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El Nido Resort Miniloc Situated on the island of Miniloc, El Nido Municipality, Northern Palawan Philippines. - Located within a cove - Fish feeding station at the pier - Wide variety of flora and fauna found on the island itselfLike fine ruffled lace between mounds of emerald and the silken spread of blue, strips of cream colored sand invite you to bask. In this tiny corner of the earth, the rainforest reigns supreme. This lush paradise is home to flowers of a thousand colors... birds of rarest plumage... jungle denizens both weird and wild. Here thrive indigenous species found nowhere else on earth. 26 airconditioned cottages with shower and toilet facilities 5 air conditioned seaview room now with private toilet & shower facilities, Hot and cold water, Mini bar, Reception area Marine Sports Activity Center, Restaurant with all meals served buffet-style, Bar, Boutique Kayak, Aquabike, Windsurf, Water ski, Complete diving and snorkelling facilities, Dive courses, with Resort's instructor- with prior arrangement

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Lagen Island Resort Lagen Island Resort is set in a lush forest, with a magnificent view of the El Nido sunset. Also set in a cove, Lagen Island has Water Cottages built on stilts, Beachfront Cottages with a view of the entire cove, Forest Rooms and Forest Suites built on the fringes of a tropical forest. A short hike in the Lagen forest will take you through a canopy of giant trees and lead you to a private cove. * 51 air-conditioned cottages w/ private toilet and shower * each cottage or room is furnished w/indigenous Filipino materials floors are made of antique wood * hot and cold water, mini bar, bath amenities, hair dryer,stereo system with CD player, IDD telephone

Club Noah Isabelle Club Noah Isabelle has a vision of nature and man living together in harmony. Isabelle, the first Club Noah-owned resort is designed to be a model-case for eco-tourism. With administrative authority over one mile radius of the island, Club Noah has slowly brought the reefs of Isabelle back to life. The presence of the grey reef egrets, the Palawan hornbill and the kingfisher attest to the abundance of fish in the water. Just as Noah's ark became the last refuge for all living things in biblical times, it is Club Noah's vision that future generations will still bear witness to the marvels of nature and commune as one with them wherever there is a Club Noah resort. 30 cabanas ( maximum capacity: 3 ) line Isabelle's cove. More cabanas -- duplex-type split-levels -- extend towards the west beach (maximum capacity per rooms: 5 ) Each cabana is furnished with two "semi-double" beds. (They are actually custom-made and measure 122 cm. x 203cm.) Two more beds ( 102 cm. x 198 cm.) occupy the first landing of the duplex cabanas. These single beds are also available as extra beds. All cabanas have private showers with toiletries. Hairdryers are available upon request.

Dos Palmas Arreceffi Island Resort Dos Palmas Arreceffi Island Resort is nestled in the tropical waters of Honda Bay, northeast from Puerto Princesa. A quiet hideaway amidst pristine natural surroundings in the Philippines' last frontier, we offer comfortable and modern facilities while providing you with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the wonders of nature. Are you raring for some action? Our extensive recreational facilites are available to help you in your pursuit of leisure. We have basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, billiards,and many more. In the mood for more adventure? Our marine sports center offers scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, island hopping and fishing. Take your pick! There's never a dull moment here at Dos Palmas. Tired from the day's activities? Rejuvenate both body and mind with an aromatic body massage, milk bath or foot spa treatment at our Tropical Spa. Or you can unwind in one of our bayor garden cottages. Furnished with your comfort in mind, all cottages have private verandas, air-conditioning, toilet and shower facilities, hot and cold running water, a mini-bar, and an intercom phone with NDD/IDD access.

Amanpulo Pamalican Island Amanpulo is set on its own private island, Pamalican, part of the Quiniluban group of Cuyo Island in the Philippines. Guests arrive from Manila by chartered plane which lands directly on Pamalican. Surrounded by while sand beaches, turquoise water and a coral reef three hundred metres from the shore, the resort provides a variety of watersports and beach activities. From the Amanpulo swimming pool, guests enjoy views of the surrounding islands. Forty casitas are set amongst the beachfront vegetation, perched on a hillside or set between the tr eetops. Designed as a modern version of the Filipino "bahay kubo" house, all casitas are of the same size. Casita facilities include a personal IDD telephone, CD player and satellite television. Each casita comes with its own personal cart.

