Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. Before the discovery of a Mexican river in 2007, this underground river was reputed to be the world’s longest.

The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full mountain-to-the-sea ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.

HOW TO GET HERE: Several airlines fly to Puerto Princesa from Manila and Cebu. Most hotels and guesthouses arrange affordable day trips to the park. D’ Lucky Garden Inn & Suites – a comfortable cheap sleep near the airport – offers trips at PHP 1,500 per head (inc. van transfer, boat rentals and lunch). The park is located 50 km north of the city center.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

Sabang Beach

Sabang Beach

5 Replies to “Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site”

  1. Fokkio says:

    Very beautiful pictures. A nice place to go.

  2. will be going to Palawan this November! excited 😀

  3. roviisabel says:

    wow, you travel a lot!! heheh… dba you’re from sci-hi? heheh…
    i must say Sabang is really beautiful!! heheh… we will go there again in January! weeeh.. like you blog btw.. ^^

  4. roviisabel says:

    wow! you travel a lot.. hmmm.. ur name sounds familiar, r u from sci-hi? hehe… anyway… Sabang is really beautiful.. been there in July but will be going there again next year, January! heheh… great blog btw.. ^^

  5. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    @roviisabel: Thanks for dropping a line! Yes, i’m from Sci-High =)

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