Palawan Category

Miniloc Island Resort

May 2, 2014

This year’s summer is turning out to be quite hot and I am sure many of us wish we could go to a secluded beach resort like Miniloc Island Resort (official website) to refresh and relax. This high-end resort is part of the world-class El Nido Resorts which is operated... (read more)

Mitra’s Ranch

March 9, 2014

The official name of our next featured sight is Rancho Sta. Monica. But locals all it Mitra’s Ranch because it belongs to the family of the late Senator Ramon Mitra, Jr., a prominent statesman who hailed from Puerto Princesa. Facade of the main villa in Mitra’s Ranch. ©... (read more)

Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex

July 2, 2010

Located quite a bit to the north of downtown Puerto Princesa City in Palawan is the Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex. This sports complex was named after the city’s preeminent son Ramon Mitra, Jr. who became the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992. He died... (read more)

Starfish Island

May 19, 2010

I’ve already blogged about two islands in Palawan’s Honda Bay: Arreceffi Island (where the Dos Palmas Resort is) and Snake Island. So let’s “island hop” once more and virtually visit Starfish Island, also known as Tabuan Island among the locals. Unlike Snake Island which was named that way because of... (read more)

El Nido Airport

February 25, 2010

Today’s featured site is the El Nido Airport (IATA: ENI, ICAO: RPEN), also known as Lio Airport. This gravel-surfaced airport is located in El Nido, Palawan. Palawan is the biggest province in the Philippines by land area and its elongated shape and numerous islands scattered across Sulu Sea means that... (read more)

Lagen Island Resort

August 19, 2009

In March 2006, I blogged about Lagen Island in El Nido, Palawan. That was way back when there was no high-resolution satellite imagery of Palawan in Google Maps and Google Earth yet. The low-resolution satellite imagery (which came from Landsat) lets us see Lagen Island, but the resolution was not... (read more)

Cuyo Fort

December 9, 2008

Located very near the previously featured Gapusan Beach is the Cuyo Fort in the town of the same name in Palawan. This fort stands very prominent in the history of Palawan because Cuyo was once the capital of Palawan from 1873 till 1903. This is according to the official website... (read more)

Snake Island (Honda Bay)

June 1, 2008

Honda Bay is one of those places in the Philippines where you can truly go island-hopping (unlike other places where the boatman just brings you to various beaches on the same island). And one of the islands you can hop to is Snake Island. Some people who have been there... (read more)

Capusan Beach

May 5, 2008

Since Gota Beach is still closed for the public, would Capusan Beach (also spelled as Kapusan) in Cuyo, Palawan be to your liking instead? The beach is by no means a private beach since it’s right next to the town proper of Cuyo, but the sunsets here are beautiful and... (read more)

Ligao Island

March 4, 2008

Ligao Island, one of the Spratly Islands and internationally known as Itu Aba Island, figured in the news last month when Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian landed on the island on February 2. He inaugurated a newly-built runway there and was accompanied by an impressive naval fleet. This visit raised diplomatic... (read more)

Palawan Underground River Entrance

August 3, 2007

Due to another update by Google to its base satellite imagery data (see their announcement), we can now see some of the northern part of the territory of Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan, in high resolution. This hi-res area covers Barangay Cabayugan, including Sitio Sabang, and fortunately, this... (read more)

Pag-asa Island

July 22, 2007

Located deep in the South China Sea, Pag-asa Island is possibly the remotest village in the country. Internationally referred to as Thitu Island, Pag-asa Island is the second largest (32.7 hectares) among the disputed Spratly Islands, all or parts of which are claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines,... (read more)

Dos Palmas Arreceffi Island Resort

June 17, 2007

At the start of this month, June 2007, Google updated their satellite imagery data for Google Earth. In my main blog, I talked about this update and found that the only spot in the Philippines that used to not have high-resolution imagery but now has, is Puerto Princesa City’s Honda... (read more)

Tubbataha Reef

April 8, 2006

Located in the middle of Sulu Sea is the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. This remote set of islands is designated by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. The reefs are reached by motor boat from Puerto Princesa City in Palawan and is one of the popular... (read more)


March 15, 2006

Located in Agutaya, Palawan is the hyper-exclusive and ultra-expensive Amanpulo resort. Amanpulo occupies the whole of Pamalican Island, part of the northern group of Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea and halfway between Boracay and El Nido. The only way to get to this tropical heaven is via the resort’s chartered... (read more)

Lagen Island

March 10, 2006

Lagen Island, in El Nido, Palawan, is the 12th pit stop of Season 5 of The Amazing Race. Our weary racers rested in the resort located at the cove (the bright blue spot) to the northwest end of the island. The resort is part of the world-class El Nido Resorts... (read more)