I’ve traveled to a lot of beautiful tropical islands in South East Asia. I’ve sailed around the limestone cliffs in Thailand, hiked to the border of Malaysia, swam in crystal clear water of Singapore, and kayaked past floating villages in Cambodia, but nothing will prepared me for the beauty of the Philippines. And nothing prepared me for the effect that Palawan would have on me.
Palawan (pron. /pəˈlɑːwɑːn/), officially the Province of Palawan (Cuyonon: Probinsya i’ang Palawan / Paragua; Hiligaynon: Kapuoran sang Palawan; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Palawan) is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the region of MIMAROPA. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital is the city of Puerto Princesa, but the city is governed independently from the province as a highly urbanized city.
The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and the Sulu Sea. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island ( ), measuring 450 kilometres (280 mi) long, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) wide. — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How many Filipino varieties of banana can you name? I can only name saba, prinsesa, and the common one–SAGING Hehe!
Sabang is a small village or sitio located on the western coast of the provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. It is within the city of Puerto Princesa belonging to Barangay Cabayugan. Sabang is commonly visited by tourists as an access point to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.
I have been to Sabang many times over the last 15 years. Besides being a visually beautiful place, Sabang is also the gateway to the world heritage listed Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Probably ninety five percent of all the visitors to Sabang take a day trip from Puerto Princesa, staying long enough only to eat lunch on the beach and experience the 45 minute underground river trip. The sleepy little village of Sabang transforms daily into an overcrowded car park as some 60 tourist vans arrive from Puerto Princesa – each van may have up to 12 passengers.
Around lunch time, Sabang swarms with tourists. By mid afternoon, most of the vans have left and Sabang returns to its quite self. At sunset, when the air turns cooler, there is a soothing tranquility; village life returns to normal and children come to play in their reclaimed streets. Sunrise brings on an equal calm. All that changes again around mid morning – this is when the first of day trippers arrive for their underground river excursion. Consider at least a one night stay in Sabang and experience its quiet beauty. There is plenty of accommodation to choose from and plenty of things to do and see to keep you here for at least a few days and more.
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