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Culion, the Philippines – Overview

Culion is a municipality in the province of Palawan, the Philippine. It is situated to the northern part of the country. Culion is regarded as one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippine. It is a main island of the Calamian Group, expanding over 415 square kilometers. It also includes many surrounding islands. The population of Culion is more than 22,000 inhabitants. Politically, the region of Culion is divided into 14 barangays. These barangays include Baldat, Jardin, Malaking Patag, Balala, Halsey, Binudac, Osmeña, Malaking Patag, De Carabao, Libis and Jardin etc. Culion is surrounded by the Coron Reef, the South China Sea and the Busuanga Island to the north.

The island has a long history. Historical findings indicate that this island has been inhabited for a long time. First organized establishment dates back to the 1906, when people from different parts of the Philippine arrived here. They practiced their customs, dialects and regional characteristics, thus, Culion is rich in culture, heritage and traditions.

Culion has great natural attraction and wonders. Visitors can enjoy a large number of indoor and outdoor activities including snorkeling, hiking, cliff climbing, scuba diving, sailing, boating and swimming. One can find here primitive plants and rare animals of the world: the Calamian deer, the anteater, the hornbill and the mouse deer etc.

The island has some of the finest beaches of the Philippine, attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world.

Culion is served by two major transportation options including sea transportation and air transportation. Culion bound ferries are available from Manila and other cities of the Philippine all the time.

All types of accommodation is offered to the visitors to suit all budgets and styles. You can find here private villas, resorts, guesthouses and some grand hotels.

The people of Culion are very lively and nice. They show great care and love to the visitors. Tagbanuas are believed to be the first people of this area. They have preserved their great culture and traditions for a long time.

The climate is hot during March to May and December is the coolest month of the year.

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