In a country that’s made up of over 7,000 islands, beach bums will find themselves in a tropical utopia while exploring the country known as Philippines. Since the number of beach destinations can be a bit overwhelming, we’ve narrowed some down for you. Without further ado, here are some of those beach destinations.
The island paradise of Palawan is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines and has been crowned as “The World’s Best Island” time and again. This is in large part for its northern area, where El Nido and Coron are located.
El Nido is studded with beautiful islets around Bacuit Bay, reachable by boat, but it also has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the country – and Nacpan Beach is one of them.
This beach is just an hour’s drive from Palawan, making it a destination that’s not too crowded due to it being isolated. It boasts a clean, gorgeous stretch of fine, white sand, calm waters and just the right number of establishments.
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Like Palawan, Boracay is a once-proud holder of the “World’s Best Island” title. The island has gone through massive waves of commercialization in recent years, but its natural beauty is undeniable, shining through amidst the congested development.
White Beach, the longest and perhaps the most popular on the island, continues to draw in the crowds with its soft, powdery sand and its iconic sunsets.
Puka Shell Beach
Puka Shell Beach, more commonly referred to as Puka Beach, is White Beach’s antithesis. It’s where people go to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Boracay’s main festivities.
Significantly less developed, Puka Beach draws people in with its rustic charm and its natural tranquility. Unlike White Beach, Puka’s sand is notable coarser due to its blending with puka shells, after which it was nicknamed.
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Banul Beach is one of the common lunch time stops on the Coron island-hopping tour, and it’s a sight to behold. Its powdery white sand, the crystal-clear waters and the massive limestone backdrop will make you want to lounge and stay for more than just a meal here.
Its modest size only adds to its charm. With a couple of cottages and wooden tables, it’s a great stop for groups who’d like to take their sweet time and just enjoy a picturesque setting.
While Palawan is most likely known for both Coron and El Nido, the fishing village of San Vicente is also home to the beautiful, albeit underrated beaches. One of these is Long Beach.
Stretching 14 kilometers long, this extensive strip has fortunately been left alone for the most part. Away from the crowds and commercial development, this beach is a great choice for anyone who has grown tired of tourists in Palawan’s top destinations.
So, there you have it. These are just some of the best beaches in the Philippines to consider visiting when you’re exploring this tropical country. Just remember to plan your trips properly before you go on them.
There are a ton of questions that travel bloggers can easily answer when someone asks them about something. How to get there. Where’s the best place to stay. What to do in a particular destination. However, if you want them to stop dead in their tracks and give them a hard time, just ask this: what’s your favorite place?
That’s exactly what this article is all about. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, according to some of the known bloggers in the country. While it may be a hard choice for them with so many to choose from, they do consider a couple of things before they label a destination their favorite — the landscape as well as personal experiences being among these.
Calaguas, Camarines Norte
Freckling the waters off the coast of Vinzons, Camarines Norte, the Calaguas group of islands hide a few pretty secrets. However, in recent years, they’ve been discovered by more beach bums who all fell love with the place. Blogger Angel Juarez (aka Lakwatsero) is one of them.
“Mahabang Buhangin is a perfect paradise with its long stretch of fine white sand dotted with volcanic rocks on its both ends,” Juarez describes. He further added that the place is the most frequented camping and swimming site, making it a top choice for tourists.
Port Barton, Palawan
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Although not as famous as El Nido and Puerto Princesa, San Vicente is nothing short of stellar. This relatively low profile is what makes Port Barton appealing to some travelers. Its forests are undisturbed, its shores practically untouched. It may be the reason why Port Barton, one of its 10 Barangays, is the top choice for Edgar Alan.
“It has supple sands hugged by jungle-clad mountains, turquoise waters and the lovely coral gardens where turtles and others marine animals cruise, framed by the sapphire-skis and the honey-colored sunsets,” recalls Alan. He further adds that this is an idyllic beach retreat that no one can ever match.
Naked Island, Siargao
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It’s time to get naked — not literally anyway. Blogger Harry Balais states says this about our next entry, Naked Island. “In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur is an island that’s incomparable to its neighbors in Britania Group of Islands.”
Naked Island is made up of a long white sand bar that’s completely free of trees or any infrastructures. Here, you can get lost in the horizon during or near high tides.
Subic Beach, Sorsogon
Of the miles and miles of shorelines he has seen, Owen is pretty much convinced that Subic Beach is his top choice. Hanging on an edge of Calintaan Island in Matnog, Sorsogon, Subic Beach looks just like your ordinary Philippine beach at first glance. The white coral sand, the swaying palms not to mention the clear waters are an awesome sight to behold.
Among all the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, this has to be the most beautiful of them all, says Owen. As a matter of fact, the place is so beautiful that you may think of a number of cliché ways to describe the beach as you walk the length of the shore, looking for things that beach-goers are wont to look for.