5 Accommodations In Puerto Princesa, Palawan For Under Php 500.00 Per Night!

As a budget traveler, I am always looking for decent accommodation that will hit the sweet spot of my budget. So here are some budget accommodations that you might find helpful for your next Puerto Princesa, Palawan adventure.

  1. Airportside Inn

    Address: Rizal Avenue Exit, 1 Gacott Road, Brgy Bancao Bancao, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Price Range: Php 350.00 to Php 1,045.00 per night

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    Airportside Inn Garden (C) Airport Side Inn

    Begin your Palawan sojourn by visiting the captivating city of Puerto Princesa. Near the airport are the comfortable accommodations and services of Airportside Inn.

    Airportside Inn  is a quaint and homey inn conveniently located along Rizal Avenue, just a few meters from the airport. It is accessible to all modes of regular public transport, and offers free shuttle services to and from the airport for its guests.

    Airportside Inn has all you need for a fun, exciting, and memorable stay in Palawan’s capital. It features free WiFi access and a garden. The hotel is also equipped with a generator, ensuring continuous supply of electricity even during power interruptions. Each of the 12 rooms in the inn all comes fully air conditioned and equipped with a TV. Toilet and bathrooms are also en suite, equipped with hot and cold shower, complimentary toiletries, and other bath amenities.

    Dubbed as “The City in a Forest,” Puerto Princesa boasts of well-preserved natural attractions that are a welcome treat to just about anyone. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River and National Park tops the list of attractions that you must visit while in the city, followed by an island hopping tour around the stunning Honda Bay. Take a tour of the city and visit various sites such as the Puerto Princesa Cathedral, Plaza Cuartel, Baker’s Hill, and the Iwahig Penal Colony. Capping the list of attractions to visit the city are the diverse dining options available throughout the city.

    Apart from the city’s interesting sights and sounds, Airportside Inn—with its convenient location and value-for-money accommodations— is yet another reason to fall in love with Puerto Princesa City.

  2. Eden’s Traveler Lodge

    Address: P. Vicente Street (Former Baltan Street), Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines 5003

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    Price Range: Php 360.00 to Php 1,200.00 per night

    (C) Eden’s Traveler Lodge

    Right in the heart of the “”city within a forest,”” Eden Traveller’s Lodge is a cozy bed & breakfast where you’ll surely feel right at home. This homey B&B is located right along P. Vicente Street, about 10 minutes away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. While the B&B is easily accessible to all modes of public transportation in the city, you can avail of their free airport transportation services for a hassle-free arrival.

    Eden Traveller’s Lodge features a 24-hour front desk, ensuring that all your needs and concerns are well-attended to. The B&B offers free WiFi access to its guests. There is also a terrace where you can enjoy a remarkable view of the neighborhood and the city. They also offer a wide range of services for a fee, including massage, laundry, and dry cleaning.

    There are a total of 16 rooms available at Eden Traveller’s Lodge. Each room is equipped with a cable TV for your in-room entertainment and a private toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower, towels, and free toiletries.

  3. Matutina Pensionne 

    Address: 40 Taft Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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    Price Range: Php 360.00 to Php 2,000.00 per night

    (C) Matutina Pensionne

    Matutina Pensionne, at 40 Taft Street, 5300 Puerto Princesa City, aims to makes guests feel at home. It’s the ancestral house of the Moratos, whose lineage is from the city. Their amenities and facilities will make guests forget that they are in a foreign place and will feel the comforts of home.

    This home away from home has WiFi access in public areas, handicapped-friendly facilities, and a garden. They also offer services such as giving morning calls, room service, and cleaning service.

    Matutina Pensionne’s rooms each have air-conditioning, a television, and WiFi access. The private toilet and bath has hot and cold shower, towels, shaver, hair dryer, and toiletries.

    It is located 7 minutes away from Puerto Princesa International Airport.

