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 trip planner .
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  • Road to get there is amazing, but I must admit that the underground river I gave a little scary. You know not to touch the water since there are pythons... It was not very comfortable. But the landscapes are spectacular.
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  • I have to say first and foremost the underwater cave is pretty awe inspiring. But, and this is a huge but, it is a whole day of traveling. Throughout the day the tour will take you to various other ac...  more »
  • We were blown away by what we saw inside the cave. Its dark, but the guide has a flashlight, which allows you to see the amazing rock formations inside the cave. The boat ride is pleasant to the actua...  more »

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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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