Travelers who are going to be spending some time in Palawan and who have any interest in the recent history of the area should be sure to check out “Last Man Out: Glenn

McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II" by Bob Wilbanks.   This book describes the World War II history of Palawan and offers insight into the cultural relations of people in the area.   Travelers interested in the history of the area can learn more at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g29... .   Travelers interested specifically in the book by Wilbanks should check it out online at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0786... .

 

Travelers who find it easier to read fiction than non-fiction but who want to get some insight in to the area should be sure to get their hands on a copy of “Palawan: A Novel” by C.D. Williams.   More information about that book can be found at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1425... .

 

Travelers who want more detailed hands-on travel guide type of information about the area should consider reading “Lonely Planet Philippines” by Chris Rowthorn, Greg Bloom and Michael Grosberg ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1741... ), “Philippines Travel Guide” by Jens Peters ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3923... ) and “The Rough Guide to the Philippines ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1858... ) all of which feature information which is specific to Palwan as well as information useful for taking day trips throughout the rest of the Philippines.

This is a useful article about attractions off El Nido, kayaking and snorkelling:  http://www.theage.com.au/travel/saltw...