PHILIPPINES: Baker's Hill Palawan

Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Baker's HillBefore we talk about Baker's Hill, we want to give you a little introduction to Puerto Princesa City and Palawan since it is not exactly one of the famous cities or regions in Asia that everyone knows about. Perhaps the biggest publicity Puerto Princesa, Palawan got is when it is one of the places Andrew Zimmern visited in the Philippines episode of his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods. If you're up to nature trip and adventure in Asia, Palawan is a place to go. White sands, relaxing beaches or simply calm scenery - it's all in Palawan. Puerto Princesa City is the capital of Palawan and there is a lot of ways to get there. It can easily be reached by air or by sea.

Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Baker's HillFlights: From Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, there are three to five flights daily to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. You can choose between Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines.

Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Baker's HillFerries: A Ferry is advisable if you enjoy traveling more on the sea and you do have a lot of free leisure time. Traveling by ferry could take around 24 hours. Negros Navigation and WGA Superferry could be your options.

Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Baker's HillPuerto Princesa is also the closest airport to Balabac Islands and to Tubbataha Reefs in Sulu Sea, one of the top scuba diving destinations in Asia. Hop across to Balabac Islands to observe and witness the indigenous Philippine mouse deer, the smallest hoofed mammal in the world. Sunbathe and snorkel on the virgin white sand of Coron.

Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Baker's HillIn Palawan, you can also go mountain climbing and sailing at Kayangan Lake, island hopping at El Nido or just simply discover earliest inhabitants of the Philippines at the Tabon Cave. All these exciting and adventurous trip of nature is accessible via Puerto Princesa International Airport.

Philippines Puerto Princesa Palawan Baker's HillOne of the attractions that is always included in local travel tours is Baker's Hill. They are famous for their pastry called Hopia which is a sweet roll filled with sweetened mashed beans. A lot of people goes there mainly to get a taste of this sweet treat and it slowly turned into something more than a bakery. Now, Baker's Hill offers beautiful gardens that offer a great place to relax in. It also has a nice view of the city making it a perfect place to enjoy eating the delicious baked goods you just bought. It offers entertainment for the little ones too since they also now have some wood carvings and statues of dinosaurs, birds and some cartoon characters.