With over 7,000 islands in the country, beach lovers will find themselves in a piece of paradise when they visit the Philippines. Some beaches are known for their stunning pearly white sands and crystal clear waters, while others are known for their coral reefs, mountain ranges, and vibrant nightlife scene.
The number of beach destinations can be overwhelming so, I have narrowed down the list to ten. To help you plan an epic trip, here are the 10 of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines:
1. White Beach, Boracay
A 4-kilometer stretch of soft powdery white sand and turquoise waters are few of the reasons why White Beach Boracay is one of the World’s Best Island. A few of the best ways to experience the beach is by trying out banana boat ride, parasailing tour, paddleboarding tour, speedboat riding, and more. Aside from these activities, you can also join a sunset yacht cruise tour or just lounge by the white sand and watch the iconic Boracay sunset.
2. White Island, Camiguin
The superb uninhabited sandbar is known as the naked temptress of Camiguin, White Island shape changes according to its tides. Get to enjoy the white sands while chasing the postcard-worthy views of Hibok-Hibok Volcano. Swimming on the island is best done with a snorkeling gear as it makes efficiently fun to commune with the school of fishes in the sea.
3. Matukad Island, Caramoan
Beautifully unspoiled town of Caramoan is a group of islands scattered in the Pacific Ocean, gifted with nature’s beauty and preserved by its seclusion. For years, tourists continuously flock to Caramoan for its white-sand beaches flanked by towering limestone cliffs. Be sure to bring your cameras because, aside from its abundant marine life, it also features a lagoon which is home to solitary giant milkfish.
4. Daku, Guyam, and Naked Island, Siargao
Famous for its cloud nine waves, Siargao is known locally and internationally. For those who prefer island hopping than surfing, these three islands are for you. Daku Island is the biggest in the trio; it has fine white sands, emerald waters, and beautiful coconut trees. A tiny tropical island Guyam, is a small stretch of powdery sand. It has impressive coral rock formations that are perfect for snorkeling. Lastly, as the name suggests, Naked Island is very much naked, no rocks, no trees, no people. The only thing you can find here are little huts with tables, but who needs a shade on this beautiful beach? Walk around, cool down, and swim to catch a sight of beautiful shells and fishes.
5. Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
Have you wanted to relax on a calm beach that is suitable for your family holidays? Then it’s time to head to Kalanggaman Island, Leyte. Kalanggaman is famous for its long sandbars stretching on both sides of the islands, white sands, and crystal clear waters. The island is still uninhabited, and to preserve its beauty, the local tourism office only allows 500 tourists in a day. Travelers enjoy activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving. During the night, catch the sights of beautiful skies dotted with millions of stars as you camp via tent.
6. Calaguas, Camarines Norte
The famous virgin beach, Mahabang Buhangin (Long Beach) in Calaguas Island, is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in the Philippines. One of the main reasons why this tropical destination remains untouched is because getting there is not quite easy. You would have to go through a 2-hour boat ride from the mainland to see the beautiful beach. If you are looking to spend here for a day or two, the island can offer a back-to-basics accommodation as you can rent nipa huts or cottages. You may also go camping via tent and take a snapshot of the picturesque rolling hills and volcanic rocks overlooking the ocean.
7. Nacpang and Calitang Beach, El Nido, Palawan
Pristine blue waters, powdery sands, and countless palm trees are just a few of the reasons why this 4-kilometer long Nacpan Beach is one of the best beaches in the world. If you are done with island hopping and hanging around busy islands, then it’s a great idea to visit the secluded twin beaches Nacpang and Calitang Beach. Get a wonderful sense of surrounding because this is still a relatively mass free area that offers small cottages and nipa huts. While there are no fancy hotels and restaurants, there are small shacks where you can relish local snacks.
8. Alona Beach, Panglao
White sandy beaches, clear blue sea, and world-class diving is Alona Beach’s claim to fame in Panglao. The beach is for those who revel in people watching and partying as it has live bands and dynamic food stalls in the evening. The majority of the tourists in Bohol stay in Alona as it offers tourist-friendly activities, and it is most central to everything. The island also offers from cheap to luxurious hotels for travelers who would like to dive into different cultures of Bohol.
9. Buhatan Beach, Albay
Buhatan Beach is home to a Spanish Galleon wreck site that now lays 9 meters below the sea. The site serves as a potent reminder of the rich Manila to Acapulco (Mexico) trade routes during the Spanish era. The history remains at five fathoms under the transparent green water, which makes it ideal for scuba diving, fishing, and boating.
10. Biri Island, Northern Samar
Biri Island’s astounding natural rock formation will amaze you because of its limestones formed by pounding winds and raging storms through the years. There are seven rock formations on the island that you can visit depending on the level of waters, and most are reachable during low tide. We recommend wearing sturdy and non-slippery footwear when you visit the island since you will be traversing sharp and slippery stones. Apart from the picture-perfect sandstones, there are natural salt-water pools where you can take a dip, dive, and surf spots to rave, and you can also go kayaking and paddleboarding.
Travelers from all over the world rave about the Philippines for having world-class beaches and tropical paradise. Did you know that aside from these beautiful islands, the country also offers superb and contemporary dental clinics? That’s right. Spending the holidays while attending to your dental needs sounds like a good idea. Additionally, you can get up to 70-80% off of the dental services. The licensed dentists here are famous for their excellence, nevertheless affordable services. There is no reason why your treatment in your home country would not be equivalent to services here. Dental clinics have adopted ISO protocols that are subject to safety and hygiene standards, further ensuring the safety, reliability, and quality of their products and services. All of the licensed dentists in the country speak English because it is the primary language used in business. Hence, communication will not be a problem.
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