In 2007, the presbyterium of Palo for the first time in many years made a holy retreat outside of Cebu. The venue chosen was the St. Exequiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Like the Talavera Retreat House in Cebu where we make our yearly retreat, the retreat house in Puerto Princesa was also run by the Agustinian Recollect Sisters. A break from the usual, the archbishop decreed that it would be a time for bonding also for the priests with a tour to the different tourist spots of Puerto Princesa after the retreat. Aside from the city tour where everyone joined, the second day of the tour had the choice of either the Underground River or island hopping at the Honda Bay with special stop at the Dos Palmas Resort. I joined the latter upon knowing that the road to the Underground River has not been fully cemented yet.
The St. Exequiel Moreno Spirituality & Development Center of the Agustinians where we had our retreat.
Kayaking around the island and mangroves is one sport that is worth doing at Dos Palmas. The resort has also mountain bikes for touring around.
Aside from Dos Palmas, we also visited some other white sand beaches around the Honda Bay of Puerto Princesa.