Philippine Travel Photo Essay : Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Apr 18, 2013

Starfish Island, Puerto Princesa 07


Puerto Princesa is famous for the Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Or mostly as the take-off point to other gorgeous beaches and islands in Palawan - Port Barton and El Nido. But Puerto Princesa also offers a lot more than the underground river.

This trip was my first taste of Palawan. And based on observation and experience from our 4 days stay there back in August 2010, I honestly think that Palawan can survive and function on its own. It is so rich with natural resources to provide for the people’s basic necessities and to provide employment from its tourism industry. It also has several laws and ordinances to protect the environment to ensure continuity of the province’s sustainable development. Really admirable. 

Our vacation was filled with wonderful and unique experiences. Met prisoners who walk freely around their correction facility, held a baby crocodile, cave spelunking, rainy underground river experience, snorkeling, island hopping, and feasted on great food. Here are some photos from our trip.

Starfish Island, Puerto Princesa 05

Starfish Island, Puerto Princesa 08
calm and serene :)

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