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    Puerto Princesa, Palawan Tour Itinerary Suggestions

    Tutubi was able to visit Palawan two times, the first was the memorable trip to Coron, and the second is the disastrous trip that resulted to tragedy.

    This time he's going back on a personal trip to the island to visit his "old friend" as well as complete his unfinished tour to Palawan.

    iwahig penal colony The large cross of Iwahig Penal Colony near the maximum security prison compound (a rather crude B&W attempt Photoshop (Canon Ixus 30)).

    So what's this post for? It's just a list of possible interesting places in Palawan, tourist spots usually, that Tutubi might visit if he has the time or can afford it.

    Puerto Princesa Tour Itinerary:

    already visited these places the first time though not all of them are posted here:

    Butterfly Garden
    Mitra's ranch
    Iwahig Penal Colony
    Crocodile Farm (Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center)
    Plaza Cuartel
    Baker's Hill
    Palawan Cathedral (just across Plaza Cuartel)
    Iwahing Penal Colony
    Inagawan Beach (the deserted beach where tragedy struck)

    the beach of Inagawan, Puerto Princesa near Iwahig Penal Colony

    possible places to conquer though quite pricey:
    El Nido
    Dos Palmas

    adventure side:

    Tabon cave complex, Lipuun Point, Quezon

    The UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

    Puerto Princesa Underground River (St. Paul Subterranean River)
    Tubbatahha Reef

    Where to Eat in Palawan (initial list)

    Tutubi, on adventure mode, wants to eat the wood worm, known locally as tamilok, when he get there.

    KaLui Restaurant
    Badjao Seafront Restaurant
    MJ Cafe
    Kamarikutan art gallery café
    Kinabuchs Bar and Grill
    Tom Tom Club
    La Terasse Cafe and Restaurant
    Palayok at Bilao (Rizal Avenue)
    Lotus Garden Restaurant and Suites (Rizal Avenue)

    Palawan Souvenir Shopping:
    Asiano Wooden Carvings (Rizal Avenue)
    Ikaw Cag Ako Cafe and Native Gift Shop (Rizal Avenue)

    If you have suggestions on places to visit, please do leave a comment. Tutubi may not be able to visit them now but probably in future visits to the beautiful and peaceful island province.

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    posted by GingGoy @ 8:01 PM,


    At Feb 15, 2011, 4:34:00 PM, Anonymous thepinaysolobackpacker said...

    I've been to Palawan pero d ko xa nilibot. I'm limiting my travels this year, as in, kelangan na mag-ipon, saving fr a long term secret trip ths year hopefully. hehe hays, if I only have the funds to go back to Ilocos now, pero pag natuloy ang trip ko ths year, I'll surely drop by in your hometown, hahanapin ko tlga kau ni baby tutubi! :D

    Good luck on your journey back to Palawan po. I can't forget your Palawan post. I know how sad it is to have lost an old friend, I lost one 8 yrs ago, she's my inspiration for my 1st solitary trip, reason why I always go back to Benguet. I dnt know which is sadder, to lose a friend while you're with him or to lose a friend while you see her all over the news fighting for her life but you can't be there. I'm glad though you'll be able to complete you're Palawan journey after what happened, I know it's not easy to go back. Stay tough, I'm sure you're friend will be smiling because you still remember him when most people have forgotten the tragic incident already. Have a safe travel tutubi! :)

    P.S. Join us in facebook sa Pinoy Travel Bloggers para we can get updates frm you & your site,I want to add you kaso I dnt know ur accnt eh. Ikaw nlng ata kulang dun na Big Blogger. ;)

    At Feb 15, 2011, 4:40:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    thepinaysolobackpacker, it's been five years...i almost stopped travelling due to that incident but after a few months, I started this blog :P it's very difference when you lost someone knowing you could have saved him but can't since you're in the same situation. what happened was every man to himself. you won't see me much in paete as only my parents are there. perhaps this holy week though...ang haba ng comment hehe i've visited that pinoy travel bloggers page once thru Estan's multiple post...i'm not a big blogger so i'm not welcome there? :P

    At Feb 16, 2011, 8:03:00 AM, Anonymous journeyingjames said...

    hi tutubi! i've been visiting your blog ever since i started blogging.
    di ko mapigilan mag-comment dito kasi tungkol sa palawan (tumira kasi ako dun) at im a bit sad sa nangyari sa friend mo.

    anyway, you may want to add "balinsasayaw restaurant" in puerto, they serve balinsasayaw soup (bird's nest) and the best dessert- ice cream in a coconut shell topped with cashew nuts.

    also, same with pinaysolobackpacker, we want to add you in Pinoy Travel bloggers. :) hope thats okay with u

    At Feb 16, 2011, 8:38:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    journeyingjames, that ice cream and kasuy is intriguing. balinsasayaw is the name ofthe bird making those nests...will try but can't promise. i literally "outsourced" almost all planning now to a friend. i'm currently up north in ilocandia, will be in manila tomorrow, then fly to palawan friday...too hectic

    At Jun 28, 2011, 11:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi. Can you please check if this ad is for real or not? We live outside the Phils and there's no way for us to verify if tours are what they say they are. Hubby & I plan to visit Pinas in Nov/11. Thanks for your help!.!!!?referralKeywords=puerto+princesa+tour+package+4days+3+nights&featureType=1#description

    At Aug 12, 2011, 8:07:00 AM, Anonymous palawan real estate said...

    wow! I never had the chance to spend some time in such a place like this, now as what i've seen and heard about the place i really want to go there... Thanks for sharing this post... :D

    At Jan 19, 2012, 12:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi, thanks for sharing... can u suggest kung san puwede pasyalan good for half-day lng (afternoon) we'll be attending a conference there this summer. Can you recommend a place to stay near the coliseum, preferably inns & guesthouses... tnx


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