5 highlights to see in Palawan Island
It is hard to choose the best 5 highlights to see in Palawan. Palawan is definitely on top of the selection, if there would be a list of the most wonderful places on our earth. It’s a paradisaic region, which lies in the west of the Philippines. It has some places, that are turely magical. No doubt about that! But there are some spots, which definitely stand out. Some of them are known, some others not that much. All of them will drop your jaw, because you gonna be so fascinated, that you can not believe it. Some of these places are more developed. Others are less developed. But you gonna be suprised anyway. Promised!
5 highlights to see in Palawan Island – El Nido
This one has to be the first one on the list of the 5 highlights to see in Palawan. As you will read in the following, it is not just only one place I mention here, it’s gonna be more, because there is a bit more to talk about. Still, all of them belong to the same area in the north of Palawan. The most beautiful thing about El Nido are lagoons and hidden spots you can see on the island hopping tours. These destinations are a true paradise, honestly. I think, that I can’t remember any comparable „heaven on earth“ destinations…
You have to make sure to see all the main and known locations from these island hopping tours. Some of them can be left out. At the main highlight spots you will see countless intakt corals reefs, huge limstone rocks/ cliffs and the prettiest sand beaches you have ever seen. Each and every place has something really, really unique to it. Many can actually be seen in famous movies, because they are so pretty. Definitely something you have to put under your list of the top 5 highlights to see in Palawan. If you don’t, you gonna miss out.
While you are in Palawan or close to it, you should definitely put this place on your list of the 5 highlights to see in Palawan. It’s called „Coron Island„. Don’t forget all the beautiful islands around it though. This area is also an absolute paradise and goes hand in hand with what you see in El Nido. Everything in the Philippines is an absolute dream anyway, but Coron is on top of the list for sure. Especially for scuba divers. It is a big highlight. There are only a couple places in the world where you can dive at real shipwrecks from the 2nd world war. And Coron is one of them. Absolutely awesome!
Also make sure to see the famous „Coron Lake“, which can be seen on every picture, when you type in „Coron“ on Google 😉 There is magical scenery waiting for you. It’s basically a light turquoise lake in the middle of huge, 50 – 80 m high surrounding limestone mountains with a healthy flora and fauna on them. Just great to look at! Additionally you can visit paradisaic spots like „Banana Island“ and others. I promise you, you won’t have seen a more intense water colour in your life before… ? So, definitely put this whole area on your list of the 5 highlights to see in Palawan.
This beach must be under the 5 highlights to see in Palawan. You can’t miss it. Nacpan Beach might be my favourite beach from all the ones I have seen so far in my life. If not, then it is definitely under the top 5. That’s for sure! Nacpan Beach is not an insider, but still one of the more unknown spots in Palawan. Nacpan Beach has a lovely charme, because it is still a non touristic and almost undeveloped place. It’s a slightly curvey beach with a length of about 1 km, full of palms. You rarely find any restaurants, bars or anything similar, which could interupt your peaceful stay. I give you word, when you walk along this beach for the first time, you won’t believe your eyes…
Put Twin Beach under the 5 highlights to see in Palawan as well. It is the little brother of Nacpan Beach and it’s right next to it. If you look at the whole area from above via drone, then you can really experience the whole beauty of these two beaches. Jungle mountains in the back, palm trees everywhere and a fresh green valleys make this landscape even more scenic. The view during the sunset is matchless. You can see the silhouettes of huge limestone rocks in the back, which you can also see on the El Nido island hopping tour. There is no other word than „incredible“ for this.
Duli Beach is the last spot on the list of the 5 highlights to see in Palawan. This place is certainly more of an insider. It’s about 25 minutes away from Nacpan Beach and it can only be reached by driving along bumpy dirt roads. The good thing about the tough ride is, that there is absolutely no tourism at or anything similar close to this beach. Just 1 beach bar, which offers surf boards to rent, can be found on a beach, which has a length of a couple hundred meters.
Duli Beach is a nice surf spot for beginners and advanced surfers. In my opinion, it looks like a beach, that someone imagined, painted and just put it somewhere in the region of Palawan. It’s like a painting. A completely relaxing and peaceful place, that can’t be missing on your list of the 5 highlights to see in Palawan.
And you can guess, there is waaaay more to have a look at on Palawan, but, if you start with the 5 highlights I mentioned, you will already make some memories for life!
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