4 Reasons to Escape to Puerto Princesa This Summer

Surrounded with many natural wonders, Palawan is easily one of the most loved and visited islands in the world. It’s one of the most popular summer getaways for local and international travelers as it’s only an hour away via plane whether through NAIA or the Cebu International Airport.

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Puerto Princesa is the perfect getaway.

It offers a sanctuary to people who are looking for some time off from the city and a playground of natural wonders to those searching for some thrill and adventure. Whether you want to relax or you feel more adventurous, Puerto Princesa is the perfect getaway for you. Take your pick from these top 4 things to do in the city:

Visit the underground river

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the 7 Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately 2 hours from the city proper, the mystical river is also home to a diverse flora and fauna. The tour takes about 45 minutes, with a designated tour guide explaining the different rock formations inside the cave.

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Venture into an otherworldly cave and be amazed by the rock formations.
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The tour takes about 45 minutes with a designated tour guide explaining the different rock formations inside the cave.

Go island hopping at Honda Bay

A quick 30-minute drive from the City Center, Honda Bay is an immaculate sight of cool, aquamarine waters famous for its islets: LuLi, Starfish, Cowrie, and Pandan Island. Each islet has something unique to offer that will capture your heart and leave you breathless.

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Go island hopping and be surprised with each islet’s breathtaking view.
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Starfish Island, encapsulates coral reefs that breaks the crystalline water on a stretch of white sand beach.

Escape at this hidden sanctuary

Not a lot of people know this but there is a hideout engulfed in lush greeneries located 15 minutes away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa offers a secluded getaway for people who simply want to relax and enjoy nature. The hotel has spacious accommodations with the Water Villas as the most coveted ones as these are located atop tranquil waters. These villas have an uncompromised 180 degree view of the ocean perfect for people who want to be closer to the waters.

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Start your revelries with some complimentary drinks.
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Take a refreshing dip in the vast pool.
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Stay at one of the luxurious and relaxing rooms at the Water Villas, surrounded by the ocean’s pristine blue waters.

Spend a magical night with the fireflies

The Iwahig, one of the biggest rivers in Puerto Princesa, is home to thousands of mangroves and fireflies that magically light up at the night sky. Tourists are taken to a small portion of the river by a banca where the still and quiet waters lead to the dazzling show of lights.

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Gaze at the soft, bright lights of fireflies and be enchanted by this scenic moment.

Whether you’re up for an adventure or just want to wind down and enjoy the scenery, Puerto Princesa has something beautiful to offer you.

Stay at the tranquil ambiance of Princesa Garden Island Resort. Visit their website to know more. For inquiries, send them an email at [email protected] or call them at +63 917 8739574.

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