Puerto Princesa City is the capital of the island province of
Palawan. The city has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest
and greenest city in the Philippines. With a wide range of
attractions ranging from beaches to wildlife reserves, Puerto
Princesa is a nature lover's paradise.
Puerto Princesa is slightly more than an hour away by plane from
Manila. Philippine Airlines , Cebu Pacific  and Air Philippines
 all have daily flights
from Manila to Puerto
Princesa. Air Philippines also operates flights to and from Puerto
Princesa to other major cities such as Davao and Cebu City. SEAIR  offers flights from Busuanga
Tu/F/Su and El Nido on
SuperFerry  and Negros Navigation
 both have a weekly
ferry to Puerto Princesa from Manila. The ferry trip is about 22
Milagrosa Shipping has a weekly ferry that sails between Puerto
Princesa - Cuyo
Islands - Iloilo. It
departs Iloilo at 7pm on
Thursday, arrives at the Cuyo Islands at 8am Friday, departs Cuyo Islands 3pm
Friday and arrives in Puerto Princesa at 8am on Saturday.
Jeepneys and tricycles are the most common means to get around
Puerto Princesa. As in Manila,
jeepneys usually have standard routes which they ply. Tricycles on
the other hand are fairly limited to certain areas and would not be
able to go very long distances.
Note: The bus terminal is located a few Km
outside the city centre. A tricycle from the station to the town
centre should cost around 50P
For touring, it would possibly be a good idea to arrange special
transport whether it be a jeepney or, for more comfort,
air-conditioned vans or AUVs. This way, you will not be subject to
the hassles of public transport availability.
- Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National
Park - more commonly known as the Underground River. At
over 8 kilometers in length, is reputably the longest underground
river in the world. With its crystalline waters and spectacular
cave formations, the Underground River is possibly Puerto
Princesa's most popular attraction. The site was also declared a
UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. The winding path of the river
is navigable via small pumpboats that depart from Sabang Beach.
Travel time from the city proper to Sabang is about 1.5 hours.
- Honda Bay - consisting of several islets with
beautiful beaches, Honda Bay is the place to go to for swimming,
snorkeling as well as beach and island hopping. Accessible via the
Sta. Lourdes wharf which is 25 minutes away from the city.
Pumpboats at the wharf can be hired to take visitors to the various
islets on the bay.
- Iwahig Penal Colony - a good example of a true
correctional institute, the Iwahig Penal Colony is more of a
farming community rather than a prison. Inmates often live with
their families and are allowed to toil their farms to earn a
living. Carving out handicrafts is also a common preoccupation and
mahogany handcarvings are a good buy for tourists. The colony is
about 35 minutes from the city center.
- Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation
Center - formerly known as the Crocodile Farming
Institute, is both a tourist attraction and a research institute
devoted to crocodiles. About 30 to 40 minutes from the city center,
the Crocodile Farm also has a mini-zoo, which features some of
Palawan's endemic species of wildlife.
Lady of Immaculate Conception. A
very beautiful church that is decorated in blue and white.
Buy native products at the Tourism Association of Souvenir
Shops, they offer handicrafts made by the native tribes like
manunggul or wooden jar, bulol or tisot, good harvest and carved
animals. Others are tingkop (rice baskets), fish baskets, bags made
from bark of a tree, native accessories, weave curtains and table
mat, rattan floor mat and other assorted cashew nut delicacies.
- Kalui 369 Rizal Avenue, Tel. 933 2580. Opens
at 6pm for dinner, closed some holidays. Amazing food and ambiance.
Can get quite busy so a reservation can't hurt. Seafood is the
specialty and the daily seafood special for two is P310.
, Manalo Ext. before Island Divers Bancao Bancao . Tel. 723
1530. Open 5:00 pm to 12 mn , Wednesday to Sundays
Intimate ambiance, food, wine at reasonable price.., coffee
& tea, ....." paté rillettes confit soupes salades tapenades
grillades fruits de mer porc boeuf poulet canard crépes patisserie
- Puerto Fresh Palawenyo Cuisine (Puerto Fresh), Microtel Inn & Suites Puerto Princesa,
Brgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City (From the City, travel north via the
National Highway then turn right at San Manuel Road. Follow the
signs to Microtel Puerto Princesa located in The Emerald Playa
Beach Resort and Nature Park). 6am-11pm. Offering
authentic local palawenyo cuisine using only the freshest
ingredients, Puerto Fresh has made a name for itself in Tiendesitas
in Pasig City, Metro Manila. Now, they bring their mouth-watering
menu plus new international dishes to the shores of Puerto Princesa
City. Sample the best seafood Palawan has to offer at unbelievably
reasonable prices. edit
Puerto Princesa has a wide range of accommodations that suit
every budget; from quaint lodges to high-end hotels and resorts,
the jewel of Palawan does not fail to disappoint, offering quality
hotels and resorts to suit any mood.
