4 Things to Love about Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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For good reasons, Puerto Princesa, Palawan is one the must visit places not only in the Philippines but also in the world. In fact, it is not surprising why the Puerto Princesa Underground river was recognized as one of the 7 wonders of the Nature.

After months of planning, my travel buddy The Promdi Boy and I booked our first trip via Cebu Pacific last Aug 2 - 4 2014. Puerto Princesa an hour away from Manila by plane and the Puerto Princesa International Airport is less than 10 minutes away from the city center where most hotels are arrange for airport transfer via van or private car.


Here are the reasons why fell in love with the place:



1.) The People... Such good people everywhere.

Palawan is a place filled with good people. During our stay, we've noticed that the locals are very friendly and affectionate. 

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Notably, the tricycle drivers with their funky looking tricycles scattered around the city and welcoming attitude are respectful compared to the some other cities which will charge you extra they know you're a tourist.

The locals brought extra good vibes during our stay. THUMBS UP! 







To match our nature trip, we decided to stay at Casa Fuerte Bed and BreakfastThe place is good and you can feel the modern Filipino inspired layout and interiors. They also have a complimentary breakfast and free massage at Nuat Thai Palawan after your jam-pack schedule.


2.) Perfect Natural Landscape.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River, the beach, the amazing scenery, the rich biodiversity and landscape. Palawan is such a stress relieving haven making it the perfect destination for your summer vacation.

BEWARE OF MONKEYS





Interesting Rock Formation 

This Cave is filled with Fruit Bats (they won't bite unless you're a fruit HAHA) and we spotted some of the very famous Balisasayaw Birds. They are known for creating their nest from their own saliva, which cost around Php50,000 to Php200,000 per kilogram. It is used in the well known Authentic Bird's Nest Soup.








3. A place of compelling cultural landscape and adventures

We started the day by going to Church, Manong tricycle driver suggested the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.










Plaza Cuartel 

The first stop in our city tour. Here you'll get some glimpse about the history of Palawan.









Binuatan Creations 

Here we get to try weaving sets of colorful yarn used to create woven mats. The place is divided into two part, the working area and the store where we can buy some of the creations of Binuatan.


My temporary work place. HAHA
The Store (Bili kayo dyan!)



Crocodile Farm and Nature Park





The remains of the crocodile which used to be the biggest croc caught here in the Philippines before Lolong came.






Mitra's House

The tour guide told us that it was owned by the late house speaker Ramon Mitra & his son, Baham Mitra. Now open for public viewing from 6:00 AM - 6:00PM.










4. The Unusual Filipino Cuisines

The city offers a variety of unusual filipino dishes.
Here are some notable food places to visit:

Baker’s Hill
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
(048) 433 4314
Price Range: P25.00 -P300.00 












Ugong Rock Grill & Seafood Bar

Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
No need for reservation
Price Range: P150 - P400 per person 




Crocodile Sisig 
Crocodile Sisig





Kalui Restaurant
369, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 10:30 pm
Call them for reservation (048) 433 2580
Price Range: P300 - P500 per person 




Tiki Bar

Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Price Range: P160 - P380 per person 






To complete your Puerto Princesa adventure, don't forget to bring home some Palawan goodies and souvenir items. When we asked the locals of their famous “pasalubong” they always say that we must try their Cashew Nuts. The cheapest Palawan goodies can be found at Tiangge Tiangge Pasalubong and Souvenir Center. 

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If you're planning to go to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Here are the 4 things you'll love about it. :)

1. The People... such good people

2. Perfect Natural Landscape
3. A Place of Compelling Cultural Landscape and Adventures
4. The Unusual Filipino Cuisines


See you again in our next adventure! :)

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