The following is a guest post brought to you by Carmela Kim Alvarez of Let’s Palawan. Read on for some of the best reasons to spend your next holiday exploring the stunning island of Palawan in the Philippines!
It is a known fact that most of our time is spent working or studying. The majority of the hours of our day are allotted to doing tedious work, meeting deadlines and basically trying to accomplish everything that’s jotted down on our daily “to-do list.”
All this pressure and stress can build up in our system and as much as we want to get things done ASAP, we admittedly don’t function that seamlessly. Thus, we all need to clear our minds and “recharge our batteries” for us to operate properly.
Throughout the years, Palawan has been a place of refuge, especially for individuals who want to shake the stress off their shoulders and at the same time acquire some inspiration during their holiday break. This island destination in the Philippines has never failed to fulfill people’s dream of a worthwhile vacation and up until today, Palawan is a number one choice for a holiday retreat.
Here are 7 reasons why you should spend your holidays on the shores of Palawan.
1. Mystical lakes and secret lagoons
Apart from the wide open shorelines of El Nido, Palawan, the island also has its fair share of stunning lakes and lagoons. These attractions are usually concealed from the public and thus provides visitors a perfectly secluded atmosphere. These places are perfect spots to unwind, relax, and simply be one with nature. The tranquil waters, towering limestone walls, and serene ambience make these places one of a kind.
2. Marvelous stunning landscapes
From Rizal to El Nido, Palawan, to Coron, you will never run out of beautiful things to see. It’s like spending your vacation in a different world with its awe-inspiring sceneries. The sites are heavenly and beyond compare. The well-preserved natural wonders of the island make it a flawless place to spend your time.
3. Hiking to the summit of great peaks
The island of Palawan is not only sought-after for its pristine beaches and mystical lakes. This island paradise is also every climber’s heaven. With the profusion of cliffs and mountains, the island has been blessed with incredible views and challenging heights to enjoy. The climb to the top might not be easy, but it’s all worth it in the end.
4. The best sunrises in the country
You might have glimpsed the sunrise numerous times already, but witnessing its beauty in the island of Palawan is different. This piece of paradise frames the grandeur of the bright star as a totally incomparable experience. The peak of Mt. Tapyas grants the most gorgeous portrait of the sunrise. Go for a hike and catch the best view of the sun setting on the horizon.
5. Endless amazing seascape views
A serene setting carved out from a postcard. These island locations are a taste of paradise within a paradise. Fine white sand coastlines, lush wilderness, and crystal clear waters create a perfect island getaway where you can just lie down on the shore and enjoy the rest of the day.
6. Overlooking island vistas
Palawan vacations are all about getting the spotless views. Overlooking sceneries are one of the island’s pride. Nothing beats waking up in the morning and being greeted by a spectacular view of the island. It definitely is the perfect way to start your day.
7. Captivating wildlife creatures
Palawan’s natural elegance is not only limited to its venues. This is also extended in the wealth of its wildlife species. Be it land or sea animals, the island never stops fascinating you with its beauty. Horses on the ranch or giraffes and zebras in the safari park–Palawan has it all.
There are many more reasons why you should pick Palawan as your next holiday destination. If you wish to have the best vacation yet, then choose a place that can offer you a range of fun and adventure, like this island paradise.
If you yearn to spend your break in a location that constantly amazes you and surprises you with its charm, then the choice is simple–choose Palawan!
Carmela Kim Alvarez is an editor of Let’s Palawan. She’s a bubbly and adventurous 20-something female who loves to take selfies. Her aim is to share her travel experiences and inspire fellow travelers.