Explore the Magnificent Beaches of the Philippines

May 19, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog


Filled with abundant white, sandy shores and turquoise-colored tranquil beaches that are sure to take your breath away, the Philippines has been recognized throughout the world as one of the best tourist destinations to date. The best among these beaches are the ones mentioned here .

El Nido

 El Nido, Palawan from Andy*Enero

El Nido, Palawan from Andy*Enero

“The Last Frontier of the Philippines” is definitely the place for the ultimate wild adventurer. Its powder-fine beaches and clear waters are the most attractive of the island. With its majestic limestone landscapes, magical lagoons, prehistoric waterfalls and caves and marble cliffs, you are sure to be enchanted!

Most travelers spend their time here by scuba diving.  Not only does it have magnificent beaches but various marine life actually living in its waters. Creatures such as whale sharks, numerous coral species, manta rays, dolphins, sea cows and endangered turtles swim along with you as you swerve yourself in the island’s richness.

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Boracay

 15 boracay at dusk from Chewy Chua

15 boracay at dusk from Chewy Chua

Foreigners are usually drawn to the beauty of Boracay’s white sandy beaches. There also lies candle-lit sand castles, comfy restaurants and bars open at any time of the day which compliments the beauty of the beach and brings it to life at night.

There also lies isolated beach resorts where every traveler is drawn to spend time with a private space and relax. Some of which are composed of caves, cliffs and coves.

Visitors usually spend their time here by kite-boarding and windsurfing. Some even spend their outdoor competitions here such as the International Funboard Cup. The vigorous waves and winds make Boracay as the idyllic spot for water sport enthusiasts.

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Pagudpud

 Pagudpud.04 from gino.mempin

Pagudpud.04 from gino.mempin

As one of the most easily reached places in the Philippines for the thrift traveler, Pagudpud is the place to be. Its unique island rock formations and pristine beaches are complimentary to its beauty.

During your stay here, travelers have a variety of choices on activities to choose from. Two of the best ones are open water zip line and kite surfing. As one of the top kite surfing destinations in the world, wake boarding and kite surfing are enjoyed in a natural way without a cable attached to you.

This place is best reached by traveling through air and upon arrival at Laoag, you will then be driven to the spot. Direct routes from Manila to Laoag are also available. However, travel time may take 10-12 hours.

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Santa Cruz Island

 Potato Harbor, Santa Cruz Island from Stephen Hayden Photography

Potato Harbor, Santa Cruz Island from Stephen Hayden Photography

This coastal town is the perfect place to experience serenity and relaxation. The quiet environment of Pagudpud is wide and inviting and the beaches are usually vacant of visitors.

Here, you get to swim, enjoy the view or surf. A number of windmills down the coast in the town of Bangui is also a nice view that the place offers.

Surfing in this place is perfect as its waves are uncovered by the blow of strong winds from both the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea. It is an emerging surfing spot that surfers all over the world are starting to recognize.

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Siargao

 2012 filipinas phillipines siargao from SURF&ROCK (Miguel Navaza)

2012 filipinas phillipines siargao from SURF&ROCK (Miguel Navaza)

Many beaches in the Philippines attract surfers but the most famous one of all and is known as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines” is the island of Siargao. All types of surfers come to this place. Be it the adrenaline junkies who wish to learn from the sport, the moderate ones and even the pros love to perform their sport here.

If you just wish to visit Siargao and is one whose only desire is to relax and unwind, there are also other beaches in the vicinity that offers picturesque views and are perfect for taking a dip.

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Samal

 Ista Reta Beach, Samal, Davao (6) from Constantine Agustin

Ista Reta Beach, Samal, Davao (6) from Constantine Agustin

Home to a number of white sandy beaches, lush green, pristine waters, mangroves, coconut trees and unique rock formations, Samal island has both attracted foreigners and locals alike.

There is also a unique characteristic to one of its treasures that is nicknamed “The Vanishing Island”. The island disappears during high tide with an elevated cottage at its top when the rest of it is submerged. Wonderful, isn’t it?

Throughout the island are various choices of hotels and resorts; be it budget friendly or luxurious in its own way. It also has a Coral Garden Marine Park which serves as a fish sanctuary filled with different kinds of marine species which also makes it a perfect spot.

 

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Caramoan

 Caramoan from Allan Ascaño

Caramoan from Allan Ascaño

If you’re one to enjoy a beach with serenity and privacy, Caramoan is the place for you. Walking by the shores and strutting across its white sands and clear waters, beach lovers will surely enjoy this place.

It has several tiny islets with tremendous rock formations, each of which have their own private feel to it as most are secluded from one another. Tourists come here to scuba dive, island hop and even hold large television production using this site. For example, the hit TV series “Survivor’ used Caramoan shores as their shooting place. Truly, the beaches here are some sight to see.

Other magnificent natural treasures that this place holds are waterfalls, underground streams and lagoon, freshwater pools and caves. Not only will tourists who love beaches get to indulge themselves in its beauty but adventure-thirsty travelers get to have fun here too.

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Bantayan

 Sailing towards Bantayan Island from Gerald Yuvallos

Sailing towards Bantayan Island from Gerald Yuvallos

Getting tired of the urban life? Bantayan Island’s untouched natural resources are sure to take your breath away. Foreigners have also vacated here and decided to live by its white sandy beaches, pristine waters and a perfect view of red-gold sunsets. The locals are friendly, beer is served cold and affordable. Truly, the kind of tourists who want to step away from a view of city buildings and noisy streets will enjoy serenity spending time here.

A simple life with a simple way of living and cheap necessities are offered here. You get to feel the raw beauty of nature without the hassle of being disturbed by cityscapes.

For bookings and reservations, click here.

Panglao

 Stunning Panglao :) from Daniel Y. Go

Stunning Panglao 🙂 from Daniel Y. Go

Last but not the least, the shores of Panglao are a must-visit for beach enthusiast such as yourself.

Situated at Bohol, Philippines, one of the most famous tourist destination spots in the country, this quiet place has attracted people who love to hang by the beach and succumb to its natural feel. Its beaches are also home to various types of marine life that magnifies the experience of spending time on beaches rich with the products of natural life.

Most people who take a tour in this place ought not to leave its premises. They are drawn to its exceptional tranquil environment that the city life disappears from their interests right away. Locals here, as being used to foreigners, usually have diverse knowledge of different languages such as Swiss, Japanese or German accents.

As most tourists yearn for a quality time of peace and quiet, this place will surely satisfy that need for serenity with a hint of magnificent views and feel of the beaches.

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