Palawan is often referred to as the Philippines’ last frontier, and there is more than just a passing truth to that statement. Taking a short drive through the elongated island, one immediately notices the craggy, limestone-filled landscape which shares more similarities with that of Krabi in Thailand, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or Guilin in China than anywhere else in the Philippines.
hammock in our hotel’s beachfront looks inviting
I had the chance to visit Central Palawan a while back. The distance from Manila was merely 360 miles, thanks to direct air services by most of the country’s airlines, but the change from my hometown’s congestion-filled streets could not be anymore welcoming. I was finally in Puerto Princesa after an hour’s flight. I had to quickly settle some of my expectations – Palawan’s capital may have an exotic and picture-pretty sounding name, but apart from the litter-free streets there aren’t a lot of things which differentiates this provincial town from the rest….