Puerto Princesa City Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by judayandryan
  • Things to Do
    by judayandryan
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Puerto Princesa City Things to Do

  • Just a day in the city

    Just a few hours before my flight back to Manila, I managed to visit a few sites worth visiting:1) Baker's Hill - not just a place to buy your best bread, but also a great place to dine. They also have a leisure park that you can stroll around before hopping on to your next spot.2) Mitra's Ranch - provides a good vantage point to view Palawan's...

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  • Trip itinerary and expenses

    Hi, thanks for the immediate reply. Since you'd be travelling earlier than us, hope you can share your experiences and the expenses as well. :)Are you travelling as a group? The rates for the honda bay as the local contact said is P1200 per head for a whole day tour includes entrance fee, permit, boat, guide, aircon van at food buffet.Ang...

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  • Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

    The Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour includes guide fee, land transportation via air-conditoned van to the port, boat rental, 3 island stopovers for snorkeling and swimming, entrance fees and beach cottages, plus a picnic lunch in one of the beaches. The standard rate for this kind of tour is P1,100, but your resort/tour agency can give you 10%...

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  • Our Last Stop: Pandan Island

    About 10-15 minutes from Snake Island is Pandan Island. It is called such because of the presence of giant pandan plants all around the island. Compared to Snake Island, it is more developed, with more modern cottages, landscaped gardens and more modern facilities.Pandan Island's surroundings are known to be great sites for snorkeling and diving....

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  • Snorkeling, Fish-feeding & Picnic @...

    Snake Island was known to the locals by some other names in the past like "Kalungpang" or "Calumpang" Island and "Masong" Island. Its name was changed to Snake island because of its long sand bar (about 3 kms long) which looked like a giant white sea snake from the sky. Today, Snake Island is considered the most photographed island in Honda Bay....

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  • Snorkel @ Pambato Reef

    Pambato Reef is also known as Mini-Tubbataha Reef. It is a popular snorkeling and diving site because of the presence of rare, diverse marine life.Although I love taking dips in the shallow parts of the sea, I have never snorkeled. For this trip, I was determined to learn. My daughter gave me a disposable underwater camera and even lent me her...

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  • A Must! Underground River Tour

    The most-awaited part of our Puerto Princesa trip is the Underground River Tour. St. Paul Subterranean River is the longest (8.2 kms) navigational underwater river and is a nominee to the New 7 Wonders of the World. The regular cave tour will bring you up to 1.5 kms of the river; beyond that, you need a special permit, and will of course entail...

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  • Puerto Princesa City Tour

    The Puerto Princesa City Tour is a 4-hour familiarization tour of some popular destinations in the City. It is usually done on the first or last day of your stay in the city. The standard tour fee is P600/pax which already includes the transportation via an air-conditioned van to and from your hotel/resort, services of a guide, and entrance fees....

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  • View The Honda Bay Islands From Mitra's...

    The City Tour includes Rancho Sta. Monica, popularly known as Mitra's Ranch. It is owned by the family of the late Senator Ramon Mitra, an illustrious and well-loved politician-legislator. It was so windy and cool at the ranch, very conducive for relaxing on a bench in the garden. We couldn't go to the veranda of the mansion because there was a...

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  • Explore Plaza Cuartel

    Beside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral at Taft Street is Plaza Cuartel. I didn't explore the whole area anymore because of lack of time. We're supposed to have only a running tour of the place, but since I was already finished with my Visita Iglesia, I peeped in briefly. Plaza Cuartel features restored ruins of an old garrison. The historical...

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  • Visit The Immaculate Conception...

    We were supposed to just have a running tour of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, but our guide obliged that we stop by for Visita Iglesia and photo shoot.It was in 1872 when the Immaculate Conception of Mary was proclaimed by a Spanish expedition as the Patroness of Puerto Princesa. The first mass was celebrated at the site the same year. The...

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  • Buy Souvenirs @ Iwahig Penal Colony

    Iwahig Penal Colony was established in 1904 during the American occupation of the Philippines. It was originally intended to supply food to other prisons all over the country. Today, it is known as "Prison Without Bars", and is considered one of the popular tourist spots in Puerto Princesa City. The historical significance of the old building in...

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  • Pamper The Little Child In You @ Baker's...

    Baker's Hill is more than just a bakery. It is more of a theme park. The big compound has a restaurant, refreshment ("sa malamig" drinks & bbq booths, mini-zoo, beautiful collection of ferns and rare flowers, amusing life-size statues of Hollywood and Walt Disney characters, and mini dinosaur park. There's even a sidewalk souvenir area.Our guide...

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  • Go To Palawan Wildlife Rescue &...

