Published: April 2011. For a more updated guide, visit: Puerto Princesa Travel Guide.

We started the Day 3 of our Puerto Princesa City Tour with a date with butterflies and crocodiles. After a stop at the Palawan Butterfly Garden and the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, we still had four more stops to go to. Bear in mind that we traveled around on a tricycle with Kuya Ding leading us (P300 per tricycle for the whole tour, 09186620495).

Mitra’s Ranch

Owned by the family of the late Senator Ramon Mitra, this is a popular tourist destination. Located in Sta Monica Heights, this piece of paradise offers a stunning view of Puerto Princesa City. There is a viewdeck on top of the hill and it’s open to everyone who wants to have a relaxing time.

The gorgeous house/viewdeck at Mitra’s Ranch
View from Mitra’s Ranch!
My friends enjoying the fresh air and magnificent view!
My friend Astrid found a friend at Mitra’s Ranch!

Baker’s Hill

Another popular destination in Sta Monica Heights is the Baker’s Hill. Although the site is actually a theme park, Baker’s Hill is most famous for the baked goodies they offer at a very reasonable price. That’s expected because it really started out as a small bakery and then later expanded to become a park.

If you want to buy pasalubong, you might want to drop by this place. They offer all sorts of food products — cashew nuts, hopia, brownies. There are also some restaurants in the area.

Life-size statues are all over Baker’s Hill. Perfect for picture-picture!
Pasalubong? Pasok na!
There is an eatery in the area so you may choose to have lunch here!
There’s another restaurant called “Twigs” but it was closed when we visited. Sad. :(
Important! The place is closed Mondays so plan your tour well! :)

After buying a whole bunch of pasalubong from Baker’s Hill, we headed back to the city proper.


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  1. sendo says:

    sa lahat ng mga travel blogs napntahan ko, sayo ko lang nalaman na close ang bakers hill every monday so thank you ng sobra . kaya sa tuesday na kami pupunta hehe

  2. Gee David says:

    …masarap din ung chocolate crinkles at uu nga hopia nga un palagi ang binibili ko na pasalubong for my officemates..we’ll be there this october!!i’ll bring my officemates din sa baker’s hill..

  3. Lot Rayos Estacio says:

    did you know that baker’s hill hopia orginated from Ibayo-Tipas one of the barangay in Taguig City? the best tlaga hopia to go back there..pwede pb Aling Susan?

  4. i’ve been der bt 4got to post my pix in d baker’s hill! naala2 ko bcoz of dis wall post & mke it my profile pic. i agree msarap ang hopia..:D

  5. There are also a lot of interesting landscape areas you could have taken pictures of as well. =)

    We were also able to buy a set of fresh water pearl jewelry there for Php250 only. =)

  6. Se Nith says:

    Truly beautiful! I met the owner of the place and they are the humblest people you could imagine. Their products are reasonable and yet up to the quality. Love them!

  7. Abby Mojica says:

    famous Hopia of Bakers Hills…salamat s pasalubong from Mapecon Palawan yesterday…Nedz!thanx..yumyum!

  8. Catherine Carrabin says:

    mitra’s ranch is a next-to-solemn place to see the view of the Honday bay, just fantastic ;)

  9. Maria Jobelle C. Lopez says:

    We’ve been there last December. And the place was filled with Christmas decors. And the baked goodies, super yummy. The pianono especially. Hope to come back soon :)

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