Palawan, officially the Province of Palawan, is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the region of MIMAROPA. Its capital is Puerto Princesa. Palawan Island Philippines is famous for white beaches, clear water and amazing biodiversity, also for Puerto Princesa Underground River.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has two types. The first, which occurs in the northern and southern extremities and the entire western coast, has two distinct seasons – six months dry and six months wet. The other, which prevails in the eastern coast, has a short dry season of one to three months and no pronounced rainy period during the rest of the year. The southern part of the province is virtually free from tropical depressions but northern Palawan experiences torrential rains during the months of July and August. Summer months serve as peak season for Palawan. Sea voyages are most favorable from March to early June when the seas are calm. The average maximum temperature is 31 °C (88 °F) with little variation all year.
For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27°C and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit Palawan is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Palawan province is divided into 23 Municipalities and 1 City:
There are 176 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Palawan which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Palawan province:
If you plan to visit the Province of Palawan, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Palawan throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Palawan province.
Where in the Philippines is Palawan located?
Palawan is located in Luzon on the western border of the Philippines.
Is Palawan a city or province?
Palawan is a province.
What is the Capital of Palawan?
The capital of Palawan is Puerto Princesa.
What is Palawan famous for?
Palawan is famous for Puerto Princesa Underground River and white sand beaches.
How do I get to Palawan?
There are several ways to get to Palawan, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Puerto Princesa | 1.25 hours | $26-$50
- Ferry | 24 hours | $34-$64
- You can fly to other airports in the province (Busuanga, El Nido, or San Vicente), however the cost will be significantly more.
How many islands are in Palawan?
There are 1780 islands in Palawan province.
How Safe is Traveling in Palawan?
Palawan is very safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Palawan the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Palawan province is considered subtropical with pronounced wet and dry season equally divided throughout the year. The wettest month is September while the driest month is February.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines
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