    Our 1st destination was the Palawan Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Center. Just like in Subic's Zoobic, there is first an orientation of the tourists about the place before they tour the various areas of the Rescue and Conservation Center. But unlike Zoobic, the place is not as attractive so hubby and I didn't join the hike to the whole area. We...

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  • Go an a City Tour - to be updated

    A good old city tour will give you a good idea of what Puerto Princesa is all about! This will be a whole day activity so be prepared to get your brain rattled!!! Included in the tour is:1. Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm2. Crocodile Farm3. Butterfly Garden4. Mitra's Ranch5. Baker's Hill6. Vietnamese Village7. Sea Port Area8. Eulalia Park and Rizal...

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  • more...more...more...exhibitions!

    Honda Bay Tour- P1,500/head with lunch. Consist of pansit, fried chicken, Grilled porkchops, fresh fruits, sweet and sour shrimps. We went to 3 different islands and snorkel around. I liked the corals more in Boracay. What I enjoyed in this tour is our tour guide/lifeguard. He did some exhibitions and all of us got amazed and always asked for...

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  • t-UG-z t-UG-z t-UG-z t-UG-z ...

    Underground River – P1,200/head with lunch. All I can say is the cave is magnificent. It was my first time to check a cave. I guess you need your imagination to interpret every rock formation you could see. The trip was fun because our boatman is a joker and my dad liked all the jokes. Lol…hehehehe For our lunch, we ate grilled pork,fish and...

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  • Bakery + Fun + Pictures = Baker's Hill

    Around 5 minute drive from the ranch we’ve reached the Baker’s Hill. I love this place even if it’s really hot by that time. Kids (like me) will enjoy taking pictures with the Looney toons cast, Snow white and other cartoon characters. The place is clean and they do have tables and wooden swing to chill in. We stayed there maybe around 1 hour. The...

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  • Rancho Haciendero

    Next we went to Rancho Sta. Monica for nature viewing only. It is owned by a politician in Palawan. I admire Palawan because they are really strict in terms of cleanliness. There's an overview from the Rancho wherein you can see their dump site.There are lots of couples dating around so my family and I decided to just go and stop over on the next...

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  • CrocoLocos in Palawan

    It was Mylene (owner of Victoria Guest House) who scheduled and reserved all our tours in Palawan. After eating in KaLui, Bong (driver for our City Tour) we went to CrocodileFarm and NaturePark. I did not enjoy much since same thing can be seen in the zoos or other theme parks here in Manila. Also you need to walk on the trail and unfortunately it...

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  • Crocodile Farm

    The Crocodile Farm also known as the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center aims to preserve and further research studies anything and everything about crocodiles.Visitors go by batch and it is by schedule and so you have to be there on time or else you have to wait for the first batch to finish. Upon entering teh main lobby, a tour guide...

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  • Binuatan Creations ~Weaving

    Binuatan Creations is a handi craft shop where table runners, place mats and window blinds are weaved. Most of their work are export-quality and one of their client is Calvin Klein.I tried the process myself and gee! it really takes a lot of talent and patience to finsih one table mat. By patronizing/buying their products you're not only helping...

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  • Nature Park

    Nature Park is located inside the Crocodile farm. It is a self guided tour where you can meet and greet bear cats, ostrich,monkeys etc. there are souvenir shops inside the park. Just before you exit, you can have a photo session with the "crocs" there is no fee but a donation is appreciated.

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  • Baker's Hill

    After ur visit to Mitra's ranch, donw the hill is the famous bakery named Baker's Hill. They have here freshly bake goodies. Within the compound you'll see life size figurines of Donald Duck and even Bugs Bunny. Make sure to bring your camera with you.

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  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral

    Opposite to Plaza Cuartel is the Blue and white colored cathedral..Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Have a visit for a spiritual break.

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  • Mitra's Ranch

    Part of the city tour is a visit to Mitra's Ranch. This is the house of the former Speaker of the House Ramon Mitra. It is located on top of the hill giving you a magnificent view of the Honda Bay Islands.

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  • Snorkelling @ Pambato Reef

    On our third day, we did the Honda Bay tour. Our first stop..Pambato Reef. As per our guide, it is also called as "mini-Tubbataha" because of its live corals and university of fishes. From the main "balsa" (a floating platfrom) you will be transferred to a smaller one. make sure to bring your snorkelling gear or you can rent from the stalls located...

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  • Plaza Cuartel

    Plaza Cuartel is another historical place in Puerto Princesa. This is a former military fort where hundreds of Americans were detained and later on burned by the Japanese soldiers. To date, the place is well kept and looks more like a park than a former massacre place.

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  • Honda Bay Island Hopping

    The Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour we had covers 2 well visited Islands in Palawan.a. Snake Island ~ it is called as such because the shape resembles like a snake. Feed the fish or do snorkelling. This is also where we had our sumptous lunchb. Pandan Island ~ We did snorkelling and fish feeding too. This is the only island where they have fresh...

