Palawan and Boracay are the two most popular destinations in the Philippines. With their breathtaking spots and fun island activities, it’s not hard to see why people are drooling to be in these places. 

Both destinations have magnificent beauty that charm travelers across the world. And if you’re to pick just one destination to travel because of limited time (and budget), for sure it’ll be a tough decision because hey, both destinations should not be missed and how can you choose between the two “World’s Best Islands”?

So to help you out, we listed the things that Palawan and Boracay have. Let’s stop this dilemma and find out which destination is better once and for all.


aerial view of a lagoon in palawan

✔️Adventurous vacation


✔️There’s an exotic food

✔️Beautiful coral reefs

✔️There’s a lot of chill and extreme activities

❌Few party hubs

girl kayaking in palawan

Palawan was named “Best Island in the World” many times already by international travel magazines so it comes as no surprise when tourists across the world notice its jaw-dropping beauty. And aside from having the magnificent lagoons and pristine beaches, what pulls travelers are the fun things to do in Palawan.

This destination is perfect for those who are looking for a thrill and adventurous trip. You will never run out of things to do in Palawan may it be in Puerto Princesa where the UNESCO World Heritage Site Underground River is, or kayaking in the big and small lagoons of El Nido, or freediving in Barracuda Lake in Coron.


aerial view of the white beach in boracay

✔️Chill vacation

✔️Pristine white beaches

✔️Best party hubs


✔️More accessible

❌Limited activities

When it comes to beaches in the Philippines, nothing beats Boracay. It is known worldwide because of its stunning fine white sand beaches. 

This island is perfect for those who seek a laid back trip and just want to enjoy a chill moment at the beach. Boracay is also perfect for families, especially if there will be kids, because there are places that offer babysitting services, small pools, kids clubs, etc.

While the island does not offer a lot of activities like Palawan, Boracay boasts a great nightlife experience!

Now that you’ve seen what each place has to offer, have you decided which destination suits you? Palawan and Boracay may offer a different kind of adventure but they have the same intent— making their visitors fall in love with the Philippines.

Both Boracay and Palawan have ZEN Rooms that you can book with excellent customer service and high-quality rooms at an affordable price. Travel more, Pay less!

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