Puerto Princesa Palawan (DIY TOUR) Day 1

Palawan is one of the most visited places here in the Philippines not only by foreigners but by Filipinos as well. When PAL had their promo of Boeing 777, I immediately booked online two tickets for 3 days and 2 nights though I wasn’t sure of what to expect in our first domestic travel together. Hehehe. There was only one thing on my mind:  to have our monthsary celebration there for a change.

Getting a Palawan Package Tour did not ever come to my mind for two reasons: I don’t like to spend a lot since we are on a budget (and I believe that traveling need not be expensive) and I want to be in control of the time, spend it the way we want. Searching the net and joining forums really helped me a lot. :) It was pinoy exchange that gave me a lot of information about what to do in Palawan. Thanks to the pexers who patiently answered my queries.

AT THE AIRPORT, NAIA TERMINAL II – PUERTO PRINCESA

Our flight was scheduled at eight in the morning. We decided to take the MRT and get off at the Taft station. From there we took the cab that brought us to NAIA Terminal II. Actually, if we had enough time to spare, we can take a bus in going to the airport. After an hour of waiting, passengers to Puerto Princesa started to board the plane at exactly eight in the morning. We reached Palawan at around nine in the morning but left the airport at half past nine. Well, somebody took my tripod and dropped it on the floor when he found out that it’s not his. Grrrr! I hope people with that kind of attitude should vanish right away. >:-)

TIP: At the airport, you would see many tricycle drivers waiting for passengers and will approach you to take a ride with them. How much? It’s P50 for a ride. Just ignore them and walk straight until you reach the gate. Take the trike there and instruct the driver where to go. It’s only P7 per head.

We were about to leave the airport when a big guy followed us and offered us a ride but I ignored him. I told him that my “uncle” will pick us up. He kept on following us (see, i’m not that good in telling lies huh! lol) but we kept on walking until we saw Pizzito, a pizza house near the airport. Since we had breakfast at 5 am, hubby and I decided to grab some bite there. d(^_^)b

Then we waited for a trike. We were lucky to meet this trike driver whose name was almost the same as mine:  RENE: who happened to be from Moriones, Tondo. What a coincidence! @_@ Well, I took the opportunity to negotiate with him the Hunda Bay Tour. Most of the pexers told me on the forum that the tour costs P600. When I asked him of the tour, he said it’s P500 but I insisted to make it P400 instead. He agreed. Yey!

ANICETO  PENSION HOUSE, 71 Reynoso Street

After that conversation, he brought us to Aniceto Pension House, where I had a reservation for 3 days and 2 nights. It is located in Reynoso Street and owned by Ms. Tess. You can contact her through email: arc_tess@yahoo.com.ph and sms: +63927059782. 24 hour wifi access is also available.

How to reach the place by foot: From Rizal Avenue, take Roxas Street, walk straight til you reach the end of the street, then turn right. (Popularly known among tricycle drivers as corner Roxas St. and  Mabini St. at Quito )

HAIM’S CHICKEN INATO

On our way to Hunda Bay, we saw Haim’s Chicken Inato. Seafood kare-kare was our choice over the chicken inato. It only cost us P165 for: Seafood kare-kare (P120) & 3 cups of rice (P45). Well, it only has 1 piece of prawn, 3 pieces of small squids & fish cubes. Yummy? That’s what I thought…. but I was wrong!

HUNDA BAY TOUR – P1300 (Luli Island, Starfish Island, Snake Island, Pandan Island)

Upon reaching the wharf, there were no other people that I thought would share us a ride. Lucky us, a man in his fifties together with a young woman came a few minutes and inquired about the boat rental. With no hesitations at all, I asked the man if we could share in the same boat.  Instead of paying for the P1300 boat rental fee, we only paid the half of it — P650.

The first island we saw was LULI ISLAND. Luli came from two words – lulubog at lilitaw. You can see the island during low tide but it was hight tide that time, the ony thing that we saw was the cottage floating on the water. There were already people occupying the only cottage in that island. You can do snorkeling in this area if you want to. So make sure to bring goggles with you.

