There are literally thousands of beaches in the Philippines; but undoubtedly some of the best are in Palawan, lauded as one of the best islands around the world. The island generally has three major areas: Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. The first is the capital and located in the center of the island. El Nido is north of the capital and considered by many as one of the best dive sites in the world; while Coron, which largely remains undeveloped, sits on the northernmost part of the island. Start planning your island getaway at any of these best beaches in Palawan; and you might find yourself staying and not wanting to go back home.
Best Beaches in Palawan, Philippines
El Nido Beaches
At four kilometers long, Nacpan Beach is pure paradise. Gentle waves, fine sand, and the serene atmosphere make this perfect for relaxation. Together with Calitang Beach, Nacpan ranks in the top 10 of the best beaches in Palawan and the world according to TripAdvisor users.
What makes Ipil Beach one of the best beaches in Palawan is its secluded location. Surrounded by limestone cliffs, this white sand beach features calm, crystal blue waters that’s perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
Corong Corong Beach
Swaying palm trees, seafood shacks and a stunning sunset awaits those staying near Corong Corong Beach in El Nido. Pick your beach spot and bring a few pillows, a blanket and a captivating book to read as you sip on freshly squeezed fruit juices or indulge on a seafood platter. The area comes alive at night with live musical performances from one of the resorts; but what makes Corong Corong one of the best beaches in Palawan is its sunset views.
Almost always included in the full day tour of Coron is a stop at Banol Beach. Still somewhat out of the beaten path; this scenic beach features clear turquoise waters that provides visitors with that idyllic tropical ambiance. Small boats docked on the shore, man-made huts serving local delicacies and large, limestone enclaves makes for a perfect picture shot.
If you’re looking for a beach destination simply to enjoy and be one with nature, consider a trip to Banana Island in the Philippines. The beaches here aren’t as large as those from neighboring Malcapuya Island; which makes them more intimate. The waters are just as clear and are deeper, making them more ideal for snorkeling.