Be amazed to know what makes Philippines one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Learn how we are favored and bestowed with a magnificent place that would make you realize why it is important to recycle and do our part in environmental conservation.
Definitely, it’s not the time of the year to don colorful and skin baring sun dresses for women in airy and strappy sandals and in fab and funky flip flops nor dare men to parade in trunks, shorts, or summer outfits but living in a tropical country such as our beloved Philippines every day would seem like summer as long as it’s not the monsoon season.
The long narrow island of the Palawan province is surrounded by spotted or smaller estimated 1780 islands of The Calamianes Group of Islands, Busuanga Island, Culion Island, and Coron Island. Durangan Island lies at the Westernmost part of Palawan Island and on the southernmost part is the Balabac Island where the Balabac Strait is which separates it from Borneo. Covers the Cuyo Islands,
Virgin Forests abound as evident during just an hour or less flight upon landing at Puerto Princesa Airport. Don’t expect an aerial view of the city would be filled with buildings and map-like layout but anticipate a magnificent stretch of vast verdant green main island of Palawan. Truly, Puerto Princesa is a city in a forest.
- It is the home of what will become one of the 7 new wonders of nature in the world. Yes, it’s not yet final but let’s all claim that the St. Paul Subterranean Underground River of Puerto Princesa will be part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in the world. Imagine before this magnificent place gets included on the list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, which you have already seen, been there and have experienced the sights, sounds and adventures at Palawan.
- White sandy beaches are all matched with rich marine life and coral reefs are best for those who love the sea and marine animals. It’s no wonder that white sandy beaches sprawl surroundingly the city of Puerto Princesa and the Palawan province itself as being part of the Philippine archipelago, you have already visited and experienced what the world awaits to see.
- Have a taste and savor exotic crocodile dishes, hopia, tamilok (long slimy gray worms that similarly tastes like oyster which is good food when drinking liquor or alcohol), and (since the emcees recommended) chao long, a beef stew in rice noodles that was a little spicy but got overpowered by its sugary sweetness. With fresh minty leaves and bean sprouts, it was a bit refreshing to eat.
- A great place for nature lovers and adventurers. With its rich, diverse and fascinating grandeur of flora and fauna, one can never get tired of touring forests, island hopping and basking in all the far-reaching landscape of sea and islands.
- An arresting brilliant model of a city forest. Awestruck with the fact to find out that we still have here in the country unmarred extensive forests in the world. It is a mistaken conception that we can only find unperturbed forests in the diverse continent of South America like in the countries of Brazil, Venezuela and Puerto Rico was erased in our limited beliefs to discover that we are a truly blessed country to have the cleanest and greenest first class city forest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Unofficial now but soon the Puerto Princesa Underground River will be recognized and established as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Actively join and participate in claiming the Philippine’s newest pride by showing your support through voting via text sms, or by phone if you have a skype account for free and for a more detailed info of voting by phone voting go to wwwdotnew7wondersdotcom/vote-by-phone and do these online. Encourage your friends, family and relatives to demonstrate their support by voting online.
Finally, help build and keep your community, municipality and most of all the Philippines, a waste-free country that would work on its sustainability through the waste management policy and city forest example of Palawan even with its flourishing eco-tourism it has conserved the abundance of its natural resources.