The Lotus Garden
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We have been in Puerto Princesa on Palawan since we left Manila but since we are running out if money we haven't been up to much. The first few days we were here there was a typhoon. We went to the local beach once but the rain was basically horizontal so we couldn't really sunbathe and the water was quite dirty surprisingly so after a couple of …
... shut or you are in danger of an unexpected meal. You get soaked as water pours from the ceiling and the river is surprisingly deep. Huge stalagmites and tites and many rock formations made it a good tour and after an hour you reach daylight again. Monkeys everywhere outside so keep your possesions close as they are master thieves.
We are off to El Nido tomorrow and will be offline but will be back ...
... pick up and take it for a ride. There was just a hint of saltiness to the air, but completely devoid of smells. For maybe the first time ever the air smelled like nothing - just pure and clean. It was impossible to think anywhere else could be more beautiful.
We continued to think that until we arrived at Cowrie Island, an island so different from the previous but so gorgeous. Starfish Island was calm on the surface and thriving below the waters, Luli Island was calm ...
... landscape. It contains an 8.2 km long underground river that flows directly to the sea. The lower half of the river is brackish and subject to the oceans tide. A subterranean river flowing directly into the sea and the associated tidal influence makes it the most unique natural phenomenon of its type to exist. The presence of 11 minerals, scientifically and aesthetically unique speleothems, and a 20 million year old Serenia fossil embedded ...
... mins ride away (they had already been waiting over an hour!). They were very geared up for mass tourist here, with a steady stream of boats going into the cave - our permits and time slots were checked and we were putting on our life vests and helmets before we knew it. The cave tour was impressive - it's the longest underground river in the world at over 8km, although the 45 min trip only took us ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Lotus Garden Puerto Princesa
Staff are incredibly friendly, food is delicious and rooms are comfortable. It's easy to book tours and air tickets at reception and it's all for a pretty good price.
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