Puerto Princesa Sightseeing
At the center of the island of Palawan, you will find the city of Puerto Princesa. Like every other province in Palawan, this city is a tropical paradise on its own. It is a bustling city that boasts of modern facilities, but it is surrounded by virgin rainforests and pristine white beaches that are literally just hours away from the city. So, naturally, Puerto Princesa sightseeing can be truly memorable.
Puerto Princesa View Decks
You can drop by Buenavista View Deck for the breathtaking view of Ulugan Bay. In truth, there are several view decks that allow people to see the panoramic views that Puerto Princesa has to offer.
You can also drop by Salvacion View Deck. This offers a peaceful respite after a long trip. You will have a great view of Honda Bay and the surrounding islets.
Another view deck that you should visit is Sta. Monica Ranch which is located atop a hill that offers a splendid view of the bay.
The same view is offered by Baker’s Hill which is just a few yards away from Sta. Monica Ranch. You can also find sumptuous goodies here.
Your Puerto Princesa sightseeing cannot be complete if you leave without seeing the whole city. If you really want to have a good view of Puerto Princesa, you should try Cleopatra’s Needle. This 1,600-meter mountain has challenged many mountaineers for years. The view at the top, however, is truly remarkable.
Sta. Monica Heights
Puerto Princesa sightseeing may take you to various nature parks in the city. One of these parks is Sta. Monica Heights which is where City Hall is also located. Not far from this area is baywalk which is perfect for leisurely walk at sunset. From the bay, you will have a great view of the mountains and seas.
The Provincial Capitol, City Coliseum and Freedom Park
The Provincial Capital ground has a big square where people usually gather at the end of the day to wind down and enjoy occasional concerts and performances. You should also visit City Coliseum and Freedom Park across it. This park has a fairly impressive landscaping.
If you have your children with you, you should bring them to Enchanted Garden. Not only will your children have fun, you will also enjoy the exciting rides. This place offers a deep forest garden where you and your family can eat while enjoying the relaxing garden atmosphere.
Puerto Princesa sightseeing can be fun for families. There are many places that you can visit. Aside from Enchanted Garden, you can go to Kuyba Almoneca. You will find a bat cave, a chapel and a restaurant. This place is perfect for holy retreats.
One of unique Puerto Princesa sightseeing treats is Vietnamese Village that is located in Sta. Lourdes. This used to be a Vietnamese asylum. This is where refuge seekers from Vietnam came in the late ‘70s. Many of these refugees have been repatriated. Still, you will enjoy the Vietnamese atmosphere of this village. You should also try the varieties of noodle soups that are sold in Viet Ville restaurant. The restaurant also offers various Vietnamese cuisines that you will enjoy.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Your Puerto Princesa sightseeing will not be complete if you don’t visit Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. The highlight of this park is its 8.2 kilometers underground river. What is remarkable about this river is that it passes through a cave before it empties itself into South China Sea. Before you can enter the cave, you will have to pass through a clear lagoon with ancient trees growing at its edges. You will see various animal species on the beach. Aside from the boat ride, you can also enjoy bird watching in this park. You can also do some mountain trekking as well.
Puerto Princesa sightseeing is a truly remarkable experience. There are so many things to see and to do. You don’t even have to visit the rest of Palawan just to have a wonderful Palawan experience.