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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Lake/ River/ Ponds
National Parks

About Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.


Attractions near Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Honda Bay43.69km from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Honda Bay is one of Puerto Princesa’s main attraction thanks to the many beautiful islands present in the bay. Island hopping in Honda Bay is on most tourists’ bucket list when visiting Palawan and makes a perfect day trip from Puerto Princesa.  It is famous for its white-sand beaches and its cool environment.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral54.68km from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

This cathedral is a historical landmark where Puerto Princesa's first mass was held in 1872. At that time, the Spanish expedition also proclaimed that the Immaculate Conception of Mary is the patroness of Puerto Princesa. Painted light blue, the cathedral has pointed symmetrical arches redolent of Gothic architecture. The cathedral houses some of the finest examples of wood carvings found on the island, which were made by the craftsmen in the Iwahig Penal Colony.

Thumb Peak56.89km from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Thumb Peak is a small mountain in central Palawan, Philippines, and is the highest point in the Thumb Range. Thumb Peak is part of the Mount Beaufort Ultramafics geological area. The mountain was formerly known as Mount Pulgar. The upper reaches of Thumb Peak are populated by species associated with ultramafic soils, including a number of endemics, such as the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes deaniana, rediscovered on the mountain in 2007 for the first time since its description in 1908.

Fort Santa Isabel95.79km from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

A beautiful coastal fortification was located in the heart of Palawan which was built in 1667. it was now renovated and opened for tourists. it is one of the famous ancient architecture in this area.

Tabon Caves145km from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

The Tabon Cave Complex is a 138-hectare museum site reservation at the western coastline of Quezon town,  Southern Palawan. It lies northwest of the town proper,  bound on the north, east and west parts by coastal sea; it is an isthmus connected to the mainland by mangroves.  Although there is only one cave originally named Tabon, all caves in Lipuun Point Reservation have become collectively known as Tabon Cave Complex where numerous archaeological artifacts have been discovered since 1962.

Calauit Island National Park254.21km from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Calauit Safari Park, a 3,700-hectare island off the coast of Palawan. It is home to various species of exotic African and endemic Palawan flora and fauna where hundreds of giraffes, elans, waterbucks, Calamian deer, monkeys, freshwater crocodiles, zebras, bearcats, bushbuck and a variety of birds roam freely. This tropical safari should not be missed on your visit to Coron.

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The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island.Palawan is home to nature reserves on both land and sea.UNESCO has sited Palawan's Tubbataha Reef and the Saint Paul Subterranean River National Park as World Heritage sites.