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Three Days in Puerto Princesa Palawan Chronicles

Palawan Sabang Beach

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.

At the jump-off beach to St Paul's underground River
At the jump-off beach to St Paul's underground River

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.

Puerto Princesa Flickr Stream Images

Itinerary:
Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Budget:
Here are the major budget entries to consider during my recent trip.

Airfare:
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)

Accommodation:
Microtel Palawan P13000+ (2 adjoining rooms with sea view for two nights on a promo/discounted rates)

Essentials:
Pasyar Palawan Tours
pasyarpalawan.tripod.com

Microtel Palawan
www.microtel-palawan.com

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