The Perfect 1 Week in Palawan Itinerary Story

By Amanda Strube

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The Perfect 1 Week in Palawan Itinerary Story

Explore a paradise you need to see for yourself with this 1 week in Palawan...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Final Thoughts

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

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