Patrick D. Canada

It was a nice beach with plenty of things to do.We went on a few day trips and enjoyed them. One of the trips was to the sea caves, you go in ..

Lorraine M. Australia

A clean beach with relatively unpoluted water compared to a lot of other asian beaches. Busy with well organised concessions running sun ..

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Iwahig Penal Colony Souvenir Shop

Iwahig Penal Colony Souvenir Shop
The Iwahig Penal Colony Souvenir Shop is unique among the many souvenir stores in Palawan. While it sells handicrafts and the like, it is also a rehabilitation / livelihood program for the inmates that create the handicrafts.
How to Get There
The colony and the shop can be found in Barangay Iwahig in the capital city of Puerto Princesa. Just board a tricycle and kindly ask the driver to take you there. It is a well known tourist attraction so will have no problems asking for directions.

What You Can Buy
There are a variety of products and items for sale; these include key chains, hats, bags, necklaces, wallets, purses, belts and many others. Aside from these accessories the inmates also make decorations for tables like mats and mantles. The Iwahig Penal Colony Souvenir Shop gift items are all handmade by the prisoners and they use different materials, including wood.

The costs of the souvenir items for sale vary but if you compare the charges for each item with those sold in other shops, it is much lower. You can even engage them in a bit of haggling, but remember the prices here are already low.