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Discover the Wonders of Puerto Princesa: A 10-Day Itinerary

Puerto Princesa is often underrated, with some travelers mistakenly believing there’s little to do. However, this vibrant city in Palawan offers an abundance of activities, from natural wonders to cultural experiences. Here’s a comprehensive 10-day itinerary to showcase the best of Puerto Princesa, perfect for anyone planning a trip to this beautiful destination.

DAY 1: Arrival and City Exploration

Morning: Arrive in Puerto Princesa and check into your hotel.

Afternoon: Embark on a city tour including:

  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral
  • Plaza Cuartel
  • Palawan Heritage Center


Evening: Enjoy dinner at KaLui Restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood and Filipino cuisine.

DAY 2: Underground River Tour

Full Day: Explore the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a guided paddle boat tour through the cave.

Evening: Have a relaxing dinner at Badjao Seafront Restaurant.

DAY 3: Honda Bay Island Hopping

Full Day: Go island hopping in Honda Bay, visiting islands like:

  • Starfish Island
  • Luli Island
  • Cowrie Island


Evening: Dine at Kinabuch’s Grill and Bar, a popular spot for both local and international dishes.

DAY 4: Cultural and Historical Immersion

Morning: Visit the Palawan Museum and Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum.

Afternoon: Tour the unique Iwahig Penal Colony, an open-air prison.

Evening: Stroll along Baywalk Park and enjoy street food.

DAY 5: Culinary Tour

Morning: Explore the Puerto Princesa Public Market to experience local produce and seafood.

Afternoon: Join a culinary tour with cooking lessons at a local home or culinary school.

Evening: Enjoy dinner at Wanderlust Café Bar, which offers a fusion of Filipino and international cuisine.

DAY 6: Beach Day at Tala Beach 

Full Day: Relax at Tala Beach—swimming, sunbathing, and engaging in beach activities. Watch the sunset before heading back to the city.

Evening: Return to the city for dinner at Guni-guni.

DAY 7: Farm Tour

Morning: Visit Mitra Ranch, known for its scenic view of Honda Bay and attractions like a giant slide and canopy walk.

Afternoon: Tour a local farm such as Farmbihira or Gintong Butil to experience farm life and organic farming practices.

Evening: Dine at the farm or head back to the city for dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 8: Day Tour to Tabon Caves

Full Day: Travel to Quezon town to visit the Tabon Caves, known as the country’s “cradle of civilization.”

Evening: Have dinner at your hotel.

DAY 9: River Cruise and Firefly Watching

Morning: Visit the Puerto Princesa Crocodile Farm/Palawan Wildlife Rescue Center, Butterfly Garden and Tribal Village, and Binuatan Weaving.

Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at Vietville, a former Vietnamese refugee center turned top-rated restaurant.

Evening: Experience the magical Iwahig River Firefly Watching tour, a boat ride illuminated by fireflies.

DAY 10: Relaxation and Departure

Morning: Do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs at local shops.

Afternoon: Visit Baker’s Hill, famous for its beautiful gardens and delicious pastries.

Evening: Depart from Puerto Princesa.

If you want a guided tour of the city, contact us at 0942-748-9310 or email [email protected].