Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the Soutwestern Tagalog Region. The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. It is the last frontier of the Philippines. According to survey, 85% of the land area is still covered by forest.
Unspoiled, sugar-white beaches and world-class scuba diving draw travelers from around the globe to this far-flung island in the Philippines. One reader hailed it as the “single most beautiful place on Earth.” Limestone rock formations add to the stunning picture. These otherworldly shapes rise out of the turquoise sea to create unbelievable seascapes.
Depending on which part of the island you intend to have your first stop, flying from Manila takes you between an hour and an hour and 30 minutes. Palawan has been voted several times as the best island in the world. So come and explore the “Paradise”.
Intramuros (Latin for "within the walls") is the 0.67 square kilometers (0.26 sq mi) historic walled area within the modern City of Manila, Philippines. Intramuros is also called the Walled City, and at the time of the Spanish Colonial Period was synonymous to the City of Manila. Other towns and arrables (suburbs) located beyond the walls are referred to as "extramuros", the Spanish for "outside the walls". It was the seat of government and political power when the Philippines was a component realm of the Spanish Empire. It was also the center of religion, education and economy. The standard way of life in Intramuros became the standard way of life throughout the Philippines. The Manila Galleons which sailed the Pacific for 250 years, carried goods to and from Intramuros (Manila) and Acapulco, Mexico. Within Intramuros are: the Fort Santiago, the Rizal Shrine Museum, the Manila Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobernador.
El Nido is a coastal settlement and major tourist destination on the Philippines island of Palawan. El Nido comprises 45 islands and islets; limestone cliffs are also found here, which form a Karst backdrop similar to those found in Ha Long Bay, Krabi, and Guilin. El Nido is a popular destination for locals during the long holidays of Holy Week but, until recently, has been relatively unknown to foreign tourists. Beaches, clear waters (away from the main town), jungle, steep limestone cliffs and stunning inlets make up for beautiful seascapes.
Palawan is the last frontier of the Philippines so you can imagine how seemed untouched the land and seascapes are. In previous years, getting to El Nido is quite inaccessible and that what makes this place intriguing. But on recent years when flights have become easily accessible, tourists flock and made El Nido municipality very busy. Several lodges and inns sprouted.
But we will take to you to the Island Resorts where privacy sets in the midst of limestone cliffs, white beach and crystal clear water. Have you dreamed of waking up in a place that everyone could agree as “Paradise”?
The American Cemetery is located in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The cemetery, 152 acres (62 ha) or 615,000 square metres in area, is located on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. With a total of 17,206 graves, it has the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II and holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations. Many of the personnel whose remains are interred or represented were killed in New Guinea, or during the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) or the Allied recapture of the islands. The headstones are made of marble which are aligned in eleven plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery. The Memorial is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Otherwise, this cemetery has only one Commonwealth War Dead burial in World War I.
Coron is a tropical island in the province of Palawan, Philippines that is best known for world-class WWII-era wreck diving, though the area also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs. Coron also refers to nearby Coron town, a basic transit hub on neighboring Busuanga Island where the airport and most accommodation is located, as well as daytime boat trips that are the only way to visit the tribally-protected island itself. Many visitors travel onwards to the El Nido.
It was only quite recent that Coron has become accessible. Five years ago, there were only around 3 to 5 flights a day via small private propeller planes. The boom started in 2015 and the municipality was not even ready to accommodate in flocks of local and international tourists. Where El Nido, as a tourist spot, has been known for several years ahead of Coron the latter, at this stage, is lacking options for an island resort. Like El Nido, small budget inns and lodges are sprouting in the town proper.