You’re making this tough for me! LOL! Well, if I must choose two then definitely Bohol Island and Palawan Island
Bohol is beautiful and home the world famous
These are some of the rarest primates in the entire globe. They’re miniature monkeys if you well and just soooo adorable with their enormous eyes! Not to mention Bohol also has the chocolate hills and numerous mounds of brown-coloured limestone formations.
The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air via ultralight air tours. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran, is famous for its diving locations and is routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. Numerous tourist resorts and dive centers dot the southern beaches.
Palawan is beautiful and gay! LMAO
Let’s talk about what it has to offer!
The Underground River
The absolute #1 thing to do in Palawan is see the underground river. On January 28th 2012 it was declared one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. It is just what it sounds like. It’s a large river inside a cave with many beautiful geological formations and various exotic life forms. You need to visit this if you come to the Philippines! Otherwise it’d be like going to France and not visiting Versailles or the Eiffel Tower. With day tours around $60 or less there’s simply no excuse not to go there.
If you’re like me and you love history and museums Palawan has some great museums to offer. There are about eleven museums worth mentioning:
- Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum
- Palawan Heritage Center
- Palawan Museum
- Culion Museum and Archives
- Ethnographic Museum
- Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum
- South Sea Pearl Museum
- Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum
- Palawan State University Museum
- South Sea Pearl Farm Puerto Princesa
- Leprosy Museum
Diving at Coron Bay
Coron Bay is situated in North Palawan, the most westerly part of the Philippines. It lies in between Busuanga and Culion Islands. There is fabulous diving all around the area, but the bay is particularly well known as having some of the best wreck diving in the world. The wrecks and pleasant rock formations provide for excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities, with underwater visibility extending up to 20 meters. Forbes magazine named Coron as one of the ten best dive sites in the world.
Situated in Bacuit Bay, El Nido, covering a land area of 465.1 square kilometres (179.6 sq mi) in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan, is bordered by the Linapacan Strait in the north, the Sulu Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the west. It is composed of 45 islands and islets,each has its own unique geological formations. The highest peak is at Cadlao Island, towering up to 640 metres (2,100 ft) above sea level. El Nido is currently ranked #4 in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of “20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World.” CNNGo has called it the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines for its “extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem.
Fire Fly Watching
Just like other parts of the Philippines Palawan has firefly watching. You’ll be impressed by beauty of these graceful creatures as they fly around the night sky searching for food and mates.
El Nido’s biggest booze cruise! Launched in February 2016, this lesbian-owned Party Boat offers ocean cruising, island chillin’, snorkeling, BBQ, music and free flow of alcoholic drinks. They also offer overnight trips to secluded islands for groups.
The boat picks you up in the morning (11am) and drops you off after sunset. It cruises to the best spots, beaches and lagoons in the area. Check the website for rates, routes and more information. LGBT community receives a 10% discount.
The popular TIKI Resto Bar offers good food, reasonably priced drinks, regular live music and fun party nights in Palawan. TIKI is particularly busy on Friday and Saturday night, attracting a large number of local gay guys who are easy to spot.
Fancy a trip on yacht? Gay Sail Philippines, run by a gay couple, offers yacht trip services to explore around the Palawan islands, including more remote places, beaches and scuba diving sites.
One of the best & most famous seafood restaurants in Puerto Princesa. The gay-owned KaLui offers an authentic experience from the moment you arrive. Remove your shoes and walk barefooted to your table.
Everything on the menu is either from the sea or grown in the field. Fresh fish, sashimi, tempura, shellfish soup, sinigang, baked mussel and more.