A week in the beautiful Palawan Islands 

Palawan is composed of the long and narrow Palawan Island, plus a number of other smaller islands surrounding the main island. The Calamianes Group of Islands, to the northwest consists of Busuanga Island, Culion Island, and Coron Island. Durangan Island almost touches the westernmost part of Palawan Island, while Balabac Island is located off the southern tip, separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait. In addition, Palawan covers the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea. The disputed Spratly Islands, located a few hundred kilometers to the west is considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the Kalayaan Group of Islands. Palawan's almost 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) of irregular coastline are dotted with roughly 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches. It also harbors a vast stretch of virgin forests that carpet its chain of mountain ranges. The mountain heights average 3,500 feet (1,100 m) in altitude, with the highest peak rising to 6,843 feet (2,086 m) at Mount Mantalingahan. The vast mountain areas are the source of valuable timber. The terrain is a mix of coastal plain, craggy foothills, valley deltas, and heavy forest interspersed with riverine arteries that serve as irrigation.

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Highlight for Album: In and about Puerto Princesa
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The City of Puerto Princesa is located 306 nautical miles southwest of Manila, 205 nautical miles from Panay and about 250 nautical miles from Zamboanga. Its western side faces the South China Sea while in its eastern coast faces the Sulu Sea.
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Highlight for Album: The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
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Album: The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

On the must see city tour, this is one of the more interesting places to go to in Palawan. They breed crocodiles and endangered animals in this part of Puerto Princesa. But the best thing is that people can pet and even cuddle the baby crocs.
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Highlight for Album: Our stop on Baker's Hill
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Bakerís Hill started out as just a bakery but when the business became successful, the owner decided to convert the place into a park. Thus, Bakerís Hill is now included in the itinerary for the city tour of Palawan.
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Highlight for Album: Travelling The Underground River
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Album: Travelling The Underground River

The Subterranean Underground River in the River National Park is one of the most visited places among tourists. Who will not get mesmerized by the beauty and splendor found from this amazing underground river?
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Highlight for Album: Island Hopping in the Palawan Islands
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Album: Island Hopping in the Palawan Islands

We hopped on a boat at Sabang and had a great time in Honda Bay on some of the small islands near to Palawan Island. Each was unique and offered a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Highlight for Album: Palawan Butterfly Garden
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Album: Palawan Butterfly Garden

Another stop on the city tour, The Palawan Butterfly Garden is a haven for butterfly species that can also be found in other parts of Southeast Asia. It is located in Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa City, and just a short way from the "crocodile farm." We saw live colorful and interesting species of Palawan butterflies that closely resemble those found in Malaysia and other southeast Asian nations.
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