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JANUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in-transit at Manila Airport and include: 8 nights in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard hotel Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Visa cost apportionment Trips & Tours Some personal shopping CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Puerto Princesa – Philippines – Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): Accommodation: My accommodation was 2 nights in a BELOW ‘GRANDPAcking […]

Puerto Princesa – Philippines – GRANDPAcking Costs

Puerto Princesa - Honda Bay - 27 - Water Sports
JANUARY 2016: INTRODUCTION: I was staying in Puerto Princesa for a week and one of the top 2 things that are recommended online is a trip to Honda Bay. I had already gone up The Coast By Scooter, and I was planning to make my own way to Sabang for the Underground River Trip. I planned to stay 3 or 4 nights in Sabang and to organise my river trip once I got there. Today, it was time to try out Snorkelling in Honda Bay… BOOKING THE TRIP: I was staying at the Casitas De Az Pension in Puerto Princesa. I […]

Puerto Princesa – Philippines – Honda Bay Trip

  JANUARY 2015:   Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Palawan has almost no history of earthquakes (outside the main tectonic plates), not much history of typhoons (except in the very northern part and offshore islands), and no volcanoes. It is recognized internationally as one of the most desirable islands in the world – as it is ecologically protected by the national government and has a plethora of white sand beaches. Puerto Princesa City has a population of about 250,000 and is the provincial capital. This city is usually the starting point to explore the north of the island (e.g. El Nido). Near […]

Puerto Princesa – Philippines – Information

JANUARY 2016: INTRODUCTION: I was staying in Puerto Princesa and one of the top 2 things that are recommended online is a trip to Honda Bay; so I decided to jump on my scooter and go and have a look up the east coast. I was hoping to find something similar to what I found when I went from Padang Bai to Amed By Scooter back in Indonesia… beautiful scenery with picturesque sandy bays and little fishing villages… I planned to do a 150km round trip. I set off at 10:00am and stopped at the start of the North Road just after […]

Puerto Princesa – Coast By Scooter – Philippines

JANUARY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I did my ‘normal thing’ and used AGODA.COM to book my first 2 nights in Puerto Princesa in advance on the internet. I chose the Pension Del Flora which had excellent reviews (8.7/10) at a cost of US$18.21 / night excluding breakfast. Their breakfast was an extra PHP55. The room was listed as a 24sqm Deluxe Fan Room. It was ‘discounted’ down from US83… yeah right! Dream on! It looks like many of the Hotels over-value the price of their hotel rooms on purpose so that they can offer these ‘heavy discounts’! […]

Puerto Princesa – Philippines – By Scooter