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Located in the Philippines’ best island, Puerto Princesa is famous for its natural attractions and as a gateway to the rest of Palawan, particularly to popular tourist destinations like El Nido and Coron, as well as, lesser-known spots including Balabac, Port Barton, and San Vicente. This coastal provincial city known as "The City in a Forest" is famous for countless natural, cultural, and historical sites that both local and international visitors can explore.

Should you find yourself traveling to the capital of Palawan, and is interested in exploring the city before heading out to El Nido and other destinations on the island such as the Underground River, don’t forget to try these activities to experience Puerto Princesa at its best. 

Visit a Crocodile Farm - The Palawan Rescue and Wildlife Conservation Centre, also known as the Crocodile Farm, is a research center for crocodiles and other endangered species in Palawan. It’s also an 8-acre wildlife center and mini zoo that houses several animals not limited to crocodiles. 


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Take a relaxing trip at Mitra’s Ranch - A famous tourist destination in the city, Mitra’s Ranch or Rancho Sta. Monica is owned by a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. It offerrs quite a stunning panoramic view of the city as it is perched on top of a hill. You can make this trip a lot more exciting by trying out certain activities within the ranch such as ziplining and horseback riding. 


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Walk down Puerto Princesa Baywalk - Famous for both locals and tourists, this seaside promenade is the perfect place to unwind and relax in the city. It has benches, food stalls, and plenty of coconut trees for shade should you wish to spend hours there. You can even wait for the sunset here. 


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Have a drink at Palawño Brewery - This first-ever female-owned and operated craft brewery in the Philippines has made waves in the global media because of its unique line of craft beers made with fresh local ingredients like coconuts, mangoes, honey, and spices. If you’re planning to experience Palawan’s nightlife scene, this should be among the places to visit. 


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Drop by Palawan Museum - Get to know the history of Palawan by taking a tour of Palawan Museum, where you’ll get to see collections of natural and historical artifacts and more. Among those are some relics unearthed from the Tabon Caves. 


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Learn about the history of the Island at Palawan Heritage Center - Another great place to know the history of the islands is by visiting the Palawan Heritage Center. What sets it apart from traditional museums where you can only look at exhibits, the Center offers touch-screen monitors and holograms that will tell you about the island’s history, economy, biodiversity, and challenges in maintaining its pristine environment. It also houses some local artistry of Palawan. 


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Are you excited to explore this great city of Puerto Princesa? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within the city. Our hotels within the city are located near most attractions and activities including these places on this list, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time. 

For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now! 

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