What to See in Puerto Princesa?

Puerto Princesa is one of the provinces I love along with Leyte. I've been to Leyte twice already and I'll make sure to visit Puerto Princesa again....soon. 

In the meantime, if you are planning on visiting Puerto Princes, make sure to visit these places. 

Plaza Cuartel 
From afar, this looks like just a simple park, but behind it is a tragic history.  This place is a restored ruins and a reminder of the Palawan Massacre during the World War II...read more>>

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral 
Located just in front of the Plaza Cuartel, and Rizal Park on the other side is the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral of Puerto Princesa.  What amazed me when I first see this church are the structure and the color...read more>>

Palawan Wildlife Rescue Conservation Center
Formerly known as Crocodile Farm & Nature Park is a sanctuary for crocodiles that were currently included in the list of endangered species.  The center is making ways to increase the number of the Philippine crocodiles...read more>>
  
Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm 
Puerto Princesa was already designated as a place where offenders sentenced to banishment as early as the Spanish regime. The facility, however, was only establishment during the American regime...read more>>

Sta. Monica Ranch (well known as Mitra’s Farm) 
It's a long travel coming here from Iwahig, so I just enjoy listening to the tour guide talking about how Palawan is the greenest and cleanest city in the county...read more>>
Baker’s Hill
On our way back, we dropped by at the Baker’s Hill. It’s known for great tasting delicacies like hopia, pastillas and sweetened tamarind.  If you really love sweets, you must allocate a budget when you come here...read more>>

Binuatan Creations
Me and my friend trying to weave
This was our last stop for the day.  Binuatan is a house for native products hand made by the locales.  They are carefully and delicately made with export quality at a reasonable price.  Were toured inside and show how they are made.  I was even given a chance to try the handloom weaving.  Now I know why handloom weaved clothes are expensive, it’s so hard making them! 

Address: Bougainvillea Drive Corner Rafols Street, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa
Phone: +63(48)433-7630
How to get there:  If you are already at Baker's Hill, just take a tircycle and ask the diver to drop you off at Binuatan.
Entrance Fee: None

Sabang Port & Sabang Beach
This is the main stop going to the Underground River.  You’ll buy your ticket here and wait until it’s your turn to sail.  The view here is really beautiful and the sunny breeze, though a little hot, will make you really sleepy...read more>>

Subterranean River (mostly known as Underground River) 
The declaration of the Underground River as one of the new 7 Wonders of the Nature really increases the visitors in the area. It was also reputed as the longest underground river in the world...read more>>

Elephant Cave and Karst Mountain
This is really an amazing view and very fresh to the eyes.  The combination of the Rocks and the rice fields will give you a crisp and clean view.  It’s really amazing how beautiful the Mother Nature is...read more>>

Buena Vista View Deck
This is a great place to stop over after the long travel.  Go the restroom, have something to eat or drink and of course have a grand view of the West Philippine Sea. Food here are kind of expensive so don’t be surprised. How can I ever forget the name of this place when it has the same name as my beloved hometown? 

LRC 908 Market Mall
Since we still have an extra time, we stopped by at this place to buy pasalubong and to check on the famous pearls.  There are lots of stores here and you can buy farmed and cultured pearl at a very reasonable price.  Make sure to buy lots of cashews when you come here because they are really cheaper compares to the stores in Manila.  We actually returned the following day via a tricycle to buy pasalubong! 

Address: Puerto Princesa North Road, Puerto Princesa
Mobile: +63(905)-552-9159
How to get there:  Just ride a tricycle from any location for Php8.00 or Php50.00 and tell the driver to drop you off at the center.
Store Hours: 7:am - 9:00pm

Honda Bay
Last day of our adventure and of course, we saved the best for last, the island hopping! Make sure to leave as early as possible to truly enjoy your island hopping...read more>>

Other Places of Interest:
Ugong Rock
Butterfly Garden
Mendoza Park
Palawan Museum
Irawan Eco-Parl
 
I wish we have more time to explore other islands and other interesting places, but there's always a next time.  This is just the beginning of my adventure in Palawan.  Next will be Coron & El Nido! :)

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