Palawan: The Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Puerto Princesa

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is just one of the tourist attractions in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. It is located along Rizal Avenue in Barangay Liwanag (located across Plaza Cuartel). This cathedral is very historic. This used to be a small church during the Spanish occupation (circa 1872).

In 1961, it was developed to become a cathedral. Although there were developments made, the church edifice was preserved. Its design, as you may have noticed, have angular structures. The arches inside and outside the church are pointed.

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Palawan: Butterfly Garden

Palawan Butterfly Garden is the home of different species of butterflies endemic to the province. The Butterfly Garden is located in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa. It’s a small garden filled with beautiful butterflies in their natural habitat where lots of plants and flowers where butterflies can frolic onto. Continue reading

Palawan: Beautiful Baker’s Hill

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Another attraction and part of Puerto Princesa City Tour is the Baker’s Hill. Baker’s Hill is located at Sta. Monica, same way to Mitra’s Ranch. Baker’s Hills Bake shop is known for its baked products like manon, crinkles, Brownies, the famous and best seller HOPIA and other “pasalubong” products. Continue reading

Palawan: Mitra’s Ranch

Rancho Sta. Monica, popularly known as Mitra’s Ranch is one of the popular tourist spots in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. This was one of the destinations in our Puerto Princesa City tour. Located in Sta Monica Heights, Puerto Princesa. Mitra’s Ranch offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Palawan. One can enjoy the breathtaking view of Honda Bay here while feeling that cool breeze swept your face.

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Palawan: Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (Crocodile Farm)

The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) is an institute for the protection of wildlife that is found in Puerto Princesa City, the capital of the island province of Palawan in the Mimaropa region in the Philippines. Formerly known as the Crocodile Farming Institute, it features a crocodile farm, a veterinary care facility specializing in sick and injured crocodiles, and a mini-zoo that features various species endemic to Palawan. The Conservation Center is run by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. It is open to the public from 1:30 to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 12 noon, and from 1 to 5 pm on Saturdays. Visitors may watch the crocodiles’ feeding time every Monday and Thursday afternoon. (Source: wikipilipinas) Continue reading

Budget Hotels, Inns & Accommodations in Palawan, Philippines

Puerto Princesa City Guide: Where to Stay

A Plaza Hotel

  • National Highway cor.
  • Contact nos: (6348) 434-AAPH(4474) / 434-2272 / 434-1368 to 434-1371
  • Emails: frontdesk@aaplazahotel.com / sales@aaplazahotel.com / aaph@i.ph
  • website: http://www.aaplazahotel.com
  • Price Range: PhP3000 – 8500

Abelardo’s Pension

  • Telephone: (6348) 4332195 / Cellphone: 09274217474
  • Price Range: Php450 – 600.

Albon Pension

  • Lacao-Carandang Streets, Puerto Princesa City.
  • Telephone: (6348) 4348582
  • Email: albonpension@yahoo.com
  • Price Range: PhP850 – 1100.

Aldo’s Residence

  • Garcellano Commercial Complex,
  • Telephone: (6348) 4332195
  • Price Range: Php200 – 620. Colored TV; laundry services

Amelia Pensionne

  • Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City.
  • Telephone: (6348) 4337029
  • Price Range: PhP550 – 2000.

Aniceto’s Pension (WE STAYED HERE. RECOMMENDED ONE) 🙂

  • 71 Reynoso Street , Puerto Princesa City.
  • Telephone: (6348) 4346667
  • Cellphone: 09272059782
  • Email: arc_tess@yahoo.com.ph
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Palawan Complete Traveler Guide

A Palawan resort guide for the intrepid from top-end luxury and child-friendly family resorts to cheap and cheerful budget digs. Palawan dives, footprints in white sand, banca cruises, lost Japanese and even some preening giraffes.

Flights to Palawan, bancas and ferries 

Zest Air (formerly Asian Spirit, tel: [63-2] 855-3333, www.zestair.com.ph) and South East Asian Airlines orSEAIR, (tel: [63-2] 849-0100, www.flyseair.com) fly into Busuanga Island daily from Manila, during the “dry” season (November to April). This is the largest bit of forested real estate and it is at the very heart of the Calamian Islands.

Seair also flies from Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, to Busuanga. Air Philippines (tel: [63-2] 855-9000, www.airphils.com) serves Puerto Princesa, connecting it with Manila on a published fare of around P1,293 (US$1 = 44 pesos) and with specials around P793 (Sky Saver) and rock bottom cheap ticket promotions. And the WG&A Superferry (tel: [63-2] 528-7000, www.SuperFerry.com.ph) is another option. Continue reading

Up, up, and away: Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012

Finally Sunday came, and we’re off to witness the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012.

This year’s Fiesta re-ignited not just the hot air balloon burners but also interests in everything in flight: hot air balloons, training aircraft, helicopters, commercial planes as well as sky diving and paragliding. For four days, about a hundred enticing hot air balloons of different fun designs from a dog, to a panda, to a huge ice cream, floated above the enthusiastic crowd. Continue reading

Up, up, and away: Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 (Part 4/4 of Subic & Clark’s Adventure)

Finally Sunday came, and we’re off to witness the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012.

This year’s Fiesta re-ignited not just the hot air balloon burners but also interests in everything in flight: hot air balloons, training aircraft, helicopters, commercial planes as well as sky diving and paragliding. For four days, about a hundred enticing hot air balloons of different fun designs from a dog, to a panda, to a huge ice cream, floated above the enthusiastic crowd. Continue reading