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Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa is a city located on the western coast of the Philippine island of Palawan. It is the capital of the province of Palawan and is the largest city in the entire province. The city is situated on the eastern shore of the Puerto Princesa Bay and is surrounded by lush rainforest and beautiful beaches.

Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning natural beauty. It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as a variety of wildlife and plant species. The city also boasts a number of historical sites, including the historic Puerto Princesa Cathedral, the Immaculate Conception Church, and the Palawan Museum.

The city was founded in the early 19th century by Spanish settlers who named it after the princess of Spain. During the Spanish occupation, it served as the capital of the Palawan Province. In the early 20th century, the city was declared a free port by the American government, allowing foreign ships to dock in the port without paying taxes.

In the 1950s, Puerto Princesa became the site of a major battle between the Philippine government and the Hukbalahap rebels. The battle was known as the Battle of Puerto Princesa and was one of the most important battles of the Philippine Revolution.

Today, Puerto Princesa is a bustling city and a popular tourist destination. It is home to a variety of attractions, including the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. It is also home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.

Excursion tips for a day in Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa in the Philippines is a beautiful destination for tourists, offering a variety of activities for a day trip. Here are some possible activities for a day in Puerto Princesa:

- Visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and explore the underground river
- Take a tour of the Honda Bay Islands and enjoy the white sandy beaches
- Go bird watching at Iwahig River and witness the beautiful species of birds
- Explore the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center and learn about the native wildlife
- Visit the Mitra's Ranch and explore the stunning landscapes
- Take a boat ride to the picturesque Cowrie Island
- Enjoy a traditional Filipino meal at one of the local restaurants
- Relax and take in the stunning views at the Baker's Hill
- Shop for souvenirs at the local markets
- Visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and admire its architecture
- Go for a kayaking tour around the mangroves of Puerto Princesa

Experience Puerto Princesa with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Puerto Princesa. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa in the Philippines has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather all year round. During the summer months (March to May), temperatures can reach up to 35°C and humidity levels can reach as high as 85%. During the rainy season (June to October), the weather is usually hot and humid with frequent showers. During the winter months (November to February), temperatures are cooler and more comfortable, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C. The city sees the least amount of rain during this time.

Cruise weather for Puerto Princesa

Our weather forecast for Puerto Princesa helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 24 °C
11.2 m/s
15.5 m/s
78.9 %
18.5 m
84.9 %
1,009 hPa
05:52:32
18:30:02
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 24.4 °C
7.9 m/s
13.3 m/s
58.9 %
19.6 m
82.8 %
1,009 hPa
05:52:44
18:29:55
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24.9 °C
20.9 m/s
45.0 m/s
98.6 %
21.9 m
81.5 %
1,009 hPa
05:52:56
18:29:47
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 25.9 °C
24.1 m/s
46.1 m/s
100.0 %
21.1 m
78.3 %
1,008 hPa
05:53:08
18:29:39
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 25.5 °C
27.7 m/s
51.5 m/s
92.6 %
22.9 m
76.2 %
1,007 hPa
05:53:19
18:29:30
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 26.4 °C
27.7 m/s
50.4 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
74.0 %
1,005 hPa
05:53:31
18:29:20
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 26.2 °C
25.2 m/s
40.7 m/s
68.7 %
23.9 m
70.3 %
1,006 hPa
05:53:41
18:29:09
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 25.2 °C
17.6 m/s
31.7 m/s
82.5 %
21.6 m
75.3 %
1,008 hPa
05:53:52
18:28:57
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 24.9 °C
19.8 m/s
40.0 m/s
100.0 %
20.4 m
83.2 %
1,007 hPa
05:54:02
18:28:45
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 25 °C
25.9 m/s
45.7 m/s
96.9 %
16.0 m
83.1 %
1,006 hPa
05:54:11
18:28:32
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 25.2 °C
17.6 m/s
44.6 m/s
100.0 %
18.3 m
83.0 %
1,007 hPa
05:54:21
18:28:18
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 24.9 °C
25.9 m/s
52.2 m/s
100.0 %
23.5 m
75.8 %
1,006 hPa
05:54:29
18:28:03
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 27 °C
32.4 m/s
65.5 m/s
100.0 %
21.1 m
75.1 %
1,005 hPa
05:54:38
18:27:47
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 26.7 °C
26.9 m/s
63.7 m/s
100.0 %
22.8 m
72.0 %
1,005 hPa
05:54:46
18:27:30
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 26.8 °C
27.7 m/s
58.0 m/s
97.1 %
23.4 m
71.5 %
1,006 hPa
05:54:53
18:27:13

Cruises to Puerto Princesa

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Scheduled ship calls in Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 MS Noordam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Dec. 2024 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Encore 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sky 08:30 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 2 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Sky 09:30 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 MS Riviera 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 MS Riviera 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 11:30 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Apr. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 2nd 2025 Tuesday, 2nd of Dec. 2025 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2025 Thursday, 11th of Dec. 2025 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2025 Monday, 29th of Dec. 2025 Norwegian Sun 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2026 Friday, 9th of Jan. 2026 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Feb. 2026 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 18th 2026 Wednesday, 18th of Feb. 2026 Norwegian Sun 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2026 Sunday, 1st of Mar. 2026 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Mar. 2026 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2026 Wednesday, 1st of Apr. 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2026 Friday, 3rd of Apr. 2026 MS Amadea 12:00 pm 06:00 pm
May 16th 2026 Saturday, 16th of May 2026 MS Sirena 10:00 am 07:00 pm

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