Puerto Princesa travel guide

Puerto Princesa Tourism | Puerto Princesa Guide

You're Going to Love Puerto Princesa

With a population of 222,673, Puerto Princesa is the largest city in Palawan, Philippines by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Puerto Princesa in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Puerto Princesa


When flying to Puerto Princesa, you’ll arrive at Puerto Princesa (PPS), which is located 25 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Puerto Princesa from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h 40m.

Airports near Puerto Princesa

Airlines serving Puerto Princesa

Malaysia Airlines
Good (141 reviews)
Excellent (362 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (490 reviews)
Cebu Pacific
Good (91 reviews)
Okay (6 reviews)
Tigerair Taiwan
Excellent (8 reviews)
Philippines AirAsia
Good (55 reviews)

Where to stay in Puerto Princesa

Average rates range from around $60 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $48 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Greenspace Palawan and Mariafe Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Puerto Princesa

Most booked hotels in Puerto Princesa

Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa Managed by HII
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Deep Forest Garden Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Blue Lagoon Inn & Suites
Good (7.3, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Puerto Princesa

Expect to pay $2.24 per litre in Puerto Princesa (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.83 and $35.77. Mini (Hyundai Eon or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Puerto Princesa, while also 37% cheaper than other types, on average.