Palawan’s International Cruise Port Project to Help Bounce Back Economy from the Pandemic

Monday, March 8, 2021

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that an international cruise ship facility project of DPWH will soon put the scenic Province of Palawan in the popular list of international cruise destinations.

Secretary Villar said that the P3.5 Billion Puerto Princesa Cruise Port and Facilities will truly boost the Philippines chance of luring more and more tourists to visit Palawan.

Secretary Villar lauded the DPWH Regional Office 4-B (MiMaRoPa) as he inaugurate the completed first four (4) phases of the 500-meter wharf and docking facility while also inspecting three (3) other phases which are on-going.

The Puerto Princesa City Cruise Port was designed to be 500 lineal meter by 21 lineal meter wharf to accommodate a large cruise liner. It is also provided with 36 lineal meter by 12 lineal meter trestle and 64 lineal meter by 13.4 lineal meter causeway which will serve as entrance to the Terminal Building with approximate area of 10,000 square meters that can accomodate 2,500 persons and passengers.

A year of stringent travel restrictions due to pandemic, Philippines will sooner open its gates to the world for those who long to experience world-renown tourist destinations in Palawan.

Not only as a typical stopover, travellers by sea will be delighted with the benefits of this project. The port itself is not a typical stopover; it offers an array of recreational activities to unwind after a tiring voyage in the sea.

Puerto Princesa City is home to the Subterranean River National Park popularly known as Underground River which was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and voted as a New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012.

The westernmost city in the Philippines is also the gateway to other popular tourist destinations in El Nido, San Vicente and Taytay.