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Top Choice International in Port Barton

Jambalaya Cajun Cafe

A homey and quirky vibe and a great beachfront location makes Jambalaya the place to hang in Port Barton. Yes the signature seafood jambalaya (P350) and gumbo (P300) are expensive, but they just about feed two. Deli…
Top Choice Filipino in Puerto Princesa


Kalui has a lovely Balinese ambiance – wooden floors, colourful paintings, sculptures and masks adorn the walls, and there’s a general air of sophistication. Choose from a few varieties of seafood, all served with v…
Top Choice Italian in El Nido

Trattoria Altrove

This Slovenian-owned place does the best pizza in El Nido, made with imported mozzarella in the street-level brick oven. A dozen types of pasta (P230, from Italy), plus T-bone steak and other meat dishes on the menu…
Top Choice Restobar in Puerto Princesa

Kinabuchs Grill & Bar

This is where a good chunk of Puerto goes at night. It’s a large open-air property with several billiard tables, big-screen TVs and an extensive menu (mains from P100), though most people come for the cheap beer and…
Top Choice Filipino in Puerto Princesa

Badjao Seafront Restaurant

Perched over the water at the end of a raised boardwalk over mangroves, Badjao's sea and mountain views are truly mesmerising. A long lunch gnawing on whole grilled fish and other seafood (crabs, shrimp, squid etc) …
Top Choice International in Coron Town & Busuanga Island

Bistro Coron

A mouth-watering French bistro on one of the Philippines’ most isolated islands? Works for us. The tiger prawns are one of the best meals we’ve had in the Philippines, and the huge pizzas are top-notch. Pack a fine …
Top Choice Bar in El Nido

Pukka Bar

The most happening bar in El Nido features live reggae, buckets of Red Horse and bands of drunken backpackers spilling onto the beach. It also offers five small, well-kept backpacker rooms (fan/air-con P700/1700).
Island in Bacuit Archipelago

Matinloc & Tapiutan Islands

Like the back of a half-submerged stegosaurus, Matinloc Island snakes some 8km along the western edge of the Bacuit Archipelago. Along with neighbouring Tapiutan Island, it forms narrow Tapiutan Strait, the walls of…
Island in Bacuit Archipelago

Miniloc Island

Miniloc Island is perhaps the most interesting of the islands of the archipelago. The real attractions here are Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Secret Lagoon, three of the more photographed sights in all of Palawan.Big…
Wildlife Reserve in Calamian Group

Calauit Safari Park

Just off the northwestern tip of Busuanga is Calauit Island, home to the Calauit Game Preserve & Wildlife National Park. Megafauna commonly seen on safari in Kenya, such as giraffe, zebra, impala etc, can be vie…