Sunny Weekend in Puerto Princesa with AirPhil Express

This is a trip that I never imagined will push through. Bagyong Falcon is about to hit the country and I am in Dagupan City, Pangasinan last Thursday. I asked some of my travel blogger friends if the scheduled trip to Puerto Princesa will still push through. Most of us were hesitant because of the weather. When they finally confirmed that the weather in Puerto Princesa is good, I decided to take a bus trip from Dagupan at 6:30PM. Despite the heavy rain in some areas, i arrived safely in our house at 11PM.

Rochelle, Robbie and Mica @ Puerto Princesa Airport via AirPhil Express

I didn’t sleep during the whole duration of the bus trip. I didn’t sleep at home too even if i still have enough time to take a nap. I did some online tasks then packed my luggage at 4am. I once asked my companions if the trip will still push through since it’s raining hard that time. With the confirmation, I took a taxi to NAIA Terminal 3 to meet up with Robbie, Winston, Eric, Anton, Rochelle and JC with the staff of AirPhil Express (Line, Nicole, Mike and Brian). It’s not my first time to visit Puerto Princesa, but what made this trip exciting is that i’ll be enjoying the whole tour with some of my favorite travel companions. Also, our itinerary is loaded with activities and i’ve never been to some of the places listed. Exciting!

Our calltime is 5:30am and we were all on time. I’m glad that the weather in Manila and Puerto Princesa during the flight schedule is ok. We spotted another fellow travel blogger/friend Marky on the same flight. It seems like a lot of people wants a piece of sunshine on a rainy season, yes? πŸ˜›

Our Room at Marianne Home Inn

We arrived in the Puerto Princesa Airport on time. Ms. Anne, our tour guide entertained us while we were on our way to Marianne Home Inn, our home for the next three days.

Just Happy in Puerto Princesa while exploring Honda Bay

After check-in, the group went straight to Honda Bay for the island hopping tour. Some of the stops covered are Pandan Island (where we ate our lunch – Kamayan Mode!), Snake Island (Halo-Halo with mini pictorial LOL) and Pambato Reef. The waves were strong that day. We were like kids having fun snorkeling, swimming and eating. Happy Friday, that is πŸ˜€

Just like a real family, we ate dinner together at Marianne Home Inn. Don’t you just love to eat and chat with cool people at the same time? πŸ˜€

Before we say hello to the Fireflies of Iwahig River

For me, the main highlight of the whole tour is the Firefly Tour at Iwahig River because it is something that I haven’t done in my previous trips to Puerto Princesa. It’s good that I didn’t look up online on how the activity goes because I really had a unique tour experience. We were just sitting pretty on our boat as the assigned boatman entertained us with some interesting facts about fireflies and astrology. I didn’t want that tour to end that night. I wasn’t able to take good pictures because it’s dark and yeah, i want to enjoy!

Bloggers' group pic before exploring the Underground River

For our second day, the group took the Underground River Tour at Sabang, Puerto Princesa. It’s nice to see some foreign and local tourists in this place. We even met a group of Malaysian journalists there! πŸ˜€ I am hoping that the Underground River will make it to the 7 Wonders of The World Poll.

Sunny Saturday at Sabang Beach (before playing with the giant waves)

For our lunch, we went to Sabang Beach and yes, i ate the famous Tamilok! It’s not as bad as most of us imagined it to be. Pang-pulutan nga siya eh! πŸ˜› Right after lunch, Anton, Winston, Eric, Brian, Mike and I enjoyed the rest of the afternoon competing with the strong waves as some of our companions had their siesta moment at the cottage.

Our dinner that evening at Marianne Home Inn is awesome not just because of the food, but because of the live comedic entertainment courtesy of my beloved travelistas. Sila na ang may karir bilang stand-up comedians kapag ayaw na nilang mag-blog! Haha πŸ˜› We went to the Puerto Princesa Baywalk and tried Thanh-Tam’s Chao Long while watching Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 LOL!

