Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is a penitentiary colony administered by the Philippine Bureau of Corrections. Surprisingly, it is also a tourist destination that some Puerto Princesa city tours include in their itinerary. You can visit the farm, and most city tours will stop by the Balsahan River, where inmates run a small restaurant.
The penal farm includes four areas or districts of several hectares each. Some look like normal towns, while others have more secure infrastructures. When touring, you will note that prisoners wear different types of teeshirt. They indicate their security level, upon which inmates receive different kind of freedoms. Some of them lead a life close to life outside: they can run a small business and share a house with their families.
You can visit this prison with a guided tour or simply by entering it in your car. The guards will simply ask you to sign a register before letting you free to move around inside the farm. Start planning your visit of Iwahig Prison and book your tour online today with Tikigo.