Next island was STARFISH ISLAND. We stopped there for a while. Mamang bangkero looked for some starfish and brought it to us. They are so cute! Of course, you cannot take them for they are alive…

Our last stop was SNAKE ISLAND. The sandbar has a snake shape. There are cottages that you can use for a small fee (donation). We had our lunch there or should I say merienda? LOL! Imagine having lunch at two in the afternoon?! The man we met  was Mr. Toto Benedicto, with a young Cebuana woman. Well, aside from treating us halo-halo which was being sold at the island, he also shared a lot of information about Palawan even his monkey businesses there. ;-P

At around 4:30 in the afternoon, they decided to go back at the wharf but I requested to drop by at PANDAN ISLAND. It is a private island a few meters away from Snake Island. I think, 15-20 minutes travel time. (What a  bumpy ride it was ! Big waves hit us at around 3pm) You have to pay P25 for the entrance and P200 for occupying the cottage. Only a few people were there… Since the beaches in the islands are not as good as the islands in Capones (promise, you will love Capones and other islands there in Pundakit!), we decided not to get off the boat. We also saw COWRIE ISLAND, a small private island owned by a businessman. Permits from the owners of the private islands are necessary.

Before leaving the wharf, we asked for some information about the name of the Bay. Others called it Hunda but for some it’s Honda. According to the personnel in the information desk, it’s name before was really Hunda Bay.

Me: Kuya, ano ba talaga name nito, Hunda Bay or  Honda Bay? (points at the tarpaulin)
FD: Hunda talaga ang name niya.
Hubby: Bakit naging Honda Bay?
FD: Kasi nagkamali sa printing ng tarp. Honda ang nailagay nila sa tarpaulin.
Hubby: Ibig mong sabihin yun na lang tarpaulin ang  sinunod? (sabay kamot sa ulo)
FD: Ganun na nga po ang nangyari. :(

SIDE TRIP TOUR: Mitra’s Ranch and Baker’s Hill

After your island hopping tour, you can also have a sidetrip tour to Vietnamese Village if you want to try the taste of Vietnamese’s noodles which unfortunately I forgot. :(  Mitra’s Ranch that closes at 5pm to have an overlooking view of Honda Bay (nothing more other than that) and Baker’s Hill which is good for photo op because the place is sooo nice! You can also buy hopia and other kinds of bread there. My rating for the hopia and pan de coco? 3/5.  Nothing special on the taste. :-p Engbee-tin is still the best! :)) After the tour, we headed back to Aniceto.

KINABUCH’S GRILL & BAR

It’s dinner time! Aniceto Pension is quite far from Rizal Avenue. I think you have to spend 15-20 minutes of walking. But I like to see more of the city looks at night  that’s why I encouraged my hubby not to take a trike and walk instead. You can also find Chowking, Jollibee and Mang Inasal along Rizal Avenue. But hey! You’re in Palawan. Why not trying to eat in one of the best restaurants in Puerto Princesa? It’s a new experience for us to try.

After 20 minutes of walking, we saw Kinabuch’s Grill & Bar, which is always full of life in the evening. I have read in some posts that foods in Kinabuch’s are great and not that expensive. What did we order? Hmmm.. no bestseller that’s why we ordered 2 Chix ni Buchs (P75 per order), 1 glass of iced tea (45) and 1 watermelon shake (P60). Every order is exclusive of 10% service charge. I think it only cost us P280.50 for our meal including the 10% SC.  All of the food servers were approachable and accommodating.  Kuya even made this unexpected pose for me huh! Two thumbs up for them! Wohooo! We’ll definitely visit this place again! :)

Of course, we were so full that’s why we took  a trike to bring us home. It was already past eleven then. We had a great day…… =)

DAY 2 in Palawan

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  1. Ej Madrigal
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 02:32:02

    Hi! Balak ko rin sana wag magtour package. Dalawa lang kami pupunta ng Palawan ang package tour ng Honda Bay 1100 per head. Do you think mas maganda na wag mag package tour? Thanks!

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    • babylhot27
      Oct 11, 2010 @ 04:50:08

      Hi Ej! Thanks for dropping by and reading my blog. Yup, mas makakatipid kayo kung hindi kayo magpapackage tour. P500 usually yung bayad sa tricycle papuntang Hunda Bay pero tawaran nyo na agad ng P400. Yung boat rental sa Hunda Bay is P1300. Compared to P2200, much cheaper naman yung P1700 di ba? Tsaka malay mo may makasabay pa kayo, pwede kayong magshare ng one boat para P650 na lang ang share nyo. Pero mas maganda kung solo nyo yung bangka kasi kahit magtagal kayo sa isang island wala kayong aalalahanin na may naiinip at gusto ng lumipat sa kabila. :))) Have fun sa Palawan!

