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Philippine Island Called the 'Most Beautiful in the World' & 'Sheer Perfection'


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Choose Philippines | Nov 25, 2014

Palawan has done it again. After the Philippines’ recent back-to-back recognitions in the tourism industry, it is without a doubt that The Huffington Post (or Huff Post), an American news website, started a recent feature with the line, "It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination..." *

Zeroing in on Palawan, Huff Post Associate Lifestyle Editor Carly Ledbetter praised the island's "beautiful blue water" mixing with "emerald green" and the "mountains that appear to rise up from the ocean." These play in colors is shown by the photos sourced from Getty Images.

The whole island of Palawan is indeed a sight to discover. Adventurers can go on a jaw-dropping island-hopping experience in the Bacuit archipelago of El Nido, located in the north, which is riddled with limestone cliffs, sinkholes, and lagoons.

VIEW: El Nido Resorts (Palawan): Recipient of the 2014 Asia’s Responsible Tourism Award

Another claim to fame is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River found in the middle of the elongated island. Featuring a river that winds through an intricate system of caves before flowing into the South China Sea, it has been distinguished as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2012 and is reputed to be the world's longest.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River | Photo credit: Robert Fabros

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River | Photo credit: Storm Crypt

True to what Huff Post said for its closing statement, "We're pretty sure that after all the biking, swimming and exploring you'll do — you'll never want to leave," our own Choose Philippines Travel Insider Philipp Dukatz himself got lost in Palawan's beauty.


No one can blame him (and anyone else who will come after him).

After all, Palawan is Number 1 among the "Top 30 Islands in the World".

VIEW: Palawan placed first in the Top 30 Islands of the World Category for the recent Readers' Choice Awards of US-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler


An aerial shot of Palawan | Photo credit: Patrick Kranzlmüller

For full story, read "Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection" on The Huffington Post.


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