Onwards to Sabang!
“Ulugan Bay from the Buenavista Viewdeck”
One of the highlights of my recent Palawan trip was to visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, and in order to get there we had to stop by Sabang. Sabang is a port where bangkas transport tourists to the cove where the river is located. The journey from the Puerto Princesa city centre to Sabang took about 2 hours (or more… I wasn’t really awake for most of the car ride since we had to leave the city centre quite early); and on the way to Sabang we made a couple of pit stops. One of our pit stops was at the Buenavista Viewdeck where we had a gorgeous view of Ulugan Bay (see picture), we only had about 20 minutes there and most of that time was utilized by taking pictures (What else would asian tourists do??? lol).
The next pit stop was just a random farm by the roadside, some of the people on our tour van saw other people taking pictures at the farm so they asked our tour guide if we could stop by there too and we did. After a LOT more pictures were taken, we were off on the road again.
“Roadside farm – The mountain on the back of the frame was apparently part of the Saint Paul Mountain Range which housed the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River”
After another 30-minute drive, we were at Sabang. We had a couple hours to spend at Sabang before we headed to the underground river, luckily there was a beach right beside where we had to wait (which I assume was called Sabang Beach) so what else was there to do other than explore the area.
“Transport boats on Sabang Beach – These were the boats that transported tourists to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River”
“Tourists on Sabang Beach, coming back from the underground River”
“Tamilok (aka Shipworm) – a delicacy in Palawan; It’s apparently not really a worm (it just looks like one) but its a type of clam that bores into submerged wood. It is usually dipped into calamansi juice and chilli peppers before eating (just like ceviche). I tried a couple and it tasted like a very sweet raw oyster.”
“People enjoying the beach”
“Perfect way to cool off on the beach”
Until the next post!