Travel experts have long touted the best destinations are islands for their relaxing escape from life. The best of these retreats is the island of Panawan in the Philippines.
The one town on the island, El Nido is both coarse and remarkably beautiful simultaneously. Because some of the creature comforts are lacking, the majority of travelers avoid Panawan and El Nido, but that leaves room for those travelers dedicated to authenticity. The people there are extremely accommodating and there are very little hustlers to accost tourists.
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