Palawan Tops The World’s Clearest Waters In The World to Swim In

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Palawan named Beach with the Clearest Water in the World to Swim In

It’s no longer a secret that the Philippines is home to some of the world’s best beaches. Earlier this year, Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked Palawan and Boracay, both in the Philippines, as the top 2 beaches in the world. This month, another survey published in an American news daily ranked Linapacan Island in Palawan, Philippines as the top beach in the world with the clearest waters to swim in (35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in Before You Die).

The list predominantly consist of European and South Pacific beaches and other bodies of water such as lakes, rivers and springs, but Palawan holds the crown in the top spot. The island is a remotely located province in the Philippines that is known for its clear waters, pristine beaches, and the Palawan underground river tour. This announcement came after El Nido in Palawan made it to the cover of Travel + Leisure Magazine last July.

Clearest bodies of water around the world:

  1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines
  2. The Maldives
  3. Bodrum, Turkey
  4. Cayo Coco, Cuba
  5. Cala Macarelleta, Menorca, Spain
  6. To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
  7. Crater Lake, Oregon
  8. Bak Bak Beach, Borneo
  9. Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China
  10. Sabah, Malaysia
  11. Jenny Lake, Wyoming
  12. Rio Sucuri, Brazil
  13. Calanque de Sormiou, France
  14. Panari Island, Okinawa, Japan
  15. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
  16. Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  17. Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
  18. Primosten, Croatia
  19. St. George, Bermuda
  20. Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
  21. Pupu Springs, New Zealand
  22. Calanque d’En-Vau, France
  23. Rio Azul, Argentina
  24. Corfu, Greece
  25. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
  26. Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
  27. Playa Blanca, Colombia
  28. Blue Lake, New Zealand
  29. Arnensee Lake, Switzerland
  30. Valle Verzasca, Switzerland
  31. Tioman Island, Malaysia
  32. Belo Sur Mer, Madagascar
  33. Lake Marjorie, California
  34. Dog Island, San Blas, Panama
  35. Moorea, French Polynesia
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Underground River Tour

Palawan grabbed international attention after the Puerto Princesa Underground River was included in the new list of the Seven Wonders of Nature. The subterranean river which is presently a national park is protected under an international convention. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 to join Palawan’s Tubbataha Reef which also gained UN recognition in 1993.