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Palawan province is sparsely populated compared to the rest of the Philippines, and it is viewed as the country's  frontier.  But it also has some stunning scenery for the adventurous traveler.

Coron Island.

A bay on Coron Island.

The unusual limestone geology of Barracuda Lake on Coron Island.

The smaller islands are reached by outrigger boats. A member of our outrigger's crew who lost his home on Busunga Island to Super Typhoon Yolanda. Now he lives in a boarding house in Busunga's Coron Town.

I took a outrigger from Coron Town  on Busunga Island to El Nido on Palawan Island.
That's about a 70 mile crossing.

Approaching El Nido

Cadlio Island juts into the clouds.

Some of the islands in the spectacular Bacuit Archipelago adjacent to El Nido.

Hidden Lagoon on Mimiloc Island.

The cliffs on Mimiloc Island.

The entrance to Large Lagoon on Mimiloc Island. Its not really that large.

Outriggers, and the Bacuit Archipelago from in front of my seven room resort near El Nido.

Originally posted to Lefty Coaster on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 08:52 AM PST.

Also republished by Shutterbugs and Friends of the Philippines.

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