  4. Ezy Stay Pension

    Address: Garcillano Subdivision, Rizal Avenue Extension, Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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    Price Range: Php 400.00 to Php 960.00 per night

    (C) Ezy Stay Pension

    Located along Rizal Avenue Extension in Bancao Bancao, Ezy Stay Pension is only 600 meters from Puerto Princesa International Airport and offers airport transfers for your convenience. Boasting free WiFi internet all throughout its property, the inn is home to practical and well-appointed guestrooms and a myriad of facilities to suit the needs of all kinds of travelers. It offers shared rooms with bunk beds ideal for backpackers, as well as private rooms perfect for couples, families, and group of friends. All guests can experience its personalized form of service rendered by the friendly and accommodating staff manning the 24-hour front desk.

    Ezy Stay Pension houses a total of 14 guest rooms, each fitted with basic comforts to make you feel at home. Each air conditioned room is quaint and cozy, and features free WiFi access, complimentary toiletries, and a private toilet and bath.

  5. Prima Residence

    Address: D. Cabanillas Road (in front of Seed Farm) National Hiway, Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City Proper, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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    Price Range: Php 490.00 to Php 1,320.00 per night

    (C) Prima Residence

    Prima Residences have a variety of activities to offer guests, aside from the relaxation and comfort of their rooms. Located on D. Cabanillas Road, National Highway, Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City Proper, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, it’s the ideal place for all kinds of travelers.

    The residences has handicapped-friendly facilities, cooking facilities, and pet-friendly facilities. They also have a coffee shop, family room, shared kitchen, bar, barbeque facilities, a garden, karaoke, and a smoking area because of their non-smoking rooms. Some services they offer to guests include room service, airport transfers, car hire, luggage storage, express check-in/check-out, laundry service, tours, massage service, and cleaning service.

    Prima Residences’ rooms have air-conditioning, cable television, and WiFi Internet access. The toilet and bath in each room has hot and cold water, a shower, a bidet, towels, and toiletries.

    It takes about 20 to 25 minutes from Puerto Princesa International Airport to get to the hotel via three different routes.


These are just some of the budget accommodations you can find in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. You can find more affordable accommodations at TravelBook.ph. They offer one of the most affordable selections of accommodations across the Philippines, plus you will have an extra 12% off of your booking because they will be shouldering the 12% vat of your purchase! How cool is that?

#OnTheList: 5 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k!

First off, this post has nothing against Coldplay or people who are willing to pay for the VIP price ticket to watch their concert. We too are fans of the band, we’re just listing at least 5 travel destinations that you can visit with that amount of money, so cheers and let’s get started!

1. Mt. Pulag, Benguet

#OnTheList: 10 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k! Mt. Pulag
View of the Sea Of Clouds from the summit of Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag, the highest peak of Luzon at 2,992 MASL. It is one of the most popular weekend destination of most hiking enthusiasts and mountaineers because of the majestic view if offers. One of the main reason why hikers flock to this mountain is because of its magnificent sunrise plus a view of the sea of clouds. It is also coined as the “Playground of the Gods” by most hikers.

There are a lot of travel groups and organizers who offers a two to three day tour/hike to Mt. Pulag ranging from Php 2,000 to Php 3,000 depending on the trail you want to take. But if you want to do it as DIY, you must at least form a group of 10 for a less expensive trip. Budget for DIY trips from Baguio city ranges from Php 1,500 to Php 2,000 depending on the number of members in your group.

Hiking Mt. Pulag is via reservation basis, allowing only 500 hikers per day for all of the trails. So you might want to call the tourism office to reserve your slots before going there.

Budget:

  • Php 2,000.00 – Php 3,000.00


Contact Number:

  • DENR – 09196315402


Expenses:

  • Guide Fee – Php 500.00/guide good for 1-5 persons, additional person is Php 100.00. Maximum of 10 persons per guide.
  • Registration Fee and Orientation – Php 225.00 per person
  • Monster Jeep Renta – Php 7,000 to Php 8,000 and can accommodate upto 18 persons. You can ask the DENR personnel for contact numbers of their accredited jeepney rentals.


