About Palawan: Palawan is a long, narrow island in the west of the Philippines. Its natural environment and opportunities for adventure are attracting more and more tourists. The Amazon-like jungle of the island’s inland region is one of the Philippines’ ecological sites. Palawan is also surrounded by thousands of other beautiful islands and has therefore been called a utopia by the sea. Puerto Princesa (meaning Princess Port) is the capital of Palawan. The town is home to a world-famous underground river park. Palawan is surrounded by islands of varying sizes and is a paradise for diving and snorkeling.