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WATCH: What to see in a Puerto Princesa City tour

Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo -

PALAWAN, Philippines — Looking for a long weekend getaway?

If you only have a day to two days to spare for a holiday, roaming around Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan province in Luzon, could be your best bet.

The city tour can be booked via downloadable travel app Klook and it includes stops in famous city landmarks such as:

  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral and its adjacent Plaza Cuartel war memorial and park
  • Baker’s Hill that has snack bars, “pasalubong” shops and playground
  • Mitra House or the ranch and rest house of the late Filipino statesman Ramon Mitra Jr.
  • Crocodile Park
  • Baywalk, where international cruises dock.

If you want to try “tamilok,” a famous Palawan delicacy that consists of shipworms found in mangrove roots, there is a vendor outside Baker’s Hill and it is also served occasionally by local restaurants like Kinabuch and food parks that dot the Baywalk at night. Ka Lui and Badjao Inn are other famous dining sites.

For nightlife, one can try the city’s famed Tiki Bar, or book on Klook for a separate firefly watching tour in Iwahig, an open prison and penal farm.

The educational firefly watching tour includes a boat ride down a river garlanded by a thick mangrove forest, which at night, teems with fireflies, making one feel like it is Christmas in the middle of summer.

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