All you need to know about what to do, where to stay, what to visit, where to eat in Palawan, Philippines.
This past month of August I went to the Philippines. It was my second time visiting the Philippines and it was such an amazing experience. I visited a lot of places, including El Nido and Puerto Princesa, in Palawan, as you can see on the title of this post. I also visited Intramuros and the Venice Grand Canal, in Manila, and a few towns in Batangas; which I will talk about it in another post. On this post, you will find all you need to know about what to do, where to stay, what to visit and where to eat in Palawan, Philippines.
What to Do
- El Nido — There are a lot of tours to choose from, we did Tour A, where we visited a few little islands/white sand beaches (Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Beach, Seven Comando Beach and Shimizu Island).
- Puerto Princesa — Again, there are a lot of tours to choose from, we did the Underground River Tour, where we visited, as the title of the tour says, the Underground River. The Underground River is considered one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
Where to Stay
- El Nido — While we were in El Nido, we stayed at Casa Cecilia. We stayed there for 2 days and 1 night. The room big (we were 5 people), the bed was comfortable and it had WiFi, air-con and also a TV on the wall. Each floor has its own WiFi, so make sure to ask for the WiFi password of your floor at the reception.
- Puerto Princesa — While we were in Puerto Princesa, we stayed at the Marianne Hotel. We stayed there for 1 night and 1 day. The room was good (we were 3 people on this one), the bed was super comfortable as well, and it had WiFi, air-con and a electric kettle with a couple of mugs and coffee. They also had a pool (I wish we had more time just to go for a lil swim!)
What to Visit
- El Nido — Besides the tours, you can visit the local souvenirs shops. They were right across the street where we stayed. On these local souvenirs shops, they sell a lot of things, like keychains, fridge magnets, t-shirts, vests, and even things you may need for the tours, which can be really helpful if you forgot to buy those before hand!
- Puerto Princesa — We barely didn’t have time to explore Puerto Princesa, as we were doing the Underground River Tour all day, but you can do some research on the internet to see if there’s something to visit around your hotel.
Where to Eat
- El Nido — Jarace Grill: It’s a restaurant by the beach. Imagine eating fresh seafood, rice and filipino food with the sound of the waves in the background. Sounds peaceful, right? They also had a live band singing songs by request! Also, at the Seven Comando Beach, there was this bar place where they served a lot of drinks, snacks, meals, etc. We tried their special Buko-Halo, which is a buko (young coconut) with crushed ice, red/white sweetened beans, red/green jelly, maha (coconut pudding), with corn, ube and pinipig (toasted glutinous rice) on top. It’s super refreshing and it’s also one of my favourite filipino food!
- Puerto Princesa — As we didn’t have time to explore Puerto Princesa, I only tried the morning buffet at the hotel, which was pretty good, and they had a lot of options to choose from (fried rice, filipino hot-dog, scrambled eggs, sautéed green beans; as well as coffee, tea, milk, and they also have smoothies of the day!)
I have a couple more of posts about my trip in the Philippines that I will show you —hopefully— soon. As for now, I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Also, you can watch a lil YouTube video that I made about this trip here or you can click play below!
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