The region is also formally known as the Southern Tagalog Islands.

Puerto Princesa Islands Philippines
Puerto Princesa City White Sand Beaches

Pristine, powdery white sand beaches are found in almost all islands and islets in the province. Strands of white sand beaches hugh the coves and bays of Palawan's coastline, providing a scenic contrast to the green canopies and the emerald or blue waters.

The islands on the nearby Honda Bay offer beach lovers unspoilt and uncrowded havens so rarely found anywhere else. There are dozens of white sand beaches beckoning from the clear blue waters; travelers may go to dive, snorkel, or swim in the beautiful still waters of the bay, or just sit on the sand and soak up the sun.

Each island offers different attractions, and there are plenty to choose from. Among the most popular are Snake Island, with a sinuous white sand bar, and Bat Island, from which a thick horde of bats can be observed flying out at sundown to feed in the mainland.

Nagtabon Beach
A lovely stretct of white sand beach with crystal clear waters offshore. The beach stretches 800 meters long and 15 meters wide and is ideal Honda Bay / Photo: Romel Carbonellfor sunbathing, swimming and other watersports. Small resorts offer food and lodging facilities for visitors. Bacungan's other natural attractions includes panoramic views of mountains, fruit plantations, and 600 hectares of dense forest. Bacungan is 45 kilometers west of the city proper. Jeeps depart daily from the jeepney and bus terminal in San Jose.

Napsan Beach
Nestled on the western coast, two hours south of the city proper, Barangay Napsan offers a tranquil and rustic setting for a beach vacation, with its long stretches of white sand beaches punctuated by rocky promontories.

Pulutan Philippines Cuisine

Pulutan (from the Filipino word pulutin which literally means "something that is picked up") is a term roughly analogous to the English term "finger food". Originally, it was a snack accompanied with liquor or beer but has found its way into Philippine cuisine as appetizers or, in some cases, main dishes, as in the case of sisig.

More details at Pulutan Philippines Cuisine

Mindoro (divided into Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro), Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (El Nido, Puerto Princesa)
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