Traveling to Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Palawan is hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan, boasts various tourist attractions from beautiful limestone karst landscapes to white sand islands with clear waters. It is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Underground River. Just as any other metropolis, there are numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, souvenir shops in the city to cater to your needs during your stay.

The Puerto Princesa International Airport is about 15 minutes (7km) away from the venue Microtel Inn & Suites. There are still only one or two international flights and it is recommended to book flights connecting from the Manila International Airport. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, AirPhil Express and Zest Airways all have daily flights to Puerto Princesa Airport from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

Emerald Beach, San Jose,
Puerto Princesa 5300, Philippines


E mail:

Phone Number:  +63 (48) 723 0977 

                              + 63 (48) 723 1018
Mobile Number:    +63 (917) 549 7363

                               +63 (908) 862 8081


The venue of the 11th EastHAB / 4th National HAB Symposium and Conference is at the beachfront  Microtel Inn & Suites, Puerto Princesa and it is about seven (7) kilometers away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. There are a total of 44 rooms made available by the hotel for the organizers and the participants. Therefore, we recommend for the participants to book your rooms in the soonest possible time should you wish to stay in Microtel Inn & Suites Palawan.


There are a number of nearby hotels that we can recommend aside from the venue proper: Alternative Accommodations below

Alternative Accommodations

(prices in Philippine pesos)

*will have shuttle service to the venue

Emerald Playa Beach Resort*

Brgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City

100 meters away from Microtel


+63 917 779 1060, +63 998 975 6567

Double Cabana - 2,500 w/ breakfast (2 pax)

Triple Cabana - 2, 900 w/ breakfast (3 pax)

Connecting Cabana - 3, 100 w/ breakfast (6 pax)

* extra person php 350/night with bfast

Go Hotel*

North Rd. Brgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City

4.2 km away from Microtel

+63 2 434 0002, +63 48 434 0001,  

+63 998 840 1637

Superior Room - 3,300 w/ breakfast (2pax)

Family Room - 4,700 w/ breakfast (4pax)

Deluxe Room - 3,800 w/ breakfast (2pax)

Twin Room- 1,500 w/o bfast (2pax)

Queen Room- 1,500 w/o bfast (2pax)

Holiday Suites*

North Rd. Brgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City

4.6 km away from Microtel

+63 48 433-2526, +63 917 558 2990, 

+63 939 924 2756

Hue Hotel*

North Rd. Brgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City

4.7 km away from Microtel

Manila Office: +63 2 8896 9999,  +63 2 8896 4061, +63 2 8896 3740

Palawan Property: +63 48 717 88 88

Suite Room - 6,500 w/ breakfast (2pax)

Family Room - 9,900 w/ breakfast (4pax)


South National Highway, Puerto Princesa City

5.3 km away from Microtel

Direct Line: +63 48 4339744 / 4343747

Trunkline: +63 48 4343852 and 4343854

Fax Number: +63 48 4343750

Standard Room - 2,000 w/o bfast (4pax)

Superior Room - 2,400 w/ breakfast (2pax)

Deluxe Room - 2,900 w/ breakfast (2pax)

Executive Deluxe - 3,400 w/ breakfast (2pax)

Superior Room - 2,600 w/ bfast (2 pax)

Deluxe Room - 2,800 w/ bfast (2 pax)

Deluxe Room w/ Pool View - 3,000 w/ bfast (2 pax)

Balay Tuko Garden Inn

Corner San Manuel Rd. Brgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City

2.9 km away from Microtel

+63 926 781 0239

+63 998 381 2625

Hotel Centro

North Rd. Brgy. San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City

5.3 km away from Microtel

Manila: +63 2 555 1749

Palawan: +63 48 434 1110

Mobile: +63 917 599 1912

Superior Room - 2,600 w/ bfast (2 pax)

Deluxe Room - 2,800 w/ bfast (2 pax)

Deluxe Room w/ Pool View - 3,000 w/ bfast (2 pax)

Aziza Hotel

B.M. Rd. Puerto Princesa City

4 km away from Microtel

+63 2 635 2223, +63 917 8796 968,

+63 917 678 8885

Superior Premiere - 9, 310 (2 pax) w/ bfast

Superior Twin - 9, 310 (2 pax) w/ bfast

Deluxe Room Garden View - 11,000 (2 pax) w/ bfast

Deluxe Room Pool View - 12,000 (2 pax) w/ bfast

Family Room Garden View - 12, 600 (4 pax) w/ bfast

Family Room Pool View - 13,230 (4 pax) w/ bfast

Getting Around and Shuttle Service

Microtel Inn & Suites is a beachfront type of hotel and is quite secluded. It is about 2-2.5km away from the main highway. To go to Microtel, one can hire tricycles / motorized tricycles similar to a “tuktuk” from the main highway which would cost around Php 80 – 150 ($2-3) per ride depending on the point of origin.


For the convenience of our participants staying outside of the conference venue, we will be arranging a shuttle service for hotel pick-ups and drop offs. The designated hotels with shuttle service are Holiday Suites (07:00AM), Asturias Hotel (07:10AM), Hue Hotel (07:20AM), and Go Hotels (07:30AM) only.


To avail of the shuttle service during the conference, kindly fill up this form  

Passport/Visa Requirements

To facilitate a hassle-free visit, kindly make sure that your respective passports and visas (if necessary) are up to date and are valid for the entire duration of your stay in the Philippines. Should you have any concerns regarding this (i.e. permits, invitation, acceptance), please reach out to the secretariat for assistance.

More Information about the Venue

The venue of the conference is at the Microtel Inn & Suites, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The conference hall is located on the premises of the nearby resort, The Emerald Playa, which is about 100-150meters away from Microtel. Since this is a beach front hotel, we highly recommend our guests to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. We expect generally fair weather of about 24C to 29C during the month of December in this tropical island. There is strong cellphone & internet signal from the different telecom companies in the area (Note: you can purchase local sim cards at the airport). However, we strongly suggest to have your presentations ready in your flashdrives and are internet-independent to avoid possible conflicts. Please inform the secretariat ahead of time should your presentation/s need special considerations.

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