Puerto Princesa, Palawan
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)
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
Kinabuch restaurant – try their crocodile dishes
Some of the things you can do:
Spelunking and Caving
Ride the ATV
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
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