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Palawan, Philippines

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How much money will you need for your trip to Palawan? You should plan to spend around ₱1,612 ($30) per day on your vacation in Palawan, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱520 ($9.53) on meals for one day and ₱708 ($13) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Palawan for a couple is ₱1,177 ($22). So, a trip to Palawan for two people for one week costs on average ₱22,569 ($414). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Palawan for one week usually costs around ₱11,284 for one person. So, a trip to Palawan for two people costs around ₱22,569 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₱45,138 in Palawan. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Palawan can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Palawan? How much money do I need for Palawan?

How much does a trip to Palawan cost? Is Palawan expensive? The average Palawan trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Palawan prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Palawan
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Palawan is ₱588. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Palawan is ₱1,177.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Palawan

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Transportation Budget in Palawan
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Palawan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₱708 per person, per day, on local transportation in Palawan.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Palawan
How much does it cost to go to Palawan? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Palawan
The price of renting a car in Palawan will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Palawan
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Palawan can vary, the average cost of food in Palawan is ₱520 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Palawan should cost around ₱208 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Palawan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Palawan
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  • Entertainment and activities in Palawan typically cost an average of ₱237 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Palawan
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Palawan is ₱38 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Palawan is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Palawan
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Palawan is ₱2.50.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Palawan
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  • The average person spends about ₱339 on alcoholic beverages in Palawan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Palawan
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  • On average, people spend ₱77 on bottled water in Palawan per day. The public water in Palawan is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Palawan On a Budget
Palawan Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is an archipelagic province of the Philippines, named for its largest island which measures about 450 kilometers (or 280 miles) long. The island is known as an ecological frontier with plenty of beaches and resorts as well as opportunities to see a diverse array of wildlife and their habitats on land and sea.
Palawan is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park which features a large limestone karst landscape with an underground river leading into the sea, and Tubbataha Reef Marine Park which consists of reefs, lagoons, and coral islands that serve as homes and nesting sites for many marine species. Natural sites like these are great destinations for ecotourism as well as activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.

Miniloc Island, of El Nido on the northern end of the island, is famed for the clear waters of its Small and Big lagoons. Small Lagoon shimmers with tranquil turquoise-green waters, while Big Lagoon rests amidst impressive karst limestone cliffs. Other popular attractions include the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, the diving sites to Japanese shipwrecks in Coron, El Nido Marine Reserve Park, the Malampaya Sound Land and Seascape Protected Area, Ursula Island (game refuge and bird sanctuary), and Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary which is inhabited by rare bird species like the Philippine cockatoo as well as marine turtles. Most of these sights are dedicated to ecological protection and offer great opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitats. The island is famous for its gorgeous scenery, beaches, wildlife, and natural areas. And it's also full of fun activities. These are just a few of the reasons why it's one of the best honeymoon spots in Asia for sure.

Also make sure you check out the Port Barton area. This relatively untouched beach and island part of Palawan makes a nice place to enjoy the atmosphere and is host to plenty of activities.
Puerto Princesa is the island's administrative capital as well as a popular home base for the area's many beaches and wildlife preserves. It is considered to be the cleanest and greenest city of the Philippines and is perhaps best known for its underground river (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Quezon is another populated area, featuring an extensive cave complex known as the Tabon Caves. Coron is famed for its wreck diving, Sabang marks the entry point to the Puerto Princesa underground river, Brooke's Point is a farming and fishing municipality with beautiful scenery, and Port Barton is a quiet town with a nice beach. There is also El Nido, on the island's northern end, a major tourist destination with plenty of entertainment, limestone cliffs, lagoons, and beautiful beaches.

As the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan is a place to get lost in nature. The waters along the shore and surroundings islands offer great opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving, while the white sand beaches are prime locations for relaxing and sunbathing. There are also a number of nature trails great for hiking and perhaps experiencing some of the local wildlife. Any of the reserves mentioned earlier will have an abundance of species and habitats to explore. Other activities on Palawan include things like mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking or even cultural lessons in fishing, boating, cooking, and crafts.
Food and Dining
The food found on Palawan consists of a mix of European, American, and Filipino cuisines. Local delicacies include things like tamilok (a kind of wood worm that tastes similar to oysters), lato (sea grapes), danggit lamayo (dried rabbitfish), and bandi (cashews encrusted with a kind of brown sugar-cashews are a major export of the island).

The main gateway to the island of Palawan is Puerto Princesa International Airport, offering both domestic and international flights. Serving this airport are Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Zest with flights to and from Manila and Cebu, as well as PAL Express (Air Philippines) which has flights to and from Busuanga.

El Nido Airport is another, smaller option, offering four flights daily to and from Manila as well as one flight daily to and from Cebu. Flights here are operated by Air Swift.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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