The City in the Forest is a nickname for Puerto Princesa. It is the capital city of Palawan with a booming urban center surrounded by tropical paradise. For those who wish to enjoy some leisure time without leaving the city, the Puerto Princesa City Tour can be the ideal trip for you. Explore the great places it boasts to locals and foreign visitors. Historical sites, sanctuaries for various animal species and a thrilling ride on a zipline or a fun horseback ride. All these sand more are what you will get when you join a Puerto Princesa City tour.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Palawan has a number of old churches scattered in the province. A Puerto Princesa City Tour will take you to one of the most popular and perhaps one of the oldest churches in Palawan – the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. It was first built on 1872 during the Spanish era and undergone major refurbishment in the 1960’s. Despite the changes and more than a hundred years passed, the church has maintained its original structure. In addition, wood carvings made by Iwahig Prisoners are found decorated within its interiors.
Another stop on the Puerto Princesa City Tour is the Plaza Cuartel, which is known for its dark history especially during the Japanese invasion. It has tunnels that served as a garrison for the Japanese troops and a prison for about 150 American soldiers during the World War II. Today, the place is considered a part of the town complex surrounded by old tall trees and benches.
Puerto Princesa City’s Baywalk
No trip is fun without any chance of picture-taking. During the Puerto Princesa City Tour, the city’s baywalk will provide you a lot of beautiful backdrops for your photos. Thanks to the clean and well-maintained landscapes of this new park which is also located near the port area.
Palawan Crocodile Farm
Palawan is famous for its biodiversity. Thus, despite the developments in the city, numerous sanctuaries and conservation centers around the area still exist. The Crocodile Farm or the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center serves as a sanctuary for crocodiles of different breeds. Having your photo taken holding a baby crocodile is a popular among tourists and is a great souvernir for a Puerto Princesa City tour.
Mitra’s Ranch, and the Binatuan Weaving center are also part of the Puerto Princesa Tour. A trip to Iwahig Prison and Penal farm is optional. If you would like to include it in your tour, make sure to inform your guide. For questions and bookings, contact Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours.
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