Puerto Princesa: City in a Forest

Puerto Princesa is indeed a place  blessed by God with natural wonders. From the newly awarded (7 wonders of nature) Underground River, to beautiful fine white sand beaches to scenic limestone mountains.

The entrance of the Underground River
Sabang Beach (a fine sand beach near the Underground River)

Everything in Puerto Princesa is beautiful, scenic, indescribable. With a lot of different animals that are rarely seen in other places in the Philippines (like birds that are only seen in Palawan, squirrel–yes, squirrel–not found in Legazpi city nor Manila, monitor lizards, eagles, crocodiles, and other animals.

Crocodile in Crocodile Farm

Puerto Princesa’s tagline being a city in a forest is not a joke nor it is bluff, it is indeed a city within a forest. The city is surrounded with lush greeneries and beautiful landscape. It has also a vast territory, compared to other cities in the Philippines. You won’t be able to tour the city in one day, unlike my hometown, Legazpi City where your 30 minutes of riding the tricycle will be enough, but here a day won’t suffice.

I went to Puerto Princesa last April 18, 2012 to April 21, 2012. I went to the Underground River, Honda Bay, and toured the city itself. It was a wild 4 days in my life, seeing those beautiful landscape made my heart flutter with delight. The only thing I said is “ANG GANDA! (So Beautiful).

I admit that living in Manila (center of the Philippines) made me a city girl where tall buildings, wide roads and night bars are my usual delight, but as I stepped into Palawan (no, as I looked in my window during my flight) I can totally say that Puerto princesa captured my heart.

I want you to join me as I tell you the story how this wonderful city captivated the heart of a city girl like me.

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3 thoughts on “Puerto Princesa: City in a Forest”

    1. I’ve been busy for awhile because of school and now I’m on my summer vacation so posting became mandatory since i don’t have anything to do but to travel and blog. 🙂 Yeah, Puerto Princesa is indeed an awesome place, and the underground river is really deserving to be part of the New 7 wonders of nature. The place is really a natural wonder worthy of your time, effort and money 🙂

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