For the first time ever, in year 1894, Puerto Princesa was recognized by the government authorities as one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Buildings and other infrastructures were well placed in orderly manner streets and houses were categorized as the cleanest in the community.
Puerto Princesa is known for its Eco-Tourism Center of the Philippines. In recent years, the city has seen a remarkable number of tourists coming in and out of the town. Ranging from business purposes to family vacations as well as honeymoon spots.
The subterranean River National Park, located 50 km north of the city, was named as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. This is the starting point to travel to Tubbataha Reef.
In terms of culture, waves of migrants from other Philippine provinces and even other countries have turned Puerto Princessa into a melting pot of various cultures. They have tribes such as the Cuyonons rich in legacy of folklore and traditions. And also the indigenous group such as the Tagbanwas, Palawanos, Molbogs and Bataks whereby each groups have its own distinct and culture system of beliefs. With such a mixed culture, it will definitely blow your mind away.
So, are you excited yet to travel to Puerto Princesa? Or would you like to know more about it? Here are a few points that you might want to do once you are there.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a beautiful river stream with the limestone and grandeur display of stalactites and stalagmites. You will also get to experience the close up view of the flora and fauna and a boat ride from the river stream down under the cave.
Secondly, it is a renowned world heritage center declared by UNESCO. The Tubbataha Reef is one of the New 7 Wonders of the world. This is a must place to see and to experience it personally to get to know what makes it as one of the New 7 Wonders of the world.
The Honda Bay is located at the eastern shore of Palawan Island. This is one of the best places to go to for snorkeling activity especially at the Pambato Reef. You want it to be more adventurous? Well then, here is what you can do at Honda Bay. Rent a boat and go for a boat ride and hop from one island to another for the next 45 minutes.
You want a comfortable peace and quiet time to relax? Well, try the Sabang beach. It’s a place with resorts and definietely the right place to be if you want that peace and quiet moment.
For those of you who wants more to be on the outdoor no worries. There is the Ugong Rock. It is a 75 foor limestone with great challenges waiting for you just around the corner. You can even climb into its tight spot cave corner just to take a closer look and see the inner beauty. This is perfect for those who love spelunking activities.
Last but not least, the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm will take you back in time on what the American territorial was like back during those days. It is a historical area that depicts their daily activities.
Other than that, in Puerto Princessa there are several museums such as the Palawan Museum, PSU Museum, and Heritage Center. The Plaza Cuartel is a restored historical area where a total of 143 World War II American soldiers where held prisoners by the Japanese army. For shopping, you might want to hit the Rizal Avenue. It’s place where you get to find all sorts of handicrafts and many gift shops available here.
Now is the best time to go because MASwings Airline is opening up direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa. The fare is very cheap also. It takes only 1 hour and 20 minutes to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa.
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