Puerto Princesa Travel Blog› entry 3 of 6 › view all entries
Here is the next thrilling instalment;
We caught an early morning flight from Manila to a small 'city' called Puerto Princessa on Thursday morning. The Flight was only an hour. This was our 2nd flight with an airline called Cebu Pacific and I must tell you how brillant they are. Firstly, because they are Filipino they are of course super friendly and secondly they like to play games. On this particular flight the game was 'guess that tune' and each of the 3 hostesses sang a line of a song (yes actually sang into the speaker phones) and the first passanger to raise their hand with the correct answer wins! Can't imagine BA doing that somehow!!!
The main form of transport in 'Puerto' (as us locals like to call it) is a motorbike with a side carriage that fits 2/3 people (thats 2 westerners/3 Filipino's!).
Whilst in Puerto we went on two tours.
The Underground river - We set off early Friday morning on a 2 1/2 hr journey (on a very bumpy road!) to a place called Sabang where the entrance to the underground river is. There were 8 of us all together on the tour and at the entrance to the cave you get into this paddle boat with a guide and he (Chris) takes you 2km along the 8km long river and back.
Honda Bay - About 30mins drive (along an actual road this time) from town is Honda Bay which is dotted with loads of beautiful small islands. We visited 3 during our trip on Saturday - Pandan, Snake and Starfish. They were all equally as beautiful as each other. Starfish Island had (can you guess?!) yes starfish!!! BIG ones! We did some snorkeling too! Loads of amazing fish.
On the Sunday we decided to give ourselves a break from all the stress of traveling and have a day off! we popped into town for a wonder round then sat in the hotel drinking and chatting to the barman.
Hope you like our pics
Bye for now!
Amy & Ads