Top 12 Things To Do in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Once you are in Palawan, one of the places that you should definitely visit is Puerto Princesa. There are a lot of places to visit and things you can do, to help you out in your journey, here are the top 12 things to do in Puerto Princesa. In choosing a Palawan tour package, make sure to have these included.

Tour at the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Learn more about crocodiles and other animals in their mini zoo. The place is also known as Crocodile Farm and Nature Park which also has a research center that studies the island’s endangered species. The center is open on Mondays to Fridays from 1:30 PM to 5 PM, and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, with a lunch break at 12 NN to 1 PM.

Explore the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

This natural beauty is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the western coast of the island, the park has an underground river that flows to the sea. You can get a boat ride tour of the underground river for around Php 1500, depending on the boat operator. 

Experience the Forest Canopy and Zip Line of Irawan Eco Park

Explore nature at the Irawan Eco Park located in the south of Puerto Princesa. Bring out the adventurer in you by riding the 1.3-kilometer zip line or by walking on the forest canopy. The zip line ride is a must experience activity from your Palawan tour package. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can challenge yourself in taking the four-hour jungle survival course that the Eco Park offers.

Visit the Butterfly Eco Garden and Tribal Village

One of the most visited sites in Palawan is the Butterfly Eco Garden and Tribal Village. In this place, you can observe butterflies and other animals, view uncommon plants, and also interact and learn about the culture and survival methods of the Palaw’an tribe.

Try Weaving at Binuatan Creations

Choose to watch or try handloom weaving at the Binuatan Creations in Puerto Princesa South Road, Barangay Sta. Monica. This is a handicraft shop that creates various products made from field grasses and fibers of Palawan. The shop is connected to the factory where you can see the long process of their high-quality products creation. 

Visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Founded in 1872, the cathedral started as a small chapel and was later developed in 1961. The blue-colored church can be found in Rizal Avenue, Barangay Liwanag. Visit the cathedral and see for yourself it’s amazing pointed symmetrical arches.

Night at the City Bay Walk

Enjoy the nightlife in Puerto Princesa by the City Bay Walk. Ride a bike with the cool breeze or opt to celebrate the night by eating in food carts nearby. On weekends, there are seafood joints that you can try.

Buy your Food Souvenirs at Baker’s Hill

The pastry paradise of Palawan is in Baker’s Hill, Mitra Road, Barangay Sta. Monica. They have a wide assortment of delicious baked goods and snacks that you can buy as a souvenir. Or you can eat cooked dishes in their restaurant. 

Honda Bay Tour

Located on the eastern shore of Palawan, a Honda Bay Tour is a must have for any Palawan tour package. You can opt for a simple boat tour or try island hopping in the smaller islands nearby. A tour may include Pandan Island, Snake Island, Luli Island, Starfish Island, Cowrie Island, Dos Palmas Island, and others.

Luli Island

This is an incredible sandbar that appears and disappears depending on the level of the tide. It has a shallow lagoon on its center, and mangroves can be found at its borders. You can jump off on a diving board, revel in the experience, or relax in the shade of a cottage.

Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa

There are a lot of things you can explore in the island or you can opt to try their facilities and equipment, and even enjoy a buffet lunch. A stay in this grand resort will leave you relaxed and ultimately happy with your decision to spend time here. Check rates and availability and see more photos

Pambato Reef

This floating platform is a wonderful site for an underwater experience. You can have a go for a snorkeling adventure where you will find one of the most beautiful reefs that a Palawan tour package can offer.

Get the most out of a Palawan tour package by making sure that these places and activities are part of it. Remember to pack your essential items, camera and extra batteries for the trip. This is a tour that makes life more enjoyable to live in.

***Text and photos by WayPH

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