So, it’s your first day in our city which has been known for its subterranean river and some nice beaches. If you haven’t checked in any hotel yet, or haven’t done any advance reservation, you can ask for help from anyone at the airport or any tourist information center. If you want to see around the near area for a walk-in accommodation, you can do so. There are a lot of inns, pension houses and hotels near the airport to choose from. If pangs of hunger and thirst strike you early, there are cafes, restaurants and resto bars to go to. There are several banks and money changers to transact with your money if you need one.
Inside your hotel or any place of accommodation you choose, you can simply take a cool shower and doze off for sometime. Whether it’s air-conditioned or simply using an electric fan, there’s something to spend time for. The management could have prepared sumptuous foods or gigs for the night. If you prefer to go out and experience night life of the city, there are resto bars and discos waiting for you. Maybe, you rather choose to go malling then there are a few malls you can explore and where you can dine in restaurants and watch movies just inside the vicinity.
But you want to see more of Puerto Princesa City. One thing you can do is go to a city tour. It is usually done by a group of five persons and above. This tour takes the sightseers to historic places in the city including The Cathedral and its surrounding places, World War II Museum and the like. It also includes trips to tourist spots like The Butterfly Garden, The Crocodile Farm, Baker’s Hill, Mitra Ranch and bazaars for native products. If nature is your choice, you can travel to Sabang where the world-famous Underground River is located. Along the way, you can enjoy sights of small beaches, mountains and forests. Or you can opt for island-hopping at the Honda Bay where a few interesting islands are found.
People may interest you too. Then you can visit bazaars and markets where very accommodating people await you for your buys. They have their ready smiles and warm chit-chats even the guides and drivers who go with you for a day. You can also visit schools and universities like Palawan State University, Western Philippines University and Holy Trinity University for a feel of Filipino warmth and humor. If cultural minorities indulge you, you can witness their way of living and mingle with them. There are a few centers and places in the city where you can go for these things.
There are other things you can do in Puerto Princesa City even just for a day. You can go mountain-climbing, snorkeling in its not-so popular beaches, motorbiking even to the rustic barangays like in the West coast,or simply sunbathing anytime of the day. If you really want to win a friend in a true sense here, just try to reach out to someone who’s open and willing enough to listen to you as you listen to him or her too. The blogger might be.