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  2. Macoy
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 17:28:16

    hi, i really appreciate your blog. actually, i will consider all the info that you’ve mentioned sa tour namin. pero may tanong lang po ako. un po pang P400 na tricycle one way lang or two way? salamat.

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    • babylhot27
      Jan 24, 2011 @ 08:53:48

      Hi Macoy! Yung P400 na tricycle is balikan na. Inform nyo lang yung trike driver kung anong oras nya kayo babalikan sa Honda Bay. Babayaran mo lang siya kapag naihatid nya na kayo sa hotel or pension house nyo. Ganun din sa city tour, I think P500 or P600 sinisingil nila pero pede ka namang tumawad. :) Balikan na rin yun.

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  3. Titit
    Jan 25, 2011 @ 18:21:09

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your DIY tips with us, they’re really informative. =)

    I have some questions…
    (1) How much is the entrance fee to each of the islands?
    (2) Where did you order your lunch baon?
    (3) Are there sheds on the beaches?

    Thanks again! God bless! =)

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    • babylhot27
      Jan 26, 2011 @ 14:39:34

      You’re welcome. ;)

      No Entrance Fee:
      Luli (only 1 nipa hut)
      Starfish Island (no cottages)
      Snake Island (many cottages as well as paluto stores)

      With Entrance Fee:
      Pandan Island (P25; cottage P200)
      Cowrie Island (permit from the island’s owner needed)

      On our way to Honda Bay, we dropped by HAIM’s CHICKEN INATO. You can ask your driver to drop you there to buy food for lunch. Try their bestseller, chicken inato (inasal). Or you can buy at Snake Island.. foods there are kinda expensive. :)

      Wishing you all the best in your Palawan trip. ;))

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  4. Candy Clare Cacnio
    Feb 10, 2011 @ 03:26:19

    Didn’t you have any info in going to the underground river?

    Is riding a tricycle with four persons would be ok? Do you have any contact number of the trike driver? hehe

    we will be going to Puerto Princesa on March 17 to 19.

    There are lots of person who gave us quotations and they are too expensive on what you’ve said in your blog about the prices.

    I’m considering a van but I guess that would be much expensive right?

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • G-nang
      Feb 26, 2011 @ 11:34:16

      hi candy! please check my day 2 diy palawan tour post: https://justapieceofme.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/our-diy-palawan-tour-day-2/

      4 persons in a trike is okay, P7/head. I was not able to get the trike’s contact number. :( But most of the trike drivers are nice naman so you don’t have to worry.
      If you would be taking the jeepney in going to Sabang, you’ll get the earliest trip which is 7am. You’ll get there at around 10am. The UR TOUR is only good for 45 minutes so you can take a dip in some of the beaches and have your lunch there before heading to PP but make sure you’ll be able to catch the bus to PP at 1pm. Or else, you have to stay there for a night. :)) Van rentals usually cost P3500, well it depends how good you are at haggling. By taking the van, you can relax and have fun at Sabang and go back to PP late in the afternoon. Hope this helps! Enjoy your trip! ;)

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      • Candy Clare Cacnio
        Mar 05, 2011 @ 03:07:14

        thank u so much!

      • ybiang
        Sep 07, 2011 @ 11:48:08

        Hi. Your blog is really informative. We’re planning to go to PP next month. I would just like to ask how much it would cost us if we ride the jeepney from the city proper to Sabang? Where do we find these jeeps? And, how many hourse would the entire Honda Bay hopping last? Possible kaya na isabay ang Honda Bay hopping and Underground River tour? Hehe.

        Thanks a lot. =D

      • G-nang
        Sep 08, 2011 @ 04:40:34

        Take the blue multi-cab with the “New San Jose Terminal” signboard in Rizal Avenue. Alight at the terminal. You can ask the driver for the exact place. There are four jeepney trips to Sabang Wharf: 7am, 9am, 12nn and 2pm. BUS returns to Puerto at 1pm. The jeepney fare is P125 for Filipinos and P200 for foreigners. You can’t have the Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour and Underground River Tour at the same time. It is a 3 hour ride by bus or jeepney and 2 hour ride by private van. Honda Bay Tour, it depends on you… It can be a half day tour or a whole day tour.

  5. @rubydlsc
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 08:30:52

    Salamat! Very informative.Will go there this summer! :)

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  6. jecmac
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 04:13:15

    HI!!
    Good info on your blog.My sister and I would be going to Palawan this March and would also be staying at Aniceto Pension. From the airport, do I only need to pay Php 7 for the trike ride to the pension house? Also, any recommended place where we can have an early breakfast near Aniceto? Thanks!!

