If you want to see one of the best places that the Philippines has to offer, you definitely have to go to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. You have to travel 306 nautical miles from Manila to get to Puerto Princesa. The city has an area of 253,982 hectares that make it the Philippines’ largest city.
Puerto Princesa has a number of scenic highlights to enjoy which include:
• Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
The city has a long stretch of 8.2 kilometers of Underground River that travels through a spectacular and breathtaking cave before leading to the South China Sea. At the cave’s opening, a lagoon is enclosed by ancient green trees that grow right beside the corner of the water. If you come to this cave, you are to enjoy seeing monkeys, squirrels, monitor lizards that clutter themselves just beside the beach. You are also going to be entertained by the sight of birds. Adventurous activities like mountain trekking and forest exploration are going to make the best of your stay in Puerto Princesa.
• Puerto Princesa Bay
Ride a tricycle that will take you to Puerto Princesa port where you can relax and find leisure in walking and watching the sun rise. In this point, you are going to get a glorious picturesque of the bay. You can also cruise the bay and dine at the bayside from any one of the excellent facilities in the area. There are also a lot of water sports to take pleasure in. While in the city, you may wish to witness the Layagan, an annual boat-sailing contest and celebration.
• Honda Bay Islands
Every diving enthusiast is going to have a wild adventure in Honda Bay Islands. You are going to be stunned by the coral reefs that envelope the islands. The most well-known diving sites of Puerto Princesa are Pandan Island, Arreceffi Island and Panglima reef.
• Salakot Waterfalls
What could be a better treat after a hot bathe in the sun than plunging into waterfalls? While getting a good soak, you will enjoy the sight of rare species of butterflies flying around the area. There are picnic grounds, huts and sleeping cottages that can accommodate you if you want to stay overnight.