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How to Spend 2 Days in Puerto Princesa

How to Spend 2 Days in Puerto Princesa

Two days in Puerto Princesa gives you time to tick off the colonial city sights, visit a couple of beaches, and check out Puerto Princesa’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most impressive cave networks in the world. Here are a few tips on how to spend 48 hours in PP.

Day 1: Premium Puerto Princesa

Morning: Kick-start your time in Puerto Princesa with a city tour that reveals highlights such as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and hilltop Mitra’s Ranch. Top picks for nature lovers include the butterfly garden and wildlife-rescue center.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon doing what Palawan is famous for: sunbathing and swimming. Either relax on the white sands of Honda Bay or opt for an afternoon island-hopping tour, which typically include a barbecue buffet on the beach and time to snorkel at uninhabited islands.

Night: After a busy day, spend the evening feasting on classic Filipino cuisine at a restaurant in the city. Recommended dishes include lechon (roasted suckling pig served with crackling) and freshly caught seafood.

Day 2: Going Underground

Morning: Rise early and head straight to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. Options for visiting this natural wonder are plentiful but usually include round-trip hotel transfers and a boat ride into the underground caverns; optional upgrades such as ziplining are a common feature of day trips.

Afternoon: After visiting the underground river, some tours make a stop at the lesser-known village of Sabang, where a white-sand beach sees far fewer crowds than those of Puerto Princesa and El Nido. If taking a private, custom tour, consider adding this hidden gem to your itinerary.

Night: Underground-river tours typically return to Puerto Princesa in the late afternoon, giving you time to enjoy one final activity: a firefly-watching cruise. Set sail on the mangroves after sunset and see a natural light show orchestrated by hundreds of fireflies. Most packages include dinner and transfers for maximum convenience.

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Shared Puerto Princesa Bay Cruise with Dinner and Fireflies Watching

Shared Puerto Princesa Bay Cruise with Dinner and Fireflies Watching

Experience the magic of Puerto Princesa Bay by night on this evening tour. First, enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a floating restaurant in the bay, as you watch the sunset along the coast. Then, cruise around the estuaries in a paddle boat beneath a canopy of glittering fireflies.
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation