They call it the Green City and I can’t agree with it more. While I find Puerto Princesa as the most modern city in Palawan, it’s also the most livable for me in terms of setting up a business or staying for good. The city itself is not as scenic as Coron, sleepy as El Nido or rugged as Taytay but it is developed in a good way modern industry can function well. Here is a three day itinerary which is merged from my recent 2 trips to Puerto Princesa. It’s not a backpacker’s budget since I was with family on my last trip there but I hope the itinerary would give you an idea what to expect in Puerto Princesa.
- Mangrove Beach and Microtel Palawan Resort
- Lawiswis Organics, Mitra Ranch and Iwahig Firefly Watching
Here are the major budget entries to consider during my recent trip.
Manila to Puerto Princesa AirPhilippines P1508
Puerto Princesa to Manila Zest Air P1444
Tours (via Pasyar tours):
Iwahig Firefly Tour – P1350/pax (including buffet dinner, airconditioned van for the four of us plus one guide and park and tour fee)
Honda Bay Island Hopping – P1100/pax (along with a group on a boat, includes Pambato Reef, Snake Island and Pandan Island with lunch)
Underground River Tour – P1500 (along with a group in a van and tour boat. Lunch at Sabang included and with a guide)
Microtel Palawan P13000+ (2 adjoining rooms with sea view for two nights on a promo/discounted rates)
Pasyar Palawan Tours
Get Ironwulf En Route OVI App for your Nokia Phone for your mobile content.
Join our Backpack Photography Photo Tours and Workshops for early 2011. Banaue Photography 101 for beginners on February, Bewitching Siquijor Photo Tour on March 2011 and Batanes Island Hopping in April 2011
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.