Manilenyo in Davao will go to Palawan!
Pawalan.. Palawan.. Palawan.. one of my dream destinations!
Back in High School, i dreamed of going to places here in the Philippines. I got facinated with historical landmarks from my History Classes. My second job gave me the opportunity to go to some of my dream places outside of Luzon like Cebu, Zamboangga, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao…the place i fell in love with. I was also able to go to Bohol.
There are only 2 remaining places i want to go to… Bacolod and Palawan.. then i think my Philippine tour is complete.
This November, i will have the opportunity to go to Palawan! Me and my GF availed the promo of Cebu Pacific and bought 2 roundtrip tickets Manila-Puerto Princessa Palawan for only P2,000.00 all-in! Yeah.. you read it right.. ALL-IN.. that means it already includes taxes and other hidden fees.
For a first timer like me, I’m finding it easy to know more about this beautiful place through the web. There are tons of sites, blogs, and forums that you can visit to know the information you want about Palawan.
As you can see from the picture above, Puerto Princessa Is just one of the areas you can go to in this small but rich province. Well, i can always go back to Palawan right? Next would be El Nido and Colon!
I always travel on a tight budget but ends up spending more.. well who doesn’t? I’m not the type who will spend much on accommodation and transport. I’m more on food and pasalubong!
So for first timers like me.. i hope this post can help you out.
Where to stay:
I don’t usualy go for an expensive place to stay.. Because we will only use it to rest – sleep and sleep and sleep after a long day of touring right? Also, i choose pension houses over hotels for the comfty feeling of still being at home even though your miles away.
I found two sites where you can easily find Inns and pension houses:
As of now, i’m thinking of staying either at Lola Itang’s Pension House or at Puerto Pension. So far these are the best places to stay that i’ve read (when i say best that means cheap, nice to stay, and near the tourist spots. It should have cable tv and optional WiFI – hey i’m a blogger!). If you have other suggestions.. please do leave a comment here.
Where to go:
Now this is the part where i’m getting overwhelemed. With so many places to go in Palawan, i’m sure our 2 days stay there would not be enough to see everything. Buti have identified some places i want to see…
- City proper – Puerto Princessa
- Honda Bay
- Iwahig Penal Colony
- Crocodile Park
- The underground caves! – Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
So for first time visitors, i suggest that you get a cheap Palawan tour package ike this one. I’m still looking for one now. If not, i think i have to plan for our itinerary. But a lot of people sugegsted that its better to get packaged tours specially for “quick trips” such as ours – 3 days 2 nights!
What/Where to Eat:
This is not a problem.. i can eat anything… hahahhaha! BUt i should be able to try the native delicacies of Palawan. I don’t knwo what Palawan has to offer in terms of their best dishes… But several sites on the internet has named Ka Lui to be a great place to eat. I will surely try it out!
Hmmm.. what is in palawan that i can take home as pasalubong?