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“Nice area, but not well organised” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
63 48 7230904
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Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Caverns/ Caves
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“Nice area, but not well organised”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Unfortunately we didn't realise we had to book in advance. So we went to the city Colosseum. There's a lot of scammers there, who completely ruined it for us. The whole booking experience is very primitive and bureaucratic. Never the less, we made it in the end. The actual attraction/river was very beautiful. It's very clean, and well maintained. The guy on the boat was also very nice. When you get there, you need to get a number. We waited 2 hours, and we still hadn't gone in. We noticed that many of the people would arrive with tour groups, and the tour guide would talk to the government official, and they would get infront of us, even though they had a number that was after us. I guess it was worth it, but very stressful...

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“Stress and relaxing c 4 urself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Tour under ground is good & relaxing.
Securing permit is stressful and strain in the eyes are those scalpers. U have to pay for the stress and the lousy foods.

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“7 new wonders of the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

It really deserve to win one of the 7new wonders of the world title. Upon reaching the mouth of the river, we were awed by the beauty of nature. Calm water, green lush mangroves, proud and mighty limestone cliffs...who wouldn't wish to stay here. It is best to book the tour thru a travel agency months ahead to secure permits for the river. 1500/pax includes van transfer, boat transfer, food and permits just add 40 php for the environmental fee. The paddle tour of the river is almost 45mins but we were engrossed to the views inside that we didn't notice time. I find it so wonderful i can't help myself from telling stories about it.
After the river tour, visitors can roam around the ecopark and be one nature. Century-old trees, monkeys, monitor lizards are abundant.

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“Very clean, new hotel with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Starting from the owner down to the staff, excellent customer service and genuine concern to each guest.... highly recommended!

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“Great Wonder!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great work of nature. Truly amazing! Love the descriptions of our boatman about the stalactites and stalagmites. Must visit this.

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