Puerto Princesa City Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • sunrise over the ocean at Inagawan
    sunrise over the ocean at Inagawan
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  • cool water of Estrella Falls
    cool water of Estrella Falls
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Puerto Princesa City Off The Beaten Path

  • Explore Ugong Rock

    As a bonus activity, our guide brought us to Ugong Rock, a community-based sustainable tourism project in Barangay Tagabinet initiated by ABS-CBN Foundation-Bantay Kalikasan in partnership with the City Government of Puerto Princesa and the Department of Tourism. We were led to the orientation cottage by local volunteers. They explained that Ugong...

  • Home of the Red Dragons

    There was this signage on the way to the Crocodile farm that pricked my curiousity. I just had to stop and take pictures and ask someone about what it means. Turns out that the beautiful garden belongs to the Puerto Princesa City Jail inmates. It is a part of the progressive program of rehabilitation of inmates in this simple minimum security...

  • Go Butterfly and Birdwatching

    Puerto is a great place to spot birds and butterflies that you would otherwise not see in the city. Best of all they're not in a cage!If you're feeling lazy, just sit in a shady place and try to listen to the bird calls all around (specially during early morning, dusk and lunch time). If you have a bird guide and binoculars, all the better. You can...

  • Photography

    If you're into street photography, wander around the village at the Honda Bay jetty and you're sure to attract kids and adults eager to welcome and engage you in a chat and photo opportunity.

  • splashing around in sabang beach

    after our underground river tour, we decided to stay for the night at sabang beach..thankfully, the beach was not crowded since the place is yet to be developedelectricity is available only from 6pm - 11pm, so we decided to go really basic for a sort of "primitive" feel, we got a hut that was only meant to accommodate a couple, (it costs P450 or...

  • The Fort

    Across the street from PP's cathedral is Plaza Cuartel. It used to be a fort erected to protect the city from invaders. Through the years, it became neglected and what remains now are ruins and tall grasses. However at the other end of the plaza is a view of the seaport.

  • Sound of Music's Gazebo?

    In a corner of the PP coliseum plaza is this gazebo that somehow resembles the one used in the film Sound of Music. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to take my picture under it. However, its door was locked so I was not able to get through.

  • For the kids

    Adjacent to Baker's Hill (the bakeshop) is a private compound that looks straight off the pages of a children's comic book. Life-size statues of Marilyn Monroe, Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck et al stand proud on the landscaped garden. Down the hill, there is a playground, adult swing, picnic tables, herbal garden, and restrooms.Although marked private,...

  • Heron! Heron!

    While cruising along the dirt road inside Iwahig's compound, I was fascinated to see an herd of Herons in the rice field. I immediately asked my trike driver to stop so I could take a photo. It is not always I see a big group of white birds, especially not in Manila.

  • Palawan Beaches

    Due to the heavy rains when I arrived in PP, I had to forego my plan to take the Honda Bay island hopping tour. But since I was bent on "wetting my feet", I asked my trike driver to take me to the nearest beach. He brought me to Pristine Beach.Across the street from the PP airport is a dirt road leading to 3 adjacent picnic resorts - Pristine,...

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