Welcome to a Wonder of Nature!

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) is one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas of the Philippines. The river also called Puerto Princesa Underground River. It features a spectacular limestone or karst landscape that contains an 8.2 km long underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it flows directly into the sea, and the lower half portion of the river is brackish and subject to tidal influence. The area also represents significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. It contains a full mountain to the sea ecosystem and protects forests, which are among the most significant in Asia.

The PPPSRNP is designated a core area for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve under the Man and Biosphere Program. In recognition of its globally significant natural properties, it was inscribed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s of (UNESCO) List of Natural World Heritage Sites. Inscription to the list confirms the exceptional and universal value of the Site that deserves to be protected for the benefit of all humanity.

The PPSRNP is managed by the City Government of Puerto Princesa based on a program centered on environmental conservation and sustainable development. It has the distinction of being the first national park devolved and successfully managed by a Local Government Unit. It has been cited as an example of best practices for biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism in the Philippines.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the World. It is one of the few such rivers which the public can easily experience and appreciate. It is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

It is a source of pride and a key element in the identity of the people of Puerto Princesa in particular, and of the Philippines as a whole.

PPUR now officially listed as Ramsar site

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) -- The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan has just been officially listed as a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said that the PPUR was the latest site to make it to the list.

Puerto Princesa temporarily suspends promotions of the Underground River

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 2 (PNA) --Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn has ordered to temporarily stop the advertisements and promotions of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) pending the setting up of online booking system.

“The break in tourism promotion is going to be short-term. This is only to ease the human traffic that has overwhelmed the underground river park management,” Hagedorn explained.

PAMB Advisory

RESOLUTION NO. 06 – 2012



WHEREAS, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) is an initial component of Republic Act No. 7586 of the National Integrated Areas Systems (NIPAS0 Act of 1992;

50 bangkero ng PPUR sinanay

By Orlan C. Jabagat

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Hulyo 30 (PIA) --- Sumailalim sa isang linggong emergency and rescue training ang may 50 bangkero ng Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR). Ang pagsasanay ay nagsimula noong Hulyo 24 at magtatapos ngayong araw.

PPUR included in the list of ‘Wetland of International Importance’

By Alfred Kristoffer A. Guiang

QUEZON CITY, July 24 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) confirmed the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in the list of “Wetland of International Importance” given by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Another Global Recognition: PPUR Declared Wetland of International Importance

The Puerto Princesa Underground River was officially declared as “wetland of international importance” during the Ramsar Convention last July 6 to 13. 2012 in Bucharest, Romania.

PHL 'More Fun' campaign captures international spotlight in London, rest of Europe

MANILA, June 5 (PNA) -- The world is now starting to see that the Department of Tourism's campaign "It’s More Fun in the Philippines" is not just a bunch of slogan or campaign on a streamer.

It is a competitive argument for choosing the Philippines as one of the world’s top tourist destinations, according to Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.