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  7. esmie
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 06:03:51

    Hi!! thanks for sharing your DIY tips..
    ask ko lang poh, nice poh ba sa aniceto? nagpa-reserve po ba kayo earlier w/o reservation fee? kasi ung friend ko po nagpa-reserve dun for april, ang sabi po sa amin ok na daw po un kahit wala pang reservation fee.. i just want to make sure na pagdating po namen dun ok ung reservation namen.. thank you! God bless! :)

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    • G-nang
      Mar 24, 2011 @ 13:52:28

      You’re welcome esmie. ;)

      Okay ang Aniceto, nice ang tao dun most especially the owner. Yup, nagpa-reserve ako dun via email without downpayment. Wala namang problema sa reservation kasi inililista nila yung names ng guest nila na dadating. May malaki silang notebook dun, you’ll see when you get there. ;) Enjoy your trip as well as your stay sa Aniceto!

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  8. timmie
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 11:58:40

    do you have the cel # of the tricy driver and his name.my family are going there on 17 arriving at 11am..is it possible to take the island tour from 1:00-4pm.?coz were short in time..at 18..we are going to underground rver..and 19 we are departing by 1pm…pls pls need advise.thanks

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    • G-nang
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 06:09:15

      Hi Timmie,

      I am so sorry… I don’t have the cp# of the trike driver but not to worry because you can find trike drivers outside the airport (along the highway) that can take you to Hunda Bay. Payment should be made when he brought you home after your tour. Don’t forget to haggle. Yes, it is possible to go to Hunda Bay once you arrive at the airport. That’s what we did when we went there a year ago. ;) Just take your belongings with you and keep it safe when you stay in the island for swimming. ;)

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  9. timmie
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 02:32:07

    wats the name of your reliable tricy driver.?
    kasya ba 2 adults and 2 kids sa tricy?
    from airport you went directly to honda bay and from there you went island hopping?
    thanks need info..im going there this 17.thanks

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    • G-nang
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 06:11:51

      Yup, kasya naman yung 2 adults and 2 kids sa trike. ;) Pagdating namin sa airport, kumuha lang kami ng trike sa labas ng airport (highway) at kinontrata namin siya in going to Hunda Bay. Dumaan muna kami sa Aniceto para iwan yung mga gamit then diretso na kami sa Hunda Bay for island hopping. Sinabihan lang namin yung driver kung anong oras niya kami susunduin.

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  10. iBetaTesting
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:16:08

    hi good day.. your blog is great and very informative. It give me ideas on where to go and what to do in palawan. Our Family will visit there this may. Ask ko lang po saan po yung mga beaches na naka lagay po sa third day niyo sa puerto princesa? may map po ba? Gusto ko po sana kasi isama yun sa itinerary namin. thank you po.

    Regards,
    iBetaTesting

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    • G-nang
      Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:47:28

      Ma’am, kung hindi ako nagkakamali sa Abueg Street yun. Hindi siya pwedeng lakarin kasi may kalayuan. Halos katapat po ng airport sa mapa. ;) You can take a trike in going there. Alam naman po ng mga trike drivers yung place, sabihin nyo lang ihatid kayo sa Nasin-aw o Pristine Beach. Magkatabi lang yung dalawang beach na yun. :)

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  11. Marco_G
    May 21, 2011 @ 03:16:47

    Hi, ang sarap basahin ng blog nyo. I believe that this would really help me, btw, i’ll be going to Palawan on june 16, as a graduation gift to my self. pero the problem is, mag-isa lang ako. hindi kaya ako mahirapan? kase ung mga rides ko solo lang, mukhang magiging magastos yata? i plan to get a package tour sa internet pero natatakot ako kse baka ung iba scam lang. any advice from you guys? I really need your help. or bka mamaya nyan once na andun na ko eh magkaligaw-ligaw ako. :) one more thing, kulang po ng isang digit ung contact number ng Aniceto Pension hous, at mgkano po ang rate nila? THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!! More powers to YOU. ;) GOD bless you.

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    • G-nang
      May 21, 2011 @ 03:49:31

      WOW! What a great gift to yourself! ;) You’ll definitely enjoy Palawan kahit mag-isa ka lang. Pero siyempre mas masaya kung may kasama.

