Thursday, 3 September 2009

To the 7Wonders Underground River To Daluyon

If Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is the longest in the Philippines. Proclamation No. 835 on March 26, 1971 gave the cave its name as it is known today, but it was previously called Saint Paul Underground River. It forms part of the lush and limestone-filled Mount Saint Paul. The navigable 8.2 kilometers of cave system was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999. No wonder it is one of the major tourist destinations in the City of Puerto Princesa with an annual income of about five million pesos (Php5,000,000.00) every year. The Underground River is located in Bahile, in the west coast of Palawan, 81 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City. The Saint Paul is covered with limestone cliffs and lush rainforest: two-third is covered by lush tropical rainforest from the shoreline to the highest peak, and one-third is thinly vegetated karst limestone. It has become a habitat for thousands of variety of flora and fauna including endangered species such as the Pheasant Peacock and Philippine Cockatoo.

A stone's throw away from the Underground River and featuring a picturesque view of the St. Paul's Mountain, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort offers rooms for two or suites for up to eight persons. Breakfast is included in the room rates - and I must tell you, you'd really wake up to a yummy morning. Sand is a shade of light earth - not that white but the waters are very clear. Cool as well. Their sand isn't loose like Boracay's but it is very compact - you can run across the shoreline without stepping into the sand. Weeh :)
I love the look of the villas - modern looking, with own private terraces, hot and cold showers, comforters, sensofoam beds...and Cebu furniture. Each has own LCD TVs and DVD players. Outside, you can sleep in duyans under the coconut trees or those sunbathing recliners. We stayed 3days & 2 nights Relaxing,swimming early in the morning learing how to surf with Johan our best instructor that almost killed with the big waves...still its fun.

No comments:

Post a Comment