The island paradise of Palawan has been crowned “The World’s Best Island” time and again in large part for its northern area, where El Nido and Coron are located. El Nido is studded with gorgeous little islets around Bacuit Bay, reachable by boat, but it also has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the country along its coast. One of these beaches is Nacpan, less than an hour’s drive from the El Nido town proper. Take a tricycle or take the more adventurous route and rent a scooter to brave the roads on your own. Because of its distance from town and the fact that paths en route can get quite bumpy and difficult, this beach doesn’t get too crowded. It boasts a clean, gorgeous stretch of fine, white sand, calm waters, and just the right number of establishments so that it’s accommodating yet not commercially saturated. It’s the image of perfection, so you might just stay longer than initially planned.