Puerto Princesa Underground River, Puerto Princesa

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Voted one of the new seven wonders of nature and listed as a World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Underground River is reportedly the longest navigable underground waterway on earth. The area is a designated national park and home to the diverse wildlife of bats, reptiles, primates, sea snakes, and other marine creatures. You may run into monkeys and komodo dragons resting in the lush vegetation that surrounds a small blue lagoon at the cave's mouth. Hop on a boat and embark on a journey down the river, winding through a massive cave. See sleeping bats and stalactites hanging from the ceiling like shreds of petrified drapery. In 2010, geologists discovered another level inside the cave with small waterfalls and a large dome rising 300 m (980 ft) above the water. Add Puerto Princesa Underground River to your Puerto Princesa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puerto Princesa trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Really enjoyed the excursion. Took us all day and the tour took us to and from our hotel. Tiring but enjoyable. It was a lot of travelling though. And lots of bats so bear that in mind if you don't li...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The underground river was amazing! Truly one of a kind! Its a must see when your in Palawan! This was definitely a highlight of our trip. Its about 1hr and 20 min away puerto princesa, but the drive t...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The actual tour through the caves was awesome. You are issued with an individual audio device that you listen to while on the paddle boat - it tells you about the history and areas within the caves. V...  more »

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The main urban area on the east coast provides the bulk of accommodations for visitors to Puerto Princesa. Choose from a rich variety of large resorts, relaxing spa retreats, and eco-lodges, with many nudged up as close as they can get to the beaches and offering sea views. More basic accommodations include side-street guesthouses and dormitory-style hostels, while wilder options can be found sitting in privileged places along the coast to the north and south.
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