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Island Hopping in Palawan: Philippine Travel Tips

The Philippines has over 7,000 islands, so we understand how difficult picking just one can be. But have no fear, we have narrowed it down to the beautiful island of Palawan, where all your island hopping dreams can come true! Palawan is surrounded by some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and exploring them is nothing short of magical.

First Stop, El Nido!

Friends watching the sunset in El Nido- Philippines Travel Tips

The journey may be long and bumpy, but believe us, it’s more than worth it. El Nido is the gateway to the Philippine’s most spectacular islands, and the island hopping tours there are legendary! While you’re at it, be sure to catch the sun go down behind the towering limestone cliffs on the beachfront of El Nido, it is an unforgettable sight.


Islands Galore!

Travellers kayaking through a blue lagoon- Philippines Travel Tips

With so many options, you’ll be spoilt for choice; lagoons big and small, secret beaches and islands shaped like helicopters, etc… You will be amazed every time you drop anchor at another destination. You just can’t go wrong with an island hopping tour in Palawan!


Did someone say food?

Amazing food served on Island Hopping Tour- Philippines Travel Tips

If we can give you one piece of advice when booking your island hopping tour, make sure they serve lunch! After a long day of snorkelling, swimming and wandering around beautiful islands, you will be starving! The lunch spread put on by many of the companies, is nothing short of delicious. The fresh fruit, sea food and various Filipino dishes will refuel and revitalise you, just in time for – you guessed it – another beautiful island!


Free Dive If You Dare!

Free Divers in the Ocean- Philippines Travel Tips

There are plenty of water activities to keep you busy during any island hopping tour, but if you are feeling really brave, you can take it one step further. Free Diving is very popular in Palawan, and is thought to be a very relaxing and meditative activity. You don’t rely on oxygen tanks for your dives, but rather the power of your own lungs. By the end of your trip, you will have achieved something wonderfully unique, and pushed your personal limits.

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