Parts of the Philippines look almost as if they’ve been imagined for a sci-fi movie. This is particularly true of El Nido on the Philippines island of Palawan. The combination of sheer karst cliffs and improbably blue water is made even more special by how remote and underdeveloped it is. Although not exactly a secret, Palawan really is a special place because it combines all these factors. And when Alex Garland wrote his famous backpacking novel The Beach, the debauched setting may well have been Thailand, but he was actually staying in Palawan, The Philippines when the pristine beauty and remote islands struck a note of inspiration in the writer. This video takes to the skies to show us what all the fuss is about.
Source: The World Travel Guy