We’ve all dreamed of seeing the wonder of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. What with its preserved beauty and enthralling scenery, good-natured folks, exciting activities, and delicious food specialties, you’ll never run out of things to check out and be amazed about here. But let’s face it: planning a trip can be an arduous task, especially if you only plan to stay for a few days to a week. With all that said, how can you truly and fully enjoy what Puerto Princesa has to offer?
No need to fret now! If you want to fully embrace the beauty of this paradise, read on our tips on how you can maximize your trip to Puerto Princesa.
7 Tips on How to Maximize Your Puerto Princesa Trip
7. Research and prepare a budget.
There are definitely a lot of places and activities to check out in Puerto Princesa! So it’s important to map out your itinerary depending on what you want to do or where you want to go. Make a list and make sure each item is in order of priority, so you know which you want to spend more time on and which to save for later. Never settle for something that’s ‘okay lang‘; you’re not always traveling, so make the most out of it!
For a list of places to check out when in Puerto Princesa, check out this article.
Also, a little wise advice: never forget sunblock, mosquito repellent, and rubber shoes to your essentials. It’s okay to get a tan, but getting burned is another story. When you go to Puerto Princesa attractions, with water surrounding the island and rainforests, mosquitoes can be spotted here and there. So it’s better to be safe than sorry. And for impromtu hikes, rubber shoes will be your bestfriend.
6. Stay at a resort that’s near the activities you want to try.
It’s better to be in an all-access location than to waste so many hours on the road for the days you’ll be staying in Puerto Princesa. Staying at an accessible hotel saves a lot of travel time. Moreover, it would be more comfortable and lesser of a hassle (more time for R&R and other activities)!
It’s just like in Sheridan Resort and Spa, where a couple of my friends and I stayed for our four-day Palawan escapade. Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is just a 15-minute walk away from the port leading to the Subterranean River Park! What’s more, they also arrange packages for fun outdoor activities so you need not go far to enjoy and breathe in the beauty of the place. They are near Sabang beach, have ATV, zipline, and more other activities to choose from. Also near the vicinity is the Mangrove Park, where you can see the biggest mangrove plantation in the country. So rest assured, you’ll have a full-packed vacay.