Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

View from the airplane

Puerto Princesa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa) is a city located in the western provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. Though the provincial seat of government for Palawan, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which it is geographically located and is therefore an independent area located within Palawan.( source: wikipedia)

Puerto Princesa

Flight time is about 1-1:30 hrs


Puerto Princesa is one of the premiere tourist spots in the Philippines and is the best way to go if you are going to visit the underground river, which is one of the new 7 wonders of nature.


Here are some of the attractions you can see and visit

Ugong Rock

Underground River

Honda Bay

Kinabuch restaurant – try their crocodile dishes

Kalui  restaurant

Itoy’s Coffee Shop

Bona’s Chaolong


Some of the things you can do:


Scuba Diving

Spelunking and Caving

Palawan Rancho

Zipline Eco Adventure

Ride the ATV

Bird and Firefly watching

A must try food is the Tamilok.


The Mayor of this wonderful city and tourist spot is the Hon. Hagedorn

If you plan to go around Puerto Princesa,


You have 2 options – 1. Do it by yourself. 2. Get a travel agency to help you.

If you plan to do it yourself, here is the place to start. The City Coliseum


City Coliseum

This is where you need to get the permits for the underground river tour


Giant Water Fountain

Here are some of the fees and other things you need to know.


For those who cant live without their mobile phones, here’s what we noticed.

Globe – okay in the city and most parts. No signal on the way to the underground cave

Smart – Nice signal everywhere – even just outside the underground cave

Sun Cellular – Start praying. hehehe. No signal in puerto princesa – but here’s a trick the locals taught us.

go to wireless settings – mobile networks – network operators -search for smart – choose smart as your operator!

The Native dialect in Puerto Princesa is Cuyunin.

Reminders to everyone: Here are the things you cannot bring out of Palawan without a permit

Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.