Sabang is a lovely Palawan destination and we’re really glad we took the time to visit beyond just the Underground River. The beach is rugged and beautiful and there’s plenty to keep you busy for a few days at least. Here’s the lowdown on what else we got up to in Sabang (besides trekking to the Underground River), how to get Sabang, and where to stay.
The Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the New7Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a must-see attraction for us in Palawan. We ran into a snag with our plan to take a boat to see it… so we just hiked through the jungle instead!
If you have one day to spend in Puerto Princesa skip the Underground River and go to Honda Bay instead. It’s just a short trike ride from downtown and sports spectacular scenery. The beaches on the islands are top notch and even the boat ride itself is fun.
Puerto Princesa is the hub of tourism on Palawan, the “best island in the world” in 2014 according to Conde Nast. It’s a small city and really is best described as the gateway to the many Palawan attractions like the Underground River, Honda Bay, and El Nido.