Underground River

Puerto Princesa’s Underground River National Park is one of the longest navigable subterranean river in the world.
Thanks to its impressive cave systems and spectacular limestone karst landscapes, the Underground River was conferred with the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Highlights

  • Underground River can be explored by boat for up to 4.3 km. The highlights of the cruise are the stalactite and stalagmite formations that have been naturally molded inside the cave as years passed.
  • The coastal mangrove forest in Sabang has a lush vegetation and natural habitat of native wildlife.
  • Sabang Beach nestled between towering mountain ranges and the clear blue waters of the West Philippine Sea.
  • Underground River can be reached via the 5km-long Monkey Trail. This is great place to enjoy the forests and searching for wildlife.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a protected area of the Philippines that encompasses one of the world’s most impressive cave systems, featuring spectacular limestone karst landscapes, pristine natural beauty, and intact old-growth forests teeming with wildlife.

The river that flows through Saint Paul Mountain Range is called the Puerto Princesa Underground River. The entrance to the Underground River is a short hike or boat ride from the town Sabang.

Aside from being one of the longest navigable underground river in the world, is also a one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Underground River can be explored by boat for up to 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from the sea. The spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations that have been naturally molded inside the cave as years passed, are one of the highlights of the cruise.

HOW TO GET THERE

Underground River is about 1.5 hour drive from Puerto Princesa airport.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Underground can be visited all year round, however, the best time to travel is during the dry season between October and early June. Sea is usually calm during the months of April and May.

Underground River may be temporarily closed to visitors in situations like strong wind, rough sea, and incessant heavy rain.
The wet season is from June to September.

ACCOMMODATION

The 5-star beachfront Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa enjoys a quiet location on Sabang Beach. All rooms come with a private balcony, from which some enjoy pool, garden or mountain views. The spacious and air conditioning rooms also feature a flat-screen TV, personal safe and minibar. En suite bathrooms come with either a bathtub or shower.
Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa’s signature swimming pool is 340 ft. long. It is the largest and only one of its kind in Palawan.

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, is a luxury eco 4-star resort with luxurious beachfront cabanas. Cabanas are cozy and well-appointed with contemporary native design and are architecturally structured to provide maximum exposure to natural light and air flow and have direct beach access. All cabanas each have private balconies providing you amazing views of Sabang Beach and the clear waters of the West Philippine Sea.

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