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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

Updated on October 18, 2010
entry to the cave
entry to the cave
inside the cave on the underground river
inside the cave on the underground river

Voted as the Top 77 on the New 7 Wonders of the World last year is once again being nominate this year is Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in Palawan, Philippines.

If you dare to explore and navigate underground river and stunning caves, don’t forget to put into your list the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.

The island of Palawan itself is already a paradise. Visiting Puerto Princesa Subterrranean River is even more breathtaking. With its limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km underground river, your adventure would truly unforgettable.

A remarkable feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly to the South China Sea making it to be renowned as the world’s longest underground river.

rock formation
rock formation
the beach
the beach

Inside the cave, you’ll be amazed with the stunning formation of stalactites and stalagmites and several large chambers. At its mouth, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water’s edge. Monkeys, monitor lizards, squirrels and other friendly animals find their ecosystem near the cave.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park offers exciting activities such as mountain and rock climbing, bird watching, touring and planting mangrove trees, tours in the beaches and underground river.

Surely, one of a kind adventure!

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    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      6 years ago from close to you...

      Hi Mr. Nice. I'm good thank you. Kumusta ka? :)

      Palawan has many beautiful beaches and nature wonders. Coron is one of them. It's paradise. You'll surely love it there. Thanks for visiting :)

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      Mr Nice 

      6 years ago from North America

      Comos taka blaise25,

      Puerto Princesa looks very beautiful, may be one day I will visit. Thanks for sharing the info about Puerto Princesa. Your poetry Hubs are very nice too. Keep up the good work

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      7 years ago from close to you...

      maybe crocs are somewhere else..little bats are not so scary, but thousands of them would be so annoying lol Bring your wand and you'll be ok :) LOL I'm so funny. Tell us bout your adventure Cuz :) Ingat.

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      7 years ago

      yeah! esp Lolong, the biggest catch. even if different camps argue about it being in captive or in wild, knowing that i will be lurking somewhere in your path with its mouth wide open, scary. i am scared of bats too. my brother is teasing me that this underground river will be full of bats. (even with that thought, i am getting goosebumps!!) we'll see!!!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      7 years ago from close to you...

      Oh wow it's November :) I'd definitely go here someday :) I love Palawan and its beautiful beaches. Face your fears :) The only thing that scares me here are the crocs LOL

    • anjperez profile image


      7 years ago

      so excited to go here. we will be visiting this place this november. can't hold my excitement anymore. you know what? i have a little fear of going into caves (note in my profile, i am not an adventurous person). when you mentioned that it has the longest underground river, should i be a little afraid? seeing the caverns, i am already trembling (i have a lot of other fears if you must know).

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Fehl, this place sounds amazing. I read about this, and I would love to visit this some day. What an amazing trip by boat. Not too keen on bats, however! LOL! Puerto Princesa and the amazing river sound wonderful! Got to rate it up. Getting moi brekky now! Cold as hell here! Heh! Have a great day.

      Sent you an email of a picture, you'll recognise it! XO

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      Genovevo Caruana 

      8 years ago

      go philippines..!!! go puerto princessa!!!

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Amazing pictures. Great hub. Thank you.x

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 years ago from Hawaii

      We spent 2 years traveling back and forth Palawan. I call it the Philippines 'last frontier', because in the 80's it was very much wild and untouched. It's truly beautiful as you have projected it here. My daughter also did a lot of diving there. Congrats on this picturesque hub!

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      Waren E 

      9 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      That looks like a wonderful tour,I hope there are surprises like like large snakes or alligators though,

      thanks for sharing Blaise!


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