Category: Palawan

Puerto Princesa, Palawan: Spectacular Scuba Diving in Honda Bay with Cooper’s Beach Resort

On our tour of northeast Puerto Princesa, one of the resorts we visited was Cooper’s Beach Resort. I was surprised to discover that they offered scuba diving in Honda Bay, as I’ve gone snorkeling a few times before on the popular island-hopping excursions to Pambato Reef and Luli Island, which left...

67th Heaven Holiday Resort: The Finest Beach Retreat in Northeast Puerto Princesa

After the festivities of the Puerto Princesa Underground River Day, the Puerto Princesa Tourism Office took me and the other bloggers who remained after the media tour to the less-visited northeast coast of Puerto Princesa, along Honda Bay. Named after the kilometer marker where it is situated, 67th Heaven Holiday Resort...

Canvas Boutique Hotel: Avant-Garde Art Hotel Opens in Puerto Princesa

A bright four-storey structure tucked between mango, santol and acacia trees, Canvas Boutique Hotel truly makes a statement right along the Puerto Princesa North Road in Barangay San Miguel, just north of Junction 1. Currently on its soft opening phase, the 49-room hotel opened only last November 15. As the first...

Blue Palawan Beach Club: Beachfront Casitas in the Heart of Puerto Princesa

During the “Bonggang Bakasyon sa Puerto Princesa” tour in celebration of Puerto Princesa Underground River Day, I stayed with two contest winners and their companions at Blue Palawan Beach Club, one of the newer resorts located at the heart of the city. I was looking forward to my stay at...

Baragatan Festival 2015: When Palawan Cultures Converge

As the summer winds down to give way to the first rains of the monsoon, the city of Puerto Princesa hosts the “last hurrah” of the season called the Baragatan Festival, celebrating the province’s faceted heritage and culture. Rooted in the Cuyonon word for “meet” or “gather”, the name of this annual...