Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley

Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley is basically an untouched paradise and frequently named one of the best beaches in the world.

You won’t find hotels or other luxury items here; it is literally an untouched paradise. If you want to stay, you’ll have to find a homestay or camp on the beach (though camping is now prohibited near the lighthouse).

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  • When to Visit: Similar to Coron.
  • How to Get There: Make your way to Sta. Ana, Cagayan, either by bus or car, from Manila. If you fly, you can fly in to Tuguegarao or take a bus the rest of the way. Once in Sta. Ana, make your way to San Vicente, and then you can hire a boat to Palaui.
  • What to Do: Hike, beach bum, and see the lighthouse.
  • What It’s Known for: Unspoiled beaches and a colonial lighthouse. Also, the popular American television show Survivor filmed a season there in 2013.

Placing Palaui Island at No. 10 of their Top 100 Best Beaches Around the World list, CNN described it as a raw beauty where nature unfolds with flora and fauna, volcanic rocks, powdery white sands, and rich marine biodiversity.

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