Aniceto Pension House in Puerto Princesa

Before going to Palawan, I kept on browsing the net to find the perfect place to stay for two days and three nights. Staying in a hotel was a no-no for me. Who needs a cozy room when you’re away most of the time? All we need is a place to sleep with a nice bathroom of course. As I was browsing the net, I read some blogs of local travelers who stayed at Aniceto Pension House. Since most of their comments were good, I decided to make a reservation immediately.

I sent an email to the owner, Ms. Tess, asking for any vacant rooms on the date of our tour. We were lucky enough to have a room for two on those dates. Yey! And take note, no downpayment is required! 🙂 Here are some of the pictures of the Pension House.

From Rizal Avenue, take a tricycle and tell the driver to bring you to Aniceto Pension in Roxas St, Corner Reynoso St. P7 fare per head only.

Ground Floor

A mini-store that can be found at the receiving area in the ground floor. You can also rent the pc for surfing the net.


The living room at the second floor where some of the rooms are also here.

Room 25 was the room reserved for us, double room with queen bed.

Veranda at the second floor.


At the third floor, you can find the kitchen and dining area here. Rooms can also be found here.

The area where you can cook food and wash the dishes. Utensils are also available here. CLAYGO! Across the kitchen is the dining area with refrigerator. You can store your foods there but make sure to label your goods and don’t get anything that is not yours.

A sofa bed where can you can relax while enjoying the view of the seaside or reading books stored in the shelves.

Books that you can read while relaxing at the third floor.

Don’t forget to write your names here. 🙂


Area in the roof deck where can you relax and have some chitchats with your friends.

Smoking and drinking are also allowed in this area but be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of this area.

*****Laundry services can also be requested from the staff of Aniceto.******


Aniceto’s Pension House


71 Reynoso Street, Puerto Princesa City.

Phone numbers:



Email address:

Instruct the trike driver to take you to Roxas Street, corner Reynoso Street.

From Rizal Avenue, Reynoso street can be found at the end of Roxas Street, then turn right.

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bowen javier
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 12:33:38

    My wife and I were looking for a place to stay in Puerto Princesa.
    Can you give me the rate for 1 aircoon room with queen bed for us. May I also inquire the prices of these tour.
    City Tour-
    Underground River Tour
    Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour



    • babylhot27
      Jan 20, 2011 @ 02:15:48

      Hi! For hotel rooms, the cheapest is P1500 while for pension houses, room rates start at P650 per night (Aniceto). If you’re looking for a place to stay near the airport (walking distance), try Moana Hotel, Turissimo Hotel, Big Brother’s House, Balay Inato etc… Other places to stay, P7/head trike ride: Lola Itang – P850 (executive room), Bulwagang Princesa Inn – P1300/night with free breakfast (twin sharing).

      City Tour – P500 tricycle rental (back & forth)
      Underground River Tour – P1200/head
      Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour – P1300/head

      But it will be a lot cheaper if you’ll do it yourself. Kindly read our Palawan DIY tour for more details:


  2. norie
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 16:51:09

    hi there.. just wondering above comment.. you says read our Palawan DIY.. where is it ??


  3. mary joy bayani
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 08:03:33

    me and my friends are planning to have a vacation in palawan probably in september..just wondering lang po kung my room n mka.accomodate ng 5 or 6 persons at kung magkano po xa?. and peak season po b ang month n september s puerto pricesa at ano po n mga months ang hindi?

    more power.


  4. mary joy bayani
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 08:05:22

    sa aniceto pension house po ang ibig kong sabihin, kung my room po sila n makaka.accomodate ng 5-6 persons.


  5. anya
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 13:16:50

    hi g-nang! my hubby & i will be in PPS at the end of this month. we’ll be staying at casa fuerte, is it a good choice? we’re also planning to have a DIY honda bay tour, where can we bring our fresh seafood to be cooked for lunch? do u have a specific resto in mind? how much is paluto? can we also buy rice there? would love to hear from you the soonest…..thanks!


