It is our first time to visit this world-renowned city and finally we made it after so many plans! We stayed in Holiday Suites Palawan, their location is very good as it is located along the main road and opposite to it is Robinson’s Place Palawan. I believe it is the first mall to use full solar energy. The pool is also great, there’s a small restaurant beside where breakfast is being served. If you opt for a more comfy, beach front and high-end accommodations, you may go to hotels near the beach areas like Sheridan, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort , Microtel by Wyndham to name a few. But these are located about 2 hours from the airport.
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I made a customized itinerary which we saved a lot! Our Underground River tour was pre-arranged by the hotel at Php1,300 per person while our city tour was through Amiel Travel and Tours. Hotel’s rate for a city tour is Php850 per person but Amiel Travel and Tours gave it to me at Php350 per person with light snacks. They also provided us a very knowledgeable tour guide who gave us enough information about the places.
The only downside of arranging your own tour is that you have to pick up other guests from different accommodations as you are all in one van. But this will also give you a chance to take a look at this not so laid-back city and to meet new friends.
Our first stop is the Baywalk area, it is literally a replica of Baywalk in Roxas Boulevard except that their waters are clearer. Bicycles/Tricycles are available for rent and selections of food outlets are more than enough. Fresh sea foods, sea weeds, barbecues, veggies and a lot more are available at reasonable rates.
Next stop is Plaza Cuartel. One of Palawan’s most historic place where more than a hundred of people were put in a dungeon and burned together, during the World War II, it was a former Japanese garrison. There is an underground which according to the tour guide, will lead you to the nearby old church othe Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.
Before we head home the next day, we decided to see the Baywalk area for a relaxing night. Baywalk is one of my favorite place, imagine spending a relaxing time while breathing some fresh air, watching the sunset. Oh! how I looove sunset! Food choices are lined up, so you will never get hungry.
Traffic will still haunt you but Puerto Princesa is such a clean city. They even implemented a citizens arrest where everyone can arrest anybody throwing rubbish in not proper places.
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