Palawan included in CNN’s list of 10 ‘World’s Most Beautiful Islands’ for 2019

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Nacpan Beach Palawan photo by @arlynsupnet via unsplash
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The province of Palawan remains to be undisputed when it comes to its breathtaking islands, as it was included in CNN’s list of the most beautiful islands in the world. Because of its idyllic beaches and notable diversity, Palawan became a perennial favorite amongst international organizations and award-giving bodies.

Palawan included in the list of 10 of the world's most beautiful islands @cristagupa via unsplash
Palawan included in the list of 10 of the world’s most beautiful islands @cristagupa via unsplash

In an article posted in the last week of September, CNN described Palawan as a gorgeous haven of pale sand and clear water. It also mentioned El Nido’s secret beaches, limestone cliffs, and the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, in Puerto Princesa, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included in the list are the Senja Island in Norway, Mo’orea in French Polynesia, Komodo Island in Indonesia, Jura in Scotland, St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles, Fregate in Seychelles, Kaua’i in the United States, and Bartolomé in Ecuador.

El Nido Palawan photo by @wherefalz via Unsplash
El Nido Palawan photo by @wherefalz via Unsplash

Last July, Palawan was also included in “The World’s Best Awards 2019” list of Travelandleisure.com alongside Cebu and Boracay. These islands have been a longtime favorites thanks to its top-notch reef and wreck diving, white-sand beaches, hiking trails with waterfalls and welcoming locals.

El Nido alone has accumulated almost 300,000 tourists in 2018 and continues to ensure its sustainable tourism and safe environmental practices in the popular destination.

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View from Kayangan Lake in Coron Palawan photo by Alana Harris via Unsplash
View from Kayangan Lake in Coron Palawan photo by Alana Harris via Unsplash

Not to mention, Palawan is composed of 1700 islands and islets and a very diverse ecosystem which led to several initiatives implemented by local NGOs and LGU’s, to help protect and maintain its current state.

Nacpan Beach Palawan photo by @arlynsupnet via unsplash
Nacpan Beach Palawan photo by @arlynsupnet via unsplash

One of its programs, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Act which aims to protect and care for the site, was lauded as a model in coral reef conservation. Through this kind of rehabilitation program, our future generation will still have the chance to see Palawan’s pristine beaches and clear waters.

Aside from island hopping, some of the activities to do in Palawan are visiting wildlife sanctuary areas, birdwatching, hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Searching for best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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