Discover Puerto Princesa and the amazing Underground River with this Tour Package 3 Days 2 Nights. The Underground River is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Palawan Island is a fascinating destination…explore
Experience the quintessential tropical island paradise with this tour that combines Palawan’s incredible nature and beautiful sceneries. Beginning in Puerto Princesa, this tour package features Palawan’s most captivating attractions such as the Underground River and the islands of Bacuit Bay…explore
Puerto Princesa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Palawan. Here you can find some useful information about when to go and where to stay.
We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Puerto Princesa:
When to go:
Puerto Princesa can be visited all year round.
The Amihan (dry season) coincides with the peak travel season from November to early May.
The Amihan season is dominated by the trade winds, which are experienced in the Philippines as a cool northeast wind. This season is characterized by moderate temperatures, little or no rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the east.
During the biggest holidays of the year, Christmas, New Year and Easter, hotels in Puerto Princesa have the higher occupancy rates.
If your trip coincides with these major holidays it’s best to have accommodations pre-booked well in advance. If you book last minute, you might find available only mediocre hotels or hotels in lousy locations.
Low season is between June and October.
The Habagat (southwest monsoon) occurs between June and October. The habagat season is characterized by hot and humid weather, frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west. The habagat is also the typhoon season in the Philippines.
Puerto Princesa is rarely hit by typhoons.
Generally, the wettest months are July and August
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Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:
- Underground River
- Honda Bay
- Immaculate Conception Cathedral
- Princess Eulalia Park
- Plaza Cuartel
- Baker’s Hill
- Nagtabon Beach
- Napsan Beac
- Crocodile Farm
- Iwahig Prison
- Butterfly Farm
- Iwahig River
Classic Puerto Princesa Tour Options:
- Day Trip Underground River: the most popular excursion in Puerto Princesa. The Underground River is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
- Day Trip Honda Bay: Go island hopping and explore some of the tropical islands scattered in the bay such as Luli Island, Cowrie Island and Starfish Island.
- Puerto Princesa City tour: a perfect introduction to Puerto Princesa’s highlights and the best way to start your vacation in Palawan Island.
What to bring along:
This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to El Nido.
- Cotton t-shirts
- Loose Pants
- Flip Flops
- Beach Bag
- Beach Pareo
- Beach Towel
- Refillable Water bottle
- A good book/Kindle
- Waterproof camera
- Insect repellent
How to pay:
Many restaurants in Puerto Princesa accept credit cards.
There are several ATM machines in Puerto Princesa. These can be found outside the banks along the Rizal Avenue or at the shopping malls.
Puerto Princesa city has the best internet in Palawan and many hotels, restaurants, and bars has Wi-Fi. Internet connections in Puerto Princesa are often faster than El Nido, Coron and Port Barton.
Buying a Sim Card:
You can buy Smart and Globe that are both active in Puerto Princesa, although Globe has a better coverage.
There are many restaurants in Puerto Princesa, mostly located along the Rizal Avenue. There are many fast food restaurants (Jollibee, MacDonald, Chowking and Inasal). Fast food restaurants are a popular choice among locals and budget travelers.
The most popular restaurants along Rizal Avenue are: Kinabuchs Grill and Bar (Filipino and International food), KaLui Restaurant (seafood dishes), KaInato Restaurant (grilled food and native delicacies), Balinsasayaw Restaurant (grilled food) and La Terrasse Restaurant (Filipino and International food).
Among the most famous and yummy food to try in Puerto Princesa there is Chicken Inasal, Pork belly Lechon Liempo, Chicken adobo, Grilled Seafood, Sinigang Soup, Halo Halo dessert and Leche Flan dessert.