Puerto Princesa & El Nido | 7 Days

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    Experience the quintessential tropical island paradise with this tour that combines Palawan’s incredible nature and beautiful sceneries. Beginning in Puerto Princesa, this tour features Palawan’s most captivating attractions such as Underground River, Honda Bay and the islands of Bacuit Bay…

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    Puerto Princesa Travel Guide

    All the info you need to know about Puerto Princesa

    Like the rest of Palawan, Puerto Princesa is a highly protected territory and considered one of the few green cities in the Philippines.

    A third of its population is concentrated in the city proper, which is faces Puerto Princesa Bay. The rest of the city is underdeveloped, with huge trees, forests, mountains, and wide coastal beaches.

    What to see:

    If you want to spend your holiday in Puerto Princesa here are some of our favourite places, not to be missed during your stay:

     

    • Underground River: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The Puerto Princes’s Subterranean River one of the most popular tourist attraction in the Philippines.

     

    • Honda Bay: Go Island hopping and discover the abundant marine life and coral reefs. Honda Bay is only 20 minutes away from the city proper.

     

    • Nagtabon Beach: located 25km-drive from city proper, this amazing beach is 800 meters long and 15 meters wide, with fascinating picnic area and panoramic views that won’t leave you indifferent.

     

    • Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Princess Eulalia Park, and Plaza Cuartel: these remarkable historical attractions are located in the city centre, just walking distance away from each other.

    When to go:

    Puerto Princesa can be visited all year round.

    The best time to travel is during the dry season between November and early May.  This is also the tourist’s peak seasons when the hotel rates are generally higher.

    If you travel during the wet season, from June to September, you may encounter some short bursts of heavy rainfall and strong wind. The bad weather may last for a few days.

    Puerto Princesa is rarely in the direct path of the typhoons.

    Getting There

    From El Nido

    -Public Transportation: There are several shuttle van companies that offer a direct link between Puerto Princesa and El Nido Corong Corong Terminal.
    Shuttle vans are daily and run almost every hour from 6.00am until 6.00pm. The journey from El Nido to Puerto Princesa usually take around 5-6 hours.
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    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido.
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    -Flight: Air Swift operates a direct flight from El Nido Lio airport to Puerto Princesa. The flight takes less than one hour, and the airplane directly lands to the Puerto Princesa International Airport which is near the city centre.

    From Coron

    -2GO Ferry: 2GO Ferry operate twice a week sailing from Coron to Puerto Princesa and vice versa.

    -Flight: Air Juan operates a direct flight from Busuanga Coron to Puerto Princesa. The flight takes less than one hour, and the airplane directly lands to the Puerto Princesa International Airport which is near the city centre.

    From Manila, Cebu, and Boracay

    -Flight: Air Juan, Skyjet, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Air Asia operates a direct flight to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Boracay, and Cebu.

    -2GO Ferry: 2GO Ferry operate twice a week sailing from Manila to Puerto Princesa and vice versa.

    From Port Barton

    -Public Transportation: There are several shuttle van companies that offer a direct link between Port Barton and Puerto Princesa.
    Shuttle vans are daily and run almost every hour from 7.30am until 6.00pm. The journey from Puerto Port Barton to Puerto Princesa usually takes around 4 hours.
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    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa.
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    From Taytay

    -Public Transportation: Shuttle vans from El Nido to Puerto Princesa can pick you up from Taytay Terminal, upon request.
    Shuttle vans between El Nido/Taytay and Puerto Princesa are daily and run almost every hour from 6.00am until 6.00pm. The journey from Taytay to Puerto Princesa usually takes around 5 hours.
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    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Taytay to Puerto Princesa.
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    From Sabang

    Public Transportation: Lexxus operates a daily shuttle van service from Sabang to Puerto Princesa.
    The journey from Sabang to Puerto Princesa usually take around 2 hours.

    -Private Transfer: Private van is the quickest and least hassle way to get from Sabang to Puerto Princesa.
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    Recommended Tours

    The tour package 4-day Explore Puerto Princesa is an enjoyable tour package that features the most interesting attractions of the capital of Palawan.

    If you wish to visit the islands of Bacuit Bay, you can combine it with a tour Puerto Princesa and  El Nido.

    Want to see more attractions in Puerto Princesa, which are not included in our ready-made tours? The answer is simple: Request a Tailor Made Tour

    Click here to see all our Puerto Princesa Tours

    Where to stay

    Puerto Princesa offers a good choice of accommodation with more than 500 hotels, resorts, guesthouse, and pensions houses, ranging from budget to luxury.
    The hotels in the city centre, near the Rizal Avenue, have the best location because they are just walking distance from restaurants, bars and shopping malls such as NCCC and SM Mall.

    Other hotels located on the outskirts of the city, such as San Jose, San Manuel, and Santa Monica, are a bit isolated. Those staying in these hotels can reach the city center via tricycles and multi-cabs.

    There are also some beach resorts, however, bear in mind that urban beaches around Puerto Princesa city proper may be below the expectations.

    Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel is a modern mid-scale hotel with the best location in the heart of Puerto Princesa. It provides the perfect base for both business and leisure travelers.

    Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is the perfect choice for those looking for a seafront resort close to the city centre.

    Canvas Boutique Hotel is a modern and affordable hotel in a fairly central location in Puerto Princesa.

    Hotel Centro, located near the Robinsons Mall in San Pedro, is one of the larges mid-range hotels in Puerto Princesa.