Underground River, Island Hopping, and Fireflies in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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Visit Puerto Princesa in Palawan to explore the Underground River, go island hopping and snorkeling at Honda Bay, watch fireflies at Nagsaguipi River and more!

My visit to Puerto Princesa did not just make me witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I also had a very good time with friends as we roamed around the city and had nothing but really good food throughout our stay. Explore Puerto Princesa and see for yourself! 🙂

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Enjoying Puerto Princesa with friends. That’s the Underground River at the back!
Places to Visit and Things to Do in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Explore the Puerto Princesa Underground River
Visit the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World!
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River (Photo from Klook)
Witness the natural rock formations, endemic wildlife and plant species around the area of the underground river as you maneuver your way inside the cave through a guided paddle boat.
How to Book a Tour to Puerto Princesa Underground River
You can book through trusted tour guides onsite or when you arrive at Puerto Princesa. I recommend booking ahead and you can book online through Klook here for your Puerto Princesa Underground River Day Tour with buffet lunch and hotel pick-up and drop-off. 
Puerto Princesa Underground River
We just witnessed one of the New 7 Wonders of the World!
Watch Fireflies in Nagsaguipi River
Paddle through Nagsaguipi River and visit a well-preserved mangrove ecosystem to witness the beauty of thousands of fireflies in the dark!
Watch Fireflies in Nagsaguipi River Puerto Princesa
You’ll board your paddle boat here before watching fireflies in Nagsaguipi River. (Photo from Klook)
You can book onsite at Nagsaguipi River or book online through Klook here for your Firefly Watching in Puerto Princesa which includes a sumptuous buffet dinner and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Go Island Hopping at Honda Bay Palawan
Enjoy the beach and the surroundings as you go snorkeling and island hopping around Luli Island, Cowrie Island, and Starfish Island at Honda Bay! 
Honda Bay Palawan
At Honda Bay Palawan (Photo from Klook)
Book onsite at Honda Bay Palawan or book ahead online through Klook here for your Honda Bay Palawan Island Hopping which already includes entrance fees, a tour guide, and hotel pick-up and drop-off. 
Roam Around Puerto Princesa City
Know more of Puerto Princesa and get engaged with the city and its locals by walking around. 
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At one of the restaurants in Puerto Princesa City with friends.

Visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center for Philippine crocodiles, the Binuatan Creations Traditional Weaving Center for hand-woven products, Baker’s Hill for baked treats, and Mitra’s Ranch for a panoramic view of the city. You can also opt to visit all these places and more by booking through Klook here for your Puerto Princesa Heritage City Tour with roundtrip hotel transfer. 

Enjoy Puerto Princesa and you can also head to El Nido to make the most of your stay in Palawan!

How to Go to El Nido from Puerto Princesa
Travel 260 km from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by bus or van for around 5 to 6 hours. You can book tickets on the transportation terminals onsite but I recommend booking ahead online if you can.
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Roaming around the city and buying souveneirs and goods before leaving Puerto Princesa. 🙂
You can book ahead online through Bookaway here for more details and feedback so you can decide which transportation option suits you best.
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Having fun with friends at the Underground River area. (Photo by Yitz Huevos)


Exploring the capital city of Palawan will already make you experience one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, good food, beautiful beaches and reefs, and so much more in just one visit. You will experience even more of what Palawan has to offer when you also head to El Nido.

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Enjoy Puerto Princesa with friends even if you fail jumps shots like this. Haha


If you are up for more adventure and more coral reefs, you can also head to Coron from El Nido, too! You can read suggested activities for your Coron adventure here.
Are you heading to Puerto Princesa or Palawan anytime, soon? Tell me about your experience! 🙂

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