Puerto Prinsesa: City in a Forest

Puerto Prinsesa City also called “The City in the Forest” and “City of the Living God” is an independent city that’s rich in biodiversity and preserved nature. Today, it is a popular tourist city with numerous beaches and seafood restaurants. Its attractions have much to do with its natural wonders and commitment to the environment. It is acclaimed many times as the cleanest and greenest city in the country.

  1. Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean River (Underground River)

A UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of New 7 Wonders of Nature, Palawan’s Subterranean River is truly a Filipino pride. The 8.2-km river is said to be the longest navigable underground river in the world. It winds its way underneath a mountain range and goes out into South China Sea. Its surrounding area is a national park and a model of biodiversity.



  1. Ugong Rock Adventures

On the way back from the Underground River, you can pass by another tourist spot located in Brgy. Tagabinet: The Ugong Rock Adventures. This is a community-based tourism sustainable development that’s initiated by ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan; it aims not just helping in protecting the environment but providing livelihood to people in the area as well.

Ugong Rock is a 75-ft limestone formation in the midst of a forest. “Ugong” stands for the reverberating sound stalactites produce inside the cave when it’s hit or pounded with the knuckles or palm. The cave offers a spelunking activity and you can try ziplining upon reaching the top to reach the ground again. If you don’t want to try the latter, you can go back thru spelunking again. So why not try flying instead? 🙂


We were oriented beforehand on what to expect if we want to push through the activity. These activities aren’t good for those who are afraid of heights (and that includes me!) and have weak hearts, too. Yeah, I know I have tremendous fear in heights, but since I was already there, I gave it a shot. “I’ll just cross the bridge when I get there” guts as always. 😀



Enjoy and have fun!

Other related posts:

Palawan: Most Beautiful Island

El Nido: Little Paradise on Earth

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