Notice to the Public

Notice is formally given to the public not to be mislead by pronouncements posted in the internet and other medium that going directly to the Park or staying overnight in Sabang is a guarantee for the issuance of a Visitor Entry Permit to the Underground River Tour. The Park denies the existence of such a policy nor has it authorized anybody to make such commitments. These claims are inaccurate and are designed to promote private interests.



The long-tailed macaques or monkeys in the wild would normally depend on the forest for food. Because of people feeding them despite being prohibited from doing so, the monkeys in the Park are now used to being fed by visitors and have the tendency to grab food from people.

In order to bring them back to their natural behaviour, we are trying our best to keep a distance between the macaques and people. It is highly advised not to bring food or plastic bags when gong to the tour as they attract and excite the monkeys who tend to be more daring than usual.

As a favor, Please do not feed or tease the monkeys, as it will affect their natural feeding habits and contributes to their aggressive behaviour that may cause personal injuries.

Tours of the Underground River are allowed only up to the specified 900 visitors a day carrying capacity.
A NO PERMIT, NO ENTRY POLICY is strictly enforced at the Park to ensure this. It is required that a Visitor Entry Permit is first secured before proceeding to the Park.

Book Early and tour sURely!

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was inscribed to the List of Natural World Heritage Sites on December 4, 1999. Inscription to this prestigious list confirms the outstanding universal value of the site which deserves protection for the benefit of all humanity.

This PRIDE of the FILIPINO PEOPLE is protected for the benefit of the present and future generations. Heritage of Yesterday, for Today & Tomorrow….

The Puerto Princesa Underground River River has officially been declared as one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature. This global recognition has required that steps are taken to ensure access is sustainable and does not result to degradation. To conserve the PPUR in its natural state, a carrying capacity of NINE HUNDRED (900) VISITORS a Day is observed and a NO PERMIT, NO ENTRY POLICY strictly enforced. All persons are required to secure a Visitor Entry Permit at the Underground River Booking Office before going to the Park. Tours are scheduled from 8:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon. Tours are scheduled from 8:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon so as not to interfere during their departure and return to the cave. We sincerely regret and apologize for any inconvenience as we appeal to you to please bear with us.

This is to ensure that the bats, swiftlets and other significant forms of life are not disturbed and will cause the abandonment of their natural habitat.


UGR Area Loading Area

  • Wonder of Nature
  • Rules on Cave Tour
  • Natural World Heritage Site
  • Facts and Figures

Holding Area

  • Information Board
  • Vanishing Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • Wildlife – monkey and lizard
  • Flora – bitaog and bago
  • Welcome
  • No swimming
  • Do not feed the wildlife
  • Thank you for not smoking
  • Thank you for helping keep the Park clean