Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

PalawanWhen times are tight Lonely Planet suggest you travel more, not less – but also warn you to pick carefully. To help people with that they came up with their best value travel destinations for 2014.

“This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.”

Of the ten destinations they picked, Palawan is one of them. This is what they wrote about Palawan: Jungle rivers, limestone cliffs and awesome beaches – Palawan’s no secret, but it certainly rewards those who visit. This mix, combined with stand-out attractions such as Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the Bacuit Archipelago (all available at a competitive price), makes it a great-value pick for old Asia hands and novices alike. A journey on from Palawan leads to the Calamian Islands where apparently Alex Garland saw the strip of sand that inspired The Beach. Watch out for the May to October monsoon: it brings heavy rain, usually in the afternoon.

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