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Palawan Uncovered: Seven Puerto Princesa Accommodation Options Near the Underground River

Palawan, hailed and heralded as the last biodiversity frontier of the Philippines, has always been one of the best summer destinations in the country.

While considered as one of the country's best tourist destinations, it is also a complex ecosystem that serves as home to diverse marine life and to hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna. More importantly, it hosts the Underground River in Puerto Princesa which is perhaps considered the crown jewel in Puerto Princesa's rich collection of natural attractions.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is one of the world's longest navigable rivers and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature today. Located at the western side of the Saint Paul Mountain Range, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of Palawan's must-see attractions that you should never miss. Apart from being a surreal and breathtaking experience, a visit to the subterranean river is also an opportunity to commune with nature. It is perfect for individuals with a penchant for adventure and intrepid thrill seekers looking to experience something new. 

Palawan Uncovered: Seven Puerto Princesa Accommodation Options Near the Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River


It is also an experience that caters to individuals looking for low-impact physical activities as there is no running, climbing or swimming involved. You do need to be prepared for a moderately long trek to get to the mouth of the underground river which would all be worth it the moment you enter the underground river.

If you have ever thought of visiting Palawan to experience the magic and majesty of the Subterranean River National Park, here are some of the Puerto Princesa Hotels and resorts near the underground river:  



    Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort


    Address: Tagabinit-Sabang Road Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300 Philippines

    Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a four-star resort located in Sabang Beach. Apart from having a resort with well-equipped facilities and amenities, it is also an excellent jumpoff point for you to explore a myriad of tourist attractions. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is known for its tranquil and relaxing ambiance. Similarly, the resort is noted for its intimate nature which is perfect for you and your family. More importantly, guests who wish to book a tour of the underground river may do so from the resort's front desk directly as the resort is located in a premier location near to the underground river and hosts tours of its own.

    Atremaru Hotel and Spa


    Address: Purok Madahon, Barangay Buenavista 5300 Puerto Princesa City Palawan

    Atremaru Hotel and Spa is a Boutique Resort in Puerto Princesa that provides a comfortable stay in Palawan's lush tropical rain forest where the energy flows from nature itself offering us a little breather from life itself. This 25 hectare nature estate is known for its stunning and picturesque views of the Ulugan Bay and South China Sea. The resort is also known for its stunning sunsets and beautiful views that surround nature.

    Arkadia Eco Resort Underground River


    Address: Panaguman Beach, Puerto Princesa, Mimaropa

    Known as one of the best budget option hotels in Puerto Princesa, Arkadia Eco Resort Underground River specifically caters to individuals who wish to visit the underground river. Only a seven minute walk away, most travelers who wish to visit Puerto Princesa solely for the underground river would book their stays here. The resort is known for its thatched huts, virtually unspoiled beach and pristine jungle which is definitive of a Philippine experience. Apart from having the underground river as an attraction, hotel guests quite have a lot to do such as a snorkeling trip at nearby islands, hiking to a nearby native village and waterfalls, swimming in fresh water and the like.

    Dabdab Tourist Inn


    Address: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa Palawan

    Dabdab Tourist Inn is located in Sitio Sabang is only a two-minute drive away from Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Other nearby attractions and highlights are the Sabang Boat Terminal and the Sabang Beach--both of which are four minutes away by foot. While the inn can be a little difficult and tricky to find, it is one of the best accommodation options nearby the underground river.

    Love and Peace Deep Jungle Resort


    Address: Barangay Maoyon, Vang Vieng, Puerto Princesa Palawan

    Albeit a bit far from the subterranean underground river which is close to an hour drive, Love and Peace Deep Jungle and River Resort is one of the best accommodation options that offer the underground river as a nearby highlight. It is a hidden resort away from the general hubbub and population of Puerto Princesa which makes it the perfect place to relax. The resort comes with a big tree boat tour which is said to be one of the resort's attractions, so you should definitely not miss that.

    Amos Digue Pension House


    Address: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa

    Known as one of the budget options in Puerto Princesa near the Subterranean River, Amos Digue Pension House is located near the beach and is an area with good shopping options. Nearby attractions and highlights include the Sabang Beach and Sabang Both Terminal which are both a minute away by foot and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is an eighteen minute walk away from the property. Guests who wish to visit other beaches may visit Buenavista Beach which is 34 minute drive away and Ugong Rock which is a 55 minute drive away.

    Bambua Nature Cottages and Hostel


    Address: Sitio Sabang Barangay Cabayuga, Puerto Princesa, Mimaropa

    Located in Puerto Princesa, Bambua Nature Cottages is one of the accommodation options nearby the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is only a seven minute walk away from the property. Nearby highlights are the Sabang Beach and the Sabang Boat Terminal, Buenavista Beach and Ugong Rock. This accommodation offers an inexpensive alternative for individuals who wish to book a tour at the underground river without spending so much on accommodations. Perfect for individuals who just wish to experience nature in the midst of Sabang's beauty, Bambua Nature Cottages is a place that allows for complete relaxation and unwinding.  



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