Located on the western coast of Palawan, the capital city Puerto Princesa is the second largest city in the Philippines in terms of area but is one of the least densely populated cities in the country. Known for its abundant greenery and home to gorgeous white sand beaches, Puerto Princesa has been listed as the cleanest and the greenest city in the Philippines.
The name Puerto Princesa is named after a Spanish princess Maria Cristina born to Queen Isabella of Spain. Tourism has grown to become the primary source for its locals as lakhs of visitors travel to Puerto Princesa to visit the UNESCO heritage site - the underground river. Many adventure activities, pristine beaches and affordable special souvenirs make this city a popular destination for people including the Filipinos who visit in large numbers. The city is ideal for budget travellers as well, with inexpensive accommodations and comfortable transport system. It is a safe city to travel and attract many solo travellers.
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