10 Best Things To Do in Palawan, Philippines with Kids

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Palawan Island is located in the southwestern Philippines, this is the largest island of Palawan province and is the 5th largest island in this country. Palawan is known as a famous tourist paradise in the Philippines with white sand beaches island, with endless blue sea or countless species of colorful fish. In addition, Palawan has been voted as one of many ideal islands that tourists should visit in Southeast Asia because, in addition to possessing clear blue water, Palawan also has steep cliffs, mysterious caves, lush green forests float in the middle of the ocean. So let’s come here with your children, then they can enjoy the wild nature and swim in the fresh ocean and participate in fun activities on the beach. And for a perfect outing, check out the list of 10 best things to do with kids in Palawan below. Thanks to that, you will not miss any interesting activities here.

1. Puerto Princesa City Heritage

Palawan Wonders
By the sea, you should spend a day with your children visiting Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan with Puerto Princesa City Heritage – great cultural attractions. First, the children will go to Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. Here, your kids will not only be able to observe Philippine crocodiles, but also other animals like ostriches and cat bears. For those who love sweets, it will be a dream destination when coming to Baker’s Hill, which is famous throughout the Philippines for candies made from all kinds of filling such as cashews, hopia, brownies, and delicacies and it is perfect for snacks and takes home as souvenirs for this exciting trip. Then coming to Binatuan Creations’ Weaving Loom Center, the children can also try weaving handmade fabrics and learn more interesting things about this traditional craft industry. And finally, your little friends should visit the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, a passionate historical venue that celebrated the first Catholic Mass at Puerto Princesa in Spain. What a meaningful day with much knowledge of Philippines culture.

2. Astoria Water Park

Astoria Water Park
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The game park is always a favorite place for children. And of course, you cannot miss Asia Water Park Palawan when you come here. Let the kids enjoy an exciting day of energetic water activities that you can only experience here. And get ready for a fun family gun fight Batak Misters. In addition, there are design areas with small games in the Tumbling Buckets area for young people. Let’s create a fun and happy day here.

3. Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching

Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching
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The Fireflies in Puerto Princesa are famous that they are as beautiful as a breathtaking picture. And a firefly viewing night will help the children get closer to this wonderful natural wonder. Before watching the fireflies, you will be able to enjoy a delicious dinner buffet here. And after a delicious and fun meal, the kids will get on the boat and start the journey to discover the fireflies sparkling in the night. The entire mangrove trees and trees will be lit with fireflies flashing, glowing together, and so different that fishermen use them as guides to find their way in the dark of the night. Don’t miss the chance to see the spectacular wonders when you go to Puerto Princesa!

4. San Vicente Land

San Vicente Land
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In addition to Puerto Princesa, there is the autonomous city of San Vicente in Palawan with interesting attractions such as the Roman Catholic Church and City Hall, Long Beach, which is known as the longest beach in the Philippines and the mangrove forests of the Inandeng River. So, don’t miss the chance to spend a day discovering the interesting things in San Vicente. In particular, the children also have a kayak experience when traveling on the Innandeng River to visit and see the typical mangrove forests of this tropical land.

5. Coron Calauit Safari and Beach

Coron Calauit Safari and Beach
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Especially in Palawan has not only beautiful beaches but also has Coron Calauit Safari with African giraffes, antelopes, zebras, brown deer, and other species wild animals, guaranteed to be enough for your little ones to have an extremely good experience with the wildlife of nature. And of course, feeding the animals will also be experienced here. And the journey will continue when you visit Black Island, North Cay, or Pamalican Island in the afternoon to swim, enjoy the cool water.

6. Puerto Princesa Tabon Cave

Puerto Princesa Tabon Cave
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Take your kids back to the past with the discovery of the Tabon Cave in Puerto Princesa, a place is known for its great historical value! The cave is dubbed with the name “Cradle of Civilization”, it contains a large number of archaeological searches, including the skull cap dating back thousands of years, as well as the Manunggul Jar, a burial vessel. It is listed as a national treasure. To enter the cave, you will have the chance to take a boat through quiet river, admire the beautiful scenery of Palawan on the banks. Your children will learn about the historical significance of the cave when you explore the mysterious caves, where you will see impressive limestone figures as well as burial sites of ancient locals.

7. Honda Bay Island

Honda Bay Island
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If your trip to Palawan is a long trip, you should definitely visit Honda Bay with its beautiful islands and white sand beaches. The bay is an ideal place to go diving, sightseeing under the ocean. Honda is a natural bay, is a scenic spot in the east of downtown Puerto Princesa. The bay has many small islands but only a few of them are open to tourists such as Pambato, Luli, Starfish, Pandan, and Cowrie. Each island in Honda Bay has different shades, but these 5 islands are ideal places for swimming and snorkeling. In particular, on Starfish Island, you can see hundreds of starfish just under the waves, lying on the beach at the tide. A picture of nature that is hard to get anywhere.

8. El Nido 

El Nido
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El Nido is one of the most famous islands in Palawan. So, let’s take your child for a unique trip to the world-famous beaches of El Nido and the Matinloc Temple. You will visit the Matinloc Temple, also known as Shine of Our Lady of Matinloc, a funky oasis and learn the interesting story behind this temple. In addition, there is a mysterious beach called Secret Beach, a beach hidden away from the coast, just like your own paradise !. Don’t miss the opportunity to see and swim in the best beaches in El Nido.

9. Coron Ultimate

Coron Ultimate
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Palawan has many beautiful islands, and this Coron Ultimate will be the best way for your kids to experience paradise here. With special places to visit such as Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoons, Siete Pecados Marine Park, make sure that your children will have a fun day. With Kayangan Lake, this is a picturesque clear blue lake, you can even look down to the bottom of the lake. The Twin Lagoons are a swamp surrounded by cliffs, and the water is mixed with blue and green like in fairy tales. In addition, you will go to Malwawey Reef and Coral Garden, to explore the beautiful coral reefs under Coron Sea, and see their importance to the ecosystem. And finally, you will come to Coron Youth Beach Club, a beautiful beach area on a small island, giving the children the feeling that you are dominating your own sea.

10. Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River
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The World Heritage site in every country is one of those places you can’t miss when traveling to this country. So, join your child in exploring Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This is the longest underground river, where you will get closer to the beautiful rock formations in the cave and uncover the countless shapes created inside the river bed. Surely this will be a trip not to be missed when you visit Puerto Princesa.

Palawan island
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Palawan features long sandy beaches, and of course, sunlight is inevitable. Therefore, when traveling with children to the beach or walking around the city all day, it is also necessary to sunscreen them well because their skin is much more sensitive than adults. In particular, Filipino cuisine is also not diverse, so make sure that your little ones will have backup food when traveling if not suitable for local food. And when bathing at the beach, watch your child closely to avoid possible dangers. Thanks to the above notes, make sure that you and your children will have an extremely enjoyable, fun and healthy trip.