Voted the best island in the world, Palawan is known for its white-sand beaches, hidden lagoons, limestone islets and clear, turquoise waters. Here’s a quick guide to Palawan’s famed El Nido, your next island destination in this Philippine paradise.
Words and Photography: Reena Kumari
Between Borneo and Manila, there is an archipelago with a biodiversity that is virtually unmatched, both underwater and above. Robinson Crusoe would feel right at home here on this final frontier called Palawan. With a kayak, snorkel and hiking shoes, I cross this boundary and enter paradise.
Words and Photography: Daan Vermeer
As central Philippines recovers from the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, many of the nation’s 7,107 islands are ready to receive visitors. The monsoon season has come to a close, making now the ideal time for a beach getaway. Help kickstart the local economy by turning up on these shores. No two islands are the same in this archipelago, so here are 7 to get you started on your holiday planning.
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