The capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa is acclaimed as the Philippines' cleanest and greenest city. It boasts of a multitude of tourist accommodation and facilities that can be used as a jump-off to a wide array of attractions, both within and around the capital.
From beaches to wildlife reserves, mountain lakes to underground rivers, Puerto Princesa is at the heart of nature at its very best. Within the city itself there are local markets selling exceptional native products and museums showcasing the historical and archeological features of the province.
The city is readily accessible by plane from Manila and other major cities such as Davao, Cebu, Busuanga and El Nido. It is also the jump-off point for islands further afield, such as the mystical Cuyo island chain or the world-famous Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.
Palawan - Getting there
Major airport gateways: Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Sandoval, Busuanga and Cuyo. Distance from Manila to Puerto Princesa is 306 nautical miles.
Air transport: Various domestic carriers fly to Palawan's major gateways from Manila (20+ flights daily), Cebu (flights 4 times a week)
Water transport: Regular commuter ferries from Manila and Mindoro have scheduled stops to Puerto Princesa, Coron and Cuyo. (Manila - Coron approximately 12 hours, Coron - Puerto Princesa approximately 12 hours)
Honday Bay consists of several islets with beautiful beaches. It is the ideal place to go swimming, diving, snorkeling, island hopping and beach combing.