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Tourists inside the cave.
Officially called Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is known for its stunning limestone karst mountain landscape and 8.2 kilometer underground river, 4.3 kilometers of which is navigable by a paddle boat only. The park boasts of its stalactites and stalagmites formations, and several large chambers, one of which is considered as one of the largest cave rooms in the world. It also has a rich flora and fauna making it an ideal habitat for biodiversity conservation. It has a variety of forest formations and is inhabited by almost a thousand plant species, about 250 bird species, 30 mammal species, 19 species of reptiles, and nine species of bats. Long-tailed macaques, the only primate in the area, can be found wandering around freely.
PPUR is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and voted as a New7Wonders of Nature.
P100 ($2 USD) – minors 3 to 12 years old
P150 ($3 USD) – minors
P250 ($5 USD) – adult
P100 ($2 USD) – Senior Citizens and disabled
Palawan resident rates:
P175 ($3.5 USD) – adult
P75 ($1.5 USD) – minors (3 to 12 years old)
P100 ($2 USD) – minors
P3000 ($60 USD) – commercial video fee
No permit, no entrance policy is strictly enforced.
Children 2 years old and below are not allowed inside the cave.
Hiking shoes, drinking water and insect repellant are recommended.
Feeding or teasing the wildlife is strictly prohibited. Bringing a plastic bag is discouraged as the monkeys have the tendency to grab it thinking that it contains food.
You can find tour packages which include land transfer, boat transfer, buffet lunch, entrance fee, tour guide, and processing of permits.
This attraction is located on Palawan Island in Puerto Princesa City.
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Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.
This attraction is open everyday except when the weather is bad.
Fees require payment in cash. Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks from outside the attraction are not allowed at this attraction.
Pets are not allowed at this attraction.
Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.
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The following are recommended items for this experience:
Long-Sleeve UV Shirt
The following are some photos of this attraction.
The following is a video of this attraction.
The following are other points of interest nearby:
- Sabang Mangrove Forest
- Ugong Rock Adventures
- Karst Mountain Elephant Cave
- Sabang Beach
READ MORE: Puerto Princesa City Visitors Guide | Palawan Island Visitors Guide
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