Puerto Princesa City Ferry Port
Puerto Princesa is found in the western province of Palawan, am archipelago belonging to the Philippines. The ferry routes departing the port are to popular tourist resorts in the Philippines, often used by travellers embarking on day trips before returning the next day.
What is there to do in Puerto Princesa?
Puerto Princesa has perhaps been unfairly dubbed as a resting spot between more popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Sure, the day trips to remote beaches, gorgeous countryside and thriving bar and club scenes are remarkably convenient, yet there is much more to the city than just transport links. The Underground River is one of the highlights of the Philippines; alluring caves and mysterious caverns are engulfed by aqua waters and beautiful scenery, allowing visitors to witness unique foliage and rare wildlife before enjoying a sumptuous buffet lunch. As spectacular as the river may appear, it does take a while to reach; for an easier journey it may be worthwhile heading to Honda Bay for a relaxing day in the still bodies of water.
If swimming in exotic water and exploring enigmatic caves isn’t your thing, there is a wide range of alternative activities. Ugong Rock is a utopia for adrenaline junkies; the jagged cliffs and towering mountainside are ideal for rock climbing and hiking, affording breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. For those who prefer to spend their time indoors, speciality museums are dotted around the centre, showcasing the cultural history of Puerto Princesa.
How do you get around Puerto Princesa?
Jeepneys (shared pick-up trucks) dominate the road and offer set routes around the city, usually for very cheap prices. Tricycles are another popular way to get around, though make sure you remember the name of your street as many sound very similar.