Unspoiled, rugged and brimming with life – Puerto Princesa is truly a natural paradise for those who appreciate nature’s splendor. And a trip to the country’s cleanest and greenest city is definitely something not to miss.
Sail across the waters of the South China Sea as you take a 20-minute scenic motorboat ride from the Sabang Wharf to one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature - the Puerto Princesa Underground River.
Follow a forest trail that leads to the river and experience the wildlife. A banca, paddled by a local boatman, takes you to the entrance of the cave where a single light illuminates the path throughout the tour.
The underground river features huge caverns with various stalactite and stalagmite formations that resemble fruits, religious images and other interesting shapes. The blue-green lagoon, towering trees and spectacular limestone formations are definitely a welcoming sight as you emerge from the river cave.
Look forward to a thrilling experience as you take an 8x8 amphibious vehicle to the mangrove river then go on a tranquil boat tour. During the Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour, a local boatman talks of stories about the trees that manifest a distinct root system.
Mangrove forests, which thrive where the saltwater of the sea meets the fresh-water, serve as a breeding ground for fishes and are home to a wealth of life.
To complete the Puerto Princesa experience, try the Sabang X Zipline! To get to the jump site, go on a walk along the beach, then follow a trail as you climb up the lush forested mountain. Suit up then brace yourself for the thrilling ride!
With a slight push, you’re on your way sliding down the 800-meter zip line which goes over the sea. Your feet skim the water as your ride comes to an end on an island by the beach.
Take a guided tour at the very own organic farm of the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, which is only 15 minutes away from resort. Led by the farm manager, guests are treated to a fun, learning experience.
A visit to Sheridan Organic Farm is never complete without a taste of delicious meals made from freshly picked ingredients, prepared by the resort’s very own chefs.
At the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, have fun under the sun and engage in various water sports activities.
According to Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa Managing Director Jacqueline Tan, “Besides from the other tours that we have out there, we also have our activities here inside the resort. We have our very own sports bar. And by night you can also do the massage here and you can try it wherever you want – by the beach, in the room or at our spa.”
Experience the extraordinary natural splendor of Puerto Princesa - a chance to be one with nature.
Until next time, enjoy your travels!