7 Philippine beaches you can explore as Boracay alternatives

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Philippine beaches remain on top of the list of travel destinations for world travelers even with the temporary closure of the famed Boracay Island, voted Best Island in the World by various travel magazines.


The archipelagic country of 7,107 islands have more of both popular and unexplored islands to offer the traveler in need of an energizing swim or water sports in clear waters, beachcombing activities, and enjoying the warmth of the summer sun and the iconic Filipino welcome.

GoodNewsPilipinas put together this list of your Boracay alternatives – beaches which showcase the country’s natural beauty, white powdery beaches and the bluest blue waters.

1. EL NIDO, Palawan

CNN Travel gave El Nido the Top 1 spot in its 2017 ranking of the Best Beaches in the World. Home to around 50 white beaches, El Nido is surprisingly affordable, offers adventure sports under the sea and in caves, and takes care of its marine life.

2. PAMALICAN ISLAND, Cuyo Islands, Palawan

Suitcase Magazine gave Pamalican Island the #1 rank in the “Top Ten Beaches in the World.” The island, set in the middle of a 7-square-kilometre coral reef, is a private island housing the exclusive Amanpulo hotel and accessible via private plane, perfect if you want privacy and luxurious living amidst pristine waters and white sand beaches.


Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) readers ranked the islands of the Philippines on top of the 30 Best Islands in the world outside the U.S., with Boracay 1st, Palawan 3rd, and Cebu ranked 2nd for its beaches on the mainland and surrounding islands. CNT recommends Cebu City for providing a more personal experience in shopping and restaurant-hopping, compared to Phuket in Thailand.

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