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Tiny Sabang has a beautiful, wind-lashed beach, huge tracts of pristine jungle and a famous underground river that draws van loads of day-tripping tourists from Puerto Princesa. While the underground river is certainly worth doing, Sabang's main appeal lies in its wild setting. The surrounding rainforest is part of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and offers world-class hiking and birdwatching.

The authorities close Sabang Beach at the slightest hint of surf. They'll close the underground river too during periods of heavy rain which is entirely understandable as extended downpours can flood the cave. There's basically one road in Sabang – the National Hwy leading into town and terminating at the wharf. Everything is either on this road or on the beach.

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