El Nido, 4th among top 100 Beaches on earth

El Nido Palawan was chosen as the fourth among the 100 best beaches on Earth this year by worldbeachguide.com.

“El Nido is an unspoilt tropical paradise often referred to as the Philippines’ last frontier. Situated towards the northern tip of Palawan island, El Nido is much more than just a single beach. In fact it comprises around 50 beaches set among a series of small islands, towering marble cliffs, lush tropical vegetation, ancient caves and enchanting lagoons,” the website said.

It also took note of El Nido being the largest marine sanctuary in the Philippines, mentioning the likes of turtles, sea cows and whale sharks that are all native.

“While growing in popularity, Hidden Beach’s isolated location means it’s rarely crowded, and those that do come tend to spend only an hour here as part of a wider tour of the island’s treasures despite the obvious beauty,” it added.

It warned travellers who planned to stay longer though to take note that there are no toilet facilities in the beach “nor is there anywhere to find food or drink.”

Another Philippine beach on the list was Boracay which landed at the 18th spot.

Topping the list to become adjudged as the World’s Best beach is Thailand’s Koh Kadran, followed by French Polynesia’s Matira Beach and Australia’s Whitehaven Beach to round up the top three.