[PHILIPPINES] Ultimate Travel Guide/ TIPS to have fun in Puerto Princesa – Palawan

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Helloo, I’m back!! First of all I wanna thank Cebu Pacific Air for making this trip possible. I must say that my #AnakJajanPhilippines trip was totally amazing and beyond my expectation. There are so so sooo many stories I want to share with you but this time I’m gonna talk about Puerto Princesa.

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A. HOW TO GO THERE?? // AIRPORT
Puerto Princesa is a city located in the western provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. Flying to Puerto Princesa from Jakarta is really convenient, thanks to the high frequencies flight for both domestic and international destination of Cebu Pacific Air.
AnakJajan flew from Soekarno Hatta International Airport terminal 2D Jakarta to Puerto Princesa International Airport using Cebu Pacific Air the leading airline of Philippines by transfering via Ninoy Aquino International Airport Manila terminal 3. We departed from Jakarta 00.30 and arrive at Manila 05.30, then we went straight a head to check-in/baggage drop for 08.05 flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa and arrive on time 09.25 on Puerto Princesa International Airport.

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B. TRANSPORTATION
Tricycle is a the main public transportation here in Puerto Princesa. You can find it almost everywhere in the city. You can also ride this tricycle in front Puerto Princesa International Airport to you hotel.

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C. WHERE TO STAY

C.1. HOTEL CENTRO
Hotel Centro is a boutique hotel in the middle of Puerto Princesa city, near Robinson Malls (around 5-10 minutes walk). Perfect for those who want to explore around the city.

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Address:
Hotel Centro Palawan
Puerto Princesa North Rd, Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Phone:+63 484341111
Map:

C.2. SHERIDAN BEACH RESORT & SPA
Gorgeous resort located at Sabang Beach with magnificent view pool facing mountain and beach.
This is a perfect hotel for those who want to relax and enjoy their time with a great scenery. Puerto Princesa Underground River is only 15 minutes from this resort.

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Address:
Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa
Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
Palawan, Philippines
+63 484341448
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D. INTERNET
AnakJajan bought simcard from a celular phone shop at the 2nd floor of Robinson Mall located near Hotel Centro. I chose simcard from GLOBE provider with PHP 200 for 5 days unlimited all day surfing package.
The simcard itself cost PHP 75 and only available in 2 types, normal simcard and micro simcard. If you are using iPhone, it’s not available here so I recommend you to bring your own simcard cutter.

E. WHERE TO EAT

E.1. BADJAO SEAFRONT RESTAURANT
This is definitely a must visit when you are in Puerto Princesa, imagine having a meal inside mangrove forest with a great sea view that is what you will get at Badjao Seafrond restaurant. Btw, distance between Hotel Centro to this restaurant is around 7 to 10 minutes car ride.

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Address:
Badjao Seafront & Restaurant
A. Abueg Sr. Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Philippines
Badjao Seafront & RestaurantA. Abueg Sr. Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Philippines
Phone: +63 484333501
Hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
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E.2. KALUI RESTAURANT
If the question is which restaurant is the most recommended and famous in Puerto Princesa? The answer definitely is KaLui restaurant. Specializing in fresh seafood dishes with local Filipino seasoning.
Interior itself is amazingly decorated with of native wood all over the restaurant.

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Address:
KaLui Restaurant
369 Rizal Ave
Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Phone: +63 4 4332580
Hours: 6:00 – 10:30 pm
kaluirestaurant.com
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F. WHERE TO SHOP

F.1. ROBINSON MALLS
Lot’s of restaurant and shops are open inside this mall. Don’t forget to visit the supermarket and buy some local Philippines snacks. If you are staying at Hotel Centro, this mall is located only 5-10minutes walk from hotel.

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Address:
Robinson Malls Palawan
Puerto Princesa North Rd, Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
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F.2. TIANGGE TIANGGE

Tiangge Tiangge is located around 30minutes walk or 5minutes car ride from Hotel Centro. If you are riding tricycle, it will cost you around PHP 30 to 50 per ride from Hotel Centro to Tiangge Tiangge. This is the ultimate destination for souvenirs shopping. Here you can get local and authentic souvenirs such as snacks, t-shirt, garment, accessories, knick-knacks or even pearl jewelry. I bought a pair of medium size pearl earring just for PHP 20, super cheap!!

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Address:
Tiangge Tiangge
Lacao St, Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
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G. WHAT TO DO

G.1. PALAWAN BUTTERFLY ECO GARDEN AND TRIBAL VILLAGE
It feels like spring inside this garden, full of flowers and butterfly everywhere. Visitors also will get a change to interact and native people of Palawan inside the tribal village.

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Address:
Palawan Butterfly Eco-Garden and Tribal Village
Santa Monica
Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Phone: +63 9175975544

G.2. PALAWAN WILDLIFE RESCUE AND CONSERVATION CENTER
This is a crocodile farm, tour schedule is available every 30 minutes everyday. Admission fee PHP 40 for adult / PHP 30 for senior citizen / PHP 20 7-12years old.

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Address:
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (Crocodile Farm)
Puerto Princesa South Rd
Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa
Palawan, Philippines
Hours: 08.30 am – 04.30 pm
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G.3. IWAHIG PRISON AND PENAL FARM
Unlike any prison we usually see around the world, this prison here in Iwahig is one of a kind. Surrounded with large area of farm where the prisoners are able to walk around freely and and work as a farmer. If you are having tour to Iwahig, you will have the chance to watch the prisoners dancing for visitors.

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Address:
Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm
National Road
Puerto Princesa
Palawan, Philippines
Phone: +63 484332968
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G.4. HONDA BAY
Do you like swimming and snorkeling? Then island hopping at Honda Bay is a must visit. Just look at the sandy Pandan Island’s beach with its clear water.

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Map:

G.5. PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER
Visiting Puerto Princesa without going to underground river would not be complete. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the 7 Wonders of Nature, this is the top number 1 destination at Puerto Princesa. 8.2-kilometer river inside cave is said to be the longest navigable underground river in the world.

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Important info: you have to apply for permit first in order to visit the underground river at PPUR Office – City Coliseum. PPUR Office opens everyday from 8am to 4pm (weekday) or 5pm (weekend). Admission fee is PHP 150 (General Entrance) and PHP 250 (Cave Entrance) with age limit 2 years old below are not allowed to enter the cave.

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Address:
PPUR Office – City Coliseum
Peneyra Rd
Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa
5300 Palawan, Philippines
Phone: +63 484334297
Map:

Address:
St. Paul Subterranean River National Park (Underground River)
Western Visayas
Philippines
St. Paul Subterranean River National ParkWestern VisayasPhilippines
Phone: +63 484342509
Map:

Well that’s all of it about Puerto Princesa, if you have any question about it just leave comments below. Next post would be Manila!! Super cannot wait to write about it. Let’s Travel!!

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The Philippines’ largest airline, Cebu Pacific Air flies from Jakarta to Manila four times weekly, and from Denpasar to Manila twice weekly. Lowest year-round fares to Manila start at USD 99. From the same Manila Airport Terminal 3, passengers can easily connect to any of three daily Puerto Princesa flights. For more details, visit www.cebupacificair.com or follow @CebuPacificAir on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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6 thoughts on “[PHILIPPINES] Ultimate Travel Guide/ TIPS to have fun in Puerto Princesa – Palawan”

    1. Public transport dg tricycle utk kemana2 bisa aja kok. Cm khusus yg area terlalu jauh seperti Sheridan, Honda Bay, dan Underground river perjalanannya 1.5jam dari kota itu perlu sewa mobil van atau local tour si sebaiknya 🙂

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