South Palawan Travel Guide

South Palawan is the quieter, less visited part of the island province of Palawan in the western Philippines. It is one of lovely beaches and islands and has one or two renowned attractions.

Major destinations in South Palawan include Balabac Island in the south, Brooke’s Point in the east, and Quezon in the west. The main pastimes in South Palawan are scuba diving and island hopping, while lazing on beaches is also a good activity here.

Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is one of the highlights of this part of Palawan, with its islands and abundance of wildlife. It is just southeast of Puerto Princesa and one of the best diving areas in the region.

Visitors will also find plenty of other water sports action in the main resorts and islands of South Palawan, while caves are all about. The ancient Tabon Caves of South Palawan are another major sight and they possess great caverns, rock formations and lots of archaeological digs.

Getting There & Away

Puerto Princesa Airport is the main gateway to South Palawan, receiving daily flights from Manila in an hour as well as flights from other major Filipino centers. High-speed ferries also come in from Manila in 13 hours and run to destinations all around South Palawan.

Things to Do

South Palawan Attractions

Tabon Caves

Deep caves in south palawan that feature the ancient tabon man.

Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

With fantastic diving and an abundance of coral and sea creatures.

Side trips from South Palawan

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park]]

This underground river lies just north of the capital, puerto princesa, and is a must-see for all visitors to palawan.


Baragatan Sa Palawan

A popular food and trade fair which goes off in june.