Puerto Princesa is the capital city of the island of Palawan. For budget backpackers, there are some great places to eat and sleep. There are a few things to see here, but mainly people just use Puerto Princesa as a jumping off point for the rest of this amazing island. There’s a beautiful cathedral, a large market and many restaurants and bars. The surrounding areas provide boat trips to different islands and caves. It’s a great introduction to some of the friendliest people in the country and a perfect starting point to any journey through this beautiful island.