      You can check out my other blog for Aniceto Pension here with contact numbers. Salamat at napansin mong kulang, I thought na-edit ko na yun before eh. heheh.

      Hindi ka naman mahihirapahan kahit mag-isa ka lang at lalong di ka rin maliligaw. ;) If you’re thinking na magiging magastos, uhmmm, tama ka kasi wala kang kahati sa expenses pero MAS MAGASTOS kung kukuha ka ng package tour. Well, depende sa pupuntahan mo. City tour — kaya mo na yun nang mag-isa. Underground — pwede rin pero mas maganda kung may makakasabay ka kasi P700 yung boat for a group, at wala pa akong nakita na solo nila yung bangka. Hunda Bay — pwede ring rent ka ng trike tapos makishare ka na lang sa bangka PERO hindi mo ma-enjoy kasi for sure sila ang masusunod kung saan magtatagal. What if you like pang mag-stay sa island na yun? That was our mistake last time. :D

      Kung gusto mo, pwede ka ring maghanap ng makakasabay for that tour kung plano mong makatipid. Daan ka sa Pinoy Exchange, marami din dung naghahanap ng makakasabay sa trip. Pero since REGALO mo sa sarili mo yan, enjoy the trip ALONE. ;) Good luck!

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      • Marco_G
        May 21, 2011 @ 06:01:03

        Thank you po sa reply nyo. questions po ulet, what if dalawa lang kme pumunta ng Hunda bay, mgkano ung babayaran namin each? at sa underground, magkano each? (kasama na ung fee at boat). thank you po.

      • G-nang
        May 23, 2011 @ 08:57:52

        I suggest you do the following:

        Hunda Bay Tour

        Trike rental: P400
        Island Hopping Tour: P1200
        Entrance Fee:
        Pambato Reef: P40/head
        Starfish Island: P70/head
        Snake Island: FREE
        Pandan Island: P50
        Lunch — take out is better ;)

        Underground River Tour
        Permit: P150/head
        Bus/Jeepney: P125/head
        Tour (Boat/Paddle) P700

  12. Leah
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 09:38:04

    Hi.. I was given a rate of 3,600/pax inclusive of city tour,underground w/ lunch,honda bay tour w/ lunch,hotel accomodation & airport transfer. Do you think mura na to?

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    • G-nang
      Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:40:35

      Would you be traveling solo? And may I know how many days will you be staying in Palawan? If 3N 4D ka, I think it’s a good deal na rin. But be ready to mingle with other people kasi may mga makakasama ka sa tour na hindi mo kilala. :)

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  13. Leah
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 09:38:55

    Just to add, we are 12 pax. Travelling period will be Nov. 25-27.

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    • G-nang
      Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:52:45

      Oh, I overlooked this one. If you would be traveling as group, it’s not a good deal. Mas makakatipid kayo kung mag-rerent na lang kayo ng private van for your tour. You can email me for more details. :D

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  14. odette m.
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:38:41

    thank you for posting our pizzito here. hope to see you eat there again when you “kambak” to puerto.

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  15. Krizanne
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 13:11:57

    Hi there!

    I’m having fun reading your blog :) I love traveling and in fact, a graduate of Tourism Management :) I’m currently working in an airline and I got an FOC ticket and I’ll be using it to go to PPS with my boyfriend.. I’m planning to have our 5th anniversary there :) Anyway, I’m wondering if you can help me.. I’ve made my itinerary but then not sure if this will work.. So here it goes :))

    Nov13 MNL-PPS ETD 0740/ ETA 0855
    Nov14 PPS-MNL ETD 1725/ ETA 1840

    Accom
    * Aniceto’s Pension House (I already sent an email to the owner :) )
    Itinerary
    Day1
    *Hunda Bay Tour
    *Baker’s Hill
    *Kinabuch’s Grill
    *Plaza Cuartel
    Day2
    *Crocodile Farm and Nature Park
    *Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    *Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm
    *Palawan Butterfly Garden
    *NCCC Mall/Tiangge Tiangge/Souvernir Shops

    Do you think 2days will be enough? I really need your help since this is my first time to do a DIY tour.. I have been to diff places but then it’s always under tour packages since an educational tour way back in college..

