More than 7.000 islands are waiting for you
El Nido is a village located in the north-western part of the island of Palawan, in the Philippines. It is the access point to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of amazingly beautiful islands with steep limestone karst cliffs. Several of them will be part of our adventure.
On the other hand, you can enjoy Bacuit Bay. A wonder comparable to others in Southeast Asia that share the same tectonic plate: such as the Vietnamese bay of Halong and the Thai islands of Phuket and Krabi.
The limestone formations, emerging over the turquoise blue waters of small white sandy beaches and drilled by lagoons, create worlds as magical as the Secret Beach of Matinloc, which can only be reached after diving through a hole between the rocks or the big and small lagoons of Miniloc Island.
|ARRIVAL PLACE||Resort chosen on an island in the Bacuit Archipelago|
|ARRIVAL TIME||2 to 3 hours by plane and boat|
|TRAVELLER PROFILE||Including families with children|
|END OF THE JOURNEY||Manila|
The tropical climate and insularity explain the exceptional biological richness of this region of the planet.
The best time to visit the Palawan area is from November to early June, avoiding the rainy season – from June to September – which can spoil the enjoyment of white sand beaches, rainforests and transparent seabeds.
Day 1. Departure Date
- The best experience is to approach the island of Corón, north of Palawan. There we can dive to enter the cemetery of sunken Japanese ships during the World War II known as the „Corón Fleet“. A unique place with sunken ships for all levels of diving, from the most expert to beginner level In this place during World War II American aviation sank a group of Japanese navy ships that anchored in shallow water and whose remains are now enjoyed by wreck divers.
El Calamianes archipelago, located between the Chinese Sea and the Sulu Sea, is a true diving paradise and does not have to envy anything to El Nido. The main islands of the group are Busuanga, Coron, Culion and Linapacan.
- Another interesting point is about 150 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa, in the Sulu Sea, is the Marine National Park of the Tubbataha Reef, a protected area of almost 100,000 hectares of marine habitats, with three atolls and a wide high sea areas. In the reef ecosystem there are whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and Napoleon fish. The Tubbataha reef and the nearby Basterra are only accessible, from February to June, on organized trips.
Day 7. Return
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or visit the Subterranean River in Puerto Princesa, World Heritage. Several companies fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa, capital of the Palawan Island, it´s just an hour and a half to fly. The Subterranean River National Park, a spectacular limestone karst landscape with 11 different ecosystems, awaits us about 50 kilometers northwest, along the west coast of the island. Crests, hills and cliffs are combined with moist forests, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs. The park shelters numerous species in danger of extinction, but the main attraction is the Cabayugan, a river that disappears under the Mount of Saint Paul and flows underground along 8.2 kilometers, meandering through caves and stalactite and stalagmite formations, before emptying directly into the Chinese Sea. The river mixes the sweet water with the salty water and, at its lowest point, is influenced by the effect of the tides. From Sabang, you can take a small boat that reaches the entrance of the river cave and there you can take a canoe and at the light of a lantern, navigate through a labyrinth of rocks and water. Outside, a perfectly marked path runs through the jungle under which the river flows.
Philippines, withmore than 7.000 islands, is a wonderful place you have to visit. Specifically, Palawan is the fifth largest island of the Philippines, which extends to the west, in the Sulu Sea, facing Malaysia. At the same time, its province, is formed by almost 2,000 islands. In the Northwest is El Nido It is known for its wild landscapes of virgin nature. Its endless beaches, mangroves, mountains and challenging cliffs with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, in the Sulu Sea, and Biosphere Reserve. The underground river (and National Park) of its capital, Puerto Princesa, the wrecks of Corón Island, recognized as one of the best places in the world for diving and its famous crystal clear lagoons, are just some of what you can discover. I f you like little adventures, combined with relaxing on the beach, diving or explorar. No doubt this is your place.
Calamianes Archipelago. The archipelago is located between the Chinese Sea and the Sulu Sea, northwest of Palawan, past El Nido. The main islands of the group are Busuanga, Coron, Culion, and Linapacan.