A Palawan resort guide for the intrepid from top-end luxury and child-friendly family resorts to cheap and cheerful budget digs. Palawan dives, footprints in white sand, banca cruises, lost Japanese and even some preening giraffes.
Flights to Palawan, bancas and ferries
Zest Air (formerly Asian Spirit, tel: [63-2] 855-3333, www.zestair.com.ph) and South East Asian Airlines orSEAIR, (tel: [63-2] 849-0100, www.flyseair.com) fly into Busuanga Island daily from Manila, during the “dry” season (November to April). This is the largest bit of forested real estate and it is at the very heart of the Calamian Islands.
Seair also flies from Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, to Busuanga. Air Philippines (tel: [63-2] 855-9000, www.airphils.com) serves Puerto Princesa, connecting it with Manila on a published fare of around P1,293 (US$1 = 44 pesos) and with specials around P793 (Sky Saver) and rock bottom cheap ticket promotions. And the WG&A Superferry (tel: [63-2] 528-7000, www.SuperFerry.com.ph) is another option. Continue reading