Palawan voted “Most Desirable Island” at Wanderlust Travel Awards 2022

Palawan, an archipelago located in the southwestern Philippines, was cited as the Most Desirable Island in Wanderlust Travel Award. The award was based on votes cast by readers of Wanderlust, a UK-based travel magazine.

Palawan is a stunningly beautiful island, with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush jungle vegetation. It is no wonder that it has been voted the most desirable island in the world! This award is a great boost for tourism in Palawan, and will no doubt help to increase visitor numbers to this idyllic island.

“On behalf of the Department of Tourism, we thank the readers of Wanderlust Magazine for their love and support for the Philippines! These awards reflect the efforts to revive the tourism industry that are well underway especially because of the Marcos administration’s thrust towards prioritizing tourism development. Rest assured that we will continue with our mission to herald the Philippines and the Filipino brand to the world, and to ensure the continued sustainability of our islands” said Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco who led the Philippine delegation to the World Travel Market recently held in London.

Here are some must-visit places in Palawan that should be on your travel itinerary.


El Nido is a small town located in the northernmost tip of Palawan. It is known for its stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and picturesque limestone cliffs. El Nido is also a great place for snorkeling, diving, and kayaking.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is another must-see destination in Palawan. The park features a river that flows through a cave system with stalactites and stalagmites.

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