The port at Puerto Princesa is located approximately 1.5 km from the city center, a pleasant walk. A huge welcome show by the locals is usually put on.
Plent of “tricycles” around. A one hour tour is about $10. Make sure the driver speaks some English.
Printable map to take along.
Watch a destination video.
Puerto Princesa City lies at the mid-section of the long strip of Palawan Island province. It is approximately 306 nautical miles from Manila, 206 nautical miles to Panay Island and about 250 nautical miles to Zambonga. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of San Vicente and Roxas and on the South by the Municipality of Aborlan. Its Western side is a coastline of the South China Sea while to the East lies the Sulu Sea.
It is famous for its crocodile farms, underground rivers and dive spots.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with its underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it flows directly into the sea, and the lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protects forests, which are among the most significant in Asia.
Jeepneys and tricycles are the most common means to get around Puerto Princesa.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
The market place on Burgos Street is close to the dock.
The local currency is the Philippine peso.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in major establishments throughout the big cities of the Philippines. ATMs are available.
Most Filipinos speak English well, no matter their level of education.
1 Jan - New Year's Day
24 Feb - Edsa Revolution Day
9 Apr - Bataan Day (Araw ng Kagitingan)
5 May - Labour Day
16 Jun - Independence Day
31 Aug -National Heroes' Day
2 Oct - Eid Ul Fitr (exact date varies)
1 Nov - All Saints' Day
30 Nov - Bonifacio Day
25 Dec -Christmas Day
30 Dec - Rizal Day
31 Dec - New Year's Eve
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