Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

BZFLAG Travel - Contributor Luxury Hotel Review, Philippines, Travel Blog 20 Comments

Palawan is the Philippines’ Last Frontier with its capital city Puerto Princesa. It is the largest province in the Philippines and there is so much to do here. Palawan is a very popular destination to visit by locals and tourists and is hailed as the ‘best island in the world.’

I got the chance to visit Palawan again and this time I was travelling with my mom. I had not explored Puerto Princesa the first time I was here. Perhaps this is what they call perfect timing. I spent four days and three nights at Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast.

Monkey DividersThe Location

is an affordable hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. I love the concept of this hotel as they want to provide affordable lodging in Palawan where people can relax and get close to nature. It’s a good place for my mom to take a break. I took my mum with me since it was her birthday at the end of September so it was good chance for a travel treat. Could you survive travelling with your mum?

From the airport of Puerto Princesa, the van of Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast was waiting for us. It was a 15-20 minute ride to the place. The staff were so accommodating and they were so polite answering our questions. Since my mum is not used to luxury travel, I told her to relax and enjoy being pampered.

Monkey Dividers

The Lobby

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

The place is a breath of fresh air. The building materials of the B&B are made of wooden poles called Acacia mangium. Indeed, this place is eco-friendly. I even hear the birds chirping and made me think I just wanted to sit down somewhere and relax. I loved how quiet it was away from the bustling sound of the city.

Monkey Dividers

Twin Deluxe Room

We chose the Twin Deluxe Rooms as mum and I wanted to be in separate beds as I have the tendency to work in my bed. The room is good for two and can hold up to three persons. The room is fully air-conditioned with LCD Cable TV, hot and cold shower, and the most important for me is to have wi-fi access to work in my room as a digital nomad. The room is small so is the bathroom and we’re fine with it.

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

We were looked after by the staff and they were so accommodating with our needs. Every time I have questions they had the answer straight away. Although my mum has a hard time speaking Tagalog, good thing some staff can speak in Cebuano.

Monkey Dividers

The Deluxe Pool Room

This room is perfect for families and friends as it is very spacious and can hold 6 to 8 persons. This has a Queen size bed, double bed and a sofa bed. The room has a hot and cold shower, fully air-conditioned, LCD cable TV, personal refrigerator, security vault and patio. The best part is it’s overlooking the swimming pool.

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Monkey Dividers

The Restaurant

The restaurant has a relaxed ambiance although mum and I only used it for breakfast. My mum and I enjoyed the brewed coffee as we don’t have it at home. We enjoyed the breakfast too and I even added another cup of rice. Yes, I am such a rice eater and breakfast is the best meal of the day.

If you want to go out for dinner, the van is available for people who want to go to the centre at 6 PM and will pick you up at 9 PM. This is a great way of seeing the city proper, check out some bars, the mall or the bay walk. Also, if you want a tricycle for the day, they can call somebody and all you need is just to wait at the lobby. Everything was so convenient for us.

Monkey Dividers

Overall Review

I was able to ask the staff there who were the usual customers of their hotel, one of the staff said, that people who work in the BPO companies use the B&B for their outings. I could say that this place is perfect if you want to get away from stress just like what my mum and I did.

This is also a good place for honeymooners too as I’ve seen couples staying here. The location was perfect for getting close to nature. I prefer this hotel if I want some real privacy with a partner.

Check the current room rates of Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast from their  |  | |   | or Read Reviews on

Monkey Dividers

What to do in Puerto Princesa?

We did a DIY tour in Puerto Princesa and it’s cheaper. Since it’s just the two of us with my mum, we hired a tricycle. Also, I was able to negotiate with the tricycle driver and we got a discount.

Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast Review in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

  • Lunch at Ka Inato – since we got out at 11 AM, I asked the driver to take us to one of the famous eateries in Puerto Princesa so he brought us here.
  • A visit to Mitra’s Ranch – part of the city tour is to visit the farm of the late Ramon Mitra, Jr.
  • Crocodile Farm at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center – here I was able to carry a baby crocodile.
  • Butterfly Eco Garden and Tribal Village – the best part of this tour is the Tribal Village as we were able to see how the indigenous people live.
  • Baker’s Hill – this is a cool place as there is a bakery, a restaurant, a park where you can have photo sessions here with a lot of animated and funny stuff around. It’s an excellent place for families with kids and with your friends.
  • Ugong Rock Adventures – before we went to the Underground River, you have the option to do the caving and the zip line.
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River – this is the highlight of the Puerto Princesa trip as the underground river is a must see. At first, mum and I were hesitant to do the tour as it was above our budget but again, I was able to ask for a discount. Since we were there at the moment, I thought we should grab the chance to experience it and so we did.

SM Monkey Section Dividers

A Note of Thanks

Thanks to Pauline and Io for arranging the complimentary accommodation for us. Although I haven’t seen you personally, the Palo Alto Bed and Breakfast staff are doing a great job with fantastic quality service. Indeed, my mom and I enjoyed our stay here. All opinions on this article are my own.

Monkey Dividers

About the Author

Different Kinds of Digital NomadRoxanne M. Tamayo is the blogger and photographer behind . She is an aspiring digital nomad and a volunteer, among others. Her one-country-a-year travel started in September 2013, until she got the idea of solo backpacking during her trip to Palawan in September 2014. The rest of the story is ever progressing.

Comments 20

  1. One of my colleagues is from Palawan. The B&B looks lovely, really relaxed and perfect for chilling out. But, in answer to your question, no I couldn’t holiday with my mother, it would be disastrous.

  2. Those rooms with the three double beds is perfect for staying with friends and sometimes a single just isn’t big enough for sleeping in haha! Great pics you have taken lovely, makes me want to go there SO bad. x

  3. Brilliant post – wow it all looks incredible. It is raining here – again – so I am dreaming of a holiday! Kaz x

  4. This makes me feel like a need a vacation!! Currently sitting by the heater while its raining outside 🙁 Beautiful pics x

  5. This place loos amazing: what I like the most is the fact that it’s surrounded by a fresh and intense green that, together with the water, gives a sense of peace and freedom. Hop to visit Puerto Princesa as soon as possibile!

  6. I’ve heard a lot about Palawan. It looks impressive. The nature seems to have so much to offer for wild adventures!!

  7. This looks like an absolutely lovely place to stay at! Will have it in mind when planning my visit there 🙂

Leave a Reply

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER:Many of the articles on BZFLAG Travel Group are guest posts by a number of Approved Contributors and are hosted by BZFLAG Travel Group. Approved Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. This includes all text and images that they use within their own work. All contributors are instructed to follow internationally recognised copyright and intellectual property guidelines. BZFLAG Travel Group takes its own responsibilities very seriously, so if you feel that any part of this work is abusive in any way, please send us an email so that we can investigate - [email protected]


DISCLOSURE: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. So when you make a purchase we sometimes make a small commission, at no extra cost to you. The cost to you remains the same, sometimes even cheaper if we have negotiated a special deal for our readers.We use all of the companies we have listed here and that’s why they are in this list, but of course we need to keep BZFLAG Travel Group running as well as it can, which is exactly what you’re helping with if you do decide to buy or book something through an affiliate link! If you have any more questions about the companies we use or any other companies you’re looking at, just email us and we’ll be happy to help.Please see our full disclaimer page for more information.