Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Our Palawan tour started and ended up in Puerto Princesa, and it wasn’t the city I expected.

Our adventure on Baker’s Hill, Butterfly Garden and Underground River begins now!

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Baker’s Hill

We arrived in the beautiful place of Palawan hungry and tired. So, before our next ride to El Nido, we were brought to a very calm place called Baker’s Hill.

We had Hopia, a Chinese-Filipino pastry that is usually filled with bean or meat. This is also a pastry that Baker’s Hill is famous for. It tasted good but I’ve tasted a better version around Manila.

They have a lot of statues and picturesque places around the area which is perfect to fill up your Instagram feed.

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Butterfly Garden

The next place we stopped by was the Butterfly Garden.

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Inside the Garden are different reptiles and insects that are caged. Not a big fan of these species but it was nice to know a little bit about their habitat and life cycle.

It was just like how it was back in 4th grade.

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They also have a spot for the native Filipinos. These citizens came all the way from the mountain to represent their culture and sell their man-made products. They also have a pet snake that you can hold if you’re brave enough.

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Underground River

On our last day in Palawan, we moved back to Puerto Princesa and went to our final destination, the Underground River.

Before we arrived at the said place, we took a 30-minute boat ride to a certain island where the river is at.

Not familiar with boats, but there was another boat ride to get inside the “underground river.”

We were given a gadget to listen to an automated voice explaining everything that was happening inside the cave. They did this to lessen the noise inside and to help preserve the cave.

To be completely honest, I got a little scared for the reason of falling down considering the distance between the water and the edge of the boat. It was still a fun and thrilling experience.

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Puerto Princesa presented a city I wouldn’t expect.

Calm atmosphere, happy residents and good locations to visit.

If you are planning to visit Palawan, then quickly stop by Puerto Princesa and explore its wonders.

 

x

Tep

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