We asked some of your favorite travel bloggers: What is the best beach in the Philippines? It’s a difficult question, to say the least. After all, the Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands, fringed by miles of shoreline. Picking just one out of countless coves and beaches is
Nacpan Beach is a 4-km strip of powdery paradise north of El Nido town proper. The coconut lined beach faces a small cove next to Base Bay. The stretch runs southward to meet its twin — Calitang Beach. Together, they form a cape that sticks out to the sea that
Concealed in one corner of Bacuit Bay is Snake Island, so-called not because of anything snake-related, but because of a naturally S-shaped sandbar that snakes across the water to it. Locals have another name for it, Vigan Island, but tourists usually call it by its hissy nickname. The sandpit is
Even by looking at the map, it’s easy to tell that Lahos Island is quite a beauty. Its main beach is spread across the island, reaching both the eastern and western sides, while sandwiched by massive rock formations to the north and south. Lahos Island is part of the Caramoan
Two beaches make up the two sides of the almost triangular Bagieng Island. Straddling around two kilometers of glittering ivory coast that gets hugged by crystal clear waters, the two beaches are called Bagieng (after the island) and Sabitang Laya. Bagieng Island is part of the Lucsuhin group, off the
It’s amazing how Calatagan has always dodged the horde all these years. It has all the ingredients of an ideal beach getaway: shallow waters, glittering coastline, rich biodiversity, and close proximity to a major city, yet it remains overlooked. Cape Santiago juts out to the sea, creating a small bay to
White Island (locally known as Medano Islet or Medan Island) lies just 1.4 km, about 10 minutes, off the coast of Mambajao, the capital and the largest municipality of Camiguin. It is the province’s most popular tourist attraction. Powdery white sand make up this glittery bend, surrounded by sea grass.
Fringing the southeastern corner of Batan Island is the coarse beach of Kayvaluganan, one of the two barangays that make up the poblacion of Uyugan, Batanes. Facing the Pacific Ocean, the surf here can get rough without warning but get tamed once they reach the shallower zone toward the shore.
Imnajbu and Itbud are two of the only four barangays of Uyugan. Tucked in the southeastern part of Batan Island, their coastline is littered with white sand and pebbles, specked by sharp cliffs and rock formations including what is now referred to as Alapad Pass, part of the national road
Homoron White Beach (or simply, White Beach) is one of beaches lacing Batan Island whose waves are a bit friendlier and gentler to swimmers. This short strip of sand and shingles is a popular picnic area for both locals and tourists. Framed by rocky cliffs on both sides and serenaded