    • G-nang
      Apr 12, 2011 @ 05:13:54

      Did you already make a reservation at Casa Fuerte? It’s a bit far from the city and if you go back there late at night, trike fares might be around P50. I heard good reviews about Casa Fuerte but haven’t tried staying there though. Walls are made of sawali and rooms are not ac. If you would be going to Hunda Bay, try to ask the locals at Snake Island/Pandan Island to cook your foods with a minimal charge I guess. But since you’re only 2, why not bring take-out foods from Haim’s Chicken Inato or other restaurants so that you won’t have to cook. Most of the “paluto” foods are being grilled at the island. Steamed rice can also be bought there.

      Actually we’ll be going to Palawan for the second time on the 28th of this month but for the first time — with my inlaws… 😉 Hope to see you there!


  6. james
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 19:01:54

    hi, just want^to thank you for this very informative blog
    my family will be in Puerto by this june
    can i ask, is there a market in Aniceto nearby?


  7. james
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 19:11:03

    and how long will it takes to go to honda bay and to underground river from aniceto.
    your immediate response will be well appreciated :]]


    • G-nang
      Jun 02, 2011 @ 09:25:16

      If you would hire a trike in going to Hunda Bay from Aniceto, it will take you 30-45 minutes. Going to the underground river by jeepneys or buses will take you 3 hours. Hope this helps! 🙂


  8. Adriyelle
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 18:03:41

    Hello, just wondering, is it okay to go to Palawan by September/October? We were planning to have a vacation there for 3-5 days. He he. Maybe, you can help us decide. Also, we are planning to book our flights with AirPhil Express, do you happen to know any cheaper airlines? Ha ha! Thanks!

    Nice post, BTW 🙂



    • G-nang
      Jun 11, 2011 @ 05:34:28

      You can go to Palawan anytime.. 😉 And staying there for 4-5 days would be enough even if you go to El Nido. When it comes to booking, you can book Cebu Pacific, Airphilippines and Zest Air. They usually give promo or seat sale so better watch out for it so that you can get tickets at an affordable price! 🙂 Good luck!


      • carol
        Jul 27, 2011 @ 04:17:08

        can we buy seafood at the puerto princesa market nad have them cooked for a fee, just like in boracay?

      • G-nang
        Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:17:04

        Yup, you can cook food at Aniceto… Gas stove is already provided there. You can cook food and store left overs in the refrigerator. Make sure you label it or else it’ll get lost. 🙂

  9. carol
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 03:57:57

    Hi G-nang
    I’ve read your PPS blogs and am wondering if you still have the contact number of the person you’ve commisisoned for the city/honda bay tour.


    • G-nang
      Jul 29, 2011 @ 06:54:25

      Did you mean the contact number of the tricycle driver? I am sorry but we did not get his number. But you can ask any trike driver to take and pick you up there. Payment should be made after the tour. Or if you want, you may contact LEO (09108502952), our van driver last April, and ask for a trike driver that you can hire for the city or hunda bay tour. I am not sure if he still remembers me but he was our driver, courtesy of Gerald, for the Hunday Bay & City Tour. You can mention that if he asks who gave you the referral.


  10. Gwen
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 00:57:10

    Hi G-nang. My husband and I will be in Puerto Princesa next month. I read so much about Aniceto Pension because of its affordable room rates, I think I am decided now to stay there as well. May I know please how long it will take us to go to the Underground River from Aniceto? And do we need to have a reservation for the underground river tour? Or we can just pay there pag dating namin doon? And how much po ang rental ng van and tricyle going to underground river? Thank you so much.


    • G-nang
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 08:05:53

      Going to the Underground River takes 2 hours via private van and 3 1/2 hours via jeepney or bus. You have to get a permit & schedule in advance. You can do it on the day of your arrival in Puerto Princesa so that you’d be able to get your own preferred schedule of the UR Tour. Check here for the location of their new booking office. Enjoy your Palawan trip! 😉


  11. carolyn
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 08:29:16

    Hello G-nang

    We (me, my hubby and 5 year old daughter) are going to Puerto Princesa on the 29th of September for 4 days and 3 nights, and we are planning to visit underground river and hunda bay, are you aware, if our 5 year old daughter is allowed to go there? Thanks a lot….


    • G-nang
      Sep 19, 2011 @ 08:12:13

      As far as I know, there are no restrictions because everyone who takes the tour wear a life jacket and aside from that, having the tour is totally safe not only for adults but for kids as well. 🙂


  12. jinks v.
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 07:45:07

    hi ms. g. read your blog and thanks for sharing. 🙂 just like to know how many minutes travel time from the airport to aniceto inn? does aniceto provide airport transfers and guided tour too? are the rooms in aniceto have private bath? we’re planning to go to puerto this october.


