Palawan, Boracay hailed in Big 7 Travel’s World’s Most Beautiful Places

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Philippines prime destinations Palawan and Boracay
Palawan and Boracay islands show “magnificent and wonderful places” possessing culturally rich ancient sites and jaw-dropping sceneries. (Palawan left, Boracay right) Photos from Palawan Tourism Council and Boracay Field Office.

The Philippines’ prime destinations – Palawan and Boracay – have been listed among the Top 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World by Big 7 Travel.

Palawan, the 2020 World’s Best Island, was ranked 8th while the Travelers Choice Top Beach in Asia – Boracay claimed the 18th spot in the official updated list released on October 30, 2020.

The popular travel content site included the two most popular islands in the Philippines among the world’s most “magnificent and wonderful places” possessing culturally rich ancient sites and jaw-dropping sceneries.

Big 7 Travel which earlier listed the Palawan islands as the world’s best Bucket List travel spot for the new decade and among the most popular post-lockdown travel destinations, described it as the home of diverse wildlife, intricate landscapes, and underwater beauty.

“This immaculate string of islands is seen as some of the best in the world and it’s pretty obvious why. Palawan is a fantastic triple threat of diverse wildlife, pristine landscapes and subterranean marvels. Because of its stretch across the Sulu and South China seas, it boasts a huge variety of nature from steep limestone cliffs to jawdropping coves and unbelievable beaches,” the Big 7 Travel feature described the island.

The rejuvenated Boracay was hailed for its serene beaches, sumptuous foods, and casual nightlife.

“Just an hour away from Manila, Boracay is tucked away in The Philippines’ Visayan region. This pristine island is one of the world’s top destinations for some R&R. Tranquil beaches, casual nightlife, and lush tropical scenery makes it easy to see why. The peaceful island also boasts a unique food scene and has managed to maintain its unique Aklanon culture.”

The Department of Tourism (DOT) celebrated the added milestone for the country’s prime destinations as it can inspire tourists to explore again the wonders of the Philippines in a Facebook post on October 30.

“The DOT is optimistic that the inclusion in this prestigious list will inspire more people to regain confidence to travel, helping the Philippines’ tourism industry to recover after this challenging period,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Check out the list of Big 7 Travel’s most beautiful places here.

Palawan and Boracay have received countless travel awards over the years including the world’s best in 2015 and 2018 according to Condé Nast Traveler, voted world’s best by Travel & Leisure in 2016, and voted best islands in 2017 by international tourists.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.