Linapacan Island, Palawan has world's clearest water to swim in – News site

It is no secret that the Philippines has some of the world's best beaches, islands, and diving spots. This year though, in particular, the world seems to be sitting up and taking notice.

American news site Daily News Dig recently came up with a list of “35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in Before You Die”, and in a list dominated by European and South Pacific bodies of water, Palawan's Linapacan Island sat squarely in the top spot.

“This island is in a remote province and home to many beaches with super clear water. The island has a population of just 14,180 people,” read the short caption below a snapshot by Scott Sporleder of the breath-takingly clear water by the tiny island.

This comes a few months after Siargao being named as one of the world's best surf spots, and El Nido resort making the cover of top travel magazine "Travel+Leisure" last July.

In sharp contrast, flooding from typhoons have made virtual new bodies of water in the country's population centers, especially Metro Manila – which are still among the most polluted on the planet.

– Vida Cruz / KDM, GMA News

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