie between 10 and 40 metres under the sea off Coron Island. Besides great dive sites, the islands around Coron hosts splendid beaches, two fresh water lakes and large limestone cliffs. As with everywhere else in Palawan, the area is managed with long-term conservation in mind.

Who is it for:

  • Scuba divers
  • Beach lovers
  • Nature lovers
  • Families

 

What’s good:

  • Stunning natural environment
  • Good choice of dining, shopping and nightlife entertainment options
  • Wide range of hotel prices

 

What’s not so good:

  • Some areas/beaches of Coron can be crowded at times

You like Coron? Now pick the right hotel!

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Coron hotels and resorts have all the facilities and amenities required to offer you an agreeable stay in this superb Read More...

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel

With a stay at Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel in Coron (Coron Town Proper), you'll be convenient to Coron Central Plaza and Read More...

El Rio y Mar Resort

Located in Coron, El Rio y Mar Resort is in the mountains and within the region of San Nicolas Barangay Hall and Busuanga Read More...


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