Organized Event:

We are having our Mt. Pulag Year-End Climb this coming December 28-29, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 2,799 inclusive of transportation, all fees, dinner and breakfast. You can find more details by clicking this link: Year Ender — Experience Mt. Pulag


2. Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

#OnTheList: 10 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k! Nagsasa Cove
A less than 30 minute trek in Nagsasa Cove where you can see a really nice view of the Island. Best for sunrise and sunset watching. Entrance fee here is Php 40.00

One of the best beach getaway my friends and I have been to is the Nagsasa Cove in Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. It’s just a chill and laid back getaway for the weekend just to be far away from the stress in the city. For a budget for Php 1,800.00 ALL-IN, we get to enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend getaway.

There’s not much to do here but to just relax, swim, play with the waves, cliff jump, and visit Capones and Camara Islands. If you are a more adventurous type of traveler, you can hike Mt. Balingkilat traversing to Nagsasa Cove.

Budget:

  • Php 1,500.00 – Php 1,800.00


Contact Number:

  • Jesus Bansales III – 0920 274 4651 | 0977 321 7900
    You can contact Sir Jess if you want to visit and camp in Nagsasa Cove. You can also choose among the other two coves, the Anawangin Cove (the more crowded and commercialized one) and Talisayen Cove.
  • Van rental – 09063395064 | 09178618672
    In all of our trips, we are renting vans from them. If you want a convenient transfer from your place to Zambales, you can contact them for van rentals.


Expenses:

  • Van rentals can range from Php 8,000.00 to Php 9,000.00
  • Nagsasa Tour ranges from Php 500.00 to Php 650.00 per person inclusive of everything you need in the island, entrance fees, round trip boat transfer and island hopping.
  • Food sharing is up to you, our group shared Php 300.00 to Php 500.00 per person for supplies and cooking materials.

3. Mt. Daraitan in Tanay, Rizal

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The famous rock formation on top of the summit where most hikers take a selfie.

A popular day hike destination in Tanay, Rizal which is just 2-3 hours away from Manila. A quick escape from the busy streets of the city. On top of the summit, you’ll see a wide view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and a bonus sea of clouds if you’ll do a night trek and if you are lucky enough to witness it.

Tinipak River is also one the main attraction in this places, usually made as a side trip of most hikers by doing a traverse from the summit of Mt. Daraitan. You’ll also get a chance to see the beautiful rock formation in the river, you just have to pay Php 25.00 as entrance fee which is used to maintain the place. If the weather condition is good, and the current is not that bad, you can also take a dip at the natural pool inside the Tinipak Cave. Though they are limiting the amount of time to stay here for 15 minutes due to the number of people who wants to experience it.

You can check our travel guide to Mt. Daraitan for a more detailed blog: Travel Guide: Mt. Daraitan

Budget:

  • Php 500.00 – Php 700.00 for a day hike

Contact Number: 

  • Head Guide (Willy): 0906 953 3470


Expenses:

  • Guide fee – Php 500.00 good for 1-5 persons
  • Registration fee – Php 20.00
  • Entrance fee to see the Rock Formation – Php 25.00
  • Van Shaw to Tanay – Php 70.00 to Php 90.00 (1.5 hours of travel)
  • Jeep from Tanay to Sampaloc – Php 26.00 (45 minutes)
  • Trike from Sampaloc to Extraction point – Php 100.00 per person (30 minutes)
  • Raft to cross the river (Optional) – Php 10.00


Organized Event:

We are having a day hike to Mt. Daraitan this coming December 04, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 700.00 inclusive of transportation and all fees. You can find more details by clicking this link: Dayhike — Mt. Daraitan


4. Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet

#OnTheList: 10 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k! Mt. Ulap
Parallax view along the trail of Mt. Ulap

A fun chill day hike in Benguet which offers a picturesque view the Cordillera’s mountain range. A relatively easy hike which can be recommended for first time hikers. You will get to experience a breath taking view while trekking to the summit and a chance to see the sea of clouds.

