New Green City Hall | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan
|Address:||Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan|
One of the oldest and highly esteemed traditions in Palawan is crafting colorfully designed hand-loomed products. Over the centuries, the tradition has been passed on from one generation to another, and can be witnessed firsthand in this workshop. Local craftsmen are happy to teach visitors how to manually loom indigenous fibers such as abaca, tikog, and vetiver grass as part of continuous rolls of mats, which are later shaped into useful products. Visitors can also try out weaving themselves using the foot-treadle floor loom. It's a physically and mentally engaging experience that requires coordination of the eyes, hands, and feet. Next to the workshop is a souvenir shop selling various handwoven products such as handbags, laptop bags, purses, sleeping mats, slippers, and folders. Other unique products sold here include civet coffee, which is considered the world's most flavorful coffee, and rice coffee and turmeric tea.
Near Binuatan Creations, this Go Kart Circuit is a fun place to test your driving skills with a speedy and swervy kind of thrill. Opened in 2015, it features a 1.3 km race track and 15 turns that run in a clockwise direction. All these in the fresh, clean air of Puerto Princesa, with pleasant views of greenery and mountains. Guests can try out 5 laps for P250, or 10 laps for P500, on the fun kart. They can also opt for the sleeker and faster racing karts which can run up to 20 laps for P1,500. Trying out any of the karts requires wearing closed shoes. Palawan International Circuit hosts two main events annually. These are the Petron Rok Grand Prix, a karting competition held every May or April, and the Underbone Scooter Racing, a scooter competition held every third quarter of the year.
Created by the local government, this humble attraction is floating in semi-enclosed saltwater. A narrow wooden pathway leads to the floating fish cages, which culture various kinds of sea creatures such as barawan, sibas, tilapia, crabs, and shrimps. There are a few cottages along its periphery and another floating dining area a boat ride away that people can rent out. Visitors can feed the fish or go fishing here for free and buy their catch per kilogram. These catch can also be requested to be cooked as a Filipino dish like paksiw (vinegar and ginger), ginataan (coconut milk), or inihaw (grilled). The cages produce 10 to 20 kilograms of seafood a month, which are are often delivered to hotels nearby. Trying out this experience is best done in the early morning or late afternoon. Dining here requires reservation via 0909-596-2928.
Things to do nearby
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!
Midsummer Night’s Dream is Palawan’s biggest outdoor dance music festival, taking place during Puerto Princesa’s annual Pangalipay sa Baybay Celebration. it is the highlight event in Palawan every summer and comes built in with travel packages to further promote tourism.
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.
Where to stay
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.
Citystate Asturias Hotel Puerto Princesa is more than just a hotel; it is a haven to local and foreign visitors; an enjoyable place for a family bonding; a romantic getaway for every couple; and a respite for the hectic executive or entrepreneur and a portal to nature’s wonders for the adventurous tourist. At Citystate Asturias Hotel, indulge in appetizing culinary delights, enjoy a night out and get into the swing or just loosen up at its dining and entertainment facilities.Its adaptable banquet facilities can seat up to 350 guests and is a perfect venue for any occasion: from parties to formal or informal forums.
A day exploring one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Palawan, is surely tiring. Here at this hotel in Puerto Princesa, you can fully restore all your lost energy to be ready for the next adventure. While you enjoy island living, the hotel provides modern conveniences for your comfort. Look forward to retreat to air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, mini-bar upon request, and a bathroom with complete bath amenities. You may also opt to choose between smoking and non-smoking room.
Though Palawan offers a lot of beautiful places to explore, staying in at Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan proves to be a memorable time as well. Within the comforts of the hotel, you can cool down in the outdoor swimming pool or warm up a cold night in the Jacuzzi. For a delectable dining experience, choose among three restaurants; The Lounge Bar, Pacardos Restaurant, and Scenario Bar. You may also take advantage of a variety of hotel services including room service, laundry service, and relaxing massage services.
Palawan is an exquisite destination in the southwest part of the Philippine archipelago. It is a long, narrow island pointing to Borneo. It is known as the "Last Frontier" and is now being promoted as an ecotourist destination, attracting a steady stream of visitors. It is, in fact, one of the most visited tourist spots in the Philippines. There are daily flights to Puerto Princesa-Palawan's capital-from Manila, Cebu, and Iloilo. There are also boat trips and round trips that take you directly to El Nido and Busuanga.
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.
Getting there and around
Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, PalawanGet directions