Papaya Beach in El Nido, Palawan, has a gently curving coastline fringed with powdery white sand, backed by tall limestone cliffs. It's next to 7 Commandos Beach, separated by towering cliffs. Its not on the island hopping tour menu in increasingly popular El Nido, so you'll sometimes find the beach all to yourself. Excellent snorkeling close to shore.
How to get there
AirSwift has direct flights from Manila to El Nido. From the airport in El Nido, it's only a tricycle ride away to Papaya Beach and the El Nido Town Center.
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Published December 2016