One of the main attraction in this mountain is the Gungal Rock which serves as the landmark of this mountain.

Budget:

  • Php 400.00 to Php 500.00 from Baguio

Contact Number:

  • Brgy. Ampucao Tourism – 09989589549

Expenses:

  • Registration Fee – Php 100.00 per person
  • Guide fee – Php 400.00 good for 10 persons Php 800.00 overnight
  • If you are going to camp, you’ll need to pay addition Php 500.00 for the camping fee


Organized Event:

We are having a day hike to Mt. Ulap this coming December 17, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 1,200.00 inclusive of transportation and all fees. You can find more details by clicking this link: Dayhike — Mt. Ulap


5. Buscalan Village in Tinglayan Kalinga

Apo Whang-od

Experience a traditional culture of the Butbut tribe in Kalinga. Relax and enjoy the company of the villagers and learn new things from their cultures and tradition. Wake up to the wonderful view of the mountains. Take a dip to the chilling waters of the water falls. All that for a budget of Php 3,000.00 for a ground of 5!

Buscalan is almost a 19 hour travel from Manila, so if you love long commutes and enjoys transferring from one mode of transportation to another for almost one whole day, this destination is for you.

One of the main reason why people from different parts of the globe visits Buscalan is  because of the living legend, soon to be a National Artist (hopefully), Apo Whang-od. Believed to be the last “Mambabatok” (traditional tattoo artist) of her generation. She offers traditional tattoos to visitors for a price ranging from Php 200.00 to Php 1,000+ depending on the size of the tattoo. She is accompanied by here grand daughters/nieces Grace and Elyang.

Budget:

  • Php 2,000 to Php 3,000 group of 3 to 5 persons


Contact Person

  • Guide Gilbert – 09084792012
  • Guide Oliver – 09397741477
  • Guide Raffy – 09279853681


Expenses:

  • Manila to Baguio – Php 455.00
  • Baguio to Manila – Php 455.00
  • Baguio to Bontoc – Php 195.00
  • Bontoc to Baguio – Php 195.00
  • Bontoc to Buscalan – Php 100.00
  • Buscalan to Bontoc – Php 100.00
  • Homestay – Php 250.00
  • Registration Fee – Php 75.00
  • Guide – Php 1,000


Organized Event:

We are having a tour to Buscalan next year January 13-15, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 1,200.00 inclusive of transportation and all fees. You can find more details by clicking this link: Year Starter — Experience Buscalan


So there you go! These are some of the destinations you can visit if you are thinking twice on whether you should buy a VIP ticket to Coldplay’s concert, or just go to places you’ve never been before, explore and learn new things from you adventure.

It’s up to you, just do the things that makes you happy and don’t let other people dictate you on your own happiness. Live the life you want to live and be happy on whatever the result may be.

We’ll be adding more destinations in this list in the coming days so stay tuned for our updates. Cheers!

Alibijaban Island: Paradise In The Heart Of Quezon Province, Philippines

Alibijaban Island is very nice and serene place located in the Quezon Province. If you are looking for a place or a getaway to unwind and relax, this place should definitely be one on your list.

Alibijaban Island is 9 hours away from Manila, so you should leave at your starting point by 10PM or 11PM so that you would arrive at the island by 7-8AM. It’s a long ride so prepare yourselves to be comfortable during the travel.

The island is so beautiful in my opinion, the water is so clear. There’s a friendly community where you can borrow some stuff that you need. Some boatman can also give you a tour around the island or even go to the further part of the sea to swim around.

These are some of the photos I’ve captured during my stay at Alibijaban Island.