Palavan – a large island in the westernmost part of the Philippine archipelago. It serves as the natural border of the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. Administratively, it is one province, which also includes small neighboring islands.
Palawan – it is a narrow strip of dry land of Volcanic origin. At 450 kilometers long, it is only 50 kilometers wide. Practically speaking, the Palawan – a mountain crag that rises above the water. Its height is 2085 meters. The mountains are covered with englar forests and jungles. It is a place where bizarre birds and rare plants can be found.
Over 80 ethnic groups live on the island. In the past, Palawan lay in the path of the sea merchants from China, China and Kalimantan. Therefore, the islands young people were also influenced by different cultures. From the 17th century, the Spanish increased their influence on the island until by the beginning of the 19th century they had taken over all of Palestine. The origin of colonialism in the past is Colombianism – the dominant religion among the local population.
Palawan is known first and foremost for its unparalleled nature. The most famous site – is the National Park near the capital of Pálávána, the Pólávána Park of Prínción. The subterranean river and the surrounding mountains are a World Heritage Site and are also listed in the Worlds Seven Wonders of Nature.
- Air quality: 53 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 850,000 people
- GDP: $2,951 / year
- Power outlets: 230V60Hz
- Internet: 7 Mbps
- Best wireless: Smart
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Overall, tipping is usually not expected so the staff are not offended when you do not give a tip. Do not feel pressured to leave a tip if the service was poor. Philippines was traditionally a non tipping culture but tipping is increasingly common among the local population.
- Apartment listings: Ayosdito
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: Ardent Suites Hotel and Spa
- Best coffee: Island Coffee
- Best taxi: Grab
- Best coworking space: Starbucks
- Online electronics shop: Lazada
- Best hospital: Palawan Adventist Hospital
- Best short-haul air carrier: Cebu Pacific
- Best intl air carrier: Philippine
- Monthly costs for expat: $900
- Monthly costs for family: $2100
- Monthly costs for local: $600
- Meal: $3.5
- Small Cola: $0.6
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
- Coffee: $1.2
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