Best Tourist Places to Visit in Culion, Philippines, Asia
Culion is a third class municipality in Palawan Province of MIMAROPA region in Philippines. It is located about 270 kms from provincial capital Puerto Princesa. Culion houses 14 Barangays and its Zip code 5315.
Geography of Culion:
Culion is positioned between 11°50′07″ N latitude and 119°59′36″ E longitude and sited at an elevation of 460 meters. It is spread over an area of 500 square kilometers.
Culion is surrounded by Linapacan Island in the south, South China Sea towards west, Coron Reef in the east and Busuanga Island to the north.
History of Culion:
Culion witnessed the Spanish and the American rule in the past. It incorporated as a municipality in the year 1992.
Connectivity to Culion:
Culion has its own airport named as ‘Culion Airport’ placed few kms away from the heart of the town. Other major closest airports to Culion include Busuanga Airport and Coron Airport.
Tourists can easily board buses at Coron Bus and Jeepney Terminal or any local bus terminals and buses are very frequent.
Tricycles, Jeepneys and Taxis are other modes of transport and ferry is also helpful.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Culion:
Tagbanuas were the first settlers of Culion. Fishing and food gathering are the primary occupations of the natives of Culion. Tagalog is very commonly spoken language and other communicated languages include Cuyonon, Palawano and Hiligaynon.
The hotels and restaurants located in Culion offer both traditional and nearby countries foods with many varieties. Food is affordable compared to other regions of Philippines and the natives are very friendly and have good knowledge of English.
Culion is packed with shopping centres of cloth, shoe and jewelry. Handicrafts products are also available at reasonable price.
Places to see near Culion:
Culion Port is very cool and calm and environment is also good. Most of the people visit during evening and weekends.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park:
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is in Puerto Princesa. It is considered as the longest underground river in the globe with a length of 8 kilometers. This underground river added to UNESCO World Heritage site list in the year 1999. Don’t forget to get prior permission before entering the park.
Honda Bay is best spot for swimming, snorkeling, beach and island hoping. Boats are available for rent at Honda Bay.
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center:
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center is crocodiles reserve and a national research institute. It is open from morning 8:30 to evening 4:30. Entrance fee is 40 P for adults and 20 P for kids.
Palawan Museum is located in Puerto Princesa. It includes a number of interesting pieces and is open from 9 AM to 1 PM and from 1:30 PM to 5 PM. 20 P is entrance fee.
Other tourist attractions near Culion are:
- Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park
- Palawan Butterfly Garden
- Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
- PSU Museum
- Baker Hill
- Plaza Cuartel
- Irawan Eco-Park
Best time to visit Culion:
Generally from April to June is the ideal time to visit Culion.
Accommodation Options in Culion:
A/C, cable TV, and private toilet and bath rooms are very common facilities and some luxury facilities include restaurant and cafe, spa and massage service and laundry. Prominent hotels in and around Culion are:
- Chindonan Island Resort & Dive Center
- Isla Culion Hotel Maya
- Tabing Dagat Lodging House
- Sangat Island Dive Resort
- Busuanga Island Paradise
- Busuanga Seadive Resort
- Sunz En Resort
- Club Paradise Resort
- Puerto Del Sol Resort & Discovery Dive Center
- GMG Hotel
- Sunlight Guest Hotel
- Edgardo’s Place
- Villa Leonora Beach Resort
- Hotel Centro
- The Legend Hotel Palawan