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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  • When I first read about the Subterranean River in Puerto Princesa, Philippines—which was featured as one of the new World’s Seven Wonders of Nature—and read about the many species living in the cave i...  more »
  • Nature at its best, the beauty of God's creation. The cave is stunningly carved by nature which evokes an artistic mind from its visitors. So relaxing to travel inside the cave  more »
  • From the main city of Puerto Princesa it takes about 2 - 2.5 hrs via van to arrive. There is a small boat to take you to the actual island area where the cave entry is. It’s inspiring to see how well ...  more »
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