Puerto Princesa Hotels

Apr 12 2020 to Apr 14 2020 1 room(s)  4 adult(s)
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BM Road, Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
Hanbee's Garden Pensioun House is only 15 minutes away from the airport. The hotel is vey charming with peaceful ambience. Guests may enjoy swimming in their outdoor pool and relax in the garden. Hanbee's Garden Pension House makes sure that their gu... (Show More)
4.1
12 reviews
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Earn as much as 123 points.
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PHP 4,930
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Victan Compound Manalo Extension, Barangay Bancao- Bancao, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
Located in the Victan Compound along Manalo Extension, right at the heart of Puerto Princesa City, Acacia Tree Garden Hotel is just a 4-minute ride away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. It is highly accessible by all modes of regular p... (Show More)
4.1
10 reviews
4.0
223 reviews
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Earn as much as 156 points.
PHP 6,260
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Victoria-Romasanta St-4, Wescom Road, Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa Town Proper, Puerto Princesa, Palawan (Show Map)
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10 minutes away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport, Dolce Vita Hotel is located along Wescom Road in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, and is accessible via regular public transport routes. The hotel also provides for airport transfers, and ... (Show More)
4.2
2 reviews
4.5
361 reviews
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Earn as much as 354 points.
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PHP 10,120
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Abueg Rd., Bancao-Bancao, Jacana, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
Affordable lodging in Puerto Princesa City is now within your reach at the Deep Forest Garden Resort.

Being surrounded by trees, Deep Forest Garden Resort radiates a relaxing vibe perfect for guests who want an isolated excursion. It boasts hotel fa...
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4.2
1 review
4.0
473 review
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Earn as much as 115 points.
PHP 4,618
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78 Roxas Street, Barangay Tagumpay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan (Show Map)
A perfect bed and breakfast where we go the Xtra Mile to provide Xtra Fun and Comfort  to our beloved guests.

Located at the heart of the City, Xtravelers Place is very accessible and opposite of Skylight Convention Center. Only 10 minutes away fr...
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Earn as much as 175 points.
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PHP 7,000
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No. 69, Abanico Road, Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City (Show Map)
Experience both luxury and tranquility at a hotel in Puerto Princesa that offers comfortable accommodations, an array of facilities, and impeccable service with personal touches.

Located by the seaside, Villa de Sierra Vista can be found along Abani...
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Earn as much as 226 points.
PHP 9,060
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Abueg Road, Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa City (Show Map)
<p><b>Property Location</b> <br />With a stay at Palawan 502 Pension in Puerto Princesa (Puerto Princesa City Centre), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Honda Bay and SM City Puerto Princesa.  This bed & breakfast is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Immacula... (Show More)
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Earn as much as 115 points.
PHP 4,600
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Manalo St. Ext., Bgy. Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
<p><b>Property Location</b> <br />With a stay at Bamboo Rooms & Cottages by Dang Maria BB in Puerto Princesa (Puerto Princesa City Centre), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Honda Bay and Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum.  This bed &... (Show More)
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Earn as much as 155 points.
PHP 6,200
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Mabini Street, Purok Waling - Waling, Barangay Maunlad , Puerto Princesa City (Show Map)
<p><b>Property Location</b> <br />Located in Puerto Princesa (Puerto Princesa City Centre), Villa Travelista is within a 5-minute drive of NCCC Mall Palawan and Mendoza Park.  This guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Immaculate Conception Cathedral an... (Show More)
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Earn as much as 110 points.
PHP 4,400
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Wescom Road, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
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Earn as much as 148 points.
PHP 5,923
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36 Lagan Street, Brgy. Milagrosa , Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
<p><b>Property Location</b> <br />With a stay at Fanta Lodge in Puerto Princesa (Puerto Princesa City Centre), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Honda Bay and SM City Puerto Princesa.  This guesthouse is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Immaculate Conception... (Show More)
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Earn as much as 62 points.
PHP 2,500
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Manalo Ext. Constantino Road Brgy Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
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Earn as much as 177 points.
PHP 7,100
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Andres Subdivision, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
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Earn as much as 158 points.
PHP 6,352
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129 Villarosa Road, Brgy. Bianca's-Bancao, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
<p><b>Property Location</b> <br />With a stay at Lala Panzi Bed and Breakfast in Puerto Princesa (Puerto Princesa City Centre), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Honda Bay and Immaculate Conception Cathedral.  This hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from P... (Show More)
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Earn as much as 180 points.
PHP 7,200
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371 Rizal Avenue, Dagomboy Village, Puerto Princesa (Show Map)
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Earn as much as 110 points.
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PHP 4,400
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Puerto Princesa is the capital of the island of Palawan. Dubbed as "The City in a Forest," it has been awarded for being the cleanest and greenest city in the country. Puerto Princesa has some of the things tourists will least expect from a tropical paradise—commercial establishments, major roads, and even heavy traffic. It is also usually the jumping-off point to the more scenic coastal towns of Palawan. But behind the busy urban scene are unique natural wonders that make the capital an impressive tourist destination as well.

