Getting Around Palawan

Palawan Public transport within the islands consist of buses, vans and tricycles. There is a big well-organized transport terminal at the capital Puerto Princesa City, from where travelers can take off to other parts of Palawan. Private vehicles may also be hired from car rental companies. Traditional bancas – motorized outrigger boats – can also be easily hired for hopping around the islands.

Visitors can also get help from the City Information Office or the Provincial Information Office.

When is the best time to go to Palawan?

The dry season is from October to May with temperatures above 30 degrees centigrade and rain is rare.

How do we get there?

Palawan is one of the most accessible destinations in the Philippines. From the capital Manila, various airlines offer daily domestic flights and shipping companies have regular boat trips of at least 3 times a week. It is also possible to set out from either Cebu or Iloilo, two of the major cities in the Visayas, the central part of the country. A number of travel agencies and the hotels/resorts in Palawan also offer various tour packages that cover both the travel and lodging arrangements.

What activities and adventures does Palawan offer?

Name it and Palawan is most likely to have it – historical sights, cultural experiences, wonderful beaches, eco-tourism spots for diving, snorkeling, trekking or just simple nature-tripping.

What safety/security concerns should we consider when in Palawan?

Palawan has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and visitors can expect the warm hospitality that Filipinos are known for.

What health measures should we take before going and while in Palawan?

Unless you are going on a trek to some of the more remote mountains and forests in the province, the threat of diseases such as malaria are not widespread. Nonetheless, travelers are advised to take the necessary medical precautions. For emergency situations, the hospitals and health centers in Palawan are also prepared to extend assistance. Under the new generation of Hospitals and Clinics of Palawan Programme, the provincial government completed the Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital in Brooke’s Point and the construction of the North Provincial Hospital in Taytay is ongoing. The plan includes the establishment of a new medical center in Puerto Princesa City with provisions for medical tourism.

A total of nineteen (19) hospitals provide hospital and medical care province wide, twelve (12) of which are government operated. Nine (9) of the twelve (12) government hospitals are provincial government operated, two (2) DOH-managed, and one (1) AFP- operated.

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