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These Spots in Palawan Will Make You Want to Reconnect With Nature

These destinations are perfect for nature lovers!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | January 01, 2022
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Have you explored all the beaches in Palawan? Add nature parks to your trip itinerary.

Image: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Facebook Page

It’s no secret that Palawan is known most for its stunning beaches. But did you know that it is also home to plenty of nature parks? If you want to see more of what the province has to offer, there are plenty of nature parks in Palawan where tourists and nature-lovers alike can explore gorgeous landscapes. Check out the list below for five exciting nature parks in Palawan that will bring you closer to the environment.

1. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP)

Location: Sitio Sabang, Bgy. Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City
Rates: PhP175 (adult); PhP100 (3 to 12 years old); PhP150 (Locals)

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The PPSRNP is a natural and historical park in Palawan every nature-lover can’t miss.

Image: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) Facebook Page

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) is one of the most notable nature parks in Palawan and the Philippines. As one of the protected UNESCO Heritage Sites in the world, PPSRNP features a gorgeous natural cave and river systems that are surrounded by biodiverse wildlife and greenery. Some of its spectacular features include limestone karst landscapes and rainforests that house Palawan’s wildlife. Tourists would also love the unique mangrove forest along the river that features various flora and fauna.

November 2021 Update: Minors two years old and up cannot enter inside the cave.

2. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and World Heritage Site

Location: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa
Rates: PhP5,000 for visitors; PhP250 for divemaster

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Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and World Heritage Site is home to a very biodiverse aquatic life.

Just like the PPSRNP, the Tubbataha Reef is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park spans over 10,000 hectares and is home to over 600 species of fish, 360 species of corals, 100 species of birds, 13 species of dolphins and whales, and 11 species of sharks and rays. You can see the diverse wildlife at Tubbataha during the peak season for diving, from mid-March until mid-June.

Note that the park is closed from April 15 to May 14 annually for private yachts and vehicles. Camera and video for divemasters are not allowed while diving.

3. Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Location: Irawan, Puerto Princesa City 5300 Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Rates: PhP40 entrance fee

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The center was established in 1987 as the Crocodile Farm Institute.

Image: Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center - Crocodile Farm Facebook Page

If you prefer to be closer to various plants and wild animals on land, you will love Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. Aside from preserving species of crocodiles, the rescue center is also home to different species of plants, birds, reptiles, monkeys, and pigs. Visitors can wander around the 4-hectare nature reserve to see animal species that can only be found in Palawan, such as the Palawan hornbill and Palawan bearcat.

November 2021 Update: Safety protocols are currently implementing. A maximum of 20 persons per 15 minutes of tour daily is allowed to observe social distancing.

4. Mitra’s Ranch

Location: Mitra Road, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
PhP20 main entrance fee
PhP50 entrance fee for the bike park

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Mitra’s Ranch is located at the top of a hill in Santa Monica and next to Baker’s Hill.

Image: Christine Joy Legaspi

Suppose you’re a tourist in Palawan, head on to his fantastic ranch for an unforgettable Palawan travel experience! Dubbed as the mini Tagaytay of Palawan, Mitra’s Ranch is a spacious spot that features various activities for friends and families like trampolining and horseback riding. You can also try the latest attraction: the bike park. The bike park is beginner-friendly and features fun trails that bikers of all ages can enjoy. After your fun adventures, you can relax at the overlooking deck that gives Puerto Princesa City view. The hill itself is also an excellent spot for lounging.

5. Ugong Rock Adventure

Location: Barangay Tagabinet, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
PhP200 cave entrance
PhP450 to PhP550 zipline

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Ugong Rock Adventures is for thrill-seekers who are not afraid to try something new.

Image: Weng Almacin

For the adventurous souls looking for an exciting way to enjoy nature, Ugong Rock Adventure is the place to be. Surrounded by natural limestone formations, Ugong Rock Adventures is perfect for spelunking or cave explorations. When you’re done exploring the caves, you have the option to zipline your way down or go through the dark tunnel inside the cave.

When you’ve had your fill of beach resorts in Palawan, let these fascinating parks bring you closer to nature while also having fun.

Want to find parks near Palawan? Go to Yoorekka Magazine to find just that and resorts, hotels, and beaches near Palawan!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 30, 2021.

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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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