- D' Lucky Garden Inn, Apartelle & Suites-
Road, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300 Philippines,
☎ +(6348)4336576 or 4332719 (email@example.com,
fax: +(6348)4337869), . If you long for affordable accommodations,
superior cleanliness and a quiet, traditional guest house
atmosphere, D' Lucky Garden Inn and Suites awaits your arrival.
Quietly nestled at the heart of Palawan's Tropical Paradise, Puerto
Princesa City, D' Lucky Garden Inn and Suites is a quiet, tropical
coastal retreat for breezy, sun washed mornings, and unstructured,
unhurried afternoons, an escape that will delight you with its
unique charm, tranquil gardens and friendly atmosphere.
Complimentary shuttles to and from the airport are available. Best
rates on official website start at US$25.
Palmas Arreceffi Island Resort, Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
5300 Philippines, ☎ +(6348)434-3118 (fax: +(6348)434-3119), . High end beach resort that offers quiet
seclusion while at the same time possessing modern amenities for
those with more active pursuits. edit
- Asturias Hotel, South National Highway, Tiniguiban, Puerto
Princesa City, Palawan 5300 Philippines, ☎ +(6348)4339744 (fax: +(6348)4343750), . The Asturias Hotel is a 60-room hotel in Puerto
Princesa that locals regularly recommend for its comfortable guest
rooms and friendly service. In addition to its complete mix of
amenities, the Asturias' suite of tourist services will ensure you
get the best of the sights and sounds of Puerto Princesa.
Best rates on official website start at
- The Legend Hotel Palawan, Malvar Street, Puerto
Princesa City, Palawan 5300 Philippines, ☎ +(6348)434-4270, 433-9076 to 80
(fax: +(6348)433-9077), . Perhaps the most modern hotel in Puerto
Princesa offering a wide range of facilities and services. They
also offer excursion packages to the various attractions of Puerto
- Puerto Pension, 35 Malvar St, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
5300 Philippines, ☎ 433-2969 & 433-4149 (fax: (63)(48)433-4148), . Beautiful rooms and free continental breakfast
in the rooftop Tribu Restaurant. The food is not very good but the
view is beautiful. edit
- Hibiscus Garden Inn, Manolo Extension (Puerto Princesa City,
Palawan), ☎ +(6348)4341273, . Total luxury, quiet prices, nestled in a garden
. A warm welcome awaits you amidst a colorful array of flowering
hibiscus; relax with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee under the
shade of a mango tree. Hibiscus Garden Inn is a boutique hotel with
14 spacious rooms designed for total comfort. Possibely the best
available prices in Puerto Princesa for the quality and services
offered. web site www.puertoprincesahotel.com
- One Rover's Place, ☎ +6348
4341338, . One Rover's Place is just 5 minutes from the
airport. While, staying here, you might want to visit some of these
near places: Honda Bay, Dos Palmas, and Puerto Princesa
Subterranean River National Park. They have 18 air-conditioned
rooms. 355 Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan,
Philippines Lowest Rate at PHP
- Palawan Village Hotel, ☎ 63484344436, . Located along Rizal Avenue Extension, Palawan
Village Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines is 200 m
from the city’s airport and is 4km away from the Honda Bay. It
offers classic and executive air-conditioned rooms all of which are
equipped with cable television, a hair dryer, private toilet and
bath with hot & cold water, and a balcony/deck. Best rates on official website start at PHP
- MICROTEL Inn & Suites Puerto Princesa
(Microtel Puerto Princesa), The Emerald Playa Beach
and Nature Park, Brgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City
(From the airport, take a right on
Rizal Ave, then left at the National Highway, After the 5km mark,
turn right at Brgy. San Manuel Road then follow the signs.),
☎ (048) 723-0977, . checkin: 1400H; checkout: 1200H. The first
and only International Hotel Chain in Puerto Princesa City,
Microtel Inn & Suites serenely sits on the white sand beach of
the Emerald Playa Beach Resort and Nature Park. Conveniently
located just 20mins. from the airport, Microtel Puerto Princesa is
far enough from the hustle and bustle of the City to offer guests a
private, peaceful and relaxing vacation. Aside from the heavenly
chiropractic beds that Microtels all over the world are known for,
Microtel Puerto Princesa also offers guests the only beach-front
accommodations in the City, an in-house restaurant that serves
authentic and fresh local cuisine as well as international
favorites, a business center, free wi-fi, and outdoor pool.
PhP 3,800. (9.790766,118.772266) edit
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