@Binuatan Creations πŸ˜€

We woke up the next day for the City Tour. Some of places that we visited are Plaza Cuartel, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, Tiangge Tiangge, Mitra’s Ranch, Baker’s Hill and Binuatan Creations, where i found some really colorful bags!

We ate lunch at Marianne Home Inn (at home na at home talaga, noh? hehe) and went straight to the airport for our flight. I’m glad that i am part of AirPhil Express’ Puerto Princesa Fam Tour, which will be available starting this Friday, July 1.

AirPhil Express' Palawan Fam Tour = Aprub!

Thank you so much to AirPhil Express for the safe flight and the opportunity to enjoy Puerto Princesa’s beauty with the Fam Tour! Awesome! πŸ˜€

Puerto Princesa Jumpshot!

This is just a preview post about my Puerto Princesa Fam Tour Experience with AirPhil Express. Upcoming Puerto Princesa-related posts will be published at this week. Once again, the Puerto Princesa Fam Tour will be available by July 1 at AirPhil Express! Wooooot!

Photo Credits: Anton of and Mike Diamzon


13 thoughts on “Sunny Weekend in Puerto Princesa with AirPhil Express

  1. Roch

    Wohooo!!! Had a great time! πŸ™‚

    I hope other people will get to experience this too by getting the promo from AirPhil Express. WOW Philippines talaga! Our country is soooo pretty! πŸ˜€

  2. Rodney

    hi myx! rodney here. nice to know na you’re into travelling na. dati puro aral at sayaw ka lang hehe. swerte mu nman nakakagala ka palagi. sponsor mo ba ang airphil? dapat magkaroon ka na rin ng swimsuit endorsement πŸ™‚

  3. Kristel

    Awesome place to be at! Can’t wait to see it myself!
    And you guys looked like you enjoyed yourselves! πŸ˜€

  4. Micamyx Post author

    @Roch – Fun Fam Tour indeed! Puerto Princesa is such a lovely place <3

    @Rodney - Haha Kuya Rodney! πŸ˜€ How are you? Where are you based na? They invited us for the tour that will be launched on Friday. Avail ka rin ng package tour to Puerto Princesa with them πŸ™‚ Swimsuit endorsement? Naku, malabo yan haha pero why not, chocnut? Sana nga nyahaha =))

    @Kristel - You must go to Puerto Princesa this year! πŸ˜€

  5. pusang-kalye

    wagi talaga tong tour na to. ang kukulet kasi ng mga tao.hahaha. at kahit inapi ako ng husto . I love it parain!!!dibale, ganun talaga mga bida. inaapi.joke. sana me part 2. coron naman!!!lols

  6. earthlingorgeous

    Super nice! I miss Puerto Princesa its one of the best place on Earth talaga promise haha love love the underground river and the beach super super pristine white sand and super daming LIVE animals .

  7. Micamyx Post author

    @Pusang-Kalye – Bidang-bida ka pa rin hehe πŸ˜€ Woot nagpaparinig o πŸ˜›

    @Eathlingorgeous – Hehe yup! City within the Forest talaga πŸ™‚

    @Strawhatjp – Awts hehe punta ka rin ng Puerto Princesa. You will not regret it πŸ™‚

  8. Nicely

    I super love your swimsuit, Mica! As in, I’m dying to have one like that. Inggit ako. Pero shempre dapat kasing-sexy mo muna ako before ako makapagsuot ng ganyan. Hehe! Enjoy your trip!

  9. Micamyx Post author

    @Robbie – Natulog ka kasi sa Sabang eh hehe nakipaglaro ka rin sana sa waves πŸ˜› Di bale, naka-tamilok ka naman hehe πŸ˜›

    @Chyng – Thanks dear! Ay, kabog ako sa lahat ng bagay except sa pagsuot ng swimsuit LOL :))

    @Nicely – Thank you woot πŸ˜€ medyo malaki tiyan ko that time dahil busog pero di masyado halata πŸ˜›

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