    • G-nang
      Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:37:33

      There are rooms that have private toilet & bath like the room we occupied the first time we visited Palawan. Going to the airport from Aniceto wouldn’t take you that long, around 15-20 minutes I guess. They do not provide airport transfers but they can assist you with the guided tours. Enjoy your PP trip. 🙂


  13. Marie
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 00:36:37

    thanks for sharing in your blog, we stay at Aniceto Inn, the owner of the place is so nice and kind, and all the staff are accommodating, the rate is reasonable, they even helped us to booked for our underground river tour, during our free time we stay at the top of the pension house, so relaxing especially at night, where my brother drinks his beer while we drink coffee. Sooooo cool, luv it, we will return to Palawan and we promise to Tess that we will stay again in their pension house.


  14. junard
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 13:16:03

    My girlfriend and i will be visiting underground river and el nido on 02 May-07may, please give me good advice and suggestion for prepairing this trip.. We want to stay about 4nights to 6nights . where is decent overnight stay at el nido and puerto princesa we are looking for reasonable place to stay.


    • G-nang
      Mar 28, 2012 @ 04:32:09

      In Puerto Princesa, you can stay at Aniceto Pension House but in El Nido, I have no idea since we haven’t been there. But as far as I know, the accommodations there are more affordable compared to PP. Some say you can stay for a fan room at P200-300/night. Good luck! 🙂


  15. michael
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 19:31:26

    gud day ms g me and my wife would be going to puerto princesa dis coming may 23 for only two day to stay were could we find d cheapest tour package for under ground river and how much would it cost per person and if not much to ask is ther any other pension house you could recommend prior to aniceto pension that is good for us to stay for 2 nights and how much would it cost us thanks miss g


    • G-nang
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:42:10

      Hi. One of the readers here informed me that they would stay at Tres Pension because of the good reviews she found online. Haven’t heard of this pension house though but you could give it a try.

      She also mentioned the package tour she would be availing from this pension house:
      City Tour – Php 600 each
      Underground – Php 1,600 each

      Hope this helps! 😀


  16. Ray-ray Yan
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 02:36:18

    hi. good day…ahm i am looking for some place to stay in for my boss., he is looking for single standard room with airconditioned or fan with C.R. also. can you give some information about the demands of myboss….plz reply


    • G-nang
      Apr 14, 2012 @ 09:19:30

      Hi there. You may call on the numbers listed on my post to inquire of the vacant rooms at the Aniceto Pension House. I am in not related nor connected to that inn. 😀


  17. raul v. fernan
    Apr 14, 2012 @ 02:13:15

    Hi Miss G. I’m having a seminar there at Coron, Palawan next week and I want to stay in Aniceto Pension to spend my two nignts. Can you help me for that matter?I am looking for there cheapest room. Thank you


    • G-nang
      Apr 14, 2012 @ 09:22:22

      They have budget rooms. Kindly contact the owner, Ms. Tess through her phone number or email address which are listed on my post. 🙂


  18. prettyroseinpink
    May 16, 2012 @ 01:48:33

    may malapit ba na fastfood sa aniceto pension


  19. Audrey Redrino
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 07:12:13

    hi may mga alam ka po inn or hotel na malapit sa beach,transportation,resto,mall/grocery,market? na affordable for 4nights and 3 days?thank u.)))


    • G-nang
      Aug 06, 2012 @ 03:10:12

      Pasensya na pero sa Puerto Princesa kasi, walang mga accommodation near the Hunda Bay…. Maraming affordable inns, pension houses and hotels sa PP. Kindly search it here kasi may nakapost akong “Affordable accommodations in Puerto Princesa”.


  20. Pheng Yap (@phengpheng15)
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 01:04:32

    hi! You’ve got informative blog! I was wondering, after checkin at aniceto pension house around 12:30pm, possible ba na gawin ung honda bay tour sa hapon lang?

    Thanks! 🙂


  21. hitokirihoshi
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 09:40:58

    nakapunta na ako dito nito lang last week of September so fantastic place! I highly recommend this pension house.


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