We didn't stumble upon Banwa's information until we were already in the Philippines. Something about the website conveyed a sense of charm that stuck out amidst the many other available entries. So upon arrival in Puerto Princesa we rode straight to Banwa. And unfortunately, they were completely booked! We should have set reservations instead of taking it for granted there would be space. Our host led us upstairs to the common area where they provided their wifi code so we could find other lodgings. While enjoying the quiet commons, our host called out to us that he found a nearby pension with vacancy and subsequently led us there while on his break.
I found Banwa's grounds and structure are relaxing and quite disarming. There is a hammock near a few stump/chairs in the front creating a nice meeting area. The accommodations are small but sufficient. The rooms are kept clean and tidy by the attentive staff. A shared commons area in the back is where you can access their internet connection as well as enjoy the company of your fellow travelers over some drinks or steaming hot food.
- Also Known As:
- Banwa Pension Hotel
- Banwa Pension Hotel Puerto Princesa
- Banwa Pension Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa