Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Underground River © Mike Gonzalez
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located in the province of Palawan, about 36 miles (58km) north of the city of Puerto Princesa. The underground river has recently seen a massive increase in tourist visits owing to its title as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. As a result, there are myriad choices for tour operators who can provide safe and reliable transport to and from the national park, with many tours often including lunch.
The well-maintained National Park contains an area with a limestone karst mountain landscape, and the famed river follows a five mile (8km) course through a large cave complex before merging with the South China Sea. Visitors will be taken on a guided boat ride through the cave complex which includes fascinating rock formations and a lively bat population.