Monday, August 2, 2010

puerto princesa's karst

the long island of Palawan is home to some of the most compelling limestone karst in the entire country. Coron and El Nido has some of the best karst islands yet Puerto Princesa boasts its own limestone formations and its underground river making it a UNESCO world heritage site.
from Sabang port, one can either trek or take a boat to the drop-off point but either way gives one an experience of its grandeur. on this trip, we took the shortest and the most popular option which is by boat.
a mere 15-minute boat trip brought us to the river boat station located in the same coastline, West of Palawan's island. what is often missed out to be featured is the great view one gets from the boat.
from the boat, we passed by some exotic beach shores surrounded by lush flora and great limestone formations. these beaches alone can be great stopover points after going to the underground river.
island: Palawan
province: Palawan
boat take off: Sabang beach Puerto Princesa

escape factor:
boat trip experience: 3.5
beachscape: 3.5
beach sand: 3.0
seclusion: 3.0
overall escape factor: 3.5

GPS location:
latitude: 10`12' 0.87" N
longtitude: 118`55' 32.03" E

21 comments:

onie said...

wow! kakapunta lang namin dyan last july 10. Ang ganda nga ng view habang nasa boat, pati ung beach nila! Kahit ung roadtrip papunta Sabang, ang ganda ng mga tanawin! maganda talaga ang Palawan, nakakamiss.. :)

I am Xprosaic said...

Although in pictures it already looked astounding yet I can sense mas maganda pa rin sa personal... hehehehehehe...kakainggit! lolz

pamatayhomesick said...

pang cinema HD sa ganda ng view at capture!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

you're on your way to the St. Paul subterranean river, right? your lovely photos so remind me of it.

journeyingjames said...

i want to go back to sabang and ride that paddle boat again to the underground river. how i miss puerto

Chyng said...

more more!
uy, binali kang ratings. Ü

Photo Cache said...

loved the last image :D

that hill is heavily forested, sana will continue to be that way for years to come.

sheng said...

I love virgin beaches, forests and environments, although I must admit, it's a rare encounter here in Pinas, we still must give due value to our forests and beaches, let's learn to preserve Mother Nature.

gillboard said...

is that where the coke commercial before was shot? the one with the swimming elephant.

Redlan said...

I like the number 2, 4 and 6 photos very much! green na green

Raft3r said...

yun "old" boss namin may malaking poster dyan sa main road kasama si mayor
=)

pusang kalye said...

I love seeing limestone formations and I am glad to know that PP also boosts a lot of it. Got frustrated kasi when we booked for PP instead of Coron...... I will make these PP posts of yours my bible when I go there this Sept.

Dhemz said...

awwwwwwwww....I so love the place...thanks for taking us on a FREE tour....:)

glad to be here....thanks for dropping by....:)

btw, hope you can join my 2nd giveaway contest!

Reena said...

i love palawan. we saw a pawikan swimming in its natural habitat while crossing sabang. it was an awesome sight.

Luna Miranda said...

i was blown away by these landscape when i visited Palawan. it is truly a place worth exploring. thanks for these photos--you make me wanna come back--pero Coron muna bago bumalik sa Puerto Princesa.:p

jeanny said...

hindi pa ako nakakarating sa Palawan. Hopefully soon.

Thanks for sharing those lovely photos Dong. Lalo ako na e-excite sa summer escapade namin next year :)

SandyCarlson said...

Dreamy and gorgeous. Just love your shots!

nanaybelen said...

Soooooo much ganda...
btw, ano nga palang nangyari sa "Wonders of the World" di ba nominated ang palawan reef?

nuts said...

i love the last photo! napakaganda nga ng puerto princesa! great photos ever!!

witsandnuts said...

Ang ganda ng shot nung nasa puno. Na-miss ko yung pag akyat ko sa mga puno nung bata pa ako. :)

ChiChi said...

As they say, it's not about the destination. It's all about the journey ;-)

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