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Puerto Princesa

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass. A number of beach resorts, traditional folk markets, and seafood restaurants make the city a comfortable place to stay, with Puerto Princesa also developing a reputation for being cleaner and greener than many other settlements in the country. Excursions to local dive sites, secluded beaches, and remote islands represent staples of most Puerto Princesa itineraries. Take a look at our Philippines trip itinerary planner to refine the details of your trip to Puerto Princesa.
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Where to stay in Puerto Princesa

The main urban area on the east coast provides the bulk of accommodations for visitors to Puerto Princesa. Choose from a rich variety of large resorts, relaxing spa retreats, and eco-lodges, with many nudged up as close as they can get to the beaches and offering sea views. More basic accommodations include side-street guesthouses and dormitory-style hostels, while wilder options can be found sitting in privileged places along the coast to the north and south.
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