puerto princesa

Hotel Centro: A Contemporary Hotel in Puerto Princesa Where Business Meets Leisure

Posted on June 30, 2015

Located north of the city center in Puerto Princesa, Hotel Centro is a 111-room contemporary hotel created for those who want to mix business with leisure. The roadside hotel conveniently stands along the National Highway linking the city center to the San Jose Transport Terminal. Robinsons Palawan is also only a 10-minute walk away from this establishment. My two-night stay at Hotel Centro was comfortable to say the least, but I wished the hotel exuded a more tropical or island vibe befittingRead More

Psychedelic Firefly Watching in Puerto Princesa

Posted on December 21, 2011

“Everyday is Christmas here,” our boatman muses, as he coaxes the fireflies with the red light from his cellophane-covered torch. The conspicuous insects respond, lighting up the mangrove just like a Christmas tree. It was late in the evening and we were the last to be toured, so we had the entire river to ourselves. My friends and I sat still in the bangka (outrigger canoe), steeping ourselves in the somewhat soothing pitch-black darkness and, occasionally, letting out irrepressible ooohsRead More

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

Posted on September 7, 2010

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 beRead More