Puerto Princesa Fam Tour by AirPhil Express Day 2: Underground River and Sabang Beach

The APX crew woke up early as a preparation for a long drive to Sabang, Puerto Princesa. We’re about to visit the Underground River, which is currently nominated as New 7 Wonders of the Nature Poll and siesta time at Sabang Beach. It’s not my first time to go the these destinations, but it’s worth the visit and yepyep, I’m looking forward to our buffet lunch at Sabang Beach!

Viet Ville Restaurant

After eating our breakfast at Marianne Home Inn, we prepared for our activities for the day. While we were on our way to Sabang, we took a short stopover to Viet Ville. It is the place where some of the Vietnamese refugees stayed after leaving their country because of the war. According to our tour guide, Viet Ville was once an active community complete with everything a certain village might need .

What I saw during our visit include some houses, the restaurant and the church. Right now, there are only five remaining Vietnamese in this community. Most of them migrated to the United States some years ago.

Take at Buenavista Viewdeck

We also managed to stop by Buenavista Viewdeck for photo-ops. You will clearly see some of the interesting islands of Honda Bay here. Instead of enjoying the view, I ended up checking some of the souvenirs for sale. What caught my attention is the Love Pearl, which my aunt gave me as a pasalubong when they went to Puerto Princesa last April.

Love Pearl - a souvenir from Puerto Princesa

This Love Pearl is quite an interesting item. There is this shell placed in a can and there is a pearl inside and there are five pearl colors that you can possibly get: White for Wealth, Cream for Happiness, Peach for Love, Lavender for Wisdom and Gold for Wealth. Guess what color i’ve got? πŸ˜›

Sabang Beach Port

It took us around 30 minutes from Buenavista Viewdeck to Sabang Beach Port, where the boat going to the Puerto Princesa Underground River is located.

Although it’s my third time to visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River, i didn’t mind going back because I am with good friends (charot! Haha). I am also proud because PPUR is nominated in the New 7 Wonders of Nature. I am hoping tourists who loved this place and our kababayans will take time to vote online or thru text.

Here are some photos i took. Didn’t take photos inside the cave because I was the ‘lighting director’ of our group haha. πŸ˜› It’s better to see the place yourself para surprise!

Puerto Princesa or Coron? πŸ˜›

 

Pasan ni kuya ang bida! WAH!
Happy Jumpshot!
AirPhil Express Team @ Underground River
Tonyong Bayawak, is that you?
Before exploring the Underground River
we're almost there!
The Kontrabidas after the tour

For our late lunch, we troupe headed to Taraw Vista Lodge and Restaurant. As usual, kamayan galore for me! I love the Pork Liempo and Kangkong. Robbie, Eric and I tried the quirky food Tamilok. It is not as bad as I expected it to be. It’s taste is quite similar to an oyster. Perfect for Pulutan!

Tamilok - Puerto Princesa's Quirky Food

Satisfied with our lunch, some decided to sleep while we were seduced by Sabang Beach’s beauty. They warned us not to swim on the beach because of the strong waves. We still pushed through with the plan and fought with the waves LOL. I think we swam for an hour. Wala nang sunblock-sunblock!

Strong Waves? FIGHT!
After one hour... with no regrets

We left Sabang Beach at around 4pm and on our way back to the hotel, we decided to stop by the big marble and took crazy pictures. Just stalk Eric’s Facebook album to see my ‘sleeping on the road-literally’ photo. I just realized that it’s one of the craziest thing i’ve done -lying and pretending to be asleep on the middle of the highway!

Just like in any ordinary family home, the group ate dinner together in Marianne Home Inn’s dining area while Eric, Robbie and Anton entertained us with their Mara Clara jokes. Fun times, indeed. I really miss them!

The Peacock at Puerto Princesa Baywalk

We also passed by the Puerto Princesa Baywalk, where you can see some families, barkadas and lovers. I am reminded of the unexpected Aegis concert Ada and Shena watched on our first day in Puerto Princesa last year πŸ˜› And yeah, the Katy Perry song ‘Peacock’ kept playing on my mind even if the Peacock actually represents the different barangays of the city.

Chao Long! πŸ˜€

Right after our senti walk (senti walk?! LOL), we went straight to Thanh Tam, a simple eating place that serves Vietnamese food. We went there specifically for the Chao Long and the Vietnamese Bread. We were able to watch the final performance night of Pilipinas Got Talent 2 LOL.

Whatta Day full of fun and food! Thank you once again to AirPhil Express for the awesome day!

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16 Comments

  1. pusangkalye said:

    hashaha–pinakagusto ko salahat lahat yung photos nila Robbie at Enrico taogether, sabay caption ANG MGA KONTRABIDA.bwahaha. I love it!!!!! lols

    July 5, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Can i post your buhat pic? please? πŸ˜›

      July 5, 2011
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    • Roch said:

      I agree… love the kontrabida pic hehehe πŸ˜›

      July 5, 2011
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  2. pusangkalye said:

    bwahaha.MICA!!!!nakuhanan mo pala. syempre, ang bida hindi pwedeng mabasa diba? hahaha. I love it uli!!!!

    July 5, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Now that is a lesson learned – Huwag mag-jeans at rubbershoes!

      July 7, 2011
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  3. Roy said:

    Great post! Looks like I really need to go to Palawan πŸ˜›

    July 7, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      You really need to! πŸ˜€ Palawan is such a wonderful place. So many destinations to see!

      July 7, 2011
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  4. Sherry said:

    Wow! Looks impressive. I can’t wait to go to the Palawan islands. The underground river looks like a unique and interesting experience and I’m really encouraged to try it. Too bad I won’t have friends with me there like you did.

    July 7, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hi Sherry! When are you planning to go? Maybe you can tag along with fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers. That would be fun too! πŸ˜€

      July 7, 2011
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  5. Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said:

    Haha fun pics! =D

    July 7, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha magugulo mga kasama eh πŸ˜›

      July 7, 2011
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  6. Tripper10 said:

    Sarap pong basahin ng post nyo… πŸ™‚
    Enjoy talaga Underground River.. lalo na yung mga Bangkero… πŸ™‚
    Patawa sila.. hehehe…

    July 8, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Maraming salamat πŸ˜€ Oo nga galing nila hehe pero sana mag-update na rin sila ng script πŸ˜›

      July 23, 2011
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  7. Bino / Frameless World said:

    Hi Mica, Nakakaaliw yung pictures niyo. Ang SAYA. :)Di ko napuntahan ‘tong PPUR when I went to Palawan. Tumuloy kasi kami ng El Nido from Airport. Nung bumalik kami ng PP, wala ng budget. Hehe,., Ok na rin yun, para may reason ako bumalik ng Palawan. πŸ™‚

    July 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Bino! Dapat ma-explore mo na rin ang Puerto Princesa pagbalik mo. Ako naman kelangan nang bumisita ng El Nido. Sabay tayo!

      July 23, 2011
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      • Bino / Frameless World said:

        Game ako diyan! πŸ™‚

        July 26, 2011
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