Puerto Princesa, the ‘city within a forest’, and the capital of the island province of Palawan in the Philippines, is a slice of paradise nestled between the South China Sea and Sulu Sea. The city, with a population of about 300,000, boasts an estimated 90,000 single adult women – an intriguing prospect for any single man out in search of his passport bro adventure.
Safety & Security (8/10)
This tropical getaway gets an impressive 8 out of 10 for safety and security. Crimes against tourists are rare, and most locals live by the age-old mantra of Filipino hospitality: “Guests are gifts from God.”
English Language Accessibility (9/10)
Coming in strong with a 9 out of 10, English language accessibility in Puerto Princesa is excellent. English is one of the official languages in the Philippines, so most locals speak it fluently.
Expat Community & Services (4/5)
The city gets a 4 out of 5 for its thriving expat community. The city is a hub for tourists and expatriates alike, providing a robust variety of services tailored to suit their needs.
Food, Dining & Social Scene (4/5)
Home to a myriad of local delicacies, the city earns a strong 4 out of 5 for its food, dining, and social scene. Night markets and waterfront restaurants offer a buzzing atmosphere of food, drink, and camaraderie.
Availability of Emergency Services (4/5)
The city scores a 4 out of 5 in terms of availability of emergency services. Public and private hospitals are available throughout the city, and emergency response times are generally fast.
Cultural Activities & Entertainment (7/10)
Puerto Princesa earns a respectable 7 out of 10 for cultural activities and entertainment. From the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the traditional festivities and cultural events, there’s always something to engage in.
Proximity to Airports (3/5)
The city receives a moderate score of 3 out of 5 for its proximity to airports. The city has its own airport, but flights are mainly domestic. International travelers may need to take a connecting flight from Manila or Cebu.
Public Transportation and Infrastructure (3/5)
Public transportation and infrastructure in Puerto Princesa could use some improvement, earning a score of 3 out of 5. Jeepneys and tricycles are the primary means of transportation, which may not be to everyone’s taste.
With a score of 3 out of 5, the city’s tropical climate may be too hot and humid for some. However, it’s hard to beat the allure of an eternal summer for those who prefer a warmer climate.
Women Willing to Date Foreigners (7/10)
In terms of women willing to date foreigners, Puerto Princesa receives a score of 7 out of 10. Filipinas are known for their open-mindedness when it comes to dating, and Puerto Princesa is no exception.
Internet Connectivity (2/5)
With a score of 2 out of 5, internet connectivity in Puerto Princesa could use a significant boost. Although internet cafes and free WiFi spots are plentiful, the overall speed and reliability could be better.
Doc’s Passport Bro Score: 81 out of 100 (Grade B-)
Despite some drawbacks in areas such as public transportation, climate, and internet connectivity, the welcoming people, excellent English language accessibility, and vibrant social scene make Puerto Princesa a worthy consideration for passport bros in search of adventure.
This evaluation is geared towards expats seeking affordable living arrangements and not those looking for vacation spots or other purposes.