Local Destination

I ❀ Puerto Princesa

Palawan is home to rich natural resources and marine life species. With its preserved beauty, there is no doubt that this island is called “The Last Frontier”. It continuously receives recognition from different travel sites and uncontrollably attract more and more tourists every year. This place will surely be remembered for life!

Since I’m with my family this time, I think that it’s more practical to find an arrange tour or purchase everything online. Download apps like Travelbook and Agoda when finding that perfect accommodation that suits your needs. App such as KLOOK will also be helpful when looking for available tours within the area.

If you’re planning to visit Puerto Princesa, I highly recommend the ff. tourist spots!

Puerto Princesa Underground River

After being named as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature, this then became a must visit tourist spot in Puerto Princesa. There are times that the management cancels the tour because of the unforeseen weather condition, luckily, we were able to proceed with the program despite of periodic rainfall at that time. An entire day is needed for this arrange tour because of its remoteness from the city center plus a boat ride after reaching the dock. For years or century of a healthy biodiversity, this underground river was able to develop different rock formations, shining stalactites and stalagmites on its own.

!!!Β Be a responsible tourist,Β stalactites and stalagmites should NOT be touched as our skin oils can alter the growth formation and even its colors permanently.

How to get your passes? purchase online for Php 1,728.00/head

Honda Bay Tour

Island hopping will always be a must wherever in the Philippines. The beautiful beaches and blue waters of Luli Island (Lulubog Lilitaw); Cowrie Island and Starfish Island is perfect for snorkeling and other water sport activities. Note that gear rentals are available along the way and a buffet lunch is provided for this tour.

How to get access? inquire to your hotel’s reception or book online for Php 1,200.00/head

Iwahig Firefly Watching (Alitaptap)

This tour is done during the night, well of course. Feed your mind with a bunch of trivia and information about fireflies as your tour guide paddles across the river. Get amused as they begin to form crystal lights in the sky.

How to get access? inquire to your hotel’s reception or book online for Php 1,100.00/head with buffet dinner

Crocodile Farm and Nature ParkΒ 

This wildlife tour is home to two endangered species of crocodiles in the Philippines, the saltwater and freshwater crocodile. Lolong, the largest saltwater crocodile on record was captured here in the Philippines. This park also shelters other endangered species of animals such as the Palawan Bear Cat.

Baker’s Hill – the famous “pasalubong center”Β in Puerto Princesa.

TIPS:

  • Rent a van to tour you around the city for Php 1,500.00 for the first 4-5 hours.
  • Try their very famous “Ka Lui’s Restaurant”
  • Rema Tourist Inn is perfect for family (spacious and a budget friendly accommodation) – we spent Php 2,052.00/head for 4D/3N

Total Actual Expenses (for a group of 5): Php 44,743.04

  • Airfare with Cebu Pacific – P 4,061.04
  • Hotel Accommodation – P 10,260.00
  • Tours and others – P 28,922.00
  • Van Rental – P 1,500.00

 

Callistus B. San Diego

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