Deep Forest Garden Resort
Travel Blogs from Puerto Princesa
... skies over the small islands. Starfish Islands gets its name from the thousands of very large starfish that reside in the waters off the shore. As the boat approached the beach, we could see clusters of starfish resting on the sea floor through the crystal clear water. On the beach, we dropped off our things, put on our flippers and goggles and got ready to do some snorkeling. We were given some bread to feed the fish so we made sure to bring that with us. Once in the water, ...
... is that on weekend nights, food vendors gather in a central spot (in this case, on the sidewalk by the sea) and set up mobile grills, chairs, and tables. Everyone in town comes down to eat and visit. In Puerto Princessa, there were also bike rentals and other fun things, so people watching was interesting. We spent the night eating grilled seafood and enjoying a few local beverages with ...
... for our two
hour drive. The Under Ground River is claimed to be one of the Seven New
Natural Wonders of the World. It is one of those places that pictures and words
could never do proper justice. The underground part of the river is 8.2
kilometers long but tourists are only permitted to go through the first 1.3
kilometers. It is the longest underground river in the world which you are able
to navigate through on a boat. There are tens ...
... off, the Jeepney did a few laps of town as it picked up more people and more goods. We did notice that many of the village kids were dressed up for some celebration, the boys wearing bow ties and the girls in little dresses. We never found out what it was for but some were wearing bands that declared them as runner ups (one had a sash that said 10th runner up).
Eventually, we headed back through the jungle and an hour and half later we popped back out onto ...
... of Jesus, there is a last supper, the Virgin Mary, a lion, a dragon. And now the fruit and vegetable section - a garlic, corn, carrot etc etc! We turned around in the largest dome - 67m high and made our way back. Again looking at glittering rocks, hanging bats and listening to the drip, drip, drip of water. Coming back out again, the jungle and water framed by the black opening of the cave was really pretty. Then it was back on another bangka, back to Sabang. ...
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