By virtue of its remote location this part of Palawan is untouched by the negative influences of pollution, development or tourism.
Thankfully the local people are slowly beginning to realise how rich their region is. Recognised by National Geographic as “One of the most biodiverse (terrestrial and marine) islands in the Philippines”, Palawan is the home of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites one being the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park.
Within Palawan, the Calamian Islands are considered to be the last frontier of the Philippines to remain untouched and unspoiled. Hence Ariara and its surrounding waters are a sanctuary for an enormous diversity of wildlife both on land, and at sea.