Palawan included in Lonely Planets’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019
Manila, Philippines — Philippine pride Palawan has been included in the international travel guide publisher Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019.
In its website, Lonely Planet listed Palawan in the 8th spot of the list which topped by Margaret River and Southern WA, Australia.
“Long known as the Philippines’ last frontier, Palawan has ridden a slew of media accolades to the cusp of international superstardom. Fortunately, it’s not there yet. These are the heady days when new air routes and upgraded roads make it easier than ever to explore the dramatic seascapes and wildlife-laden jungles of the slender 400km-long main island (also called Palawan) before it inevitably becomes more developed,” the travel guide publisher wrote on its website.
The website also promotes the El Nido for their amazing karst formation in Bacuit Bay as well as the Miniloc Island and San Vicente.
“The crown jewel is El Nido, where skyscraping karst formations rise out of blue water in Bacuit Bay. New rules restrict visitor numbers at signature sights like Big Lagoon on Miniloc Island, while a ban on single-use plastic bottles on tour boats is helping to tackle marine pollution. El Nido too busy for you? Head south to backpacker haven Port Barton or up-and-coming San Vicente, which has a brand-new airport,” the website said.
Other destinations in the list include 2. Shikoku, Japan, 3. Bay of Islands & Northland, New Zealand, 4. Singapore, 5. The Cook Islands, 6. Central Vietnam and 7. Fiji.
Completing the Top 10 are Beijing China on the 9th spot and Cambodia on 10th.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019:
- Margaret River and Southern WA, Australia
2. Shikoku, Japan
3. Bay of Islands & Northland, New Zealand
5. The Cook Islands
6. Central Vietnam
8. Palawan, Philippines
9. Beijing, China
Lonely Planet said that the Asia Pacific has it all from its food delights the senses, its forests and seas teem with life, and its cities fizz with culture and creativity.
“Lonely Planet’s travel experts have explored this vast region’s highlands, islands and everything in between to find the best places to visit this year,” it said.
“From primate-filled jungles to mirage-like lagoons, their recommendations reflect a part of the world increasingly determined to protect its most prized possessions at the same time as it charges whole-heartedly into the future,” it added.