• Underground River

    The longest navigable underground river and reputedly the most beautiful subterranean river in the world Read More
  • Tubbataha Reef

    Home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world Read More
  • Tabon Cave

    There are approximately 215 caves in the reservation, 38 of which have been established to be of archaeological and anthropological significance Read More
  • Kayangan Lake

    Said to be among the cleanest lake in Asia, this lake is surrounded by rocky mountains covered by green trees and plants. It certainly evokes an image of a lagoon one was used to seeing only in postcards and movies Read More
  • Port Barton

    A popular choice for budget backpackers and other adventurous international travelers, who appreciate and enjoy the remote, rural, relaxed, friendly atmosphere and natural beauty that this quiet and peaceful beach-side village Read More
  • El Nido

    One of the jewels of Palawan, it's unrivaled beauty rests on its massive limestone islands, bordered by powder-fine beaches, with cliffs jutting from translucent waters Read More
  • Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Philippines' major conservation showcase for wildlife habitat holding the single distinction as the first successful wildlife translocation experiment in Asia. It has evolved to becoming a home of important Philippine endemic and exotic wildlife from Africa. Read More
  • Long Beach, San Vicente

    Reputed to be the longest white sand beach in the Philippines with a total length of 14 kilometers Read More
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Palawan world’s best island

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Palawan has been cited by the New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine as the “World’s Best Island.”

Known globally for its beaches, Palawan joins a worldwide roster of hotels, transportation modes, and destinations that made it among the magazine’s World’s Best Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

“Two countries written off in recent years—Zambia and the Philippines—are safe to visit once again, and thriving with cool new safari camps and island thatched-roof villas,” wrote Heidi Mitchell in the article “Hottest Travel Destinations of 2013.”

“The archipelago of Palawan, a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Philippines, just added a resort with a scuba center; hop a two-hour flight from Hong Kong, and you’ll soon be diving with the sea turtles,” she added.

The awarding ceremony is slated on July 18 in New York City.

It will be hosted by Travel + Leisure editor-in-chief Nancy Novogrod and vice president and publisher Jay Meyer.

On the other hand, international media outlet CNN ranks the Philippines’ Cloud Nine in Siargao Island as number 9 among the World’s 50 Best Surf Spots. (Eugene Santos)



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