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Kawayanan Resort

Kawayanan Resort

Room Rates with Breakfast
Single/Double Bed (2 pax) Php1690/night
Family Cottage with 2 bedrooms (4 pax) Php3300/night
Extra Guest Php600/guest

Day Tour Packages
City Tour Php600/person
Island Hopping Php1100/person
Underground River Tour Php1500/person
Dolphin Watching Php900/person

Roundtrip airport transfer, Air-conditioned Van, Entrance Fees, Permits, Boat Transfers, Picnic Lunch and Tour Guide.


Kawayanan Resort
L.A. Abaa Rd., San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City
(048) 434 7078
(048) 434 7088
0918 693 6960

Park 'N Fly

Park and Fly (Park ‘N Fly) is a new service in Manila for those flying off somewhere and wanting to park their car near the airport. Park and Fly would also provide you Free Shuttle Service to take you to your airport and pick you up from the airport when you come back. With “Park N’ Fly”, all you have to do is go to their office building, register your car, leave the keys and they whisk you away to the airport (either domestic or international) in their van or car.

Per our experience, Park ‘N Fly service was flawless. Since it’s a 24-hour service, we were able to “check-in” our carat 5:36 in the morning and transaction was done in less than 10 minutes. They had a lot of vans and cars so no worries about not getting to the airport on time. They’re 5 minutes away from the Domestic Airport and probably 10 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. When we came backfrom Palawan, all I had to do was call them from the airport upon claiming our entire luggage and within 3-5 minutes, a Park ‘N Fly van was already in front of the Domestic Airport to pick us up.

As per the cost, Park ‘N Fly charges you Php313 per day plus 13 pesos for any succeeding hour. They charge you VAT (Value Added Tax) though. Still, if you’re coming from the province and have a car, the cost of parking your car with them and coming back for it is way cheaper than getting a driver and filling your car with gas for both trips. Actually, it’4 trips if you consider the driver taking back your car to the province. Or even if you rent a van for drop off and pick up, it usually costs at least Php3500. In our case, I only paid Php1214 for 4 days of having the car parked with them.

Park ‘N Fly
Caltex Compound (PDSC/Park ‘N Fly Bldg.),
NAIA cor. Domestic Road 1300 Pasay City

+63 2 8521946
+63 9189910000

We woke up at 3:30 A.M. as we planned to leave the house at 4:30 as we have to travel to Manila to catch our plane to Palawan. The trip from Angeles City to Manila would roughly be an hour and another 30 minutes going to the airport. We’ve been discussing for a week if we’d rent a driver to drop and pick us up from the airport or use a service called “Park and Fly”. I decided on the later as it seems the most economical way and easier too (details of “Park and Fly” here). By 4:36 A.M., the 9 of us (7 adults and 2 kids) were on our way to Manila.

We got to Manila at about 5:30 as my highest speed was only 90 km/ph. Better safe than sorry. We proceeded to Park and Fly and were done in 10 minutes. Very efficient service if you may ask. At the Domestic Airport, we got to immigration quickly and had to pay Php200 (Qr20) for Terminal Fees. After waiting for 2 hours or so, we finally boarded the plane.

Cebu Pacific usually have morning and afternoon trips to Palawan and I chose to take the morning flight so we could still tour the city upon arriving. The flight from Manila to Palawan would take an hour and forty-five minutes. The flight was good. The plane was clean and new and there was ample leg room space. The crew even conducted an in-flight bring-me game in which I won a Cebu Pacific Notebook. For those who are familiar with the “Bring Me” game, I would like to say that you don’t have to get off your seat and rush to the cabin crew to give him your item. You just have to raise the item being asked for and whoever raises their item first, wins.

We landed safely at about 10:45 in the morning. The Arrival area of the Palawan Domestic Airport was quite small and had one conveyor belt. Since we were probably the first to check-in from Manila, we were the last ones to get our bags. Thankfully, Jay, the driver in Kawayanan Resort, was already there to meet us and took us to Kawayanan Resort where we would be staying for the next 4 nights.

We arrived safely back to Manila yesterday from our 4 night, 5 day trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It was wonderful, to say the least. The weather was very cooperative and the sun did let us enjoy our adventures to the different tourist destinations within Puerto Princesa. There were places where we went that made you feel that you were in a National Geographic documentary; from the view going to the Underground River and the Underground River trip itself to literally swimming with a thousand fishes and admiring the sea life that Palawan has to offer. Of course, food was essential and treated ourselves with the freshest sea food we could find; lobsters, Blue Marlins, tuna, Shrimps, Parrot fish, flat fish and more.

We’ve also had our share of mini “casualties”. Those very territorial fishes near the shore would bite you once you get near them resulting in my sister’s bite mark on the leg from the said fish. Xiane would also suffer being stung on the ear by a jellyfish while my other sister got stung on her leg. With the sudden onset of low tide, I found myself trapped in a bed of dead corals and rocks and scratched my right leg trying to avoid hitting any of the corals. Still, it was fun!

I’m still processing the photos we took and would post them here as well show you the complete set on our Gallery once I do finish with them. As it is, my family is already harassing me to give them a copy of the photos. And I’ll probably be blogging about our trip in detail once I get time. Need to get some zzzzzzsss….

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