To consider a spot that has it all and that quenches that mature crave for land and water escapade requires only an hour flight from Manila. Leaving the bustle of highly urbanized metropolitan necessitates the finger to do some few clicks and press the keyword on search engines: Palawan’s Puerto Princesa.
To imagine the inviting white powdery shoreline and the swaying palm contour through the coast unwinds a piece of one hectic soul. And since Palawan in general, is best known for water sports that includes island hopping, snorkeling, and kayaking; its important not to miss that it is also a diving haven for its many shipwrecks found along the seaside of Coron Island—a harmony for wreck divers. Certainly, the flourishing marine life in the Palawan coasts is remarkably among the best globally.
Subterranean Underground River—Photo courtesy of CoritS on Flickr
For tourists who already visited Puerto Princesa in Palawan, an eye catcher adventure site is worth manifold visits. Notably called Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park by virtue of Proclamation No. 835 on March 26, 1971, it is now included as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Located about Fifty Kilometers North (Saint Paul Mountain Range of the northern coast) of the City of Puerto Princesa, the National Park is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and Babuyan River to the east. Since 1992, the city government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park or St. Paul Underground River. It also became the finalist for the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” competition.
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