PALAWAN: THE THINGS WE DO

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For a long day with full activities, a full dinner is a must! And it was said that your tour in Palawan wouldn't be complete if you haven't visited "Ka Lui". Kalui is the most famous restaurant in Puerto Princesa made of native wooden house. Everything on the menu are seafoods and vegetables which includes sashimi, tempura, shellfish soup, sinigang, baked mussel and many more. BUT in our case we were unlucky! Because by the time we went there, it was fully booked. According to them we should've made reservations before coming in because this place is always full of guests everyday! So for those who want to experience Ka Lui while in Palawan, make reservations ahead of time. You can ask your hotel to book a dinner or lunch for you at Ka Lui, and they will be more than willing to assist you.
And since they cannot accommodate us because we don't have a reservation and a pile of guests are still waiting there to eat, as a frustrated eater, we walked along side and we found out more restaurants similar to Ka Lui. Another one  which is just the same is Bilao at Palayok...so we decided to dine there!

The Place is also native, we stayed in a native bahay kubo outside the main hall. Their Boodle Feast is famous but we didn't order it because it is good for 4-5 persons, i don't think the two of us can finish that. So i just ordered my favorite kare-kare, and bulalo and grilled fish for hubby. 

The food was good and the ambiance was nice with all the native lanterns made of capiz and the native restaurant with a fish pond and a wooden bridge. Prices are also reasonable and the service is quite good too. So far we didn't have any problems with the overall food and customer service. 

The only downside of this restaurant come 5-6pm are mosquitoes. Maybe because of their pond and the surrounding bushes of plants and water landscapes. Over all it was a satisfactory gastronomic experience at Bilao sa Palayok!

We still had a few hours left to call it a day so we decided to visit Puerto Princesa City Baywalk hoping to see the sunset ,but still, the sun seems to be hiding because of the rain showers. During summer and sunny weather, this place is brimming with so much activities.


Tourists and the locals can enjoy witnessing the beautiful sunset while sitting at the dikes. It can be a place where you can chat with some friends while biking around.


During our visit it was a gloomy weather and there are few people wandering around the place. At night time it was beautiful and colorful with all the city lights and the hawker type eateries and other food stalls around the esplanade.


Then we visited a shop in the city to find some souvenirs and pasalubongs. There are quite a number of stores that offers both expensive and cheaper merchandise here. From south sea pearls to fashionable necklaces, earrings, souvenirs shirts for adults and kids and customized t-shirts are all available in this one stop shop all at a reasonable price. 

For those who wants to buy genuine south sea pearl, you should be careful because there are also a lot of fake South Sea Pearls which they offer for the same expensive price of the original one.

You can buy here t-shirts for only 65pesos each for kids and 85-100 for adults depending on the size. Just across the store was another boutique where you can find better t-shirts which are a bit expensive than the other but prices are reasonable considering the quality of the fabric.

They can personalize your shirts with your name printed on it and the prints are colorful and metallic. We also availed it for P250 each on a meduim size and P300 to P350 for the large to XL sizes.


We hired a tricycle to get us to places and back to our hotel. There are no taxis yet at the city of Puerto Princesa, only "Taxicles"We paid a minimum charge of P8 pesos per passenger from a short distance. We took the taxicles going to the market, the souvenir shops and even to Baywalk and we loved it!

The following morning was our 4th and last day at Puerto Princesa. We had no itinerary for the day because our flight was scheduled at 2pm plus it was raining hard early morning, so we decided to go to the wet market via taxicle and bought some fresh crabs, danggit, dried pusit and some other pasalubongs. 




We found fresh and alive crabs for only 130/ kilo for the regular sizes and 250pesos per kilo for the bigger ones. Yeah it's cheaper here! Plus the "galunggong" which is really fresh catch, you can buy it for only P20pesos/kilo! That was really amazing! We brought home some fresh crabs. They do packaging for fresh fishes, crabs and everything at the wet market in a box, sealed properly for airport transportation.

And that's all we did within our 4 amazing days at Puerto Princesa! We enjoyed a lot, eat a lot and brought home a lot of good memories to share to our children and our loved ones! 

Till we meet again Palawan!





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