History of Crystal Paradise Resort, Spa and Winery
Dr. Maricel Paz discovered what would become Crystal Paradise Resort, Spa and Winery in 1997 while on this medical mission to Narra in Southern Palawan. She was deeply impressed with the simple, natural, pristine beauty of Palawan and fell in love with a special spot by the ocean: A 12-hectare coconut grove, blessed with good water, tropical fruits and sandy beaches.
Crystal Paradise Resort Spa and Winery was born as both a getaway to relax and to unwind amidst unspoiled natural-beauty. A place to experience the history and culture of the Philippines.
Across are the different Palawan islands to explore. Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary, and Rasa Island Bird Sanctuary, are just a few places which offer island-hopping adventures.
Further east are the Tubbataha Reefs, beautiful twin atoll reefs that rate among the world's finest scuba destinations. Upland, towards Victoria Peak, visitors can also trek up the famous Estrella Falls, a 38-tierred cascading tropical waterfall, for an exhilarating jungle eco-adventure. A few aboriginal tribes, such as the Tagbanua up in Victoria Peak and the Tau't Bato in Rizal, still inhabit the highlands, living much as they did thousands of years ago. Before nearby, we have the last virgin forests in the Philippines as well as the Tabon Caves, site of the earliest known human habitation in Southeast Asia.
Throughout thriving hub of trade thousands of years ago, early pottery, and Chinese porcelain are still found in the area, and many ancient artifacts can be seen at the Museum of Quezon and the Museum of Palawan in Puerto Princesa, as well as the National Museum of the Filipino People in Luneta, Manila.
Two kilometers from Crystal Paradise Resort, Spa and Winery is the town of Narra, the rice granary of Palawan. Traditionally, this area produced kaingin rice wine. Abundant local fruits and fresh water led Maricel to build a winery at the resort called Crystal Paradise Winery, where we produce our tropical wines from mango, pineapple, banana, papaya, guava, cashew and many more. A must to experience for everyone is the fresh "tuba", a naturally fermented coconut wine is a must-try.