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Boracay or Palawan?

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Boracay or Palawan?

I am thinking of travelling to boracay or palawan next year. I think boracay looks very nice but some like palawan very much i have read.

Which island is the best? And can i do both?

Can you take a boat from boracay to palawan? Or do i have to fly? I am staying 2 weeks. An when is the best time to visit? Eastern too crowded? Ilike beautiful beaches, nice palces to eat and things to do.

Thanks:)

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1. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

Two weeks is sufficient to visit both place.

From Boracay you have to fly in these routes:

Boracay-Cebu-Puerto Prinsesa (Palawan) or

Boracay-Manila-PuertoPrinsesa

All connection is approx 45min.

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2. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

for 2 weeks you can try both. as for me, the best time to visit boracay and palawan is during lean months. both have beautiful beaches, i enjoyed the marine life in palawan and the wide stretch of fine sand and clear waters of boracay. there are some restaurants in palawan and wide choices in boracay. activities will vary depending on which part in palawan you will go: puerto princesa- visit underground river, honda bay, crocodile farm, baker's hill; el nido- visit the lagoons, enjoy the sights of the limestone cliffs. my simple pleasures in boracay includes basking in the sand, strolling on the beach, stargazing, listening to a local band at the pats bar, welcoming the morning sea breeze, watching the sunset, breakfast at real coffee, sipping a shake while staring at the horizon, dining out and the list goes on.

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3. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

"Best" depends on your personal perspective.

Palawan is great for nature lovers, while Boracay offers more in the way of entertainment, along with lovely beaches.

What are you looking for on your vacation?

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4. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

Thanks so much for your help.:)

I am looking for nice beaches.And a little shopping and small day trips to do during the day. Whats there to do in Boracay?

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5. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

Boracay has a wealth of activities. There are watersports such as kiteboarding, paraw sailing, windsurfing & skimboarding as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, para sailing, horseriding, shopping, spas, nightlife & a good dining scene.

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6. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

One way you could combine both islands is to travel on Superferry (www.superferry.com.ph)or on Negros Navigation from Manila to Coron (northern Palawan) then fly to (say) Cebu and fly to Boracay (Cebu Pacific or PAL), although for the flights you could go back via Manila.

Both islands are well worth visiting, although Boracay is more 'mass tourism.'

Search 'Palawan attractions' and the same for Boracay to see what to do.

I would also manage to fit in Bohol/ Panglao (Alona Beach) in two weeks but if you prefer to base yourself in a place for a while and minimise travelling, my suggestion may be a little too much for you on a first trip.

Outside Manila, the Philippines is beautiful. Take a snorkel set!

Travelling by ferry is

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7. Re: Boracay or Palawan?

I suggest you go to Palawan if you cant decide.

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