Best Places to Stay in Puerto Princesa

The first thing we secure when we travel is where are we going to stay. It depends where do we want or what kind of stay we want, it could be luxurious or kind of adventurous like camping. And in my recent trips to Palawan, I've stayed in glamour and exciting places which made me realized of what style I want in a staycation - well, depends on the setup or situation rather. 

Since Puerto Princesa is the main city of Palawan, there are lots of hotels, lodgings, inns everywhere. But let me suggest to you some of the best on where to stay:

1. Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Puerto Princesa
The only beachfront hotel in Puerto Princesa, nestled by the white-sand shores of Emerald Beach, Microtel is the best hotel for you if you're a beach bum like me. Plus it's is just 20 minutes away from the airport. Its location provides easy access to some famous tourist spots like Honda Bay and Underground River. The cozy rooms and serene surroundings will give peace and comfort, a perfect place to get away from the busy city life. (full review here)

Microtel by Wyndham, Puerto Princesa
Emerald Beach, San Jose, Puerto Princesa, Palawan 5300, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 (48) 723 0977 | + 63 (48) 723 1018
Mobile Number: +63 (917) 549 7363 | +63 (908) 862 8081

2. Asturias Hotel Palawan
This hotel is one of the Citystate's hotels and located at the heart of Puerto Princesa City commercial district. It is only 10 minutes from the airport and in the mouth of South National Highway which made it very accessible by public transportation. But even though it is in the city proper, you're stay will be comfortable as it is distant from the noisy streets. The hotel provides a serene environment for those who don't want to be away from the city but want to enjoy a staycation. (full review here)

Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan

South National Highway, Tiniguiban Puerto Princesa, Palawan Philippines
Phone Number: (6348) 4343852 and 4343854
Direct Line: (6348) 4339744 / 4343747

3. Panja Resort, Palawan 
Still, in its soft opening, this newest hotel in Puerto Princesa is the next big thing (grand opening in September). The hotel offers a luxurious feel and the best-overlooking view of the Honda Bay.  It is located at the 'Tagaytay' of Puerto Princesa, Barangay San Jose, Bay Vista Road where the famous Baker's Hill and PPS prime residences are also situated. It's around 30 minutes from the airport.

Panja Resort, Palawan

Bay Vista Road, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Philippines
Phone Number: +63 917 376 4835

4. Casa Nieves
The fascinating Casa Nieves is a bed and breakfast accommodation owned by the well-known indie film-maker, Direk Dantenico Garcia. Casa Nieves will give you an artists' haven as this place is also a film site for indie filmmakers. Located in the city proper of Puerto Princesa, it's only 15 minutes from the airport. Casa Nieves is exclusive for IsDa Revolution members (the membership costs around Php 500.) 

IsDa Revolution is a yearly (currently on its 3rd year) event advocating to take care and let the Underground River rest #LetTheRiverRest and help young people of Puerto Princesa to be educated and achieve his dream in his own respective field.  

This 3-day fun-filled event and rest for the Underground River and 1 filmmaker will be able to make his dream film every time 10,000 people become one of us - reach us at

Casa Nieves
6 Libis Road, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City
Phone number: +63 926 651 6673

5. Kota Spa, Palawan
Have you heard of glamping? Here in Kota Spa, you will experience camping in a glam way. It is an artist village wherein you'll see artist's crafts everywhere and enjoy nature along with your stay. But it not opened yet, the grand opening will be on August 28, 2016. It is located in San Vicente, Palawan, it's quite far from the airport but worth it as it is an eco-haven for those who like art, organic stuff and supporting local things. Plus, they have a unique theme and feature artists from time to time.  For more info or inquiries please visit

Kota Spa, The Palawan Spa

San Vicente, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Email: KotaPuertoPrincesa@gmail.

There are many places where to stay in Puerto Princesa and these places are the must-tries. It just depends on coms on your taste and style of how your staycation is going to be like. 


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