|Puerto Princesa - Greenery|
|City Streets of Puerto Princesa|
|Subterranean River National Park|
It features a limestone mountain landscape with an 8.2 km navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly to the South China Sea. It is located about 50 kilometres north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa. This park is also known as St. Paul's Subterranean River National Park, or St. Paul Underground River.
|Entrance to the Underground River|
The Underground River in Puerto Princesa is a real wonder. I have seen this extraordinary beauty, and this is the reason it won a spot as one of the Seven Wonders of the World's provisional winners. It is not final. Underground River got the sixth spot. The Swiss foundation will announce the 7 countries in 2012. It's about time to blog about the Underground River. The government under Mayor Edward Hagedorn deserves a commendation for taking part in this very challenging competition. He has turned the city into a source of pride for Palawan.
The entrance to the river is a short hike from the town of Sabang.
|Inside the Underground River|
Address: Sabang, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Boats of Puerto Princesa
My trip to Puerto Princesa reveals the different boats I saw on my way to island hopping. It is good to know that this city has a lot of different boats plying around that contributes to a progressive city.
|Small Boats in Puerto Princesa|
|Big Boats in Puerto Princesa|
Address: Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Direction: Puerto Bay to Honda Bay and Underground River
I had the chance to have the best adventure of island hopping in Honda Bay. Consisting of several islets with white sand beaches and magnificent landscape. Visitors will surely enjoy swimming, diving, snorkeling, and dolphin watching. Seeing corals of different colours is breathtaking! I also had the chance to hop Pandan, Starfish, Lu-li, Senorita islands, and the popular Dos Palmas Beach Resort.
Honda Bay is the perfect experience and one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and the best place around the city of Puerto Princesa.
|A Pod of Dolphin|
Another adventure aside from snorkeling is to search and wait for the dolphins come into view. There is nothing as exciting as seeing the dolphins occasionally leap above the water surface and sometimes perform acrobatic figures. I have seen and took photos of the long-snouted Spinner Dolphins leap and play at the waters of the island. They swim in groups. I cannot set my eyes on one particular dolphin because there's just so many to choose one. They were so fast until one or two dolphins shoot up above the water and dives back again taking you by surprise. The experience in seeing these creatures out in the wild open is definitely memorable and meaningful.
Some people who visits Palawan miss seeing the garden maybe because of its size, but small as it is, it could be a nice way to spend a sunny day with butterflies dancing above your head. I decided to visit the garden as this is only around 20 minutes drive from the city of Puerto Princesa.
Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Centre
|Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral|
Church in Puerto PrincesaThis is the cathedral of the Immaculate Concepcion, the patroness of Puerto Princesa, one of the tourist spots in the city. You can find easily the blue & white angular structure across the Plaza Cuartel. Most of the time these two places are part of the city tours. I have visited the church a couple of times as it is very close to the pension house I stayed.
Address: Rizal Avenue, Barangay Liwanag, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Iwahig Penal Colony
|Iwahig Penal Colony Post Exchange|
Puerto Pension: "Best & Homey in Puerto Princesa"
|Room in Puerto Pension|
Rooms at the Puerto Pension are air-conditioned which is comfortable. Enjoy the hot and cold shower, cable coloured television and mini bar amenities. You can go out of your room, into the balconies just outside your door; sit and eat on the wooden tables and chairs provided outside each unit.
You will be surprised with the pension's reasonable room rates that includes breakfast. There are lot more information about Puerto Pension, but if you want to stay outside the city, there is a bunch of other beautiful pension houses and hotels few kilometres away.
A View of Puerto Bay
|Puerto Bay - Puerto Princesa|
Ka Lui Restaurant
|Mango & Coco Juice|