Puerto Princesa Underground River, Puerto Princesa

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Voted one of the new seven wonders of nature and listed as a World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Underground River is reportedly the longest navigable underground waterway on earth. The area is a designated national park and home to the diverse wildlife of bats, reptiles, primates, sea snakes, and other marine creatures. You may run into monkeys and komodo dragons resting in the lush vegetation that surrounds a small blue lagoon at the cave's mouth. Hop on a boat and embark on a journey down the river, winding through a massive cave. See sleeping bats and stalactites hanging from the ceiling like shreds of petrified drapery. In 2010, geologists discovered another level inside the cave with small waterfalls and a large dome rising 300 m (980 ft) above the water. Add Puerto Princesa Underground River to your Puerto Princesa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puerto Princesa itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It was amazing to visit. Be prepared for lots of visitors and a bit of a wait to get a bangka to the river...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We did a private tour with rented car and driver... car was 3500. As it was August, could get permits at 8am same day on the way. We got to the underground river approximately 9:30, driver assisted ge...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It is the main tourist attraction in the area and is not surprising because it is without a doubt worth a visit. You can visit by boat with guide approximately 2 kilometres of the river flowing through the interior of the cavern... not you the Miss.
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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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