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Grand Palawan Expedition: Celebrating a Decade of Adventures with The Funny Lion



PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES — Palawan, Philippines’ largest province and home to the country’s oldest indigenous tribes, boasts its countless natural treasures perfect for every kind of adventurer — from the towering limestone cliffs, virgin mountains, to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. The province is also home to some of the richest ecosystems on the planet — from one of the largest eagles, ancient leatherback turtles, playful dolphins, and of course, the three funny lions.



For The Funny Lion’s 10th anniversary, resort managers, partners, media personalities, and influencers gathered to a celebration of milestones, shared experiences, and the spirit of adventure that binds The Funny Lion family together. Against the backdrop of the bustling metropolis, attendees reminisced about past exploits, exchanged stories of exploration, and eagerly anticipated the exciting journey ahead. Plans were hatched, friendships forged, and memories created, embodying the essence of this milestone—uniting hearts and igniting passions in the pursuit of roaring adventures that are beyond-the-ordinary.


Get ready for the more adventure as The Funny Lion, Palawan’s most beloved hotel brand, proudly presents the Grand Palawan Expedition Picture this: a thrilling escapade across the enchanting landscapes of Coron, El Nido, and Puerto Princesa. It's not just a vacation; it's a celebration of fun, sun, and unforgettable moments.


Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and let The Funny Lion be the gateway to your most epic exploits. The Funny Lion has curated a 7-day expedition across its 3 destinations in Palawan (Coron, El Nido, and Puerto Princesa) that will take every kind of explorer for beyond-the-ordinary adventures.


Palawan awaits your exploration with open arms and crystal-clear waters. Imagine yourself diving into the wondrous shipwrecks and sights of Coron, dancing with the vibrant marine life of El Nido, or getting lost in the cultural charm and one of the 7 wonders of nature in Puerto Princesa. The Funny Lion’s Grand Palawan Expedition promises an epic journey through the world's best island destinations.


A Decade of Excellence at The Funny Lion - Coron


This year marks a decade of unparalleled hospitality and exceptional service as The Funny Lion - Coron joyfully celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since opening its doors in 2014, The Funny Lion Coron has become synonymous with warm hospitality, modern comfort, and an authentic Palawan experience. The resort has consistently earned the trust and admiration of travelers worldwide and remains the top choice for travelers in Coron.


“Looking back on our accomplishments, we cannot ignore the significant growth we have undergone. From its humble beginnings, we have grown into a renowned destination, captivating guests from near and far with our unique charm and unwavering commitment to provide a service that is beyond-the-ordinary,” added Mr. Jay Barinque, The Funny Lion - Coron’s resort manager.


A Year of Success for The Funny Lion - El Nido



Since its opening in December 2022, The Funny Lion - El Nido has carved a remarkable niche within the competitive El Nido tourism landscape. This rise is further cemented by its achievement of the coveted top spot on TripAdvisor Philippines in a remarkably short timeframe. The Funny Lion - El Nido's success is likely attributed to a unique blend of factors—from its exceptional service to its guests, the most comfortable bed in town, sumptuous food at its Hunt restaurant, and its idyllic location in town.


Whatever the secret formula may be, The Funny Lion El Nido has demonstrably captured the hearts (and positive online reviews) of travelers, solidifying its position as a premier destination in El Nido. The coming year will undoubtedly be one of continued growth and innovation for The Funny Lion, and its future success is eagerly anticipated.


In the picturesque setting of El Nido, The Funny Lion El Nido has celebrated a year of success since its opening in December 2022. The resort quickly garnered attention for its location, cozy accommodations, and commitment to delivering personalized guest experiences. The top ranking on TripAdvisor is a testament to the dedication of the entire team in El Nido.


“The Funny Lion has surged ahead with a team of dynamic, innovative, and passionate individuals armed with the values that the brand is known for. Our commitment to genuine warmth and personalized service, encapsulated by our signature greeting has endeared us to travelers,” shared The Funny Lion - El Nido’s resort manager, Mr. Nilo Quizon.


The Biggest Roar Yet at Puerto Princesa



The Funny Lion proudly announces the opening of their newest property, The Funny Lion Puerto Princesa. Nestled in the heart of Palawan's capital city, this latest addition promises to redefine hospitality in Puerto Princesa.


L to R Mike Mahinay GM Lyba Godio COO Jay Barinque RM Nilo Quizon RM


"Expanding to Puerto Princesa is an exciting chapter for us. We are thrilled to bring The Funny Lion experience to this vibrant city and create a haven for travelers seeking a perfect blend of comfort and adventure," said Mr. Mike Mahinay, the resort’s general manager.


The Funny Lion Puerto Princesa is a beachfront location with 77 cozy rooms, a picturesque infinity pool, and a restaurant such as Hunt serving Asian and Continental cuisines. Guests can expect the same dedication to service excellence and commitment to environmental sustainability that The Funny Lion brand is known for.


“Puerto Princesa is not just a destination—it's my home, and I am immensely proud to showcase its beauty and potential where I can personally share stories and tidbits about my hometown to our guests,” added Mr. Mahinay, who spent his formative years in this city.

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