Puerto Princesa, Palawan is known for the Subterranean River or also called the Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. I was able to experience it with my family last March. It’s really an interesting piece of art and is defnitely a must see when you are in Palawan! Unless you are into rock formation, it is something you will do only. once.
But there are so many things you can find in Palawan other than the Underground River! Here are a few more ideas!
Underground River Tour:
Make sure you make a reservation days before your preferred dates so the tour guide can grant you a slot. Remember there are many people who want to visit this place so impromptu visit is not a good idea. It’s a 1-2 hour ride from the city, and then a 20min boat ride from Sabang Wharf. The tour itself is around 30-45 minutes. The tour guides are really informative and joke a lot too, making the ride more fun!
A secret spot on the way to the Underground River
Firefly Watching Tour
We also did a Firefly watching tour. It’s a 2-3 hour drive from the city but definitely worth it. The tour guides will educate you about the fireflies and the constellation. It’s a good thing the sky was clear when we went there so even without lights, we saw the stars clearly and the fireflies as well. Since we can’t use flash, we didn’t take photos but instead just admired the great view. We even saw phytoplanktons!
Where to eat?
Palawan is also known to have great tasting seafood. We recommend eating in Kah – Lui, Kinabuch, and Badjao Seafood Restaurant! Oh, and if you are a bit adventurous, they also have a specialty called, “Tamilok”, a type of wood worm. I haven’t tried it. But please do let me know how it tastes like!
Where to stay?
As usual, Airbnb, did not fail us. We stayed in Subli Cabin and had an awesome time. The price comes with a big breakfast and the staff was friendly. They even cooked the dried fish that we were craving for. The hammock and the reading hut were the icing on the cake.
You need more than three days to see everything in this area. That’s why I’m coming back this July for a yoga retreat! We will be exploring Flower Island Taytay, Palawan! If you want to go, please do visit, Flow Retreats.
My excuse for this trip? It’s a family vacation, something we haven’t done since our Bohol and Hongkong Trip in 2008!