Palawan is known as the best island in the world and for good reason. With its world-class beauty, this place amazing place is one that attracts thousands of both foreign and local tourists alike yearly - with places such as Coron and El Nido at the forefront. However, Palawan has so much more to offer. 

Aside from the many known beaches and other famous tourist attractions, there are several spots that aren’t as known as others. On this list, we name 8 of the ones we are certainly missing right now. 

Quezon Town - The famous Tabon Cave Complex can be found in the municipality of Quezon. It is a group of 219 archaeologically-important caves that are tucked in the 138-hectare Lipuun Point Reservation. Here, archeologists were able to discover the first Filipino human remains called Tabon men. 

Photo from Wikipedia

Linapacan Island - Linapacan Island is just halfway between El Nido and Coron. This lesser-known island is the perfect place if you want to spend your time relaxing by the beach without the distractions of large crowds and more. With one of the clearest blue waters you’ll find in the world, Linacapan can undoubtedly be called one of Palawan’s hidden gems - probably not anymore after this. 

Photo from Wanderquest Soul

Cagayancillo - The island of Cagayancillo on the southwest of Puerto Princesa City is known as the “Mecca of Scuba Divers”, This is because you can find the famous Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park here which is known as the center of the Coral Triangle. 

Photo from Marine Conservation Org

Rizal - The municipality of Rizal is the starting point for everyone who wants to hike up Mt. Mantalingahan, Palawan’s highest point. Even if hiking isn’t exactly what you came for when visiting Palawan, exploring this town can be quite an adventure with its hidden caves and waterfalls as you hike up the mountainous side of Southern Palawan. 

Photo from Wikipedia

Port Barton - This quiet fishing village just north of Palawan’s capital is starting to gain attraction from all sorts of travelers, and for good reason. Similar to El Nido’s beauty but without its busy nightlife and hectic crowds, as well as electricity cutting off for a few hours every day, this laidback town could be the island getaway you’re looking for your next trip. 


Photo from El Nido Paradise

Araceli - The island of Araceli is another hidden gem of Palawan. Getting here takes about 4 hours by boat but the island’s unspoiled beauty will surely make up for that long journey. 

Photo from Philippine Dream Properties

Brooke’s Point - If you want to experience the countryside of Palawan, the municipality of Brooke’s Point is the best place to visit. Here, you’ll be able to see and experience the beauty of living in this province. Some of the places you can check out are the Ecological Park and the AgriWorld Farm. 

Photo from Brooke’s Point Blog

Balabac - The Islands of Balabac may be high up on anyone’s list right now but the “Maldives of the Philippines” is still one of the hardest places you can travel to. Most islands or islets are privately owned. While the ones you can travel to - Onuk, Patawan, Camiaran, Candaraman, Sicsican, and Punta Sebaring - are places you should be ready to live like a castaway. Nonetheless, these sets of islands on the Southern part of Palawan are certainly paradise on Earth. 

Photo from The Yolo Moments

Palawan is truly an amazing place that the Philippines can be proud of. We’re certain that there are still a lot of hidden gems within this province that have yet to be discovered. For now, let’s allow it to be hidden for a while to preserve its unspoiled natural beauty. While for the rest, let’s continue to be responsible tourists and help preserve them. 

Ready to explore these underrated places on the most beautiful island in the world? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Palawan. Our hotels can be located all around the province; and are located near most attractions including these places on this list, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time. 

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