puerto princesa

Puerto Princesa, Palawan: A Heritage Walking Tour

Posted on July 13, 2023

The provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City — and the rest of Palawan — may be known foremost for its natural beauty, but a handful of historic sights is worth visiting at the city center. The provincial capital is the gateway to the Palawan mainland by air and sea, and most travelers often make a beeline to the World Heritage-listed underground river or the island-hopping paradise of El Nido. However, it’s worth staying in the city center for a nightRead More

Wanderlust Bed & Breakfast: New Palawan-Themed Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa City

Posted on April 1, 2023

As the largest province in the Philippines, teeming with natural wonders, no other place inspires wanderlust like Palawan province. Centrally located along the pencil-shaped island, the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City is the perfect jump-off point for adventures to El Nido, Port Barton, and the region’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Wanderlust Bed & Breakfast is one of the newest accommodations in town, conveniently located along Rizal Avenue,Read More

Mount Magarwak: Stunning Sunrise Hike in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Posted on August 21, 2022

When plans for a Mt. Victoria hike fell through, I decided to look for easy yet rewarding day hikes in Puerto Princesa City, the provincial capital of Palawan. Situated only 17 km north of the city center, Mount Magarwak is one of the most accessible hiking trails. Popular among local hikers and off-road bikers, this row of forested hills in Barangay Bacungan rises only a little over 300 masl but offers impressive views overlooking Honda Bay and the lush mountainsRead More

6 New Places to Eat & Drink in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Posted on June 29, 2022

[Author’s note: This list has been updated in April 2024.] The city of Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines best known for its unspoiled natural wonders. Among its most popular attractions are the gorgeous limestone islands of El Nido and Coron, and the World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It’s no wonder Palawan has repeatedly topped “World’s Best Island” lists! While the best destinations are far from the city center, theRead More

Balay Tuko Garden Inn: Homey Stay in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Posted on June 27, 2022

The last decade has seen tourism boom in Palawan, including the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City. Large and modern concrete hotels have popped up around the city. But if you’re looking for a place to stay that’s quiet and relaxed, check out Balay Tuko Garden Inn, located in the northern leafy suburb of Brgy. San Manuel. The nature-inspired accommodation’s name means “gecko house”, referring to the tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), a native species of the Philippines. While I’ve encounteredRead More

Panja Resort Palawan: The Most Scenic Getaway in Puerto Princesa

Posted on May 10, 2017

Being the gateway to Palawan – heralded the world’s best island in recent years by travel publications – Puerto Princesa is no doubt experiencing a tourism boom with the city getting busier and busier. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway within the city, then Panja Resort Palawan (pronounced pan-yah) would be the perfect pick for you. Away from the bustling city center, the boutique resort sits on a hilltop surrounded by refreshing greenery and sweeping views of Puerto Princesa and Honda Bay.Read More