4 Insta-Worthy Places in Puerto Princesa You Need to See

4 Insta-Worthy Places in Puerto Princesa You Need to See


With many natural wonders located in the island of Puerto Princesa in Palawan, it’s easily one of the most favorite places to visit in the world. From crystal clear waters and verdant greeneries to even man-made architectural sights, Puerto Princesa boasts a handful of views that you shouldn’t miss for the experience and for your ‘gram.

Curate your social media feed and visit these stunning, sunlit spots in Puerto Princesa:

The Underground River
The formidable rock formations found in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park make the perfect ethereal setting for your photo. The is one of the 7 Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately 2 hours from the city proper, the mystical river is also home to a diverse flora and fauna. The tour takes about 45 minutes with a designated tour guide explaining the different rock formations inside the cave.
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Honda Bay
Go island hopping and catch different sceneries at each islet found at Honda Bay. Honda Bay is an immaculate sight of cool, aquamarine waters famous for its islets: LuLi, Starfish, Cowrie, and Pandan Island. Explore the colorful underwater ecosystem of Starfish Island which encapsulates coral reefs that break the crystalline water on a stretch of white sand beach.
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Princesa Garden Island Resort
Not a lot of people know this but there is a hideout engulfed in lush greeneries located 15 minutes away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa offers a secluded getaway for people who simply want to relax and enjoy nature. The hotel has spacious accomodations with the Water Villas as the most coveted ones as these are located atop tranquil waters. These villas have an uncompromised 180 degree view of the ocean perfect for people who want to be closer to the waters.

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Ihawig River

For the ultimate scenic experience, there’s nothing better than the soft, bright glow of fireflies at night. One of the biggest rivers in Puerto Princesa—the Iwahig—is home to thousands of mangroves and fireflies which magically light up the night sky. Tourists are taken to a small portion of the river by a banca, where the still and quiet waters lead to the dazzling show of lights. Here, you’ll be able to witness the hypnotizing allure of the fireflies and even get to take a few photos for keeps.

Get Insta-worthy shots of nature and make your feed worthy of travel goals at Puerto Princesa.
Live the dream and stay at Princesa Garden Island Resort. Visit their website to know more. For inquiries, send them an email at [email protected] or call them at +63 917 8739574.

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