Thursday, June 6, 2013

Welcome to Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines!



This was my four-day, three nights visit in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

It took 1 hour and 15 minutes away by plane from Manila.

The weather was good and just comfortable for us to tour around the city.

HERE'S OUR ITINERARY: 
Day 1: Arrival, meet and transfer to hotel then proceed to city tour.

During our city tour, we visited the following: Crocodile Farm, 

Baker's Hill, Mitra's Ranch, 

Sea Port Area also known as Puerto Princesa’s Baywalk, Plaza 

Cuartel, and the Immaculate 

Conception Church


Day 2: Breakfast, proceed to Underground River Tour with Lunch

Day 3: Breakfast, Island Hopping (whole day)

Day 3: Breakfast, check-out, free time transfer to airport for return flight.
Welcome to Puerto Princesa Airport in Palawan

Already checked in!







After checking in and eating our lunch, we went out to tour around the city.


Welcome to Mitra's Ranch!



Welcome to Puerto Princesa City's Baywalk/Sea Port




This was written in Tagalog. I will translate  and paraphrase it for you in English. :)
Originally, this place was a military base. However last World War 2,  in December 14, 1944, Japanese soldiers burnt more or less 150 Americans alive. Those who survived swam in the ocean up to a place in which they called Iwahig. The remains of those who died were buried at Saint Louis County located at Jefferson Barracks National cemetery, Missouri, USA, last 1952.






Immaculate Concepcion Church



Not so crowded City in Palawan


Real Crocodile!!!! So scary!!!!!




This is a bakery shop. Some of their breads are yummy! I love their red hopia!







UNDERGROUND RIVER! HERE WE COME!











The sleeping Giant, look! Over there! Can you see his pointed nose? ^_^ They called him Saint Paul.


I am about to ride a boat! Yipee!


Clear!


Whoah!


Wow!







UR means Underground River! ^_^






Meet my travel buddies (from the left: Myle, Cindy, Me!)





Can you see the cave? That's the Underground River!!!




I must wear a life jacket and a helmet  for safety purposes.


Okay, now I'm on board!!! Hahaha!




We're inside the cave....Sssshhhh....keep silent. Bats are sleeping... ^_^




I did not post a lot of pictures here because you will appreciate more if you will be there. I hope you will understand what I am trying to say when you get here.





You should try to eat here at Badjao Seafront. It's more likely a fine-dining restaurant. The ambiance of the place during our visit was so relaxing. A pianist was playing a very great melody that time too! Perfect for a romantic date if you will go with your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/special friend! 


 I just love this bridge-type hallway of the restaurant! But make sure you applied you're reliable mosquito repellent lotion. 



This doesn't look so cozy but I just love how they set their tables and chairs. I also enjoyed their lights! If I may recall they have a very elegant chandelier.  Sorry, I couldn't find that picture.




With one of my travel sister, Myle.





DINNER BY THE BAY!












ISLAND HOPPING TIME!








SNORKELING TIME!!!!



TESTING MY GEARS. CHECKED!


WAIT! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM....SERIOUSLY!!!
  




with my friends



SO MANY FISH!!!














PICTURE PERFECT!

Okay, so here are just few of the things we saw under the sea. Are you ready?



























And final destination is the Luli Island in Palawan!








 










LAST DAY!








One of the happiest moments in my life...wasn't it obvious?LOL



SOUVENIRS!



Palawan is a wide island. I still need to go back here because I want to visit Coron and El Nido too!