Palawan ex­ecs pleased with new ‘best is­land’ award

Palawan News - - PROVINCE -

The pro­vin­cial govern­ment of Palawan said it wel­comes the prov­ince’s se­lec­tion by travel mag­a­zine Conde Nast Trav­eler as one of the world’s top is­land des­ti­na­tions.

Gil Acosta Jr., pro­vin­cial in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer, said Palawan’s se­lec­tion in the mag­a­zine’s proved once again its global pop­u­lar­ity.

“Isa itong tes­ta­mento na kahit hindi pa tayo 100 per­cent de- veloped lalo na sa in­fras­trac­ture, ta­la­gang di­narayo pa rin tayo,” Acosta said Mon­day.

Top­ping this year’s poll was Siar­gao Is­land, fol­lowed by Bo­ra­cay.

Acosta also lauded the se­lec­tion of El Nido Re­sorts in Pan­gu­lasian Is­land, El Nido and Cuyo town’s Aman­pulo Re­sort in the rank­ing for best re­sorts. El Nido Re­sort ranked 9th while Aman­pulo Re­sort was 25th.

Conde Nast noted in its an­nounce­ment that more than 429,000 mag­a­zine read­ers voted in this year’s poll.

“Masayang-masaya tayo sa nag­ing re­sulta na mul­ing naisama ang Palawan at ibang mga spots sa pinaka­m­a­gan­dang lu­gar sa mundo,” Acosta added.

Conde Nast said Palawan was a “reg­u­lar” on its list as world’s best is­lands for be­ing home to the “oth­er­worldly” Puerto Princesa Sub­ter­ranean River Na­tional Park (PPSRNP) that is a UNESCO World Her­itage Site and the blue la­goon of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.

Palawan bested Langkawi in Malaysia, and Bali in In­done­sia.

El Nido, Palawan (Photo­trone­ file photo)

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