How to get to Palawan
Palawan- the provincial capitol Puerto Princesa
City- can easy be reached by air and sea .
From Manila there are 3 -5 flights daily (morning and afternoon ) to Puerto Princesa. You can choose between Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines and Cebu-Pacific. Cebu Pacific is servicing also 3 to 4 times weekly the route Cebu-Puerto Princesa-Cebu.
Also Seair is connecting Puerto Princesa with other destinations in Palawan (Busuanga,El Nido)
and from there also with Manila.
FERRY from Manila:
Negros Navigation is sailing the route Manila to Puerto Princesa once a week, leaving every Thursday in Manila and arrives in Puerto Princesa on Friday(return to MNL the next day).
WGA superferry is sailing from Manila every Friday and arrives Saturday morning in Puerto Princesa.
A Ferry travel can be recommended very much if you have a lot of time and if you are enjoying travel on the Sea. The trip takes around 24 hours. There are nice cabins available on these ships. At CORON the Ferry will make a short stop over.
How to go from Puerto Princesa to Sabang and to BAMBUA:
Sabang is located on the South-China Sea side of Palawan. It is 80 km away from the City going North-West( Sabang is still part of Puerto Princesa City, even the village is that remote...). The trip will take about 2 - 4 hours by Van or Jeepney.
On the way to Sabang you will see amazing Nature and beautiful landscapes. The first 40 km it goes on the new Highway connecting Puerto Princesa with Roxas in the North. In Salvacion is the junction to Sabang.
Then you will pass by through the Barangay of Macarascas, then Buenavista with a view on the Tres Maria Islands at the Ulugan Bay, and then later on you will see the Djungel landscape of Tagabinet . Then you will reach the Barangay Cabayugan which is surrounded by high Karst Mountains. Here is already the boundary of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean National Park. You can have your first view on the St. Paul Mountain Range, the source of the Underground River.
Some hundred meters before reaching the Village of SABANG you will see on the right side of the road the entrance road to BAMBUA NATURE PARK RESORT.
Public Jeepneys are leaving for Sabang at the new Public Bus Terminal at San Jose, Puerto Princesa.
It is better to be early at the Terminal. The best time to travel the route to Sabang is with the 7 AM Jeepney or the the 9 AM Bus. Until around 3 PM several Jeepneys are departing for Sabang.
Vans(Air conditioned) can be hired at the Aiport or at any Travel Agency in Puerto Princesa. The Vans can accommodate maximal 8 persons.
we can reserve a Van for you and can pick you up direct at the airport!
How to go from Northern Palawan (El Nido, Port Barton..) to Sabang:
Sabang can be reached also by boat coming from Northern Palawan( the Pagdanan Bay Islands, Port Barton or El Nido). There are bancas (Native outrigger boats) for Hire.
During the peak tourist season a Liner boat is servicing the route EL NIDO-PORT BARTON-CAGNIPA ISLAND-SABANG (Vice versa… 3 times weekly)).
A banca trip can be most beautiful when the weather is nice. You will see Palawan at its best! It goes all along the coast line of the South China Sea.
From El Nido, TayTay and Roxas there are several times a day Buses/Jeepneys/Shuttle Vans going to Puerto Princesa. From Port Barton there is once a day a trip.
At SALVACION, which is the crossing to Sabang and around 40 km before reaching Puerto Princesa City, you have to get off the bus.
Then wait there under the waiting shed for the Jeepney/Bus coming out of Puerto Princesa and heading for SABANG.
The last trip to Sabang will be arriving at SALVACION at around 3 PM.