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!

Underground River and Island Adventure in Puerto Princesa
₱6099.00

Make the most of your trip to wonderful Puerto Princesa, and go on an adventure before heading to one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Explore its rich city with an airdonditioned service and a trusty tour gruide. Eat delicious homey food from local restaurants. Go island-hopping at Honda Bay and enjoy the colors of the ocean at sunset. Then, go kayaking to the wondrous Underground River. 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!

Where to stay

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.

Michelle Pension and Pool Palawan
₱1300.00

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Puerto Princesa City. 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.

Balay Tuko Garden Inn
₱2000.00
Hotels and homes
11.29 km away

Balay Tuko Garden Inn has a modern Zen design with a touch of colonial style and Balinese shingles on the roof. The garden is landscaped with local flora to enhance the tropical feel of the place. If you wake up early then you could see squirrels, butterflies and a variety of birds from the acacia and tamarind trees on the property.

Getting there and around

Brgy. Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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