Palawan tourism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Palawan tourism


Duterte to Palawan hotels, resorts: 'Follow rules' to avoid another Boracay

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:20 AM

'I'm putting on notice everybody,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech at a festival in Puerto Princesa City

UNDERGROUND RIVER. The entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, June 21, 2011. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Mike Gonzalez.

Palawan town eyes 100,000 tourists in 2018 as San Vicente Airport opens

May 10, 2018 - 10:06 PM

Transportation Arthur Tugade says the will begin catering to commercial flights, specifically by PAL, by June. Cebu Pacific is also considering the marketability of flying to San Vicente.

TOURISM BOOST. The municipality of San Vicente, which boasts of the Philippines' longest white beach, is located 186 kilometers north of the capital Puerto Princesa City. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

El Nido crackdown on erring establishments begins

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Nieves Rosento says the degrading water quality in the town’s public beach remains a problem

VIOLATION. Environmental authorities vow to remove illegal structures built on shoreline easement zone in El Nido. Photo by Keith S. Anthony Fabro/Rappler

350-year-old Spanish fort in Palawan to undergo restoration

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Also known as Fuerza de Sta Isabel, the historic Taytay fort was originally built as a wooden palisade in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabel II

HISTORICAL LANDMARK. Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay town in northern Palawan. Photo courtesy of Joie Matillano/LGU Taytay

El Nido to impose daily visitor limits in 3 iconic tourist sites

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:04 PM

El Nido adopts a resolution that will solve the overcrowding and habitat disturbance issues in the Big and Small Lagoons and Secret Beach

EL NIDO HOT SPOT. Tourists at El Nido's Small Lagoon. Photo courtesy Provincial Information Office, Palawan

Preserving paradise: Three pillars of sustainable ecotourism

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:33 AM

The growing tourism industry in El Nido presents tremendous opportunities for this first class town to be a model of sustainable ecotourism

El Nido resorts brace for typhoon Pablo's wrath

Dec 05, 2012 - 3:14 PM

Businesses catering to tourists in El Nido described by CNNGo as the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines are bracing for the wrath of typhoon Pablo international codename: Bopha which hammered various parts of the country

Palawan, not Boracay, is next tourism bright spot - PH firms

Nov 14, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Philippine real estate firms are considering other island tourism spots aside from current tourist favorite Boracay Palawan and other areas where the government will be putting up new or expanding existing airports are being eyed

TOURISM TALK. Real estate executives discuss areas they are considering for future tourism development projects. From right to left: Ayala Land president Antonino Aquino, BCDA's Arnel Casannova, Century Properties Inc. Managing Director Jose Roberto Antonio. Photo by Lala Rimando

Open for bids: P160-M projects in Palawan, Kalibo, Tawi-Tawi airports

Aug 06, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Civil works on 3 airports San Vicente in Palawan Kalibo in Aklan and Sanga Sanga in Tawi Tawi are on the auction block