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Exploring the Wonders of Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Exploring The Wonders Of Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Known as the “City in a Forest,” this tropical paradise offers a harmonious blend of natural wonders, cultural richness, and friendly residents. However, the crown jewel of Puerto Princesa steals the spotlight. Get ready as we embark on a journey to discover the enchanting allure of Puerto Princesa and all the fun activities it has to offer.

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1. Boating the Puerto Princesa journey Underground River

Boating at the Puerto Princesa Underground River
Image: Official Gazette, 2023

The Princesa underground river is one of the world’s most impressive cave systems, featuring spectacular limestone karst landscapes. In fact, only a boat can show you why Puerto Princesa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you pass through the cave, you will be astonished by the natural cave formations and the fish, crabs, and underwater snakes who call this place their home.

To make sure you don’t miss this mesmerizing scenery, book an underground river tour in Puerto Princesa. Essentially, this day tour takes you on a journey from Puerto Princesa to Sabang: one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Additionally, you also receive a delicious lunch included in your booking. It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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2. Visit the Palawan Tribal Village and Butterfly Farm

Visit the Palawan Tribal Village and Butterfly Farm
Image: My Several Worlds, 2023

When visiting a new country, it’s always exciting to learn about its culture. After visiting the Palawan Tribal Village, you’ll learn a lot about the Palawan tribe. The Palawan tribe is known to practice the shifting cultivation of upland rice and is known for a rice wine ritual called Pagdiwata. Basically, it’s a feast of thanksgiving for a bountiful rice harvest along with food offerings to deities and departed kin.

Following your cultural adventure, appreciate the beauty of the different butterfly breeds at the Butterfly Farm. These free-flying butterflies are surrounded by live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmids and mantises. Which are considered their natural predators. So, it’s the perfect way to discover the true essence of Puerto Princesa.

3. Chase Waterfalls in Puerto Princesa

Chase waterfalls in Puerto Princesa
Image: Yooreka, 2020

Dip in the cool waters of Bacungan Falls’ natural pools, a newly discovered waterfall just an hour from Puerto Princesa City. To reach the waterfalls, enjoy a short hike to the hidden spot. Moreover, you’ll know when you reach the waterfalls when you see the picture-perfect waterfalls falling from the mountains. Once you’ve reached the waterfalls, you’ll be so hot from the hike that you can enjoy a dip in the nearby pools.

After your swim, there is plenty of forestry waiting to be discovered. Consequently, climb up some rocks to truly admire the landscape from above. Lastly, I would recommend that you embark on this journey with a tour guide. Since it could be quite easy to get lost on the way. So, make sure to book your spot on a tour today.

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Puerto Princesa: Where Every Day is ‘Shore’ to be a Good Day

Let’s face it, Puerto Princesa stands as a captivating destination that seamlessly blends natural wonders with cultural richness. Puerto Princesa showcases the splendour of nature at its finest. For more Philippines goodness, check out Palawan: the jewel of the Philippines. And as always, thank you so much for being here!

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