Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines is often referred to as the last frontier or heaven on earth. The beauty of Linapacan is incredible: clear sand beaches, clear blue waters, and islands with bonsai trees on them.
The El Nido 5 days 4 nights expedition with Nativ’ Exploration Palawan is visiting Linapacan.
The route going to Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines includes a lot of islands, transparent waters, pristine white sand beaches, underwater caves, shipwrecks, and plenty of unique spots to discover. It is about a good mix between island-style adventure and adopting a local way of life of Linapacan Island Palawan, Philippines.
This is different from what the classic local tour offers, the Nativ’ Exploration Palawan expedition has the plan to let travelers be really immersed in the Philippine environment and discover the everyday lifestyle of inhabitants of Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines.
Where is Linapacan Island?
Linapacan Island is part of the Palawan group of islands. Located midway from El Nido to Coron, Linapacan is far from city life. Unlike Coron or El Nido, the island didn’t go under major touristic development. Linapacan is still a preserved destination. Linapacan Island is the 5th class municipality of Palawan, Philippines.
What is the History of Linapacan Palawan?
The word Linapacan means “to step on” in the local Cuyonon dialect. But there is also a legend around that name. During the 16th century, the Spanish colonized the Philippines, among them Linapacan Island. The legend says that when the missionary arrived in Linapacan, they traced the footstep on the beach up to the hut of the Linapacan island’s chieftain. She was very beautiful, so they decided to give her name: Pacan to the island: Reina Pacan. It, later on, became Linapacan.
Lianapacan has 52 islands, some are already attracting tourists such as: Patoya island, Inapupan island, Cagbatan Island…
The main island of Linapacan has two towns: San Miguel and Kaseledan. Mostly the ferry will stop at San Miguel, which is a bigger town. Linapacan island has a population of 16 500 people.
Linapacan island is counting numerous coral reefs, making it the perfect destination for snorkeling. There are also two US shipwrecks for divers or very good free divers.
Nature in Linapacan Island is breathtaking: the area is surrounded by luxurious forest (covering 60 % of Linapacan) and very small villages. Traveling to Linapacan will bring you closer to nature.
Travelers can also reach a Spanish fort from the 18th century in Linapacan. You will only be able to see ruin since only walls and a well are remaining.
Despite that Palawan is getting more and more developed, Linapacan Islands is still a quieter location and remains undeveloped.
How do you get to Linapacan Island?
In order to reach Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines there are different solutions:
- Coron – Linapacan: you can reach the first Coron (for that you will need to ride a flight from Manila going to Coron on Busuanga islands). In Coron you will be able to ride a local ferry, which departs several times a week going to Linapacan Island.
- El Nido – Linapacan Island: in order to reach El Nido you can ride a plane from Manila to El Nido with the airline AirSWIFT or Flights to Puerto Princesa in Central Palawan. Its airport receives regular flights from Manila and Cebu. Upon landing, you still must cover about 220 kilometers of the highway to go to El Nido. You will have a choice at the bus terminal (San Jose station) between van or buses (from 6 am to 9 pm) the ride can take you between 5 to 8 hours. After arriving in El Nido you need to inquire for a private boat transfer going to Linapacan Island which will most likely depart from Silbaltan (east coast of El Nido)
- The last option will be to choose a several days boat expedition with Nativ’ Exploration Palawan to visit Linapacan Island.
In order to reach this remote paradise of Linapacan from El Nido to Coron, the best way must be a boat expedition with Nativ’ Exploration Palawan. Linapacan Island is composed of many clear sand beaches, snorkeling areas, local villages…Linapacan Island is a wonderful place in Palawan only visited by a couple of travelers because of its remote location. Linapacan island, Palawan, Philippines, a few years ago, earned the award of Clearest Water in the world. During the 5 days 4 nights expedition, Nativ’Exploration Palawan offers an adventure that includes everything: entrance fees, boat, guide, food, and sleeping materials. Our cook on board will be cooking you the best cuisine that he can make while you will be enjoying your boat cruise and visit the remote island of Palawan Philippines.
The activities while being on a boat expedition with Nativ’ Exploration Palawan daily trip are visiting the islands of Palawan, water activities such as snorkeling, and visiting beaches and villages. This Linapacan Island adventure consists in adopting a laid-back way of life: enjoying the sunset, eating local food, relaxing in the evening next to the bonfire, falling asleep with the sound of nature, and getting awake by the morning sun.
How long is the ferry from El Nido to Coron
The ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4 to 5 hours.
What indigenous group is in Linapacan Palawan?
The main indigenous group in Linapacan is Tagbanua.
Where is Balabac Island located?
Balabac is located south Puerto Princesa in Palawan