Palawan is one the most visited places in the Philippines by tourists, even locals can't resist the beauty of the island. It was referred to as the "Philippines Best Island", Philippines Last Frontier" and "The (Spaniards) Land of Promise. A place where you can definitely explain the word "paradise".
If you're a person that wants to do some adventure, this island is suitable for you. You can try cliff climbing, pearl diving, island hopping, visit the underground river or the lakes or just simply enjoy the beach!
The economy of this island relies on the agricultural crops, mineral resources, logging industry, fishery, oil-gas and tourism. The major crops in agriculture are palay, corn and coconut. Meanwhile they have minerals like nickel, copper, manganese and chromite. They also supply 40% of fish in Manila markets. Tourism continued to rise which helped local and businesses.
There are also 19 airports accepting Domestic Flights which are:
- Francisco B. Reyes Airport, Coron,Busuanga Island
- El Nido Airport, El Nido
- San Vicente Airport, San VicenteCuyo Airport, Magsaysay
- Taytay Airport, Taytay
- Del Pilar Airport, Roxas
- Bugsuk (Bonbon) Airport, Balabac (Bugsuk Island)
- Tagbita Airport, Rizal
- Balabac Airport, Balabac
- Rio Tuba Airport, Bataraza
- Coron Airstrip, Coron
- Culion Airstrip, Culion
- Brooke's Point Airstrip, Brooke's Point
- Candaraman Airstrip, Balabac (Candaraman Island)
- Inandeng Airstrip, San Vicente (under construction)
- Pamalican (Amanpulo) Airstrip, Cuyo (Pamalican Island)
- Old Busuanga Airstrip, Busuanga
- Rancudo Airfield, Kalayaan (military)
- Tarumpitao Point Airfield, Rizal
Other than this, Puerto Princesa International airport accepts flights from international airlines. There are also Seaports in Coron, El Nido and Mangingisda.
Since, there are many options available to reach the destination in hassle-free the tourist never doubted traveling and has made it easier.
Palawan was founded in 1818, also known as "Paragua". It has been named after it's largest island (Palawan Island). It has a total of 433 barangays along with independent cities and consist of 23 municipalities including:
- Brooke's Point
- El Nido
- San Vicente
- Sofronio Española
In 1858, the province was divided into two-Castilla in the northern and Asturias in the south. It is located in the Southwestern Tagalog Region or Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan). The island stretches in Borneo in the southwest and between Mindoro in the northeast. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea.
The language spoken by 50% of the population was Tagalog, and mixed with Cuyonan, Kinaray-a, Palawano, Batak, Aborlan Tagbanwa, Calamian, Tagbanwa, Central Tagbanwa, Kagayanen, English and Hiligaynon.
Today, Palawan is under plebiscite to divide Palawan into three provinces: Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur but due to the pandemic it has been suspended.
Palawan has sugar-like sand in beaches, the richest marine life in the country, the only province that produces natural gas, has limestone attractions, lakes, bird species from Borneo, underground rivers. All in one place. It's a perfect getaway to wash out the stress from workloads or enjoy vacation.