Friday, March 18, 2011

I have been to Palawan

my 1st self-organized domestic trip
july 09-12, 2009 thursday to sunday

objective: to visit the best tourist spots that fits my taste and budget accordingly.
additional tasks: to explore why puerto princesa undeground river become nominee of 7 new wonders of the world.

important note (palawan):
Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, and it is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The disputed Spratly Islands, located a few hundred kilometres to the west is considered part of Palawan by the Philippines, and is locally called the Kalayaan Group of Islands.

puerto princesa city domestic airport

bakers hill

as the subtitle says and this was my 2nd self-organized get-away, following that potipot island... i just did this for the cause of phillippines' participation in our bid to 7 new wonders the longest underground river in 7 new wonders of the world competition.

my itinerary is planned as follows:
day 0: puerto princesa city arrival
day 1: puerto princesa city tour
day 2: Subterranean River National Park
day 3: city tour again in the morning and departure

we left manila via zest air's A320 aircraft, my 2nd following the cebu 9-days getaway by invitation. arriving around 5pm in puerto princesa terminal, we looked around first for cheapest inn nearby. we check-in to house of rouse, only around 500 meters distance. then we spent our afternoon strolling in their mall and downtown area.

puerto princesa city baywalk

puerto princesa bus terminal to underground river

we arrived around 1700H in puerto princesa airport via Zest Air A320 which was my 2nd flight to them. we went outside then stroll around for cheapest accommodation for backpackers. we ended up in House of Rose which is located in abueg road, an almost 500 meter walking distance from he airport. after checking-in, went outside for some quiries for tomorrow's plan then dine at the mall.

on the boat going to underground river

beach infront of the underground river

i divided this wonderful trip into different set of posts to be more specific on its content;


  1. Very Nice! How much budget per person to tour there?

  2. love this post and will be using this for my palawan jaunt.


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