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Maosonon Island, found in the paradise world of Palawan, is also called as the Mystery Island. Located in Linapacan, Maosonon is one of the islands of the town that is yet to be discovered by travelers. The island has a mysterious vibe, the main reason why the place was dubbed as such.
The privately owned land is about 45 hectares with 500 meters of white sand and has glass-like turquoise water, which is deemed by some articles to be the cleanest water in the world. Only a few people reside in Maosonon, specifically the caretaker of the island together with his family.
One side of the island is triangular, with two sides having white beaches. The western coast is filled with rocks while the southeastern side, where the main beach area is located, is sandy. The peak of the two shorelines is a sandbar. Just across the sandbar is a rocky islet called Little Maosonon, which has a small seaside fronting the main island.
Maosonon Island offers no other structures aside from the nipa hut of the caretaker and a few cottages where visitors take shelter. Tourists who would like to stay for the night are free to camp out on the beach.
Like most islands, the place has a deep green forest that visitors use as a backdrop for photo-op. Guests can travel a hundred meters from the western border of the island and stop in the middle of the sea for snorkeling. The island is famous for its coral garden underwater that features both small and big reefs.
While you’re in Linapacan, explore the nearby islands like Magransing and Iloc. Magransing Island has a long white sandbar, while Iloc Island is home to a fishing community at the coastal town of Pical.