FACTS ON PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN

Puerto Princesa City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa), the capital of Palawan, is a first class city in the Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 210,508 people in 33,306 households. It is famous for its crocodile farm, underground river and numerous dive spots. It is also the second largest city in the Philippines (after Davao City) in terms of total land area.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with its underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it flows directly into the sea, and the lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protects forests, which are among the most significant in Asia.


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A VISIT TO PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN PHILIPPINES

NONE among those who have been to Palawan would say "no" when asked if they want to visit the place again. I've heard nothing but very good feedbacks about this place.Half curious and half thirsting for another one of those rewarding vacations, I joined my friends and headed for Palawan... We stayed in Puerto Princesa. But be it El Nido, Puerto Princesa, Aman Pulo, or wherever... Palawan offers nothing but good and happy memories for its visitors to pack and bring home with them when their stay is over.


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AIRPORT TO HOTEL, PUERTO PRINCESA

ARRIVING IN PUERTO PRINCESA...

AT THE AIRPORT tourists are met by different local travel agencies with different tour package deals offered to arriving visitors. It doesn't matter which of those agents you pick to act as your guide/s around Palawan as they all offer equally good and satisfactory services.


Palawan's political leader has really done a good job out there. Almost zero crime rate, honest local citizens, clean environment, and they protect everything they have in Palawan from Wild toMarine Life. My best guess is... 90% of Palawan locals are HONEST.

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

We CHECKED IN in a hotel located just right in front of a nice beach...and we got to enjoy the sunrise every single morning of our entire stay in Puerto Princesa. The sunrise via vastness of the China Sea. From dusk till dawn-the sight that embraced me gave me a feeling of being in paradise that will never cease to amaze me.



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HONDA BAY, PUERTO PRINCESA PALAWAN

Places we visited were: Honda Bay- form this Bay, we took a boat ride to get to Pandan Island. Most of those who take the Honda Bay tour prefer to have their lunch served in bamboo cottages and the cool breeze that make them eat with more gusto than ever.


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PAMBATO REEF, PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN PHILIPPINES

PAMBATO REEF- is another cool site within Honda Bay! The waters in this area is kind of deep but the fun and excitement of having able to see all those beautiful corals below you, can surely take away your breath and so do your fears. When I saw all those beauties down there, I wished I were a real diver so I could go deeper and enjoy the underwater sights immensely!!

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Pandan Island and Snake Island

My first taste of underwater experience took place here in Pandan Island and Snake Island came next.

Snake Island gave me a very exciting, unforgettable first time underwater experience. It was so cool!!

Star Fish Island-
is a nice place to visit too but owing to safety reasons, when the current is strong, there are times when visitors are not allowed to hop in this island.


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St. Paul's Underground River, Dos Palmas, and many more

St. Paul's Underground River, Dos Palmas, and many more.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The National Park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the northern coast of the island. It is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and the Babuyan River to the east. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. It is also known as St. Paul's Subterranean River National Park, or St. Paul Underground River. The entrance to the Subterranean River is a short hike from the town of Sabang. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the 28 finalists for the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" competition. (wikipedia)

To understand the people of Puerto Princesa even more, we also visited different historical sites, commercial areas, and other beautiful sites around. They also offer very good food at very reasonable prices. Visiting Palawan has become another memory that I would cherish for life.

CROCODILE FARM

CROCODILE FARM, is another place not to miss when in Palawan.




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