Hailed as one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature," the Puerto Princesa Underground River is the city's biggest attraction. The one-of-a-kind river flows through stunning rock formations and leads all the way to the South China Sea. The boat ride deep into the cave is like travelling into another world surrounded by beautiful limestone and marble walls sculpted by nature itself. There are also fruit bats and swiftlets flying around and clinging on the rock formations.

Another attraction in Puerto Princesa is the Mangrove Paddleboat Tour. Located near the underground river is another enchanting river surrounded by old mangroves. The guided tour also includes facts about these plants and their importance to the environment. Tourists will also be asked to plant a seedling near the end of the tour.

Dining in Puerto Princesa is a great way to experience the city's local culture. There are countless restaurants that serve delectable dishes, but no one does it better than Kinabuchs Grill and Bar. Some of the must-tries are the crocodile sisig and the slimy wood worm called tamilok.



By Air
Getting to Puerto Princesa by air is fairly easy. There are a number of commercial airlines that offer daily flights. Cebu Pacific Air offers flights from Metro Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao to Puerto Princesa International Airport.

 
By Sea
Traveling to Puerto Princesa by sea is the more economical choice. It's ideal if you are on a tight budget but patient when it comes to long journeys. Ferry companies like 2GO Travel offer cruises from Manila to Puerto Princesa City that last for about 29 hours.

 
How to Get Around
By Tricycle
Tricycles are the main mode of transportation around Puerto Princesa. You can find them all over the city. For instance, there are tricycles even at Puerto Princesa International Airport that can take you to your chosen accommodation. They're slightly bigger than the tricycles that are common all over the Philippines. It's the ideal choice if you are traveling with a group as you can always split the fare among yourselves.

By Motorbike
If you'd like to experience a unique way of discovering Puerto Princesa, considering renting a motorbike. Not only will it save you more money, but it also gives you the freedom to explore Puerto Princesa at your own pace.

By Car
If you can afford it and for a more comfortable and personal mode of transportation, there are car rental services in Puerto Princesa.

By Jeepney and Van
If you're doing a DIY Underground River Tour, you can take a 2-hour jeepney or van ride from San Jose Terminal to Sabang Port. It is where the pumpboats heading to the Underground River Entrance are docked.

What to See
Landmarks
Puerto Princesa has a rich history, as evident in its historical landmarks. Princess Eulalia Park is known as the site of the proclamation of Puerto Princesa's foundation in the year 1872. Another famous landmark is the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Only a small church then, it was the site of the first mass ever held in Puerto Princesa also in 1872. It was reconstructed into a cathedral in 1961.

Just near the cathedral is Plaza Cuartel, a National Historical Site. This World War II garrison is where Japanese soldiers in December 14, 1944, burned 150 American prisoners of war alive. This event is referred to as the Palawan Massacre.

Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is also a notable landmark. An "open prison" where inmates work at a farm instead of being locked up behind bars, it was established by the Americans in 1904.

Natural Attractions
Although it is a highly urbanized area, Puerto Princesa has a great balance of urban attractions and natural wonders perfect for tourists who want the best of both worlds.

Of course, one does not talk about Puerto Princesa City without mentioning the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. This protected area features one of the world's most amazing cave systems and features an impressive limestone or karst landscape. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, it houses the 8.2 kilometer-long Puerto Princesa Underground River, which is believed to be the world's longest navigable underground river. This spectacular river was named as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011. Aside from the world-renowned underground river, the park is also home to several species of flora and fauna.

After your Underground River Tour, you can walk along the shores of Sabang Beach and snap a few photos. You can even go on a Mangrove Paddleboard Tour and see the amazing forest river full of mangrove trees.

Meanwhile, Honda Bay is blessed with a number of breathtaking islands and going on an island hopping tour is the best way to see their beauty with your own eyes. Not only will you be able to visit them, but you can also swim and snorkel in some of the islands. Of the many islands included in the tour, the most notable are Pandan Island for its spectacular white sand, Lu-Li Island for its mysterious disappearing act during high tide, and Starfish Island for of its abundance of starfish.

Firefly watching at Iwahig River at night is also a magical experience that tourists simply must not miss. Boatmen take tourists on a boat ride along Iwahig River where they'll see glowing fireflies as well as bioluminescent bacteria.

Man-made Attractions
There's something for everyone in Puerto Princesa. Whether you are a nature lover, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, you'll surely find your own kind of fun in this city.

For animal lovers, you can visit Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. Its main attraction is the Crocodile Farm but there are also other kinds of animals there. It functions not only as an animal farm but also as a research center. Mitra Ranch is another place you should visit if you are fond of animals, especially horses. This vast ranch is also perfect for sightseeing; it has an observation deck that overlooks a stunning view of Puerto Princesa.

Just like the city of Manila, Puerto Princesa also has its own Baywalk. It is the perfect place for a stroll and food tripping because of the many dining options and food stalls there.

Meanwhile, Baker's Hill is the ultimate destination for those with a sweet tooth. It offers a wide variety of pastries and sweet treats for pasalubong. However, Baker's Hill is more than just a place to get your sweet fix. It features life-sized statues of cartoon characters, making it an Instagram-worthy destination. It also has a mini-zoo as well as a restaurant and some snack stalls.

