Known as the entry point to one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Sabang is a secluded beach located in the city of Puerto Princesa. A visually picturesque site, the beach is widely known not only for swimming and its fine-grained golden sand but for other activities as well. The dramatic sunset across the South China Sea is a must see. Further exploration of Sabang also unveils intricate caves, coral reefs, waterfalls and mangrove forest that travelers can appreciate and enjoy.
The predominant language is Tagalog which is spoken by 50% of the people, while Cuyanon and Ilonggo, along with the English language, are also widely spoken.
Wet and dry seasons are evenly divided throughout the year. Seas are usually calm during the months of April to June. Humidity is high but annual average temperatures are comfortable at 27 ̊C. Nights may be chilly during rainy days, especially in forested areas.
Wear the lightest possible cotton clothes to beat the heat. It would always be comfortable to wear shorts, sleeveless shirts and sandals – no shoes or socks. Remember to always bring a hat, umbrella, insect repellant, sunblock and sunglasses.
Visa requirements vary. Please contact the Philippine Embassy in your country. The first 21 days is free for most passports so you can arrive in the country with no visa. An extension is available in Immigration Offices in Manila, Cebu or Puerto Princesa. Make sure you dress up appropriately to see Immigration officers and refrain from wearing flip flops, shorts or vests.
Philippine peso (PHP) is the national currency of the Philippines. Coins are in denominations of 5, 10 and 25 centavos; and 1, 5 and 10 pesos. Notes are in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000.
Cash and travelers cheques can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices.
Hotels and resorts apply 12% Government tax and 10% service charge.