    I high appreciate your response.. Thanks :))
    Oh BTW, I sooooooo love reading your blog :)

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    • Krizanne
      Sep 12, 2011 @ 13:14:26

      *** I will highly appreciate your response..

      And BTW, may I know how much is your budget for your PPS tour? :)
      Thanks a lot :)

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    • G-nang
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 07:55:59

      Thank you for reading my blog! :) Well, you have a very good itinerary which is really doable in 2 days. :)) Clap clap clap!
      However, I have some suggestions you might consider.
      DAY 1: Airport ~ Aniceto ~ Hunda Bay ~ Mitra’s Ranch & Baker’s Hill ~ Plaza Cuartel & Church ~ Kinabuch Grill & Bar
      DAY 2: Palawan Wildlife formerly known as Crocodile Farm ~ Iwahig Prison ~ Palawan Butterfly Garden ~ Tiangge Tiangge ~ Aniceto ~ Airport
      There’s nothing much to see at the NCCC Mall, you’ll just get disappointed. Isetann or Ever is way better than this mall.
      Always be aware of the time on DAY 2 so that you’ll have enough time to go back to the airport prior to your departure.
      Have a safe flight and enjoy your first ever DIY trip. *winks

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  16. Krizanne
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 13:38:22

    Thanks much :))
    I’ll give you an update :))

    Oh btw, are there any other things that we can do in Mitra’s Ranch other than zipline?

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  17. Gwen
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 05:48:39

    Hi G-nang. Just want to ask your opinion kung saan mag okay kumain sa Kinabuch or Badjao Seafront Restaurant? thank you.

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    • G-nang
      Sep 29, 2011 @ 10:25:54

      Sa Kinabuch kasi, affordable yung meals at masarap din naman. Sa Badjao Seafront Restaurant naman, pricey pero masarap din according sa mga nakakain na dun. Kung baga, sa P500 marami ka ng mao-order sa Kinabuch pero kung sa Badjao yun, baka isa o dalawang meal lang. But if you are willing to splurge in food, go to Badjao Seafront. Kaso may kalayuan lang unlike Kinabuch na nasa Rizal Avenue lang.

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  18. Krizanne
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 08:06:54

    Hi Ms G-nang..

    Kindly check this :))

    0740-0855 flight time to PPS
    0855-0915 check out time
    0915-1000 breakfast
    *** trike rental 500
    1000-1015 drop by at Aniceto
    *** 0927 205 9782
    1015-1030 depart for Sta. Lucia Wharf
    1030-1600 Honda Bay Island Hopping
    1600-1630 back to Sta. Lucia Wharf
    1630-1730 Mitra’s Ranch & Baker’s Hill
    1730-1800 back to Aniceto
    1800-1900 travel to Brgy Iwahig
    ** trike rental P700
    1900-2030 Iwahig River Cruise
    2030-2130 back to Aniceto

    0800-0900 breakfast
    0900-1000 Palawan Wildlife
    1000-1030 Iwahig Prison
    1030-1100 Palawan Butterfly Garden
    1100-1200 Lunch at Kinabuch’s
    1200-1500 Free time :))

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    • G-nang
      Oct 23, 2011 @ 14:57:18

      Hi Krizanne! I am just wondering why you have to go back to Aniceto from Bakers Hill. Going back would take you around 30-45 minutes because of the traffic condition at night. Why not go to Brgy. Iwahig right after your tour to Bakers Hill? Aside from that you can do lots of things at Mitra’s Ranch. Try the zipline there or go around. You’ll definitely enjoy the view of the islands in Hunda Bay:)) And for sure 30 minutes won’t be enough to spend at the Bakers Hill. It’s beautiful at night… After having photo-shoot with the life-sized statues and buying pastries/breads, take time to enjoy and relax at the backyard of the bakery. You’ll surely enjoy what you’ll definitely experience there. Kinda romantic… and relaxing as well. :)) You can also have your dinner there before having your River Cruise. In that way, you would be saving time and money. :))

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  19. Krizanne
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 23:18:37

    Hi Ms G-nang :)
    I’m thinking to drop our things off that’s why we’ll go back to Aniceto..
    Anyway, I didn’t know that traffic will take about 30mins, heheh..

    BTW, have you tried the Firefly Watching?? :)

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    • G-nang
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 07:25:09

      No, we haven’t tried that yet… When we went there for the first time, I did not include it in our itinerary because I have learned from other pexers their experiences that were not so good. Maybe the best time to do that is during dry season. Only a few comes out if it’s raining, based on what I have learned. This is not to disappoint you… just weigh your options.

