Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching – What To Expect

Experience the Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching! Here are some things to know before booking that tour!

PUERTO PRINCESA FIREFLY WATCHING is one of the things you must never miss in Palawan and here are some details about this.

The “tropical paradise with a bustling urban center perfect for business with leisure trips” is the Puerto Princesa in Palawan. This place boasts a lot of natural wonders and one of them is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or the Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Puerto Princesa
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You must never miss the wonderful experience of Underground River Tour.

If you are already in this part of Palawan, one activity you must do is Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove and Wildlife Park. As the name suggests, it is an excellent place see fireflies up-close and personally at night.

The fireflies are found in the mangrove trees along the Iwahig River and the best way to witness them is availing the firefly watching cruise. 

What to expect?

The prices of tours and tickets will depend on the type and inclusions. It can be shared or private, and some tour packages even include dinner before you aboard a boat. The best for this one of a kind experience is between 6 PM to 10 PM. Since this is an outdoor experience, choose to go there during the dry months from November to May.

Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching
Photo from Guide To The Philippines

What are you going to see?

The view of lighted mangrove trees will welcome you. A lineup of them is lighted by numerous fireflies glowing together. It will be a mesmerizing experience that will leave you in total awe of nature’s beauty.

With the beating lights from fireflies illuminating your path and the group and clusters of stars in the sky as your little sources of light, you will surely keep yourself a magical core memory. It is an enchanting journey.

Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching
Photo from Travel With Expedia Philippines

Meanwhile, there are a lot of Puerto Princesa hotels that give top-notch services and amenities. This means that a place to stay is not something you should get worried as you have a lot of options to choose from.

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