There’s no doubt that Palawan is a national treasure. And the international media agrees. For the third year, Travel + Leisure hailed Palawan as the best island in the world, with Boracay landing in third place. Travel + Leisure annual awards ask their readers to name their best international travel destination and the beautiful Palawan comes out on top. The islands are rated based on activities, travel attractions, beauty and overall experience of the readers.
Aside from its stunning beauty, there are many other reasons why Palawan is a great tourist destination and a smart real estate investment. Here are the reasons why Palawan deserves its title as the Best Island in the World.
World class diving
Palawan’s natural underwater is simply stunning. The fresh blue-green waters are the windows to the natural wildlife that the island offers. El Nido, Palawan is known for having lagoons that teem with breathtaking underwater sights, the best coral reefs in the world. Meanwhile, Coron Bay has a collection of shipwrecks. There are 10 World War II wrecks of Japanese Imperial Navy vessels, ranging from 5 to 40 meters in depth. Meanwhile, the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park, the Philippines’ first national marine park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a mecca for divers from all around the world.
Majestic limestone cliffs
What sets Palawan apart from other islands in the country are the majestic limestone cliffs that can be found in both El Nido and Coron. Some of these gorgeous cliffs are perfect for cliff diving. Just ask local tour guides and instructors to give you a hand.
Palawan is home to many types of wildlife in the Philippines. Aside from the marine life, Palawan also has sanctuaries for various animals. The Arena Island is home to turtles while Rasa Island is resting place for birds. There’s also the Calauit Game Preserve and Sanctuary, a zoo in Busuanga that contains an animal safari.
Two words: Kayangan Lake
Coron’s Kayangan Lake is one of the clearest lakes in the world. Because of this, it is also the most photographed sites on the whole island.
There are no shortage of places that will keep you happy. Many hotels have spas for relaxation. Plenty of restaurants and bars can also be found on the island. Beaches, mangrove forests and hot springs are just a few of the other sights in Palawan.
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