Introducing Puerto Princesa & Around
The bustling capital of Palawan is generally regarded as little more than a jumping-off point for excursions elsewhere on the island. Often overlooked as an attraction in its own right, this underrated town has some decent hotels and good restaurants, and is an excellent base from which to explore central and southern Palawan. 'Puerto', as the locals call it, is certainly clean and relaxed in comparison to Manila, but tricycle jams on Rizal Ave, the main street, go pretty far toward shattering any illusions of a tropical paradise.
Puerto Princesa & Around destination guides
Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure
It would take several lifetimes to explore the 6,000+ islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago, but since you’ve only got one to spare, spend it in the South. A haven for sunbathers and spelunkers alike, the Southern Philippines are a thrill to discover—both above ground and under.