Palawan, a renowned travel destination, on top rankings as one of the best islands in the world and one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. Based on surveys responded by travelers, Palawan is a paradise. 

The best beaches in Palawan and the best islands in Pawalan boast white powdery sand, picturesque sceneries and natural resources, clear turquoise waters and most of all are unspoiled. These are just among the reasons why it is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines.

Here are the best beaches in Pawalan and best islands in Palawan you must visit.

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Puerto Princesa City

Palawan Province’s capital, is on top of the best places to visit in the Philippines. It is the main arrival hub to Palawan archipelago and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the province. Believe it or not, it is the cleanest and greenest city in the whole country of the Philippines

Puerto Princesa Underground River. Be amazed with this subterranean river, the second longest in the world. The cave features different shapes and sizes of stalactites and stalagmites. Recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Just about an hour drive from Puerto Princesa City. Pride of the Filipino people and one of the best places to visit in the Philippines.

Puerto Princesa Underground River Day Tour
Puerto Princesa Underground River with ATV Jungle Track

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Sabang Beach. Located in the eastern shore of Palawan and more or less 30 minutes away from Puerto Princesa City, it is the closest beach in the jumpoff point to the Underground River and one of the best beaches in the Philippines.

3-in-1 Puerto Princesa Sabang Adventure Package

Beaches in Palawan

Honda Bay. Known as one of the best beaches in the Philippines, it is abundant in marine life, white sand beach, coral reef and beautiful landscapes. It boasts a number of beautiful islands, islets, and sandbars. 

Luli Island another best beach in Palawan, where you’ll find the beautiful sandbar that forms a perfect circle at low tide, a snorkeling area, diving board and hammocks. Starfish Island, as the name suggests, is home to starfishes of various sizes and colors. It is a sandbar by nature with of course, powdery white sand. Another is Cowrie Island, known for cowrie shells, the beautiful cabanas and spa huts. Another attraction is the Pambato reef,  the best snorkeling stops. The Arreceffi Island owned by Dos Palmas Island Resorts, has a variety of activities such as kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The island is mangrove rich where you can kayak. 

Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

Puerto princesa Palawan

Nagtabon Beach. Another best beach in Palawan is located just near the city, makes it very popular because of accessibility. Since a-not-so-popular tourist attraction, it is not highly commercialized, a perfect place to relax and just enjoy the breeze and blue waters. It is a peaceful swimming getaway spot. 

Nagtabon Beach or Talaudyong Beach Private Car Charter for Puerto Princesa

Beaches in Palawan

El Nido

Known as one of the best places to visit in the Philippines, it is the base town is exploring the northern part of the Palawan. It is the gateway to the group of islands with a breathtaking steep karst cliff, the Bacuit Archipelago.

Seven Commandos Beach. With its white sands lined with coconut trees, rock formations, and clear greenish-blue waters, it is a picture-perfect idea of a holiday by the beach. A must see among the best beaches in Palawan.

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El nido Palawan

Nacpan Beach. This best beach in Palawan boasts its perfect white powdery sand and crystal clear waters. It captivates the heart of the visitors because it is a serene tropical paradise and just around an hour away from the town of El Nido

El nido beach

Las Cabanas Beach. Another best place to visit in the Philippines, it is a place for a convenient respite for unwinding  tourists. It is the nearest beach from the town of El Nido that offers the beauty and serenity of the tropics.

El nido Palawan

Helicopter Island. On the top list of best beaches in Pawalan, it is an island that resembles a helicopter from a distance, it boasts a powdery white shoreline, blue clear waters, and beautiful rock formations. With its wide and long shoreline, you can escape from the crowds. 

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Duli Beach. This best beach in Pawalan is more than an hour drive from the town of El Nido, a remote beach is worth visiting. A referred spot for surfers, it is also a quiet hideaway with a beautiful stretch of sand, crystal clear water and lush tropical vegetation.

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El nido Palawan

Star Beach. Another best place to visit in the Philippines. If you are curious about great marine life, this is perfect for you. Bring your snorkel mask and swim with fishes and enjoy the beauty of the corals.  

El nido beach

Hidden Beach. As the name suggests, it is literally hidden, another best place to visit in the Philippines. From afar, what you’ll see are just rock formations but within these limestones, there is a small pathway towards the beach. 

You can visit these islands and beaches by joining tour activities:
El Nido Tour B in Luxury Wooden Boat
El Nido Tour D in a Luxury Catamaran
El Nido Tour C in a Luxury Speedboat

El nido Palawan

Coron

A town consists of a group of islands, the base in exploring the Calamian Archipelago. It is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. It is known for best diving sites such as World War II-era wreck, limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs.

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Barracuda Lake. This area is part of the ancestral lands belonging to the tribes of Tagbanuas, Cuyonon, and Calmiananen. Popular for the stunning rock formations and turquoise waters of the lake, among the best islands to visit in Palawan. Named after the skeleton of Barracuda that was discovered there.Kayangan Lake. Enjoy the hike and the beauty of the forest before you reach the lake. The salty azure water of the lake is refreshing. The mixture of saltwater and freshwater makes the lake’s surface look like a mirror, so clear that you’ll see the deep bottom floor. 

Coron Palawan

Kayangan Lake. Here in this best island of Palawan, you can enjoy the hike and the beauty of the forest before you reach the lake. The salty azure water of the lake is refreshing. The mixture of saltwater and freshwater makes the lake’s surface look like a mirror, so clear that you’ll see the deep bottom floor.

Coron Palawan
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Coron Palawan

Banol Beach. Another best beach in Palawan and one of the best places to visit in the Philippines is graced by dramatic rock formation, this is one of the best places in Coron to get a great photo.

Beaches in Palawan

Malcapuya Island. It has a fine white sand and the clear waters glimmer in different shades of green and blue, making it one of the best islands to visit in Palawan. This is a perfect spot for beach bumming, to get a tan, swimming or simple relax at the beach.

Beaches in Palawan


Banana Island. This best beach in Palawan is popular for its powdery white sand, clear turquoise waters, and trees dancing to the breeze, this destination is often included with island hopping to Malcapuya. 

Beaches in Palawan

You can visit these islands and beaches by joining tour activities:
Coron Ultimate Tour
Coron Tour A
Coron Tour B
Coron Tour C
Coron Island Escapade Day Tour
Palawan Coron Malcapuya Island Day Trip
Coron Reefs and Wreck Day Tour

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