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      • joy :)
        Jan 03, 2012 @ 12:46:31

        hi! it will be our first time in pp and no idea at all..we’re family of 9. we will be having 4d 3n trip…be arriving 1:30pm at pp and be back on the last day at 5:30pm.
        can you help me with itinerary that will enjoy by elderly and kids together..hirap ng combination noh..si lolo/lola at mga apo…nahihilo kasi ako sa mga pipiliin kong puntahan as per blog here..its all helpful though..and alam mo na budget wise..dun sa acietos ba un i tried emailing pero wala pang reply..kya dko alam san inns ok..pag mgbbeach kme may cottages ba dun and may fee?
        parang boracay lng din ba?

      • G-nang
        Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:52:11

        It would be best if you would give them a ring. Here is the contact number of Ms. Tess: (048)4346667; 0927-2059782. Since combo ng kids at elderly ang kasama ninyo, better kung mag-rent kayo ng van instead of taking tricycle for your tours. Kindly search here na lang my other post “van rental in palawan”. :D Regarding the itinerary, hmmm… please check if doable ito:
        Day 1: Arrival – Check in – Get a permit for Underground Tour – Tiangge Tiangge for souvenirs
        Day 2: Hunda Bay tour (half day/whole day tour)
        Day 3: Ugong Rock Spelunking (for kids & adults) – Lunch in Sabang – Underground River Tour
        Day 4: City Tour (Mitra’s Ranch, Bakers Hill, Palawan Wildlife and Rescue Center, Butterfly Garden) – Departure (at 3pm)
        Always start your tour EARLY… :) Good luck in your preparation!

  20. Gavie & Mommie
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 09:59:43

    Been reading all the post and blogs. planning to travel next year with 8 adults and 10 children….( Lord have mercy on me:-), I been looking for a place to stay where I can actually cook….your blog site is very helpful. I stayed in a hotel in PP back in early 2009….only two of us, but now I will be with a herdful of relatives…..it will be fun, Aniceto’s seems like the place to be then:-) I will keep on reading, thank you very much!!!!!!

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  21. Mesh
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 14:14:02

    hello poh!!! i’m planning to go to Palawan just for a backpacking tour with my friend..gusto ko lang po malaman if u have the idea how much po ang rent ng tricycle for a city tour.. we just plan to visit mitra’s ranch, baker’s hill, cathedral and baywalk…accessible lang po ba ang mga tryke doon??…thanks….i’m meshiel from cebu

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    • G-nang
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:03:53

      Hi there! If you would rent a trike for city tour, I suggest na Mitra’s Ranch, Bakers Hill, at Crocs Farm ang puntahan ninyo. Kasi as far as I know, yung P500 is good for 4 hours lang. Kung pupunta pa kayo sa cathedral at baywalk, baka hindi ninyo ma-enjoy ang pamamasyal sa labas ng city. Don’t worry, pwede naman kayong pumunta sa Cathedral at Baywalk through walking or riding a trike, P8/head lang ang bayad. Kahit saan may trike.. San nga pala kayo mag-i-stay?

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      • Mesh
        Jan 19, 2012 @ 14:45:04

        thanks poh sa reply..i appreciate it…we’ll stay sa Duchess Pension HOuse malapit sa NCC mall pra if in case meron kami gustong bilhin malapit lang sa mall and i heard malapit lang din po yun sa airport.. tama po ba?

      • G-nang
        Jan 31, 2012 @ 23:40:50

        Yeah, mas malapit compared sa Aniceto. Yung NCC mall, maagang magsara. I think 6pm closing nila. :) Kakaiba noh? Hehehe… but don’t worry pwede naman kayong pumunta sa palengke kasi may bukas dung grocey kahit gabi na. Yung malapit sa jollibee.

      • Mesh
        Feb 02, 2012 @ 12:50:51

        hello po ulit Ms G-nang,,, malapit lang po ba ang mitra’s ranch sa baker’s hill…we plan hindi nalang po mag.rent ng tryke kasi target lang po namin puntahan sa labas ng city ay mitra’s ranch at baker’s hill….posible po bang lakarin ang baker’s hill from mitra’s ranch…??? or marami lang po bang tryke sa labas ng mitra’s ranch??? gusto lang po namin na mag.explore all by ourselves…at hindi po ako sure kung pwede pero posible po bang maka.dala nang hopia from baker’s hill to the airport sa pag-uwi po namin…??? wala din po akong idea kung magkano ang terminal fee sa Puerto Princesa airport…maraming salamat po sa inyong magiging reply…

