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Kayaking Through Palawan Is the Best Way to Experience the Philippines' Natural Beauty

by Matador Creators Jan 30, 2023

Imagine paddling through crystal clear waters surrounded by the lush greenery of a tropical paradise. That’s what you can expect when you go kayaking in Palawan, one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. Perfect for experienced and beginner kayakers alike, Palawan offers some of the best kayaking experiences in Southeast Asia.

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Palawan has over 1,700 islands and islets, which makes it perfect for exploring by kayak. From large limestone cliffs to secluded coves and secret beaches, there’s something to be discovered around every corner. And thanks to calm waves and gentle winds, you’ll be able to enjoy all that beauty without having to worry about your safety. There are also plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting — from sea turtles to dolphins and whales.

Palawan is also home to some of the most pristine nature in the region, like the limestone cliffs of El Nido and emerald-green waters that surround Coron Island. By hitting the open water, you can explore secluded coves and hidden lagoons that are impossible to reach by land. And kayaking around Palawan isn’t just about exploring its natural beauty; it’s also about getting in touch with the local culture. You’ll be able to paddle your way through sleepy fishing villages and chat with friendly locals who will be sure to share stories about their everyday lives. There will also be plenty of chances for you to sample traditional Filipino cuisine during your stops at these villages.

If you don’t have your own gear but still want to explore Palawan by kayak, don’t worry – rentals are easy to find here! Most rental shops have both single-person and double-person vessels available for rent at reasonable prices. Additionally, most rental shops also provide life jackets as well as other essential equipment such as paddles and helmets — so all you need to do is show up.

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