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“a magical place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River
Sabang, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
48 723 0904
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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General Santos City, General Santos, Philippines
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“a magical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

underground river in puerto princesa deserves the title as one of the seven wonders of nature because if you visited this place you will be amazed at the sights you will see. the figures that was formed is made million of years. that is why we must conserve this kind of place.

Visited March 2014
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I loved this place very much. It's a MUST see if you go to Palawan Island. I'll go back there for sure.

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“Amazing Natural Sculptures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

we booked this with a travel agent because you need like a permit when you come here. so with us we booked this in advance. but you can also have this arrange when you are in the town of Puerto Princesa because when you are there, theres a lot of assistance you can get and also you can check with prices. natural sculptures when you are inside of the cave. you can see a lot of things within your imagination. please dont also forget to have your camera ready because the tourist guide will have some presentations while you are within the journey. so enjoy the under ground river tour its around three hours far from the city. after the tour they have lunch included with it so enjoy the sea food and also other delicacy that the town can offer.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful Area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It's not always easy to get a permit to go here, the boat's motor was deafening, and we couldn't understand a word the guide said, but it was a cool trip into the cave and the surroundings are just amazingly beautiful. Plus you get to see some monkeys and giant monitor lizards.

Visited March 2014
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Underground River tour was one of the highlights of our stay in Palawan. Our tour guide Ralph Batersal (highly recommended) made sure the travel to and from the site was educational and very entertaining. You have to make sure that you secure permits weeks or a couple of months before your trip. The actual island is super stunning... Clear, cool seawater. Luscious vegetation. What more can you ask for. A short trek to the waiting area where you will wait to be brought to the UR cave entrance is through a mini forest that leads to a small area with lots of chairs under gazebos. There you will meet the islands local residents - the cheeky Palawan monkeys. Be careful and keep an eye on your property as these monkeys are nowhere near old ancestors we once knew. They know how to open bags and grab stuff from them. Once they hear the sound of you opening your bags zipper or crumpling sound of plastic bags, they all come rushing towards you. Some if them are known to be grumpy so keep an eye on your property and grab a drink prior to taking the walk to the gazebos or while on the small boat going to the actual UR cave opening.
The trip going in and out of the Underground River takes more or less 45-50 minutes. If the actual view inside the cave isn't enough to leave you mesmerised , you will also enjoy the warmth and humour of your boatman who will talk about the stuff you will see inside the cave. It's like sitting in a comedy bar with the Underground River cave as the background. You get bits of info about the nature that surrounds you while you laugh at the jokes your boatman comes up with. It's spontaneous, not scripted.
No wonder the Underground River of Palawan belongs to the very short list of the Wonders of the World...

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