Author: ronces paragoso

Mt Bloomfield from @ramng

Hiking Up Mt. Bloomfield in Puerto Princesa

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PHILIPPINES — Gone are the days that Puerto Princesa is only about beaches and beautiful islands. These past few years, this city opened its doors to several other activities, including hiking, making it a magnet to mountaineers as well. No, we still want you lying on the beach to get your summer tan lines or enjoy swimming or snorkeling or maybe diving. But if you are into mountains, feel free to spend another day or two. In Sabang, you can both enjoy the beach and hike or camp at the summit of the mountains within 24 hours. Take Mt. Bloomfield for example. This mountain, which peak is at 787 meters above sea level lords over the beautiful Sabang Beach in Cabayugan village. Conquering it was a nice feat for this writer. Sabang is commonly known as the take off point to the famous Underground River, which is part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. The small community is 76 kilometers …