Private and government offices are open from 8am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays. Some private companies hold office on Saturdays from 9am to 12noon. Most shops are open from 9am to 7pm while restaurants are open from 9am until 10pm.
Banks and Foreign Exchange
Banks are open from 9am to 3pm on Mondays to Fridays. A number of banks handle travelers cheques and currency exchange. Visitors are required to present their passport and photocopy of the purchase receipt when encashing travelers cheques.
International credit cards such as Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard, and American Express Card are accepted in major establishments.
Medical and Emergency Facility
There are 3 main hospitals (1 public and 2 private hospitals) and a substantial number of clinics.
Communication Facilities, Internet, and Postal Services.
Four telecommunications companies provide international and national direct dialing telephone, telegraph and facsimile services. Public call stations are mostly located along Rizal Avenue. Most accommodation establishments provide international and national direct dialing telephone services.
There are also a number of internet cafes open from 8am to 10pm.
In addition to the government's postal network, a number of cargo forwarders provide air parcel and freight services.
Electricity runs 24-hours and is on a 220 volt, 60 cycle system.
Police assistance is provided 24 hours a day. Tarabiangan Centers (Outpost) are strategically located in the city center.
Tourist Information and Assistance Centers
Airport Tourist Information and Assistance Counter
Arrival Area, Airport Terminal Building
Airport Tourist Information and Visitor Center
Tourism Building, Airport Compound, Rizal Avenue. Telephone: 6348.4344211
Seaport Tourist Information and Assistance Counter
Ground Floor , PASS Building, Port Area Compound
Honda Bay Tourist Information and Assistance Center
Purok Honda Bay Wharf, Barangay Sta. Lourdes
Booking Office of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
City Coliseum, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City
Emergency Hotline: 117
Patrol 117: (6348) 4335322; KAAC/Kilos Agad Action Center: (6348) 4349426; City Police Station: 166 / (6348) 4349890; Provincial Police Station: (6348) 4347053; Police Maritime: (6348) 4333262; Fire Department: 160 / (6348) 4342076; Ospital ng Palawan: (6348) 4332621; Palawan Adventist Hospital: (6348) 4334666; MMG Cooperative Hospital: (6348) 4345580; Western Command - AFP: (6348) 4332311; Immigration Office: (6348) 4332248
General Travel Information