Saturday, September 1, 2012


Where Puerto Princesa is located.
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Having one of the world’s new seven wonders in our own country gives travelers more reason to choose Puerto Princesa City as their next travel destination. 

From Manila, it's only an hour and a half away by plane!

Puerto Princesa is where the famous Underground River awaits, among other beautiful places to see and experience.

Below is our summarized itinerary:

Manila to Puerto Princesa.
Walk around Rizal Avenue. Would have done the city tour if I didn't miss my flight.



Honda Bay tour: Cowrie Island, Pambato Reef, Lu-li Islet

Puerto Princesa to Manila

Puerto Princesa is the second largest city in the Philippines after Davao. The most “happening” area there is on Rizal Avenuethe city proper. It’s one long street with a lot of banks, yummy food places, and accommodations nearby.

Map of Puerto Princesa's City Proper
Click to enlarge! It's hi-res!

Transportation isn’t really a problem. Service vans are usually packaged with the tours. To go to nearby places, tricycles are readily available at friendly rates.

Tricycles in Palawan can transport five passengers at a time!
For 25km, it's Php 8 during the day; Php 10 during nighttime; plus Php 1 for every exceeding km. 

Click here to download our detailed itinerary with costs and notes. For 5D/4N, I spent Php 10,865 excluding souvenirs and the cost to re-book my flight. All included though, I spent roughly Php 15,000. 

Fortunately, the hotel gave us a great deal for accommodations and tours. For our group of seven, the total cost was Php 35,000 or Php 5,000 per person. It included:
  • 2 rooms for 7 people for 3 nights
  • Breakfast for 3 mornings
  • Airport transfers and tour transpo
  • Underground River tour w/ lunch
  • Honda Bay tour w/ lunch
  • Firefly Watching tour w/ dinner

To save on costs, travelers may opt to do a 4D/3N trip instead. According to friends, the city tour can be skipped altogether. Though I guess if you're there already, you might as well go for it.


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