Language

Cuyonon and Filipinos are two widely used languages in Puerto Princes. Locals can also speak and understand English and Bisaya.   

Best Time to Visit

Puerto Princesa is the best visited during the Balayong Festival (March 4), which celebrates the beautiful Palawan Cherry Blossoms. The most pleasant time to explore Puerto Princesa is during the dry season between December and May. It can get a little too hot between April and May, though, and rainy between June and November.

Major Hospital

Ospital ng Palawan (Malvar Street) • MMG-PPC Cooperative Hospital (Burgos cor. Mabini Street) • Padre Pio Multi Specialty Clinic and Diagnostic Center (Carandang Street) • Palawan Medical City (East Ville City Walk, Barangay San Pedro) • Adventis Hospital Palawan (Junction 2, Barangay San Pedro)  

Internet

Most of the hotels, restaurant, and cafes in the busy city center come with a fast internet connection, while those in the countryside can have a slow or spotty connection. Local mobile carriers Smart and Globe both have LTE connectivity.

Banks & ATM

Most of the banks and ATMs in Puerto Princesa are situated along Rizal Avenue and the National Highway.

The Palawan Bank (Malvar Street) • Philippine National Bank (Rizal Avenue cor. Valencia Street) • Asia United Bank (Rizal Avenue) • Development Bank of the Philippines (Rizal Avenue) • Allied Bank (Rizal Avenue) • Philippine Business Bank (Rizal Avenue) • Bank of the Philippines Island (Rizal Avenue) • Banco de Oro (3 Branches) 

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