Welcome to Palawan


Despite becoming something of a travel-media darling in recent years, Thailand–style tourists hordes have yet to arrive and the main island's Amazonian interior remains relatively pristine. That said, the northern towns of El Nido and Coron – base camps for adventures in the Bacuit Archipelago and Calamian Islands, respectively – are starting to attract big crowds in the high season.

Not to fear: plucky travellers who venture outside those two hubs have countless places to choose from in their quest for that perfect paradise.


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$48 Outdoor Activities

Underground River Tour from Puerto Princesa

The tour starts with an early pick up from your preferred hotel in Puerto Princesa City. Enjoy a 2.5 hour drive to Sabang with a picturesque view of other natural attractions. From Sabang you will take a motorized Bangka (which is a small motorize local boat) going to the Entrance Beach, a wonderful forest area home to a number of indigenous species, containing a set of naughty Macaque's. See and experience a close encounter with monkeys and monitor lizards in a rain forest setting.From there, enter the exotic and breathtaking world of the underground river by paddle boat for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Explore the pitch-dark inner recesses of the cavern. The Underground River is one of the longest navigable underground rivers in the world, with a total length of 5 miles (8km).Witness the stalagmite-pillared interiors and different rock formations and doomed amphitheaters which took thousands of years to form, and the Swift and Bat populations that inhabit the cave.Upon your return to the Sabang port your guide will bring you to a local restaurant where you will be provided a buffet lunch.

$49.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City

Be picked up from your downtown accommodations in the early morning at 7 a.m. From there, travel by land to the famous underground river. Your tour guide will provide information about the area and Puerto Princesa City in general. A stop will be made at Buenavista, a small viewpoint, to get a glimpse of Ulugan Bay.Arrive at Sabang Wharf at approximately 8 a.m., and board a pump boat to the mouth of the cave. The place is home to monitor lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other form of wildlife, some can only be found in Palawan. After a short walk you'll ride a paddle boat to the underground river.Once back at the wharf, lunch will be served at one of the restaurants in Sabang. Get to enjoy local cuisine and sample the taste Filipinos love.An optional side trip to Ugong Rock Adventure Zipline and Spelunking is available after the Underground River Tour so that you can make the most of your day. The activity may be selected among the tour options available.Once back in the city, you'll be dropped off your hotel.

$46 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Underground River Tour, Including Lunch from Puerto Princesa

The incredible Puerto Princesa Underground River is one of the seven wonders of nature and a must to any visitor to the Philippines. The cave formations are spectacular and are considered to be one of the most complex cave systems in the world. The river runs through it for 8.2 kilometers. You’ll have an incredible experience exploring the caves of Underground River and our boatman/tour guide will help make this a very fun and interesting day. A great buffet lunch is included. Typical Itinerary;7am: – Underground River Tour pick-up8.30am: Stopover at the Halfway point10am: Arrival at Ugong Rock (optional tour)12pm: Arrival at Sabang Wharf, Lunch and Leisure time2pm: Underground River tour4pm: Departure in Sabang Wharf from the Underground River Park5.30pm: Arrival in Puerto Princesa

$55 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Puerto Princesa to Honda Bay Full-Day Island-Hopping Tour

About 45-minutes north of the city, hop onto a boat and go Island hopping at Honda Bay located on the mid-eastern coast of the city. Enjoy visits to stunning islands, with white sand beaches. Each island at Honda Bay offers different adventures but Luli Island, Starfish Island and Cowrie Island are all great for swimming and snorkeling. There are dive sites nearby, as the entire area is covered with coral. Underwater reefs may be found close to the surface down to 24m. Starfish Island has the greatest population of Star Fish (Sea Stars) in all of Palawan, as evident in its name. Luli Island is actually a short term for "Lulubog - Lilitaw", which means Sink and Rise, which is what the Island does; at high tide, the island vanishes and at low tide, it resurfaces. Cowrie Island is named after the small-to-large sea snail, marine gastropod mollusc called "Cowrie". The island has numerous cabanas, a pavilion, and thatched-roof spa huts, all overlooking the sea and creating a beautiful, picturesque scene.

$14.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Puerto Princesa City Tour

This tour has two different start times, the morning tour starts at 7 a.m. and the afternoon at 1 p.m. Tours last for four hours; however this can differ depending on traffic and weather conditions. Free hotel pick up is included so be at your hotel lobby about 15 minutes before your scheduled leave time. Once on board the van, your tour guide will provide information about the city, so you can familiarize your self with it. Visit eight destinations, which are all popular with the locals, including Plaza Cuartel, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Baylwalk, Crocodile Farm, Rancho Sta. Monica, Baker's Hill, Pasalubong Center and Binuatan Creations Weaving Center.Your tour ends five hours later with a hotel drop-off.

$33 Tours & Sightseeing

Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby around 7 - 8am. We will visit to Luli Island, Cowrie Island and Starfish Island at Honda Bay. Please note that you need to rent your own snorkel gear: mask, breathing tube and aqua shoe is not included in the package.Enjoy sunbathing on the beaches, go swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and get close to beautiful marine life. Lunch will be provided in Cowrie Island.Luli Island is actually a short term for "Lulubog - Lilitaw", which means Sink and Rise, which is what the Island does; at high tide the island disappears and at low tide, it reappears. Beautiful white sandy beach with clear waters you can see the fishes.Cowrie Island is named after the small-to-large sea snail, marine gastropod mollusc called "cowrie." The island has a number of cabanas, a pavillion and thatched-roof spa huts, all overlooking the sea and creating a beautiful, picturesque scene. Starfish Island has the greatest population of Star Fish (Sea Stars) in all of Palawan, as evident in its name. Symmetric five-armed orange Star Fish are the most abundant type in the area but you may be lucky to spot other varieties.Please be advised that the islands featured in the Honda Bay Tour may vary on your visit. The Tour normally takes in Starfish, Luli and Cowrie Islands. However, changes may occur either due to weather conditions or when one of these three islands are shut by the Local Government, which regulates the impact of visitors on the islands, and on their surrounding corals and marine life.We reserves the right to reschedule, postpone, cancel or change booking in accordance with the operating requirement beyond its control, such as force majeure, or adverse weather conditions.