Events and Festivals
Puerto Princesa is a lively city, celebrating many festivals that promote local tourism. One of the most famous is the Seafood Festival, held on the third week of April where locals and tourists enjoy a feast of seafood specialties.

On the third week of June, you will be able to witness a coming together of all Palaweños as they celebrate the Baragatan Festival in honor of the founding of their civil government. Here you'll be able to witness scenes of merriment like street dances and bazaars where the locals sell food and handicrafts.

Puerto Princesa also celebrates its city fiesta every December 8 in honor of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Various religious activities are part of the festivities.
 

Where to Eat
Fast food chains
Since Puerto Princesa is a highly urbanized destination, you can expect to find your favorite fast food chains here.  Jollibee, Mang Inasal, and Chowking can be found in Robinsons Place Puerto Princesa. Aside from these popular restaurants, the mall also has a food court, giving you more options for dining.

Restaurants
With the abundance and wide variety of restaurants in Puerto Princesa, even the most discerning appetite will be satisfied while there.

Popular restaurants in Puerto Princesa are concentrated along Rizal Avenue. One of the well-loved dining places here is Ka Lui Restaurant. This native-style restaurant is where you can find freshly cooked savory seafood dishes at reasonable prices. Meanwhile, Balinsasayaw Restaurant is a pocket-friendly choice which serves local dishes, along with its signature Balinsasayaw Soup or Bird's Nest Soup. More commonly known as Nido soup, it is made from swift's nest that is only found in Palawan.

For those who have a taste for the exotic, Kinabuch's Grill and Bar offers crocodile sisig and tamilok or shipworm found inside mangrove tree branches. Ideal for adventurous foodies, tamilok is marinated and eaten raw. Meanwhile, Viet Ville or the Vietnamese Village is also a highly-recommended place to go for a meal. The restaurant is said to be where Vietnamese refugees lived when the Vietnam War broke out. Expect authentic yet pocket-friendly Vietnamese food when dining there.

Carinderias and Street Food
For backpackers on a tight budget, there are lots of carinderias or eateries all around the city. Some of the food stalls, especially along Baywalk, sell sumptuous seafood dishes made from the freshest catches of the day. Craving for lobster? You can get it there for a fraction of the price as compared to other restaurants.

Bars and clubs
Rizal Avenue is also the center of nightlife in Puerto Princesa. Guests can choose where to grab a nightcap among the strip of bars and clubs there like Tiki Restobar and E-Republik Restobar.
 

Where to Shop
Malls
Puerto Princesa has a number of malls such as Robinsons Place Palawan and NCCC Mall that offer countless shopping, dining, and entertainment options. They are also the perfect places to hang out and just chill out after a tiring day.

Bazaars
If you are looking for the perfect place to buy pasalubong, head to LRC 908 Market Mall. You can find everything here from souvenir shirts and caps, handicrafts like woven bags and wooden statues to snacks like packaged peanuts and pastries and even accessories made from freshwater pearls.

Markets
For those who want to cook their own meals, take a trip to Puerto Princesa Public Market where you can buy the freshest seafood. Don't be shy to haggle if you find the price too steep for you.

ATMs and Money Changers
You need not worry when you suddenly find yourself short of cash. There are numerous banks and ATMs in Puerto Princesa. Some establishments also accept credit cards. For foreigners, you can find some money changers around town.

Fare: PHP 2000.00++
Many commercial airlines offer cheap tickets from Manila to Puerto Princesa. Also, be on the lookout for their "piso fare" promo to get the lowest possible fare for your trip.

 
Food: PHP 80.00 to PHP 500.00
For the Honda Bay island hopping tour, rates are inclusive of lunch meals so you'll only have to spend money on your breakfast, snacks, and dinner for one day.

 
Shopping: PHP 100.00++
There's a wide variety of pasalubong and souvenir items to buy in Puerto Princesa. Make sure to visit markets and bazaars and haggle for the lowest price so you can save more money.

 
Accommodation: PHP 200.00 to PHP 7000.00
You'll find lots of accommodations in Puerto Princesa that will suit your budget. For backpackers, there are budget inns and dorm-type accommodations you can choose from. If you want to go all in on your vacation, there are also five-star hotels and resorts here like Princesa Garden Island.

 
Activities: PHP 600.00++
If you want an effortless and hassle-free tour in Puerto Princesa, availing of tour packages from the many travel agencies is a good idea. Rates are competitive among tour agencies so make sure to book not only the cheapest but also the most trusted agency. Underground river tours usually cost less than PHP 2,000.00 per head, while Honda Bay Tour is about PHP 1,300.00per person inclusive of lunch. There are also tours for Firefly Watching in Iwahig River. Rates are less than PHP 1,000.00 per person without dinner. Lastly, for a city tour, agencies would usually charge about PHP 600.00 per person. But if you are on a strict budget, it's possible to arrange a DIY Underground River tour. You can also just hire a tricycle for PHP 600.00 for the city tour.
 

Other Fees and Taxes: PHP 250.00++
The entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River may require a permit from the tourism office in the city. When availing of tours, be sure to inquire if the permit fee is already included in your payment.