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    Man-made Tourist Attractions

    Irawan Crocodile Farming Institute - The Irawan Crocodile Farming Institute aims to preserves and further research studies on endangered species of crocodiles.

    One of the structures is a "Hospital" for sick and disabled crocodiles. It also intends to make good use of the raw materials derived from crocodile skin.

    The place is also maintains a Mini-Zoo featuring some of Palawan's endemic animals. Visiting hours are from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday. Feeding time is every Monday and Thursday afternoon.

    Location : National Road, Barangay Irawan, Puerto Princesa City.
    How to get there : From the city proper, one can take a tricycle and get off at Barangay Irawan where the crocodile farm is located. A jeepney could be hired to get to the place.
    Travel time : 30-40 minutes travel from the city proper.

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Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines

    Iwahig Penal Farm - The colony encompasses a 37 hectare scenic farm planted with coconut palm
    trees, rice and other crops cultivated by the prisoners and their families. The prison has about 4,000 population and many inmates live with their families in so-called rehabilitation areas. Within the farm is Balsahan river known for its cascading waters coming from the nearby mountain. Iwahig is more like a picture of a modern farm rather than a prison where prisoners toil their farms unguarded and are allowed to earn an income by working in the many shops which turn out various handicrafts, most popular of which are the handcarved items made from Mahogany wood. The farm is definitely a good stop tourists.

    Location : Puerto Princesa City
    How to get there : From the city proper, one can take a tricycle and ask to be let off at Iwahig. It is located 16 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa.
    Travel time : 20 minutes by tricycle.

    Vista Luz Picnic Grounds - The Vista Luz Picnic Grounds offer facilities like cottages and picnic huts. Locals come on weekends for swimming and picnicking. THe biggest hut called the pavilion is good for groups of up to 100 persons. Two cottages, each with two beds,electric fan and private bathroom are available for an overnight stay.

    Location : Circulation Road, Puerto Princesa City
    How to get there : Vista Luz Picnic grounds can be reached by tricycle from the city proper via Circulation Road. It is two kilometers away from the airport.
    Travel time : 5-7 minutes by tricycle.

    Nasin-aw White Beach and Silica Beach - A seaside fan place for those who wish to indulge in marine pleasures without leaving the confines of the city. The fine white sand and clears waters of White Beach make it a perfect spot for swimming. A few picnic tables were installed but an overnight stay is not possible since there are no accomodation facilities here.

    Location : Puerto Princesa CIty
    How to get there : White Beach can be reached by tricycle from the city proper. The beach is two and a half kilometers away from the airport.
    Travel time : 5-7 minutes by tricycle.

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Activities for All Ages

If you have children that are not very close in age or run a daycare with a wide range of ages it can be tricky to plan activities that will engage everyone. But it is not impossible. There are activities that can be planned that everyone can participate in at their own level or ones where the older children can help the younger. Don’t despair about the age gap or feel that you need to plan something different for everyone. Follow the tips below as a guide or starting point to including everyone in your summertime activities. Activities for All Ages



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