Palawan Weekend Day 1: City Baywalk and Crocodile Sisig

Sunday, February 01, 2015 Alexis Mendoza 0 Comments

It's been a while since I last traveled far on a REAL vacation. I was supposed to go North Luzon last year but last minute changes with the people I'm going with made it impossible to push through with the trip. Late last year, a friend asked if I want to go to Palawan, I haven't visited this place and it's really on my bucket list so I obliged to the offer. Fast forward to January 2015, we're at the airport bound to Palawan.

A week after the Papal Visit when we went to Palawan, the trip haven't started yet and we already took a detour - AirAsia decided to close the 12:30pm flight and move us to 5:30pm. Unfortunately, this means we need to skip our City Tour scheduled that day since we're arriving late. Arriving at Puerto Princesa and we realize half of the city is pitch dark due to the power interruption that night, luckily we have free hotel transfer to our hotel and their area is not part of the power interruption.

The Legend Palawan, located just along the main highway of Malvar, it's a corporate hotel with a very classic feel to it. We were supposed to check-in at The newly opened Astoria Palawan but later realized that it's too far from the city. After checking-in, we immediately dropped our bags in our room and headed out for dinner.

We decided to check out the Puerto Princesa City Baywalk since we heard there are great places to eat there. It's great to know that each hotel has an accredited Tricycle that can take you anywhere in the city for a minimal cost, you'll recognize them right away because their tricycles are adorned with pretty flowers. When we arrived at the baywalk, we were surprised how alive the place is. The places to eat are endless!

We looked around and asked about the prices, the first ones we asked has high rates so we tried to ask around and found this place where they serve grilled squid for only 100 pesos each and crocodile meat sisig for 250 pesos. We decided to eat here at Islazzavor and grabbed a table while our orders are being cooked.

The satisfying dinner cost just under 1000 pesos, which is cheap if you compare it to how much fresh seafood cost in Metro Manila dampa's. It's definitely a great way to start our short weekend in this wonderful city, we almost felt like locals on how the people (like most places in the Philippines) are always smiling and greeting us.

We capped off our first evening in Puerto Princesa with a few drinks and headed back to our hotel for our early tour the following day.


Read our Palawan Weekend Experience here!

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