When it comes to destination recommendations, perhaps the most common question we receive is this: Boracay or Palawan? And the second most common? El Nido or Coron? And these questions are incredibly hard to answer. Boracay and Palawan are apples and oranges; they’re completely different. El Nido and Coron, while very similar and both in Palawan, have their own pros and cons, too.
But if you have more time and extra budget, you don’t need to choose at all!
Starting 30 April 2022, AirSWIFT will start flying from El Nido’s Lio Airport to Coron’s Busuanga Airport and back, another addition to the airline’s expanding network. You can have both Coron and El Nido in your itinerary without worrying too much about the transfer.
In the past, if you want to explore both of these Palawan gems in a single trip, your only option is to take a fast craft that would take 4 hours. The new AirSWIFT route would cut down this travel time significantly to a 40-minute flight. This would give you more time to spend dipping your toes on the beach, exploring the underwater world, or simply taking in the beauty of the two Palawan destinations.
AirSWIFT already flies from Boracay (Caticlan Airport) to El Nido and back. The boutique airline is the first to offer this route that will take you directly from one paradise to another. They ply this route twice a week (Mondays and Fridays, as of this writing). This means that you can enjoy all three of these amazing destinations on just one trip!
Boracay’s White Beach has been the poster beach destination in the country that has claimed the first spot on many lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its long stretch of fine white sand glimmering against the clear blue waters have caught the eyes of thousands of tourists over the years. Palawan, on the other hand, is home to not just stunning beaches but also postcard-worthy limestone cliffs, breathtaking lagoons, diving and snorkeling sites, and other island hopping destinations.
* aircraft image courtesy of Airswift; Boracay image by Vins Carlos; Palawan images used under license via Shutterstock
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