      • G-nang
        Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:19:25

        Naku, halos magkatabi lang yung dalawang place na yun. :)) Siguro dalawang tumbling lang ang pagitan. hehehe. ;) Kung umaga kayo pupunta dun, no need na para mag-rent ng trike kaya lang marami kayong sakay at babang gagawin. At siyempre, lakad… Hindi lang ako familiar sa mga ruta ng sasakyan dun pero walang mga sasakyang dumadaan mismo sa lugar. Siguro maglalakad pa kayo to reach the Bakers and Mitra’s. Puro private cars at rented trike ang makikita sa kalye dun eh. Regarding sa hopia, yes… pwede naman. Ako nga, 3 box ang inuwi ko. Pero yung expiration date within a week lang ha. Take note of that. Last year, it was around P50 na terminal fee. Good luck sa PP trip! :)

  22. RYEN
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 03:30:44

    Hello Ms. G-nang…

    I was wondering po..ung rent po ba sa Boat for Island Hopping 1,300 pa rin kahit half-day lang ang tour? Any Ideas po? Me and my Partner would like to do the hallf day island hopping sa 1st day then sa 2nd day ung underground river tour. sa 3rd day ksi nmin uwi na kmi ng manila ng 10 AM.. so wla kami masyado magagwa sa last day. never mind the city tour.. hehehehe.. pwede nman dmaan ng Baker’s Hill after ng Island Hopping to buy their famous hopia..

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    • G-nang
      Feb 23, 2012 @ 05:42:38

      Yup, it’s P1300 half day man or whole day. Much better kung meron kayong makaka-share sa boat, in that way, half the price na lang ang babayaran ninyo. :))

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  23. lamitanbabe
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 19:51:54

    Hello. Your blog is very informative and entertaining. I’m planning a trip for 2 in June. Nahihilo ako kung ilang araw ba enough sa Puerto kasi plano ko Puerto for 4 days and then go to El Nido for 4 days. Sa tingin mo, ok na yon?

    I haven’t finalized my itinerary yet pero siyempre priority young Underground river. Also, foodies kami so hinahabol din namin yong good restaurants.

    Any thoughts?

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    • G-nang
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:25:40

      Thanks for the compliment. :D How many days ba ang vacay mo? 8 days? I think 3 days is enough na to spend for Puerto Princesa Tour. Then yung 1 day i-allot mo for going to El Nido. I’ve heard it takes 8 hours to go there. Pagdating ninyo sa Puerto, go to the Booking Office of UG Tour to make sure na makapunta kayo dun. Usually kasi nagkakaubusan ng sched eh. Last year, the day after next na yung nakuha kong schedule. Punuan na kasi that time then hapon pa pero we were able to take the tour at an earlier time. Nagawan ng paraan ng van driver namin. :) Good restaurants? Madami na ngayong bago dun… Maybe you could give them a try. Pero pare-pareho silang matagal ang service. Lipas na ang gutom mo bago pa dumating yung food. hehehehe…

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  24. katrina s. bascos
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 12:53:31

    hi, very informative po ang blog nyo.gabi na po kasi kami makakarating ng palawan then second day we are planning to go to underground river ng umaga pagkatapos po hapon hunda bay hopping po kami. possible po kaya yun? kulang po kasi sa time and ang mali ko dun di ko nakita yung travel time nung nagbook ako sa cebupac. parang one whole day lang kami.. :( please help with our itinerary thanks!

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    • G-nang
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:51:52

      Underground River the day after your arrival? Mukhang imposible yun.. Kukuha ka pa kasi ng schedule sa Booking Office. Pero kung nag-vail ka ng package tour in advance, posible pang makapag-UG kayo kasi yung mga agent, kumukuha ng sched earlier. Regarding your itinerary, you may email me the details (date & time of arrival & departure) :)

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  25. katrina s. bascos
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 13:06:24

    hi mis g-nang,
    isa pa pong tanong, san po kami pwede kumuha ng permit for underground at mga anong tym kaya pwede? kasi second day namin ng umaga is underground,,

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  26. G-nang
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 04:36:45

    Thanks Fhaye for finding my blog helpful to your travel plans. Yes, lahat ng nabanggit ko sa blog ko is good for a group na… basta kasya sa trike. Take note, trike lang ang sasakyan mo if you want to cut cost ha. Yung sa Hunda Bay, P1300 is good for one boat. Kung may makakasabay kayong iba na pwede ninyong makasama sa boat, the better. Kasi mas liliit yung expenses ninyo. :)

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