There have been human traces found in Palawan dating from 2680 BC. Several fossils and funerary sites have been discovered, and the most spectacular site is the Ille Cave in New Ibajay, about 15 km from El Nido, where bones of Tigers and ancient humans have been found. If you want to combine hiking with historical discoveries, Ille Cave is the perfect adventure for you.
Bones from more than 8,000 years ago were discovered here by archaeologists, and a guided trail passing through its karst formations will allow you to reach the summit with views of Sulu Sea and the eastern side of El Nido. For the ancient men who settled there, the summit is considered to be the most sacred place, and going through the trail learning about its rich history and geology will not only leave you in awe, but will also keep you imagining about the scenes that took place back in the day.