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The Republic of Palau (Belau)

Tourism and Recreation

Eco-tourism activities include scuba diving and snorkeling in the islands' diverse and pristine marine environments. An increasing number of tourists are also drawn to Palau’s natural island beauty and challenges and its World War II battlefields, war memorials, and shrines. This increase in tourist activity could add stress on the marine environments and coral reefs; therefore, Palauans have taken steps to prevent or reduce reef damage.

Tourists kayaking on the beautiful waters of Palau
Tourists kayaking on the beautiful waters of Palau (Photo: Wayfaring Travel Guide)
Beautiful resorts attract tourists from all over the world
Beautiful resorts attract tourists from all over the world (Photo: Wayfaring Travel Guide)

 

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