Your Guide to 5 Great Beaches in Palawan, Philippines

{This post was written for Albom Adventures by Carmela Kim Alvarez of Let’s Palawan.}

Palawan, an island region west of the Philippine archipelago, is a popular travel destination for many reasons. One of the things that sets this island from all other tropical spots, though, is how it is filled with so many beautiful shorelines.

The island is said to have more than 50 pristine beaches, all featuring distinct tropical settings. Long stretches of white sand, blue-green crystalline waters, and shade-giving palm trees line up on the coastline; these are just a few of the things that make Palawan’s beaches amazing locations to unwind in.

With the number of beaches in Palawan, you might be in a dilemma upon choosing which one to go to first. Let me help you in that department: here is your guide to 5 great beaches in Palawan, Philippines.

1. Ipil Beach, El Nido

Ipil Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Ipil Beach in El Nido, Palawan is one of those secluded beach paradises in Palawan. The place is quite serene, and the exceptional beauty of nature showcased by its stunning coastline stands out clearly. The waters are crystal clear and the location offers a beautiful island vista. Coupled with those tall shadowy palm trees and the remarkable coral reef formations, Ipil Beach is your little paradise in Palawan.

2. Banana Island, Coron

Banana Island, Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Among the gorgeous coastlines of Coron, Banana Island is one of those favored beach spots. It has a white sand beach with excellent coral reefs perfect for snorkeling adventures. Its fine sand is hemmed in by turquoise waters. Similar to other beaches in Palawan, Banana Island also offers a beautiful island panorama of the open sea.

3. Marimegmeg Beach, Corong Corong

Marimegmeg Beach, Corong Corong, Palawan, Philippines

An incredibly beautiful beach located at Corong Corong, in El Nido, Palawan. The beach exhibits a long stretch of fine sand and blue-green waters. The place is a top choice for tourists who want to have a peaceful beach experience during their stay. Marimegmeg Beach is one of those unspoiled beach gems in the island.

4. Corong Corong Beach

Corong Corong Beach, Palawan, Philippines

Corong Corong Beach will also give you a pacifying beach experience, making it a first-rate destination for those peaceful retreats. Also, by late afternoon, most of the people there love to spend time on the shore and wait for that beautiful glow of the sunset, which I suggest you do, as well. Corong Corong Beach offers the best sunset watching session in El Nido.

5. El Nido

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Palawan has its list of spectacular coastline destinations. Out of these places, El Nido is one of the ideal spots to enjoy these lovely beaches. Whether it’s the active beach escape you’re after or a private beach getaway, El Nido has it. If you wish to have the best beach adventure during your Palawan travel, you can never go wrong with El Nido.

Indeed, this island paradise in the Philippines has an abundance of captivating postcard-like beach destinations. Undeniably, Palawan is filled with so many inviting coastlines.

One more good thing about Palawan, though? It always has more under its sleeves. So, if you have gone through all these beaches on the list, you can still explore the island and find more alluring coastlines!

Inspired? Are you ready to travel to Palawan?

Carmela Kim Alvarez is an editor of ‘Let’s Palawan‘. She’s a 20-something bubbly and adventurous female who loves to take selfies. Her aim is to share her travel experience and inspire fellow travelers. Follow Carmela on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

All photos on this page supplied by Carmela Kim Alvarez and used with permission.

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  1. says

    I have a blogging buddy that lives in the Philippines and she and her hubby vacation on beaches often. I’ve so admired the beauty of those beaches.

    Great photographs as always.

    Have a fabulous day Rhonda. ☺

    • willie macawili says

      I am Filipino; born. raised and educated in the Philippines. USA is now my home but I always reminisce my beach moments when I was there. In spite of increased tourism activities, there are still numerous beautiful beaches hardly found on tourist maps of Philippines. Tourist should have sense of adventure and discovery to find those places. Remember, my country has over 7,400 islands (latest count). Where to start? Your internet. I am highly recommending two foreign bloggers who are based in the Philippines and have visited numerous sites in this nation of islands: Kyle Jennerman -www.becoming and Nathan Allen with his “I dream of this” blog. They have amazing pictures and detailed narratives of their stay at different places. My heart swell with pride every time I come across articles of tourists enjoying their stay in my home country. Welcome to the Philippines.

  2. says

    OK, I’m sold. Corong Corong Beach is to die for. Didn’t care to visit the Philippines so far, but after seeing these beaches… I’m going!

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