Get to know Palawan in a breeze! Check out this fast facts about the World’s Best Island:
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
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.
- Puerto Princesa International Airport
- El Nido Airport
- Busuanga and Coron Domestic Airport
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