Brenda’s Short Travel Guide to Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Make sure to read the accompanying travel story for more details on Puerto Princesa Here: 3 Reasons not to miss Puerto Princesa.
We flew Philippine Airline from Manila to Puerto Princesa. It was about $200 round trip for all 3 of us. The flight was about 1 ½ hours. Beware though of luggage fees, you’re only allowed to have 10 kilos per person. If you need to pay for more kilos, make sure to call Philippines Airline ahead of time so you don’t get charged at least 10 times more.
Where to Stay:
Paboreal Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa
The address: Blessed Rd. – Abueg Rd. Brgy. Bancao Puerto Princesa
It was such a beautiful and clean hotel and the perfect spot to wind down after a very active day. The rooms were very big and maybe my favorite feature is the shower, the toilet and the sink are all separated into their own rooms. We stayed in room 1, which was 2,950 pesos a night. (roughly $56 USD) There was a queen bed and a single for Bailey, perfect for the 3 of us. Including breakfast. Their staff were all great and super helpful.
This hotel can arrange all the tours for you while you are there.
We stayed at a villa with 2 queen beds. Villa #D07 It was very clean, comfortable and it was $400 including breakfast for 3 nights. We stayed there during a weekday so it may be more for weekends. The Sunday we were there, there were 100 people on the island. On Monday and Tuesday, it was down to 40 guests in the whole island. Click on to our Palawan post to get more pictures.
Where to eat:
Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan – we went there twice and all the dishes were very good. This is where we had our Tamilok (woodworm) and crocodile sisig.
369 Rizal Avenue Puerto Princesa City Palawan
( Opens Daily Save Sundays Lunch 11-2pm; Dinner 6:00-10:30pm )
– You may call our Landline: (048) 433 2580
– +63 928 753 9621
– [email protected], or
– Ask your hotel front desk to call us.
The fish was so fresh and all the seafood cooked to perfection. This is a beautiful restaurant that asks you to take off your shoes so make sure your feet are ready to be bare. Also, it’s a very busy restaurant, make sure to have your concierge make reservations.
Along Rizal Avenue are many local fruits stands, make sure to stop there and purchase some local fruits like mangosteen and rambutan.