Puerto Princesa

#1 26 May 2011 10:17:30

sybel_23
sybel_23
Jakarta

Puerto Princesa

Anyone here who had been to Puerto Princesa? Do you know any hotel near Sabang? Any advice on traveling alone in that place? Where can I contact local tour service? I appreciate any advice that you can share.Thank you.

#4 26 May 2011 12:06:09

kier

Re: Puerto Princesa

hi sybel_23..

hope this one can help....

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g1066071-Sabang_Mindoro-Hotels.html

have a nice and safe trip....:)

#5 26 May 2011 17:42:44

sybel_23
sybel_23
Jakarta

Re: Puerto Princesa

Will check lonelyplanet.com soon...thanks for that @funkydelicguy
@kier...Is Sabang in Mindoro? I'm going to Sabang Puerto Princesa where the Underground River is located....anyway, will check the site that you gave. Thanks.

#9 27 May 2011 18:31:33

fredo11
fredo11
Nice

Re: Puerto Princesa

Hello sybel,
i have been to puerto and Sabang in april 2011. Very nice places!!!
In puerto, we have sleep in the "Ibiscus Garden hotel". Very interesting price, very nice and quite bedroom, very nice garden...
I recommended it, realy
In Sabang, we have find the most wonderfull room and place in te world! ;) "Bambua Park resort"!!! Reserved the "Lotus Room" and enjoy!! ;) 
Palawan is a realy nice place where i comeback as fast as i can!
Bye

#10 27 May 2011 18:34:27

fredo11
fredo11
Nice

Re: Puerto Princesa

If you go to the Bambua park resort, can you say "hello" from fred and Laeti please! ;) The name boss is andre and he's a faboulus guy!
thx bye

#12 29 May 2011 07:06:45

rdjlazo@yahoo.com
rdjlazo@yahoo.com
puerto princesa

Re: Puerto Princesa

Hy Sybel,
If you will sleep in Sabang there are places you can spend the night, Sheridan
is the most modern and of course expensive. On eating after
the river trip I highly recommend Tarao, they serve buffet type
around $5 US  or order if there is more than 2 of you. Not
impressive outside but very tasty food. if you like veggie
dont miss chop suey with young coconut meat. Very delicious.
A must see if you have time Is Honda bay or El Nido 5 to 6 hours
from Puerto P but nice. Honda bay is 30 minutes drive from Puerto and less sites to see compared to El Nido and while in Honda go to Bato Bato  nice corals and colorful fish etc.
Pension Houses are similar to Bed and Breakfast or motels. Prices
are 1/3 or 1/2 the hotel are charging. Most are nice and clean.
Have a good trip.

#13 29 May 2011 18:44:01

sybel_23
sybel_23
Jakarta

Re: Puerto Princesa

Wow! That's interesting...chop suey with young coconut meat...this is something new in the Philippines I guess.I should taste it when I get there. Yes, I'm also thinking of island hopping in Honda bay but I didn't expect that it will take 5-6 hours to reach that place from Puerto Princesa (???) I'm getting excited about my trip there with all the information you shared. Thanks a lot.

#14 29 May 2011 20:42:57

TheOtherGuy
TheOtherGuy
Nappanee

Re: Puerto Princesa

The main drag, three-kilometre-long Rizal Avenue, is a deafening jumble of tricycles spewing noxious fumes. There are a few sights around Puerto Princesa, but hardly any in the city itself, which is why I treat it as a one night stopover.Seriously,I stay at least 30 minutes away from Rizal ave . If I wanted bad smells and noisy crowds I would just go to Manila.
  The Microtel is reasonably priced and not bad overall...Asiaworld resort is pricey but NICE.

Last edited by TheOtherGuy (29 May 2011 20:44:13)

#15 30 May 2011 06:41:20

sybel_23
sybel_23
Jakarta

Re: Puerto Princesa

TheOtherGuy wrote:

The main drag, three-kilometre-long Rizal Avenue, is a deafening jumble of tricycles spewing noxious fumes. There are a few sights around Puerto Princesa, but hardly any in the city itself, which is why I treat it as a one night stopover.Seriously,I stay at least 30 minutes away from Rizal ave . If I wanted bad smells and noisy crowds I would just go to Manila.
  The Microtel is reasonably priced and not bad overall...Asiaworld resort is pricey but NICE.

Hhmmm...your experience sounds awful. Anyway, these things aren't new to me...I should expect this kind of situation especially in the downtown area. I just wish it won't be rainy (and no typhoon!)by the time I get there.

#17 14 June 2011 06:34:32

honeyclotte

Re: Puerto Princesa

HI Sybel..Hope you will enjoy your trip in Puerto Princesa in Palawan. Also please help Save our nature. Please vote online to notomininginpalawan.com signature camping. Thank you!

#18 14 June 2011 07:07:34

sybel_23
sybel_23
Jakarta

Re: Puerto Princesa

honeyclotte wrote:

HI Sybel..Hope you will enjoy your trip in Puerto Princesa in Palawan. Also please help Save our nature. Please vote online to notomininginpalawan.com signature camping. Thank you!

Will do that..Thanks.

#19 15 June 2011 05:53:33

female_expat
female_expat
Makati

Re: Puerto Princesa

Great choice Sybel..

Palawan is definitely the most beautiful island in the Philippines, just make sure you get a malaria shot because the mosquitoes there are bigger than the average ...

I've backpacked the entire Palawan Island for a month. Don't forget to visit the most famous cave in Busuanga - it is breathtaking :)

There are accommodations there even if you don't prebook, you will always find something. The people in Palawan are very friendly and accommodating.

#20 15 June 2011 18:43:32

sybel_23
sybel_23
Jakarta

Re: Puerto Princesa

Thank you for the advice and information. I will include anti-mosquito lotion or spray in my 'things to bring' and no more shorts, mini skirt, and sleeveless shirts :)

I'm looking forward to this travel adventure because of the positive comments that I'm getting. I really hope I will enjoy it.

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