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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Get closer to nature in the Philippines' greenest city on Palawan island. Unwind in pristine beaches that stretch for miles. Explore the underwater territories of endangered sea life with a snorkeling or diving excursion. Or take a pumpboat ride and spend the day island hopping on Honda Bay.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Port of Call in Asia

The One Thing You Don't Want To Miss

Natural wonders abound in stunning Puerto Princesa, home of the world's longest underground river. This national treasure is by far one of the most popular attractions at the port. Marvel at spectacular caves and crystal-clear waters at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River with a riverboat ride into this miraculous wonder.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Tour the Palawan Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Center, and see a fully operational research institute where crocodiles and other native species live.
  • Surround yourself with a rainbow of the most beautiful insects in the Philippines at the local butterfly garden.
  • Diving is the premier activity in Puerto Princesa. Venture underwater and explore the habitats of sea turtles, eels and more.

Get A Taste Of Local Flavor

Spanish, Italian and Asian cuisine widely influenced the dishes you'll find in the Philippines. At Puerto Princesa, you're sure to find plenty of options from all three inspirations with unique, tropical twists. Enjoy flavorful seafood paellas, oxtail and peanut sauce dishes, and puchero, a beef stew made with tomatoes and bananas. Rice is a staple side dish, as are noodles, also called pancit.

Shopping For Bargains

The handmade crafts at Puerto Princesa are works of art unlike anything else in the world. Shop for unique bargains made by native Palawans at the Tourism Association of Souvenir Shops, where everything from handmade cashew treats to hand-woven baskets are up for sale.

Local Currency

The local currency in Puerto Princesa is the Philippine peso (PHP).

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    Before You Visit

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