Palawan - "The Philippines' Last Frontier" The name Palawan is believed to come from Chinese word "pa-lao-yu" meaning "The land of beautiful safe harbour" and a Spanish word "paragua", which likens the shape of the island to a closed umbrella. Palawan is paradise, sanctuary to an amazing variety of fauna and flora found nowhere else in the world. It is blessed with incredibly awesome landscapes that astound even the most indifferent of visitors. Palawan is the country's biggest province and is composed of 1,768 islands and islets surrounded by a coral shelf with an exceptionally rich marine life. Its steeply sloped mountains are canopied by broad virgin forests. An anchor tourist destination, Palawan is one of the 7,000 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. It is the perfect playground for the adventurous. The island province of Palawan has been declared as a nature sanctuary of the world, and for good reason. It is wrapped in a mantel of rainforests, outstanding dive sites, majestic mountains, primeval caves, and pristine beaches. It is surrounded by a coral shelf that abounds with varied and colorful marine life. It boasts of exotic flora and fauna, like the mousedeer and the scaly anteater, that are found nowhere else. Palawan waters are among the best in the world, not only for diving but also for fishing. A diver's paradise, it has miles of sub-surface coral and rainbow reef walls which surround the coasts and coves teeming with rich marine life. The El Nido Marine Reserve in Miniloc, El Nido, occupying an area of 96,000 hectares, is a popular nature spot in the province. It boasts of diverse ecosystems, such as rainforests, mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs, and limestone reefs as well as a variety of fishes, like manta ray and the sea cow or ""dugong,"" known as the world's rarest marine mammal. It is now one of the country's premier destinations, blessed with amazing natural scenery, and considered as a sanctuary for various forms of wildlife. Sta. Lourdes Tagbanua, Puerto Princesa City is where the Honda Bay can be seen. The bay consists of several islets with shallow reefs, bordering fabulous beaches and small resorts which have become the favorite water sports destination of local and foreign tourists alike. The province boasts of extraordinary scenic wonders. African animals from Kenya in Africa - giraffes and elands, zebras and gazelles ­ co-exist with endemic Philippine animals, like the Palawan bearcat, mousedeer and peacock (pheasant), in the Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Busuanga, considered one of the province's most amazing sites. Another sanctuary found in Rio Tuba Village, Bataraza is the Ursula Island Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary. This island is a haven for birds that rest and converge two hours before sunset, after a day's flight. Palawan is approximately 586 kilometers southwest of Manila, between Mindoro Island on the north, Borneo on the south, China Sea on the west, and Sulu Sea on the east. Its total land area of 1,489,655 hectares spreads across the peripheral islands of Busuanga, Culion, Linacapan, Cuyo, Dumaran, Cagayanes, and Balabac. Its main island measures 425 kilometers long, and 40 kilometers wide. Puerto Princesa, the capital city, is the chief seaport and the center of trade and commerce. A chain of mountain ranges cut down the length of the main island. The mountain heights average 3,500 feet in altitude, with the highest peak rising to 6,800 feet at Mount Matalingahan. The vast mountain areas are the source of valuable timber. The terrain is a mix of coastal plain, craggy foothills, valley deltas, and heavy forest interspersed with riverine arteries that serve as irrigation. The province is subdivided into one city, Puerto Princesa, and 23 municipalities: Aborlan, Agutaya, Araceli, Balabac, Bataraza, Brooke's Point, Busuanga, Cagayancillo, Coron, Cuyo, Culion, Dumaran, El Nido, Española, Kalayaan, Linapacan, Magsaysay, Narra, Quezon, Rizal, Roxas, San Vicente, and Taytay. The province has two types of climate. The first, which occurs in the northern and southern extremities and the entire western coast, has two distinct seasons ­ six months dry and six months wet. The other, which prevails in the eastern coast, has a short dry season of one to three months and no pronounced rainy period during the rest of the year. The southern part of the province is virtually free from tropical depressions but northern Palawan experiences torrential rains during the months of July and August. Summer months serve as peak season for Palawan. Sea voyage is most favorable from March to early June when the seas are calm. Palawan's total population is 737,000 based on the May 1, 2000 National Statistics Survey. The province is a melting pot of 81 different cultural groups and races who live together in peace and harmony. The native-born Palaweños still predominate the populace. Eighteen percent is composed of cultural minority groups. There are 52 dialects in the province, with Tagalog being spoken by 28 percent of the people.. Hotels selected by Philippine Holidays for their quality and value!

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