In the Philippines, Palawan is the most beautiful island in the world.  There is an island in the Philippines that can boast the title of "most beautiful island in the world". It is Palawan and for the Filipinos it is the last frontier. El Nido is undoubtedly the most evocative place. Located on the northern tip of the island of Palawan, El Nido is a collection of coral islets and beautiful bays hidden among the white sandstone cliffs that emerge from the emerald sea.

The hinterland is characterized by a hilly and sometimes mountainous landscape. Among the reliefs, Mount Mantalingajan, 2,085 meters, stands out in the south. On the island there is a main city and many small towns.

The beaches are equally divided between the north-western side overlooking the South China Sea and the south-eastern side facing the Sulu Sea. Among the most popular tourist sites on the island: Tubbataha Reef, Secret Lagoon Beach and The Coral Garden, where you can dive.

The whole province is sparsely populated. Consider that in Puerto Princesa, the largest city, about 200,000 people live. In contrast, these inhabitants belong to 90 distinct ethnic groups that speak several languages: the largest group is the Palaweños, the ancient inhabitants of the islands. The national language, Tagalog, spoken by 28% of the local population.

The island of Palawan was called "Pulaoan" by Magellan which reached it in 1521 and is the largest of the islands that make up the province of the same name. The local population is very welcoming and at the airport tourists are welcomed with typical dances and local sweets.

Palawan is one of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines, under Puerto Princesa runs the longest underground river in the navigable world. You can take guided boat trips through an underground cave system. In the subsoil there are in great quantity stalactites and stalagmites, as well as some large rooms.

The island is a naturalistic paradise where many endangered animals live, so the tourism that is being encouraged is the one that has the greatest respect for the island's ecosystem. On the island there are rare animals such as the Binturong, the Calamian deer, the Sonda squirrel, the Philippine crocodile and can be seen at the Palawan Rescue and Conservation Center. The butterfly garden is a must-see for all travelers.

The dry season, the best time to visit the islands, runs from November to April. From January to February the climate is cool. From March to May, temperatures rise to as high as 36 ° C. Then comes the rainy season, which runs from May to October, when there are sunset showers interspersed with sun but also typhoons, with cancellation of flights and unusable roads. Keep this in mind when booking.