2 of the world’s 50 best beaches in the Philippines and it’s not Boracay

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Two Philippine beaches have made it to the top 50 best in the world but none of them are in Boracay.

Both are in Palawan, known as the country’s last frontier.

White Beach in Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan was chosen by the booking website Enjoytravel.com as the best beach in the world, beating each of the 49 others, including that of Secret Lagoon in El Nido, Palawan, which landed on the 30th spot.

Meanwhile, ranked as the second-best beach in the world is Cabo San Juan Beach in Colombia, followed by Jalousie Beach in St. Lucia, Kendwa Beach in Zanzibar and Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Islands, Australia.

Rounding up the top 10 were Seychelles’ Source d’Argent Beach, Greece’s Shipwreck Cove in Navagio Beach, Turks and Caicos Islands Grace Bay, Vietnam’s Lang Co Beach and Australia’s Hyams Beach.

The Philippines, a nation of 7,107 islands is known for its beautiful beaches.

However, the website said in its review that the no.1 ranked White Beach – a gorgeous stretch of sand near Port Barton is a “pristine gem.”

Adding to its pristine beauty is the thrilling experience to go to the beach, which only makes it more worth visiting.

“The only way to reach the beach is by hopping on a boat from Port Barton or taking a very bumpy journey in a 4×4 – being hard to reach means the beach is clean and wonderfully quiet,” Enjoytravel.com said.

Hammocks, powdery white sand, kayaks for rent, and crystal clear waters. Name it they have it.

“All with a backdrop of lush forests. Kayak over to Coconut Beach for a mini adventure,” it added.

Also making it to the world’s top 50 was the Secret Lagoon in El Nido, Palawan.

A cluster of 45 islands just off the edge of Palawan, El Nido is famous for its Secret Lagoon.

It is a place where people can enjoy nature’s beauty by swimming through a hole in the limestone rocks to enter a hidden bay with crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and a tropical jungle.