Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is in Palawan, Philippines. The park is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


A colony of Crested tern in the national park

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is located in the middle of the Sulu Sea, some 150km southeast of Puerto Princesa. The park boasts over 1000 different marine species and beautiful corals and the islets serve as a home to nesting birds and turtles. The park is regarded as one of the world's finest diving destinations.

Get in

Being located in the middle of the sea, the only way in is by boat. Boat trips usually start from Puerto Princesa, from where it takes about ten hours to reach the reef. The main season is from March to June when the seas are calm, and as places sell out quick you are advised to book well ahead.

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