Palawan

Ok guys, seriously if you are just in the Philippines for pay for play action at girly bars and you don’t want the time or hassle of trying to pick up normal girls then Palawan is not really the place for you. There is a small girly bar scene in Puerto Princessa and even smaller scene in El Nido, but overall you’re not going to find these places overly impressive compared to other areas in the Philippines.

That being said, Palawan is simply beautiful and if you have a regular girl or a girl you have barfined and would like to take to a tropical paradise then definitely add Palawan onto your agenda as it’s simply stunning in places.

The main places are the capital city of Puerto Princessa, El Nido and Coron, you don’t really need to worry about other places here as they can be quite remote and difficult to access. El Nido and Coron boast some spectacular beaches and island spots that are pretty much the pick of all the tourism photos you might see about the Philippines. There are many high quality resorts to choose from and if romance is on your agenda then these are the type of resorts and places you’ll want to go to. Most Filipinas would jump at the chance to go with you to Palawan as it’s the new ‘hot spot’ in the Philippines.

If you are going alone or with a group and you want to see what the action is all about then below are the places you should check out.

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Puerto Princessa

  • Bavaria 54 is the most popular one. Located on Malvar Road near the airport.
  • Phoenix KTV
  • Equus
  • Tiki Restobar (not a girlybar but rather a nightclub with live music)

P80 is standard for beers and P250 for lady drinks, whilst barfines can go for between P3,000-P4,000.

Other than picking up some girls at the bars you will have a good chance to meet Filipinas and other foreign girls on either WeChat or Tinder as there’s plenty of tourist girls all over Palawan as it’s really becoming popular since the past few years of tourism advertising.

Again, your overall best bet to enjoy Palawan is to take a girl there with you as it’s not really set up for hunting and you’ll probably be able to enjoy more of the islands activities and scenic beauty if you take a girl with you i.e. not have to spend your days trying to find girls on dating apps or waiting until the few bars open at night.

If you are in Roxas or San Jose in Mindoro you can also get a ferry over to Coron rather than flying from Manila or Cebu.

 

 

 

Top hotels in Puerto Princessa

Luxury

Princessa Garden Island Resort & Spa 

Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa boasts a large outdoor pool and rooms, suites and villas with free WiFi. There is a fitness centre, 3 restaurants and on-site water sport facilities for guests to enjoy.

Each room, suite and villa has a flat-screen cable TV, safe, seating area and a private bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries. Complimentary bottled water is available.

Tomato and Basil Cuisina Italiana specialises in Italian cuisine. Sala Lobby Lounge offers a selection of cocktails and other drinks. Local and international cuisine is served at Rice.

Guests are served a welcome drink upon arrival at the resort, which has its own tour desk. Free private parking is provided.

The resort offers free return airport transfers to Puerto Princesa International Airport, located just 2 km away. Honda Bay is 7 km away while Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is 78.5 km from the property.

 

Blue Palawan Beach Club 

Situated along the coastline, Blue Palawan Beach Club offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It boasts a private beach area, an ionised, filtered outdoor pool and free parking space on site. Complimentary two-way airport transfer is provided.

All beach huts feature views of the sea and white sand right outside the rooms. The accommodation is equipped with air conditioning, custom memory-foam mattress, a personal safe, clothes rack and seating area. All private bathrooms include shower facility, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free bottled drinking water is provided in the rooms.

Guests at Blue Palawan Beach Club can request for massage services on site, or chill out at the sun loungers on the large pool terrace. Car rental, luggage storage, laundry/dry cleaning services and tour activities can also be arranged. Free use of the kayaks, local sail boats known as ‘paraw’, and stand up paddle boards are available.

The property houses a restaurant serving a mouthwatering selection of local and international dishes. Special diet meals can also be prepared upon request, while an array of drinks are offered at the bar.

Blue Palawan Beach Club is 3.3 km from the famous Honda Bay. Puerto PrincesaInternational Airport is 6.4 km away, while Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is accessible within 74 km.

 

Panja Resort Palwan 

Located in Barangay Tagburos, Puerto Princesa City, Panja Resort Palawan features a welcoming outdoor pool and sun terrace which overlooks lush greenery and the islands of Honda Bay. The resort houses a restaurant, where guests can satisfy their palates with local and international cuisines served. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and the spectacular views on the rooftop bar. Free WiFi is available in the lobby and restaurant.

The nearest airport is Puerto Princesa Airport, 8.5 km from the property.

Decorated in neutral and beige colours, each room is air-conditioned. They offer a flat-screen TV for entertainment, while a kettle is available for convenience. Some units feature a seating area. En suite bathrooms are fitted with a shower, wash basin and toilet. Slippers and free toiletries are provided.

 

Budget

Costa Palawan Resort 

Situated in Puerto Princesa City, Costa Palawan Resort has a private beach area, water sports facilities and free WiFi. Offering a restaurant, the property also has free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. Honda Bay is 3.9 km away.

All units in the resort are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom fitted with a bidet, while some units at Costa Palawan Resort also provide guests with a balcony. Guest rooms feature a seating area.

A continental, buffet or American breakfast is available every morning at the property.

You can play billiards at the accommodation, and car hire is available.

Speaking English, Filipino and Chinese at the 24-hour front desk, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical advice on the area.

 

Southwind Palwan 

Located in Puerto Princesa City, 4 km from Honda Bay, Southwind Palawan offers rooms with air conditioning. Among the various facilities of this property are an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. The property is 2.9 km from Balinsasayaw Restaurant – Rizal.

