Puerto Princesa City Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by davidjo
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by davidjo
  • a victim searches through the debris
    a victim searches through the debris
    by davidjo

Puerto Princesa City Warnings and Dangers

  • Sharp Edges of Stairs @ Pambato Reef

    I can't forget my first snorkeling experience in Pambato Reef during the Honda Bay Tour... not only because of the thrill of seeing marine life, but because I had a gash in my leg. I was going up the floating platform after snorkeling when I bumped the side of the stairs. I felt the pain but I didn't realize I was bleeding until I stopped for a...

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  • Tug-of-war With Monkeys!

    Be forewarned that monkeys freely roam the St. Paul Subterranean Park, popularly known as Underground River Park. There are signs warning tourists not to feed the wild animals because it might affect their normal behavior. The Park Administration is asking our help to thwart aggressive action of monkeys like grabbing food or drinks, or anything in...

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  • Take extra careful of rented snorkeling...

    If you will lose it, it will cost you 1500 per set. This is a tourist price. In Manila, it will cost you less than Php 1000 for such brand. Btw, the set can be rented there for the whole day @ Php 100

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  • Beware of monkey-snatchers

    On your way to the paddle boat terminal for the Underground River tour, you will pass by lines of trees. A jungle with monkey trail, so to speak. AS you feel the nature surrounds you, suddenly someone snatches your plastic bag of foods. Yes, they will really grab your food. But don't worry, they won't hurt you. They've just gottem so tired of foods...

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  • Beware of falling coconut fruits

    Beach is so accommodating, wind is blowing, trees are swaying you to oblivion... then a coconut fruit or "buko" brings you back to a dangerous reality as it falls from the high tree straight to your path (or even at you). Dont worry though, this can happen anywhere. Overriped fruits are really supposed to fall. It 's part of God's design.

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  • Motion sickness on the way to...

    I was really excited for the Underground River tour. The guide picked us up at around 6:30 am. On the way to Sabang wharf where paddle boats will take us to the entrance of the cave, it took us at least 2 hours land trip. And mind you, it is not an ordinary land trip - it is a long and winding road. The zigzag road reminds me of Baguio, and maybe...

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  • Traffic Warning!

    Like most cities in the Philippines, motorbikes are everywhere in Puerto Princesa! Most bike riders don't wear helmets and keep them on their elbows or backpacks. Oftentimes they seem to forget that they don't own the road, swerving in and out of traffic without regard for the other vehicles on the road.Do watch out for these daredevils. I saw 3...

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  • Airport Transfer

    Like the usual practice in almost all hotels and inns in Puerto Princesa, there is an airport transfer to and from the hotel.What happened was on our last day, on the way to the airport, this driver of ours was sweet talking us that he is not paid by our hotel and the only income he will get from that service will come from our "consuelo" payment...

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  • Overcharging Pasalibong Box

    when buying pasalubong in the public market (fish section), some men there will pack your pasalubongs in the box, you will think that it is for free (because you bought a lot), so you will not stop them from doing so. after packing, they will charge you too much.the best approach is do not let them pack your things without your consent, ask for the...

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  • NO SMOKING & NO LITTERING

    The local government of Puerto Princesa is strictly implementing their No Smoking & No Littering Ordinances. Please be careful where you keep your small trash. No smoking in public places. Better ask which restaurants accept smoking guests.ANTI-LITTERING1st - 200 Pesos2nd - 300 Pesos3rd - 1000 Pesos with 2 months imprisonmentANTI-SMOKING1st - 500...

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  • Abu

    When going to the underground river, don't ever ever bring any plastic bags with you. Unless you want all monkeys inhabiting the place to have a feast. They think you're bringing them food.

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  • Bad roads going to Sabang

    When you're taking the bus or jeep to Sabang, make sure you check the weather first. If it's raining, chances are the road will be really bad and you might end up getting stuck and hiking! But if you're a backpacker and don't mind that, the view is quite great :)

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  • debris clutter

    one part of starfish island had some debris of an old building, one of us accidentally tripped on one - that had old steel rings sticking out - so she went home with a bleeding toe..then we decided to have dinner at badjao seafront ;) haha!

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  • Snatchers that you'll love and hate!

    For the underground river tour, you arrive at a beach, walk a few meters inland, and arrive at the mouth of the river where you will be asked to wear helmets and receive instructions on what to do.But here is the catch! Right upon arriving at the beach, you see freely roaming monkeys (families of them) curiously looking at you or whatever you have...

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  • Where do you go when you really "gotta...

    Well, Snake Island might be the best place to snorkel in the whole of Honda Bay but the amenities sure are primitive. There are no comfort rooms if you need to "unload" all they have is a ramshackle affair made out of split bamboo that looks about to topple over. :D Be sure to do all the necessary before you leave your hotel or wait till you get to...

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  • Jellyfish

    July is the month when jellyfish appear in the waters of Honda Bay. But don't worry too much as the boatmen are really good at clearing out the swim areas. The boatmen band together and guide the guests to the area where the water is safe. In the whole time we were there nobody got stung under their watchful eyes.But in case that some canny...

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  • Closed on Sundays!

    It is a bad idea to schedule your city trip on Sundays. The Palawenos are very religious and they also consider Sundays as their family day so most establishments are closed. We weren't able to visit :1. The Crocodile Farm2. Ka Lui's3. Puerto Princesa MuseumIf you land in PP on a Sunday and want to explore the city, you better ask the front desk of...

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  • Malaria Alert!

    Malaria carrying-mosquitoes are said to be endemic to the area. Although there is almost nil incidence of this disease in the city, it is still advisable to be on alert. While some travellers had anti-malaria shot or prophylaxis, I consulted my doctor who just advised me to apply mosquito repellant lotion liberally on exposed parts of my body every...

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