News: Roads in Palawan

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NEWS: IMPROVING ROADS IN PALAWAN

Palawan is becoming a very popular island in the Philippines or really in Southeast Asia. It’s beaches and landscapes are becoming a favorite for many travelers around the globe. It has

Roads in Palawan

become one of the major tourist places in the country along with Boracay and Cebu. With this growing popularity, there is one issue Palawan is facing: infrastructure.

For those who are coming to Palawan from other big cities, they will find out quite quickly how laid-back this heavenly island is. Side streets are often really muddy when rainy. When it’s summertime, roads get very dusty. A motorbike rider needs to wear a simple mask for more comfortable breathing while driving. Even jeep or multicab passengers would be advised

Roads in Palawan

to use a mask. It is also a shock for many tourists, both foreign and local, to travel and experience the epic and LOOOONG bumpy roads along the way to destination — often El Nido, San Vicente or  Underground River.

During the last 6 years, we have seen great improvements in our infrastructure in the main city and the neighboring municipalities.
As you can see on the photos, you can compare how the roads were and how they are now. Since Puerto Princesa is the main city it sees the most improvements.

Slowly, the government is working on widening and concreting roads as well as building

Roads in Palawan

bridges all across the island. These recent improvements have cut down traveling time. For example, Puerto Princesa to San Vicente normally takes 4 hours of travel. Today, it can be done in 3 hours. Another example take Puerto Princesa to El Nido. It took normally about 8-10 hours, but today it takes about 6-7 hours.
Although we still have a long way to go, but as we have seen continued road improvements,

Roads in Palawan

we have high hopes for Palawan that one day there will be smooth road from North to South.

Roads in Palawan

Yes, we have high hopes, also because of the new President Duterte. President Duterte have served a city in the south called Davao for decades. Davao City, in Mindanao, has a very impressive infrastructure for a Philippine province. As a result we will keep an eye on more infrastructure improvements not only in Palawan but in the Philippines in general.

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Some tourists ask us if we think it is worth visiting Palawan? Is it worth the hassle? We would

Roads in Palawan

say it is! The island is such a great beauty. What it lacks on the road it definitely makes up with it’s water, beaches, cliffs, corals and skies. Sometimes we need to have a ‘little’ sacrifice before we get mesmerized. Besides, Palawan is an adventure island.

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