The Palawan paradise

 

Consistently ranked among the very best natural locations in the world, the Palawan archipelago of some 1,780 islands is a region revered by the lucky few who have discovered it ? synonymous with history and incredible beauty.

 

Considered the Philippines’ last ecological frontier, thanks to an astounding diversity of marine and coastal ecosystems, highlights include island hopping around El Nido in the north, where vertical limestone cliffs tower over the palm-lined shores of the turquoise Bacuit Bay. If you can extract yourself from the sanctuary of your island home for long enough, that is.