Palawan Fast Facts

Get to know Palawan in a breeze! Check out this fast facts about the World’s Best Island:

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Capital: Puerto Princesa City

Number of Islands:  Approx. 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches

Palawan Map from Department of Tourism

Palawan Map from Department of Tourism

Time Zone: GMT +8

Visa: Only required if staying longer than 21 days


  • Northeast Monsoon: November to February
  • Southeast Monsoon: June to October

Favourable for sea travel: March to May

Rainfall: June to December

Average Temperature Year-Round: 24 to 32 degrees Centigrade

Recommended Attire: Light casual clothes

Money: Philippine Pesos. Check with local banks for current exchange rates. All major credit cards are accepted.

Water: Bottled water available in resorts, restaurants, and convenience stores.

Communications: International and direct dial phones and fax machines

Internet Connection: Free WiFi connection available in most hotels and accommodations

What to bring: Sun bloc, tanning lotions, insect repellents, personal medication, swimwear, and accessories.

Getting There:

Major Airports:

Major Air Trasport

Cebu Pacific, Cebgo, Philippine Airlines

Water Transport: Regular commuter ferries from Manila and Mindoro have scheduled stops to Puerto Princesa Coron and Cuyo (Manila – Coron is approximately 12 hours, Coron to Puerto Princesa is approximately 12 hours).

Source: Department of Tourism; Palawan Provincial Capitol

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