Provincial Government to petition Palawan as ‘island hopping, diving destination capital’

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With its breath-taking sceneries and well-preserved biodiversity, Palawan has been considered one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

But for the members of the Provincial Government of Palawan, it’s high time that the province be recognized in our own country as well.

And so, officials of the Provincial Government plan to file a petition to the Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for Palawan to be recognized as the “Island Hopping/Diving Destination Capital of the Philippines”.

There are several beautiful islands with spectacular tourist destinations in Palawan worthy to be listed on one’s travel list.

Places like the Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa, the islands in Coron, lagoons in El Nido, the islands in Dumaran and San Vicente, and the now-emerging island-hopping adventure sites in the towns of Magsaysay, Taytay and Balabac are only a few of the locations perfect for getaways.

Aside from adventure tripping spots, Palawan is also known for housing shipwrecks in Coron and its richly-blessed seas, and world-renowned Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

According to board members, the DOT could perhaps declare Palawan as the best island; adding that it would also be best to have a new, separate tagline for Palawan tourism.

“To maximize the opportunity, if they (DOT) will declare us best island in the world, we should also request that in all their marketing initiatives and in all their marketing campaigns, it should be indicated that Palawan is the best island destination in the world, so we can maximize the name,” said Board Member Winston Arzaga.

The Provincial Government are getting their hopes high that if this pushes through, it would pave the way for Palawan to regain its good reputation, after the travel advisory in May that negatively affected the province.