MBA Pearls and Accessories | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan
|Open:||Open daily, 7am - 9:30pm|
|Address:||Purok Bagong Lipunan, Brgy. San Miguel , Puerto Princesa City, Palawan|
A trip to Puerto Princesa wouldn't be complete without tasting the Tamilok. This worm-looking creature is actually a mollusk that thrives on rotten mangrove wood. It is usually eaten as a ceviche—soaked fresh in vinegar and lime juice. Those with stronger stomachs can opt to eat it raw, however. It can also be grilled or dipped in batter and deep-fried. Its texture can be described as soft, slimy, and very chewy. Most restaurants have this in their menu, but for travelers who want it newly harvested, the people behind the Mangrove Paddleboat Tour can find one for you. Just let them know a day in advance.
These delicious, hearty nuts can be found in either roasted, salted, or chili flavor in the local market and souvenir shops. You can get a glimpse on how these are manually produced in the backyard of humble and cheerful women in Barangay San Jose. The best time to buy cashews are when they are in season, between May and June.
This is an interactive museum where visitors are given guided tours about the rich culture, heritage, and biodiversity of Palawan. The museum is approximately the size of a basketball court, whose sections highlight local fine arts, hologram and dioramas of indigenous tribes, and essential archaeological finds in the Palawan archipelago. The tour begins with a short video of existing cavemen isolated in the mountains. The rest of the tour puts the spotlight on the Tabon skull cap, the Manunggul Jar, the Tagbanua Tribe, and the South Sea Pearl, as Palawan is known as the best producer of that highly precious pearl.
Things to do nearby
WILD Expeditions in Palawan is a local tour operator that specializes in nature-themed activities from simple trekking tour to more complex expeditions trips and wildlife documentaries including birdwatching, marine mammals search, herpwatch, wildlife photography (macro, birds, mammals, etc.), remote wildlife expedition trips and more.
Dedicate a day experiencing rich Palaweño culture, and enjoy a hearty lunch in the middle. This full-day Puerto Princesa tour will bring you to several landmark Palawan museums, the biggest and oldest Catholic Church in the city, and the enchanting Butterfly Garden and Tribal Village. 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
Your Puerto Princesa Adventure Begins Here.
Canvas Boutique Hotel boasts of gorgeous, light-filled spaces in an unbeatable location ~ a two-minute
drive away from the airport, to be exact. Literally the shortest airport-to-hotel transfer in the city. Now
wouldn’t that be a treat? To start your adventure as soon as you step out of the terminal?
Getting there and around
Purok Bagong Lipunan, Brgy. San Miguel , Puerto Princesa City, PalawanGet directions