The beaches of El Nido ranks 9 in the Top 25 Best Island Beaches in the world according to luxury and travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller, that was released on their website before 2020 ends. The said listing is part of 33rd annual readers awards survey of their readers mostly travelers all over the world.
The list didn’t specify exact beach in El Nido, to which they just put in the list the whole town since it was their readers’ favourite.
“Shockingly, Palawan remains steadily under the radar, even though it continues to rank highly in our Readers’ Choice Awards. El Nido alone is home to around 50 white sand beaches—it’s impossible to choose just one—all of which are set around dramatic limestone formations and have the finest and whitest sand you’ll ever see. The water is so blindingly blue it makes the Caribbean Sea look murky in comparison. And the sunsets? Well, they’ll ruin you for life. Consider yourself warned.” CNT Travel writer Caitlin Morton said.
On the said list, Boracay in Aklan was rank 2 while Gouverneur, St. Barthelemy found in Caribbean is the overall top in the survey.
The Department of Tourism immediately acknowledged the said recognition on their page today. They said that it is an inspiration that travellers appreciate the unparalleled beauty and uniquely diverse resources.
“We would like to thank the travellers who voted for our destinations. We draw inspiration from this warm reception and solid vote of confidence from our satisfied patrons. As our destinations gradually reopen with health and safety measures in place, we will continue our conservation and protection efforts of these areas,” Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo said.
The DOT page said that both Boracay and El Nido are open to domestic tourists coming from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) areas with health and safety protocols.