Saturday, August 8, 2020
Home Latest News Palawan Makes 5th in Top Destinations For Post-Lockdown Travel

Palawan Makes 5th in Top Destinations For Post-Lockdown Travel

Where would you go once the pandemic is over? Netizens worldwide say El Nido, Palawan!

While the world health crisis is hampering our travel plans, that doesn’t mean we cannot wish and plan to pack our bags and relax in a faraway place once the pandemic is over. One of the topmost places people want to visit is the world-famous Palawan. (Read: Travel Around Philippines With These Fruits in Season!)

Ranking fifth among the top 50 most popular destinations for post-lockdown travel, the island province is among the top choice of tourists to travel to once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

“Palawan is a popular post-lockdown location for a reason. It feels untouched, with white sandy beaches and tropical jungle. El Nido is a cluster of 45 islands just off the tip of Palawan that you can explore, too. It’s famous for the Secret Lagoon. Swim through a hole in the limestone rocks to enter a hidden bay with crystal clear water and soft sand,” writes Big 7 Travel.

palawan-remains-one-of-the-top-destinations-for-post-lockdown-travel
Photo by Ferdie Drone from Pexels

The chosen travel destinations were ranked according to their popularity based on a survey of Big 7 Travel’s social media followers. They also took into account the trending holiday locations on Google Search in the past 30 days. (Read: Freediving in the Philippines to Be Featured in Netflix Series)

“We can see that there’s a clear trend for post-lockdown getaways: remote islands, peaceful countryside breaks, and tropical paradise beaches,” Big 7 Travel wrote.

El Nido Reopening

palawan-remains-one-of-the-top-destinations-for-post-lockdown-travel
Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat poses for a photo with the local heads of Palawan during her consultative meeting on the “dry run” tourism reopening on Friday at El Nido Resorts. (Photo from Department of Tourism / Manila Bulletin)

Meanwhile, local officials in Palawan are considering to reopen tourism in El Nido. The provincial government is just waiting for the Department of Tourism’s approval for the dry run. (Read: Rundown: The New Dine-In Rules for Restaurants, Customers, Staff)

According to Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez, the dry run will include a ban on mass gatherings and will only cater to domestic tourists who will be tested for the coronavirus.

Palawan’s tourism generates about P150 billion in income annually. The island has been closed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Most Recent

A Prayer for Unity When Life Feels Uncertain

The past months have brought out feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that some of us have not known before....

LOOK: Dunkin’ Releases Own Line of Coffee-Flavored Cereals

Dunkin Donuts, now simply known as Dunkin', is famous for its delicious donuts with hundreds of flavor options. There are the timeless bavarian, classic...

5 Apps for a Virtual Bonding Session With Friends and Family

Over the course of quarantine, our lives have changed drastically. Staying at home and practicing social distancing has become the “new normal,”...

A Prayer on the Feast Day of St. Dominic

St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, was a Spanish priest who, after witnessing the rampant...

FOLLOW US!