19 February 2015

A complete travel experience at the heart of Puerto Princesa

Are you looking for a perfect vacation this summer? I suggest travel to Puerto Princesa and experience an exciting getaway with your friends or special someone! Stay in a very relaxing hotel surrounded by a beauty of nature; savor a wide selection of dining pleasures in a very distinct ambiance; and above all, explore the magnificence of Palawan’s main attractions like the wonders of Underground River, the breathtaking Islands in Honday Bay and the magical Iwahig Fireflies Sanctuary! Do you find it exciting? If yes, read more to know how much. :-)

The City of Puerto Princesa is located in the western provincial island of Palawan in the Philippines. Normally, the travel airfare from Manila to Puerto Princesa is around PHP 2.8k (round-trip) but of course, you can go lower than that if you’re lucky to avail a promotional fare. The flight usually takes 1.5 hours to reach the city's airport. 

Once you’re there, be ready for an awesome adventure!

You can either go for a Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) kind of travel or avail tour packages depending on what finds you convenient. But if you’re on a tight budget, I suggest go for a tour package because you will not only avail discounted rates but also your security and safety are guaranteed. I’ll show you later how much you can save compared to a D.I.Y. travel.

Personally, I recommend Marianne Hotel together with Maple Travel and Tours for your complete travel experience in Puerto Princesa. They not only offer affordable tour packages but they also provide exceptional customer service. See below latest packages they offer for your summer getaway!

Marianne Hotel is definitely one of the best place to stay in Puerto Princesa not only because it is conveniently situated near the airport and some local shopping centers but also its location satisfies your appetite for nature and recreation as it is secluded by natural beauty and astounding architecture. 

(Read more of my Marianne Hotel experience after this link - Marianne Hotel (Puerto Princesa), where Leisure meets Nature)

With so many activities to do and tourist spots to travel around Puerto Princesa, here are my top suggestions you can opt to try during your vacation:

The Underground River
Be amazed by the beauty of Stalagmites and Stalactites, which took over a thousands of years to form. It came as no surprise, this magnificence has been provincially chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature in year 2011.

(More Pictures of the Underground River after this link- Photo Gallery: Inside the Puerto Princesa Underground River)

Honda Bay Island Tour
Explore the stunning islands of Puerto Princesa with white sand beaches where you can swim, snorkel and dive all you want in one day. Honday Bay features the Starfish Island, Luli Island and Cowrie Island where you will surely enjoy.

City Tour 
Puerto Princesa is for sure one of the most famous nature destinations in the Philippines but the city itself also offers a paradise perfect for your leisure. City tour includes visitation in the Crocodile Farm, Baker's Hill, Mitra's Ranch and Binuatan Weaving Creations.

Firefly Watching
This is definitely my favorite activity among the rest. The chance to be closer to nature by witnessing lighting bugs dazzle and flicker along the mangrove trees at Iwahig rivers in the middle of a dark cold night - it is beyond amazing!

Are you now more excited to travel in Puerto Princesa? Well, those are just few of the activities you can try in Palawan. I'm sure the city offers more than what you can possibly expect. :-)

Now let's get down to business, here's the budget comparison between D.I.Y. travel and tour package. Note which among the two will satisfy your perfect vacation.

I hope I'm able to help you with your travel plans.  But anyway regardless which option you prefer, still expect that going to Puerto Princesa is worthy of every money spent. The city is truly designed to provide an ultimate getaway. So book your travel now!

We love Palawan!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jacinth. I hope you find this post helpful too. :-)

  2. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.

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