Puerto Princesa Palawan is indeed a gifted place. I couldn’t agree more with the usual saying people are boasting there- “a city in a forest”. While Puerto Princesa is already a city, they still maintain, conserve and protect their natural resources. But it doesn’t mean that you cannot witness what nature has to offer in this enchanted place. They have tourist spots of almost all kinds, white sand beaches and deep blue waters, Underground River, Ugong Rock Formation, outdoor activities like zipline and rock climbing, firefly watching and many more.
Iwahig Firefly Watching
This is the first activity that we did the day we arrived in PPS. You cannot simply find fireflies these days because it is only present in a healthy environment. If you want to see one or hundreds, it almost seems like a Christmas tree- then this place is for you as you will be amazed by hundreds of fireflies, enfolding each mangrove trees. You can also enjoy stargazing as you swiftly cruise in the river and taking pleasure in the serenity and calmness of the night.
1500Php- Van rental from PPS City Proper to Iwahig
200Php- Registration for the Firefly watching
|Photo from Mariel’s cam.|
100Php- Snorkeling Props Renting (Our Tour Guide actually gave us a 50php discount)
150Php- For Aqua shoes (good for the whole duration of the tour)
|Indeed a treasure.|
|The obligatory jump shot.|
|Shoreline in the middle of the ocean.|
Photos from Mariel’s cam.
|Sunblock lotion were all over our faces!|
|Truly breathtaking, picture did not do justice!|
|Meet my FUSHLA friends- from left: Mariel, Krisna and Iris|
|The shorelines were to die for.|
|Just clear waters.|
|Raining over there!:D|
The last two photos are from Iris’ waterproof cam (char) and the rest are from Mariel’s cam.
Disclaimer: All photos credits to the owners respectively. Photo edits/enhancement etc are done by yours truly 🙂
Rate: P1300.00 per person
FREE: Entrance to 3 islands, licensed tour guide, air conditioned van, buffet lunch
– We paid 50Php for the entrance in Pandan Island