Puerto Princesa

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Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean Underground River (photo by pusangkalye.com)

Puerto Princesa [The City in a Forest] is a city located in the western provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. Though the provincial seat of government for Palawan, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which it is geographically located and is therefore an independent area located within Palawan.

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  • Source: http://www.corontour.com/

    Coron Island Palawan is a wedge-shaped limestone island, with few of its coastal areas being covered by mangrove forests. It has seven lakes, famous of which is the nationally-acclaimed cleanest lake in the Philippines, the Kayangan Lake. It also has a number of islands with white beaches and...

  • Located near Pangulasian Island, it is also referred to as, "Snake Island," because of the fine natural sandspit (s-shaped sandbar) that "snakes" off it shores. The sandspit is clearly visible only when the tide is low. On both sides of the sandspit are shallow swimming areas.

  • Photo by tourism Philippines - alfonsator

    The history of Cebu goes way beyond 439 years ago when the island became a province at the start of the Spanish colonization.

    Long before that, Cebu was already the center of trade of what is now the southern Philippines, dealing with traders from China, Malaysia, Japan, India, Burma and...

  • Photo by Rey Dor from philippinebeaches.net

    Pagudpud, a 4th class municipality and a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon Island in the Philippines. According to the latest census, Pagudpud has a population of 20,385 people in 3,804 households.
    The town is bounded to the south by the town of Bangui and to the east by...

  • Source: pulagclimb.blogspot.com

    One of the most well-maintained “premier” national parks in the country, it is home of the nation’s rare and endangered species of flora (like the dwarf bamboo) and fauna (e.g., the cloud rat, kock’s pita, serpent eagle, Philippine deer, Philippine pig, etc.). It is also home to some of North...

  • This article was originally published on Vigan.ph. It is unedited by hiPinoy

    The major attraction of Vigan is its mestizo district which is filled with Spanish-style houses that evoke a bygone era when its people lived prosperously because of the Manila-Acapulco maritime trade. 
    For...