Palawan is one of the dream destinations for many Filipinos. I, for one, had been planning to visit this paradise for quite some time now. I’d been buying plane tickets for this dream paradise but circumstances happen that I had to cancel trips. Finally, this year, I got to spend the last 4 days of my 25th year in Palawan… and all I can say is, “it’s aweeesooome”.
How to Get There:
To get to Palawan, one can take a direct flight to Puerto Princesa City. Check the following airlines for your references of schedules and rates: Cebu Pacific, Zest Air, Philippine Airlines, or AirPhil Express. The flight is approximately around an hour and 15 minutes.
Friendly Tip: For budget travelers, it is recommended to plan your trip to Puerto Princesa ahead of time, so you can check for upcoming seat sales.
Where to Stay in Palawan:
Gracias Guest House
Abad Santos Extension, Puerto Princesa City
Contact Person: Gilmer T. Avancena
Green Verde Resort
Sabang, BarangayCabayugan, Puerto Princesa
Contact Person: Imelda Legaspi
Where to Eat:
Bona’s Chao Long
This talk of the town food house is located along Manalo Street in Puerto Princesa City. Prices range from Php45-55.00 only.
This all-Filipino restaurant by Kuyba Almoneca is just 10 minutes away from Puerto Princesa Airport. Grab a quick lunch here, and treat yourselves with the superb customer service!
Itinerary for 4 days and 3 nights:
Reminder: This itinerary does not include the usual island hopping in Honda Bay since bumming around Sabang Beach is enough for me.
Where To Go/What To Do’s in Palawan:
*Meet and greet some crocs at the Crocodile Farm.
*Let the wetland of Palawan be your playground.
*Of course, explore the New 7 Wonders of the World – the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park aka Puerto Princesa Underground River(PPUR).
Witnessing this God’s gift of nature made me so speechless the whole tour.
*Beach bumming at Sabang Beach
It’s not as perfect as Calaguas, but there’s something with Sabang that won my heart.
Here’s the Budget for this 4-Day-3-Night-Trip:
Total is about Php4139.00, since I allotted Php5000.00 for this trip alone, the rest of my budget went to the following(which are optional): a henna tattoo I got in Sabang(Php100), videoke tokens when I had a little concert in a beer garden nearby, a cup of Sabang’s Halo-halo(php30.00), Sheridan’s Pineapple Shake(Php70.00).Palawan won my heart. I want to go back SOON…
I LL GO IN FEW DAYS , THKS FOR THE TIPS, THKSNICE DAY
Hello. Your post is very helpful. I'd like to know how did u arranged your trip to Underground River.Thanks!
@ Diana,We went to the Local Tourism Office there.
Very informative post! 🙂 Thanks a lot sa info.. 🙂 I got an idea already on how much will I save for our trip this August. 🙂 Hope there won't be any bagyo though. ahahaha