Tubbataha Reef, Puerto Princesa

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Reef Wildlife Area
Witness the biodiverse wonder of Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site. Located the Sulu Sea, the reef plays home to some 1,000 animal and plant species, with plenty of manta rays, sharks, clownfish, and lionfish, plus endangered species like hawksbill sea turtles. It includes a colorful coral wall rising 100 m (328 ft), as well as two coral islands. If you like diving, don't miss the opportunity to delve into this top scuba attraction, but be careful as the currents can get strong. Above water, keep your eye out for some of the 100 bird species in the sanctuary. For Tubbataha Reef and beyond, use our Puerto Princesa trip builder to get the most from your Puerto Princesa vacation.
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  • This is one of the best places to diving. I went with the people but when they diving i snorkeling ( Not the same !! ), but all the people ( amateurs and profesionals ) said this is one ot the best. O...  more »
  • Excellent and pristine reefs with colourful coral and big fish. On 6 days of diving had whale sharks on 5 days. One of the most cleanest reefs I have ever seen in my life. Well protected and abundant ...  more »
  • This was my first liveaboard experience and I LOVED IT! Divemasters were some of the best I have ever met. Our boatman was so helpful and thoughtful which made gearing up a breeze for me. By the end o...  more »

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Where to stay in Puerto Princesa

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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