On the east coast the quaint and friendly town of Taytay was once capital of Palawan. The town is stretched out along a pleasant bay and offers great views across Taytay Bay from the smallish, squat stone fort built by the Spanish in 1622, a sign of its important trading history. Taytay is a jumping-off point for a number of offshore islands. Make sure you take a mask and snorkel because the waters in these parts are gin-clear, with lots of coral and marine life. Do island hopping!