At the resort, all rooms are fitted with a desk, a TV and a private bathroom. Southwind Palawan features certain units with garden views, and the rooms include a terrace.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Staff at reception can assist around the clock with guidance on the area.

City Coliseum is a 17-minute walk from Southwind Palawan, while Mendoza Park is 3 km away.

 

Marianne Hotel  

Offering free WiFi access, Marianne Hotel is 1.3 km from Palawan Museum. It houses an outdoor pool, dining options and a billiards table.

The hotel is 7.5 km from Honda Bay. A free one-way airport shuttle service is provided from the Puerto Princesa Airport, located 2 km away.

Offering pool views, rooms offer a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a personal safe and an en suite bathroom with shower facilities and a spray bidet. Room service is provided.

 

Puerto Princessa location map

Top hotels in El Nido

Luxury

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island 

Set in a cove bordered by thick forests, Lagen Island Resort is located in beautiful El Nido, Palawan. An on-site marine sports centre offers activities like diving, kayaking and windsurfing.

Guests can enjoy observing wildlife on the property or swimming with tropical fishes. Resort activities include hiking, snorkelling and mangrove or cave tours. The resort also has an outdoor pool, a spa and a library.

Feature antique wood floors and reclaimed wood furnishings, rooms come with a CD player and minibar. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open up to a private balcony overlooking the cove, bay or cliffs. Each room has a private bathroom with shower facilities and bath amenities.

The island is a sanctuary to a variety of birds and mammals. Guests can go hiking through Lagen Island’s forest trail, which leads to a view of one of the coves on the other side of the island.

 

Cauayan Island Resort & Spa 

Set amidst lush greenery, Cauayan Island Resort offers luxurious and peaceful accommodation in El Nido. The resort features an outdoor infinity pool, a well-equipped fitness centre and a restaurant on site.

Offering views of the beach and garden from the private balcony, villas are furnished with modern interiors, a clothes rack, a flat-screen TV and minibar. Some villas include a daybed to relax in after a busy day. Indoor and outdoor shower facilities are also available.

Guests can enjoy island-hopping or kayaking around the islands of El Nido. Diving activities at 15 different dive sites can be arranged at the Cauayan Diving Centre. Guests may also rejuvenate with a pampering massage at Cauayan Spa.

Local and international cuisines are served at Cauayan Restaurant. The Cauayan Pool Bar offers a fine selection of cocktails and finger food.

 

Budget

Bulskamp Inn 

8 km from Big Lagoon El Nido, Bulskamp Inn is situated in El Nido and has a garden and a bar. Around 8 km from Small Lagoon El Nido, the property is also 13 km away from Matinloc Shrine and offers free WiFi. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests.

At the inn, each room comes with a terrace. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries.

Bulskamp Inn offers a continental or American breakfast.

Small Lagoon is 8 km from the accommodation.

 

Country Inn El Nido 

Country Inn El Nido is located in El Nido, 8 km from Big Lagoon El Nido and 9 km from Small Lagoon El Nido. The bed and breakfast has a terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Each room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a bidet.

You will find ticket service at the property.

A range of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling, diving and hiking. Matinloc Shrine is 14 km from Country Inn El Nido.

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El Nido location map

Top hotels in Coron

Luxury

Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel 

Located along the Coron-Busanga Road, Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel offers accommodation with views of the sea, 5 km from Kayangan Lake. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

It is a 280 metre-walk to Coron Seaport. Coron Public Market is 2 km away, while Maquinit Hot Spring is 3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Busuanga Airport, 23.2 km from Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel.

Air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as an iPod docking station. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

 

Coron Soleil Garden Resort 

Set within the mountains in Coron, 600 m from Mount Tapyas and 2.2 km from Coron Town Proper, this 4-star resort features an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour front desk, and a restaurant and bar. Free WiFi is available in all public areas of the property.

All rooms at Coron Soleil Garden Resort feature views of the swimming pool, a flat-screen TV with cable channel, and a minibar. Other in-room amenities include a desk, a safety deposit box, and a wardrobe. Some rooms come with a seating area and a kitchenette with a dining table and a microwave. The private bathroom has a shower facility, a bidet, and free toiletries. A hairdryer is also provided for your convenience.

The outdoor swimming pool provides a tropical setting for relaxation while guests can order their favorite drink at the bar. The gym is equipped with basic equipment while free scheduled activities are also available at the property like movie nights and live music performances. The spa offers massage treatments to help you relax after a day of activities in the resort.

 

Budget

The Bay Area Coron 

Located in Coron within 4-minute walking distance from Coron Public Market and 15-minute walk from Mt Tapyas, The Bay Area Coron features a garden with seating area and free WiFi.

At The Bay Area Coron, each room comes with a seating area by the terrace. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

A Continental and American breakfast options are available every morning at The Bay Area Coron.

Maquinit Hote Spring is 4.8 km from The Bay Area Coron while Kayangan Lake is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Franciso B Reyes Airport, 30-minute drive from the property.

 

La Natura Resort 

La Natura Resort has an outdoor swimming pool and features rooms with a balcony offering views of the garden. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.

The resort is just a 10-minute drive from Coron Town and the nearest public hospital. The famous Maquinit Hot Spring is a 20-minute drive, while Busuanga Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

The fan-cooled rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, flat-screen satellite TV and mosquito net. En suite bathrooms offer hot and cold shower facilities, along with free toiletries.

At La Natura Resort, guests can rent a motorbike to explore the area or request for massage services. Airport transfer, shuttle services, island hopping tours and dives can also be arranged at additional charges. Free private parking is available.

The in-house bar and restaurant serves local and traditional Italian cuisines.

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Coron location map

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