About Palawan


Palawan is rapidly becoming the top destination for travelers to the Philippines. With the gopalawan website we hope to provide some information on this site to give future visitors an idea of what is in store. Many visitors head north to El Nido, Sabang and Port Barton but we also plan to  include a bit [...]

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Vietville – Viet Ville

Vietnamese Urn

Vietville was a refugee camp in Palawan for US sympathizers to stay after they fled Vietnam when the communists took over. Most of the thousands of refugees that were living here have resettled elsewhere by now. There is a Vietnamese restaurant that still remains open primarily for tourists. The food is not bad but if [...]

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Ka Lui Restaurant

Ka Lui's Restaurant

Ka Lui’s Restaurant in Puerto Princesa is likely the best restaurant in  Palawan if not the entire country. The ambiance is nice and the food is outstanding. The staff here have a friendly attitude and it makes eating here a memorable experience. The seafood is done to perfection. There will be no surprises when you [...]

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Ugong Rock

observation deck ugong rork

Ugong Rock is a big outcropping in the middle of a rice field on the right side of the road as you are heading towards Sabang. Tour guide – Juana Orcajada at left View from top of Ugong Rock at right. There is a joint effort between the ABS-CBN foundation and some of the local [...]

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El Nido Corner Resto Bar


The El Nido Corner Restaurant and Bar is at the end of the beach as you walk towards the point. They do an excellent lapu lapu or other fish of the day special. the spaghetti is pretty good too but what really makes this place is the pleasant atmosphere provided by the owners Divina and [...]

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Robert’s Resort Sabang

roberyt resort sabang beach

Simple huts on the beach are what I groove on. Yes the luxury of the Sheridan and Daluyon Resorts are very very nice and perhaps it is a case of sour grapes, but I love my nipa on the beach. Having the entire beach all to yourself for midnight swims is bliss. Possibly there is [...]

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Sabang Mangrove Swamp Tour

Mangrove Forest Tour Sabang

Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour This tour of the mangrove swamp in between the beach in Sabang  and the underground river will be of interest to reptile fans. This peaceful trip up the river was the best 100 peso I spent last year. We lucked out and spotted a ball python and several mangrove snakes curled [...]

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Sabang Underground River

sabang underground river

The Sabang Underground River is one of the coolest things to see during a trip to Palawan. The  river  winds 8 kilometers back into this cave near Sabang. Generally there is not much current but after heavy rains it requires two boatmen to paddle upstream. The tourist boats only go back in there 1.5  kilometers [...]

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True Cut Pension House

Rizal is not a place that many foreigners choose to go. I like it back there but it is a hotbed of malaria so be sure to use a mosquito net if you plan to stay there. I stayed at the Tue Cut Pension House – a wonderful place to spend the night for 100 [...]

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Philippine Immirgation Office

Puerto Princessa Immigration Office

The Philippine Immigration office in Puerto Princesa is very organized, efficient and helpful. I have used this office only one time for a visa extension and it was pain free. A 21 day visitors visa is issued free of charge upon arrival in the Philippines. If you plan to stay longer that that you must [...]

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About Port Barton

Port Barton Beach

Port Barton is a mellow village on the west side of Palawan. At one time it was a jumping off point for trips to the Sabang Underground River but now there is a beautiful road all the way to Sabang from Puerto Princesa, so visitors go direct to Sabang on mini van shuttles. You can [...]

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