Theme Week Philippines – Puerto Princesa

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Portal of Plaza Cuartel © Joelaldor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Portal of Plaza Cuartel © Joelaldor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Puerto Princesa, officially the City of Puerto Princesa, and often referred to as Puerto Princesa City, is a 1st class Highly Urbanized City in the Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 255,116 people. It is a city located in the western province of Palawan, and is the westernmost city in the Philippines. Though the seat of government and capital for the province, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which it is geographically located and is therefore an independent area located within Palawan.

It is the least densely populated city in the Philippines. In terms of land area, the city is the second largest geographically after Davao City with an area of 2,381.02 square kilometres (919.32 sq mi). Puerto Princesa is the location of the Philippines’ Western Command headquarters.

Sabang Beach cafe © AustronesianExpeditions/cc-by-3.0 Sabang Beach © Jimaggro/cc-by-sa-4.0 Bayfront © panoramio.com - Federico Pizano/cc-by-3.0 Puerto Princesa Underground River © Glennjarz/cc-by-sa-4.0 Puerto Princesa Underground River © Jordan Balintac/cc-by-sa-4.0 Docking area near the Underground River © Matikas 0805/cc-by-sa-3.0 Dos Palmas Resort Philipines © panoramio.com - Federico Pizano/cc-by-3.0 © flickr.com - Bjorn Sintobin/cc-by-2.0 Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Rizal Park © AxeEffect/cc-by-sa-3.0 Portal of Plaza Cuartel © Joelaldor/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Today, Puerto Princesa is a tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. It has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines. Puerto Princesa is known as the “Eco-Tourism Center of the Philippines”. In recent years, the city has seen an increase in the number of tourists bringing with them trade and businesses for the city. Many hotels ranging from basic to five-star luxury accommodations have been developed since the 1990s to cater to a growing number of foreign and local tourists in the city. There are also a number of restaurants, bars and shopping malls, including the Robinsons Place Palawan, NCCC Mall Palawan, Unitop Mall Puerto Princesa, as well as the recently opened SM City Puerto Princesa.

Some tourists who come to Puerto Princesa visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of the New7Wonders of Nature, located 50 km north of the city. The city is also the jump-off point for exploring the Tubbataha Reef.

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