The Perfect 1 Week in Palawan Itinerary Story

By Amanda Strube

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Introduction

The Perfect 1 Week in Palawan Itinerary Story

Tucked away in South East Asia is a magical, emerald archipelago known as the Philippines....

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Day 1

El Nido

El Nido is a naturally striking place to begin your 7 day Palawan itinerary. Named...

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Day 1 - Stop 1

"Secret Beach" on Matinloc Island

Matinloc Island is usually included in 'Tour C' packages from El Nido, which is a...

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Day 1 - Stop 2

Matinloc Shrine

The Matinloc Shrine was built in the 1980s. Its proper name is the Shrine of...

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Day 1 - Stop 3

El Nido Boutique Artcafe

After a long morning of snorkeling and being out on the water, grab a bite...

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Day 1 - Stop 4

Dilumacad Island

From afar, this island looks like a helicopter, thus adopting the nickname, Helicopter Island. Helicopter...

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Day 1 - Stop 5

SAVA Beach Bar

One of the more popular beachfront bars, amongst tourists, is the SAVA Beach Bar. It...

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Day 2

Lagoon Hopping with El Nido Tour A

The lagoons dotted around El Nido are best experienced by booking a tour. Everything, including...

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Day 2 - Stop 1

The Small Lagoon

The Small Lagoon is typically the first stop when doing 'Tour A' from El Nido....

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Day 2 - Stop 2

The Big Lagoon

After exploring the Small Lagoon, you will hop over to The Big Lagoon where more...

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Day 2 - Stop 3

The Not-so-secret, Secret Lagoon

By now, you might think that you'll be tired of going from one lagoon to...

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Day 2 - Stop 4

Shimizu Island

Shimizu Island is just one more magical stop on this lagoon tour. The island, originally...

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Day 3

More of El Nido

You need more than one day in El Nido to experience all it has to...

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Day 3 - Stop 1

The Local Market

Start the day bright and early with the locals. The public market opens up every...

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Day 3 - Stop 2

Nagkalit-kalit Falls

What a better way to start your day than by swimming at a waterfall? Nagkalit-kalit...

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Day 3 - Stop 3

Las Cabanas Beach

After the waterfalls, head back towards where you were earlier, but a bit further south,...

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Day 4

Port Barton

If you are ready for some less touristy areas, Port Barton is the spot for...

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Day 4 - Stop 1

Palawan Easy Dive in Port Barton

Port Barton is not typically at the top of a tourist's list for what to...

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Day 4 - Stop 2

Pamuayan Falls

Not far from the city center are a lush and vibrant jungle and bamboo path...

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Day 4 - Stop 3

Milano Cafe

Good coffee and food never get old, and Milano Cafe is the best place around...

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Day 5

Puerto Princesa Getaway

After a few days of enjoying the El Nido area and Port Barton, you will...

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Day 5 - Stop 1

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

As mentioned before, Puerto Princesa is world-famous for its underground river system. The Subterranean River...

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Day 5 - Stop 2

Ugong Rock Adventures

Many people make a pitstop at the Ugong Rock Adventure Park for some more exciting...

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Day 5 - Stop 3

Kalui Restaurant

After a day spent underground, retreat back to the city to experience the vibrant nightlife....

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Day 5 - Stop 4

Firefly Watching on the Iwahig River

On this tour, you will ride a 3-person boat with an assigned guide that will...

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Day 6

Lipuun Point Reservation

After another long car ride, you will be rewarded with the beautiful Lipuun Point Reservation....

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Day 6 - Stop 1

Philippines' Cradle of Civilization

The Tabon Caves can only be reached by boat, booked through the Tabon Caves Museum....

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Day 6 - Stop 2

Sidanao Island and Nasirik Island

These uninhabited islands are charming and alluring with their white sand beaches and soothing waters....

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Day 7

Balabac Island Tour

At the bottom of Palawan is a heavenly group of islands in an area referred...

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Day 7 - Stop 1

Onuk Island

Onuk Island is privately owned, and a permit is needed before heading there. You can...

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Day 7 - Stop 2

Candaraman Island

Candaraman is a secret gem amongst hundreds of emerald islands along the Balabac chain. The...

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Day 7 - Stop 3

Punta Sebaring

Punta Sebaring is the 3rd longest sandbar in the Philippines and is a beautiful, sunbleached...

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Day 7 - Stop 4

Patawan Island

Patawan Island is a super small island that you can walk around in about 15...

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Conclusion

Final Thoughts

Palawan is one of the most naturally beautiful and serene places on earth. The calm...

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