‘Puerto de la Pricesa’
The island of Palawan in the Philippines may be virtually unknown if there is no Puerto Princesa. Precisely because, logically speaking, it is the capital of the said island. Puerto Princesa City’s prestige as the capital of the Palawan Island goes beyond formality. It is all because of the beautiful assets this fair city has.
A City in the Forest and Sports Tourism Capital of the Philippines
The name Puerto Princesa is hounded by a lot of theories. Folklore said it was due to a legendary princess that has a unique beauty that roam the beach during night time. Others attributed the name place because of its strategic location, being naturally secured from any weather types the whole year round. Thus, it was said to be a ‘Princes of Ports’. Nonetheless, according to history, it was named after a Spanish princess in the late 1800’s. However, the untimely death of the queen (mother of the princess), the port was dedicated to her and the name was changed to Puerto de la Princesa and was eventually reduced to Puerto Princesa. The name definitely signifies beauty, prestige and esteem.
The Underground River: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
A journey to the island of Palawan would never be completed without visiting the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or the Underground river of Palawan. The said tourist spot is located at Mount Saint Paul. It is an 8.2 kilometer stretch underground river where the starting point is a wonderful lagoon as the river’s opening. Inside the subterranean park, amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations can be seen and they seemed to glow or sparkle every time the lights from the carbide lamps hit them. The Puerto Princesa River National Park has been considered a world heritage site. Other than this famous subterranean attraction, the marine area of Palawan is considered to be a haven for diving enthusiasts.
Getting access: Puerto Princesa just a few clicks away
The city of Puerto Princesa has a lot in store for its visitors. For the past years, the city has been developed to a first class city in the Philippines. Its main economic driver has been its eco-tourism industry. The said industry has caused an influx of people from all over the country and around the world. The official website (http://www.puertoprincesa.ph/) of Puerto Princesa is loaded with quick access information to give tourists an idea what to expect in Puerto Princesa City or in the Palawan Island. The nippy slide show of the assets of Puerto Princesa in the website would surely make visitors more thrilled to go to Palawan.