Pambato Reef | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan

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Pambato Reef is a famous snorkelling site found in the middle of Honda Bay. The whole reef spans 16.49 hectares and has an average depth of 13 meters. This marine sanctuary was discovered by boatmen and was officially opened to the public on August 2008. It is composed of a thriving community of branch and ear corals that serve as home to schools of barracuda, lapu-lapu, sergeant major, parrotfish, and the friendly spadefish, among others. Exploring the vicinity would take 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the current.
Open: Open daily, 7:30am - 4:30pm
Address: Brgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Fee: 50 pesos per head
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Nearby attractions

Luli Island
Attraction
0.75 km away

The name is a diminutive of "lulubog-litaw," a distinct characteristic of the island which causes it to change shape depending on the tides. Come high tide, the only sight you'll see are the cottages and the restaurant which seem to float above the water. Known for the vast expanse of its sandbars and its undisturbed mangrove forest, Luli Island also has amenities that would please the thrill-seeking beachgoer such as its 12-foot diving board. Snorkeling is also a popular activity since there are schools of fishes that would bravely swim towards curious onlookers!

Vietnamese Village Restaurant
Attraction
3.78 km away

Provides a glimpse of Vietnamese culture and a people’s struggle for freedom. Home to the “Boat People” who first came here in 1979, these Vietnamese has brought to Puerto Princesa the flavor of Vietnamese cuisine. Distance: 15 km. located in Bgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, traveling time is 35 minutes.

San Carlos Floating Restaurant
Attraction
4.28 km away

The San Carlos Floating Restaurant started out as a livelihood project for the locals of Sitio San Carlo as suggested by the late Gerry Ortega, a renowned Filipino journalist and environmental activist. The cruise journeys through the surrounding mangrove forest until it reaches the mouth of Honda Bay. The whole trip lasts 3 hours and costs P500 per head inclusive of freshly prepared meals such as grilled meat, clam soup, native vegetables, and a live performance whenever available.

Things to do nearby

Cruising with Fireflies at Iwahig River
₱1200.00
Experience
Local sightseeing
10.20 km away

Light up your evening with a spectacle of fireflies at Puerto Princesa's Bay Cruise! Then, go back to a delicious dinner already prepared for you. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

Firefly-Watching at Puerto Princesa Bay
₱1200.00
Experience
Local sightseeing
10.20 km away

Light up your evening with a spectacle of fireflies at Puerto Princesa's Bay Cruise! Then, go back to a delicious dinner already prepared for you. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

Live the #IslandLife at Honda Bay
₱1300.00
Experience
Island hopping
15.19 km away

Hit the beach in style with this whole day tour of the islands and reefs of Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa. With its rich marine biodiversity, Hunda Bay is touted as the Philippines' Last Frontier. On this activity, you'll get to bask under the tropical sun, listen to the calming waves of the sea and get to meet different people in your tour group. 

Where to stay

Kalikasan Camp
₱900.00
Hotels and homes
8.07 km away

Located in Bacungan at only 40 minutes drive from Puerto Princesa airport and 15 minutes from the beautiful Nagtabon beach and only 10 minutes walking to the river a perfect to swim and chill. A wonderful opportunity to escape from the city and enjoy the authentic life of Palawan. You will experience a unique and confortable way of camping, where stunning nature meet modern luxury. You can enjoy a peaceful stay in a stunning canvas belt tent furnished with real beds, fans and electricity.

Kalikasan Camp
₱900.00
Hotels and homes
8.07 km away

Located in Bacungan at only 40 minutes drive from Puerto Princesa airport and 15 minutes from the beautiful Nagtabon beach and only 10 minutes walking to the river a perfect to swim and chill. A wonderful opportunity to escape from the city and enjoy the authentic life of Palawan. You will experience a unique and confortable way of camping, where stunning nature meet modern luxury. You can enjoy a peaceful stay in a stunning canvas belt tent furnished with real beds, fans and electricity.

Bamboo Pacific Lodge
₱500.00
Hotels and homes
10.49 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this lodge in Puerto Princesa. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Getting there and around

Brgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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