Palawan, Philippines

The Underground River, New 7 Wonder of the World

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river.

A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

The exterior shot of the rich mountain where the Underground River can be found.

Welcome to Honda Bay!

One of the Philippine's premiere tourist destinations, Honda Bay, Palawan island is also known as the "The Last Frontier". It is host to several of the most exclusive resorts in the country. With its white sand beaches, magnificent landscape, fishing villages and rainforests, it is a favorable destination of adventurers and nature lovers.

Star Fish Island, Honda Bay

The historic Taytay Fort, the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, built in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain's Queen Isabela II in the 1800s, was used as a military station during that period. The fort's small chapel and cannon are still intact. The fort is now under the supervision of the National Museum.

Club Noah has a vision of nature and man living together in harmony. Isabelle, the first Club Noah-owned resort, is designed to be a model-case for eco-tourism. With administrative authority over one mile radius of the island, Club Noah has slowly brought the reefs of Isabelle back to life. The presence of the rare Palawan grey heron, the Palawan hornbill and the kingfisher attest to the abundance of fish in the water.

Sunset in Taytay, Palawan. Took this shot while we are cruising towards Noah Noah Island.

Inagawan, Palawan

Nature at its best!

Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel, Puerto Princesa