Puerto Princesa, Palawan – The “City in a Forest”
Puerto Princesa city owes its title to its natural wonders. UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Kids will definitely enjoy traveling here with all the adventures and biodiversity the place has to offer. Anyone would lose track of time once you set foot in the cleanest and greenest city as well as the longest, navigable underground river in the world. This is truly one of the best family-friendly destinations in the Philippines.
Allow your kids to witness the beauty of nature’s wonders within the national park where the underground river is located. Go island-hopping, as the city is also the jump-off to commercial and secluded fine white sand beaches nearby. From Honda Bay, boats can take you to snorkeling sites and nearby islands where you can have family picnics and snorkeling activities. Indeed, it is touted as a “city in a forest” for good reason. This is truly an adventurous vacation for your kids at the country’s “last frontier” without worrying about losing modern conveniences. Everything in it seems to have a modern, rustic appeal.
How to Get There? The Puerto Princesa Airport is the main gateway for all arrivals and departures. It is located a few minutes from the city. Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirPhil Express, and Zest Air all offer direct flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa. Average flight time is 1 hour and 15 minutes if coming from Manila. If you choose to travel by sea, you can inquire at 2Go Travel, a ferry managed by Aboitiz Super Ferry that docks directly at Puerto Princesa from Manila.
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