I have just returned to Puerto Princesa from El Nido in the Philippines. My friends visited El Nido three years ago and couldn’t contain their excitement about knowing somewhere that was a little secretive, special and out of the hands of the likes of Lonely Planet. ‘Nothing’s there!’ they said. ‘It’s paradise! It’s a hidden secret! You have to go’. So I did go…and I arrived three years too late. What happens when a destination isn’t a secret anymore?
If you’re in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, then I recommended adding Honda Bay Island Hopping to your bucket list. I had an amazing time whilst I was on Palawan island in the Philippines. El Nido and Coron are everyone’s immediate favourites, and I loved being there, but many people arrive and leave Palawan via Puerto Princesa. Why not enjoy what there is to offer here too? It is worth it and with island hopping being so crowded up in El Nido, it’s nice to have a quieter experience down here.
At 800 metres long and 150 feet above sea level, the Puerto Princesa Sabang X Zipline will whizz you through the air along Sabang Beach, right next to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park! It involves taking a 10-15 minute hike from the Sabang Mangrove forest, up the tiny mountain and then, well, you just throw yourself off!