Palawan’s El Nido is 14th among the World’s 50 best beaches

/ 07:02 AM November 26, 2017


Limestone cliffs rim a beach in El Niño, Palawan —WORLD’S 50 BEST BEACHES

Life’s a beach, so why not enjoy some of the World’s 50 Best Beaches?


The list was recently compiled by FlightNetwork after consulting over 600 of the world’s best travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies.

Number 14 on the list is El Nido in Palawan, once described by Lonely Planet as the Gateway to the Sublime. Named after the tiny swiftlets that build out of their saliva the edible nests (el nido in Spanish) found in the immense limestone cliffs surrounding the town, El Nido belongs to mainland Palawan that in January 2016, was declared the World’s Best Island by Condé Nast Traveler, a US-based lifestyle and luxury magazine.

El Nido in Palawan, southwest of Luzon Island in the Philippines, joins the world’s best beaches, here listed according to rank:

  1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
  1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
  1. Anse Lazio, Seychelles
  1. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
  1. Navagio Beach, Greece
  1. Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil
  1. Playa Paraiso, Mexico
  1. Hyams Beach, Australia
  1. Hidden Beach, Mexico

10. Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands

11.  Maya Bay, Thailand

12. Pig Beach, Bahamas

13. Blue Lagoon, Fiji

14. El Nido, Philippines

The number 15-50 spots list Muri Beach, Cook Islands, as well as Saltwhistle Bay, St. Vincent and Grenadines; Half Moon Bay, Antigua; Lucky Bay, Australia; Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico; Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland;  Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius; Fulhadhoo Beach, Maldives;  Vaeroy, Norway; Cayo Coco, Cuba; Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands; Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles; Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda; Honokalani Beach, USA; Turquoise Bay, Australia; Elafonissi Beach, Greece;  Champagne Beach, Vanuatu; Tunnels Beach, USA.


Kaputas Beach, Turkey;  Dhigurah Island, Maldives; Île aux Nattes, Madagascar; Cala Goloroitze, Italy; Los Roques, Venezuela; Long Beach, Canada; Grand Anse, Grenada; Boulders Beach, South Africa; Lanikai Beach, USA; Cala Mitjana, Spain; Shoal Bay, Anguilla; One Foot Island, Cook Islands; Ao Nang, Thailand; Radhanagar Beach, India; Eagle Beach, Aruba; Ageeba Beach, Egypt;  Diani Beach, Kenya; and Cannon Beach, USA.

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