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  • Underground River Tour

    The Subterranean Underground River Park is the longest navigable river in the world. It is also declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site.Travel time from the city to the wharf is about 2 hrs by land. From the wharf, 30 minutes boat ride to reach the river entrance. Upon reaching the entrance walk through the monkey trail (about 10 minutes walk)...

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  • Iwahig Penal Farm

    Located around 30 minutes from the City proper going to the South of Palawan, the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is the home of more than a thousand inmates. Most are not locked up inside the prison walls so you will see them toiling their rice fields, selling souvenir items or just hanging around.Buying in their souvenir shop would greatly help the...

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  • Butterfly Garden

    I recommend this place for families/guests with kids. Before the start of the tour to the butterfly garden, a short video about the life cycle of the butterflies is played first.Kids will surely love to see different butterflies. You'll also be able to see different flowers and a pond. Tickets cost PhP15 for adults, kids below 3 are free.

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  • Hear mass at the Immaculate Conception...

    Don't you know that Saint Exequiel Moreno was once a Military Chaplain of the colony of Puerto Princesa? You may read about the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa here: http://www.cbcponline.net/puerto/Monday-Friday Masses:6:00am - English6:30am - Tagalog5:30pm - EnglishSaturday:5:30pm - Anticipated MassSunday Masses:5:00am - English6:00am -...

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  • Witness Underground River's beauty

    "You haven't been to Palawan if you've never been to the Underground River..."Located at Sitio Sabang in Barangay Cabayugan which is about 2 hours by private van, this is said to be the longest navigable Underground River in the world.This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Official Name: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park) and right...

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  • Beach bumming at nearby White Beach

    This is just about 5 minutes away from the City proper. You may hire a tricycle going there for about PhP30-50.White Beach doesn't have nice facilities yet so if you're going to have swimming, bring along your towel and expect to go home still wet/dry with sea water.Entrance fee is PhP10/person. There are cottages you can rent too.Locals usually go...

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  • Baker's Hill

    This is one of the destinations if you would avail a City Tour thru a Travel Operator.Baker's Hill started out as a bakery (specialty: Hopia). Today, they still sell breads and pastries plus they already have a restaurant and a souvenir shop. There's also a place where kids could play see-saw and slides. Lately, they have added a mini aviary where...

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  • Sta. Lourdes Hot Spring

    A dip at the nearby Sta. Lourdes Hot Spring can be relaxing.Cottage rental is about PhP150. Entrance fee per person is about PhP15.It's just about 15mins away from the City. For public transportation, you may ride a multicab (capacity:10 persons) . Fare is less than PhP50-. If you hire a tricycle (capacity:3-4persons), drop and pick-up is about...

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  • Visit "Baybay"

    The "Baybay" or Baywalk is probably the most famous destination for locals both in early morning (for jogging, walking, exercising, sight seeing at the Puerto Princesa Bay or just plain strolling) and at sunset time till the evening.At around 4 o' clock in the afternoon, there are bikes for babies and kids which can be rented out at around P25-P30...

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  • Swimming galore!

    Spend a day of swimming/sun bathing and just having fun with family and/or friends at the Lanai of the Legend Hotel. If you are staying at the Legend Hotel, you may use the swimming pool for free. Otherwise, you've got to pay P150/pax for the whole day of swimming and that comes with a platter of spaghetti and a glass of iced tea. Kids below 7yo...

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  • Dos Palmas Day Tour

    after being entranced on my 1st visit, i decided to bring my husband this july and chose dos palmas day tour instead of honday bay island hopping. no doubt the resort is complete with facilities & all but it was a good decision we opted for the day tour only. accommodation is costly for one and it's a haven of outdoorsy people who'll love to scuba...

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  • Feast on lobsters

    You can seldom find lobsters in Manila. After all, you are here to pamper yourself. I got it at Php 1400/kilo at Ka Lui. You can get it at the local market though for 500/kilo only.

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  • Jump high and capture it

    Take a deep breath, push your arms back with a big sway, then try to jump high with all your energy helping you out - then capture it with a flash.

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  • What about a carabao cart ride along the...

    Gosh, I can't believe what I just saw. As I was looking out straight to the ocean, something was forming into my eyes. There parading on the beach is a carabao pulling a trail with a couple of passengers. Is this true? Normally I see carabaos in farmland. Now its becoming a beach bum as well. Truly a unique nature experience.

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  • Get a starfish massage

    What's more relaxing and unique than a starfish massage as the sea water waves and sings as you drift to a different world...

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  • Feast on Pinoy all time favorites

    If you are a real Pinoy, what exactly do you feel upon the sheer mention of crispy pata and kare-kare? Now, describe to me cravings for these top Pinoy meals.

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