QUICK GUIDE: Puting Buhangin in Pagbilao, Quezon

2014 • 05 • 22

A pocket of white sand tucked in a corner of Pagbilao Grande Island, Puting Buhangin is one of the beaches that have been gaining popularity in the past few years. Despite being concealed behind Pagbilao Power Station, it continues to retain a very natural and pristine atmosphere. (Just don’t mind the power plant’s giant chimney sticking from a lush foliage out to the air).

Puting Buhangin is a very short strip that you could walk from end to end in a couple of minutes so it can get crowded during peak season.

Material/Type: Sand and pebbles

Nearest airport: Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport – NAIA)

How to get there: Board the bus to Lucena Grand Terminal (P250-P260, 3.5 hours) and another bus to Unisan (P35-40, 45-75 minutes). Get off at QCRB Bank in Padre Burgos and take a trike to Aplaya (15 minutes). You’ll find boats for rent here.

Where to stay: Camping is the most convenient option. If you have your own tent, you will have to pay only the camping fee. There are tent rentals too.

  • Entrance Fee: P80
  • Tent rental: P300-400

If you don’t wish to camp, you may opt to stay at a resort elsewhere. Here are some for your consideration:

  • Silangang Nayon Restaurant and Resort – Pagbilao. (042 716 0077, 0922 886 7677.
  • Tamarind Tree Resort – Padre Burgos. From P550 to P1250 per night. Email them at thetamarind3@gmail.com
  • Villa Anita Resort. Fan rooms from P800/night. 8-bed dorm from P4000. Contact 0921 524 0110, (042) 716 0326.

Don’t miss: Kuwebang Lampas. A small cave at the end of Puting Buhangin, so called because you could swim right through it.

If you have more time: See the other beaches of Pagbilao and Padre Burgos. Borawan Island is much more crowded but you might want to make a brief stop here. Dampalitan Island is also a favorite among campers.

Puting Buhangin
Puting Buhangin
Puting Buhangin
Puting Buhangin
Kuwebang Lampas
Kuwebang Lampas



  1. maroon says:

    hi! i read that you can also reach puting buhangin by land? oh and i’ve also read some articles saying that the owner of the beach doesn’t allow camping anymore? or is that policy already removed? 😀

  2. Bella Torrenueva says:

    Island hopping assistance?
    Borawan, Dampalitan & Puting Buhangin
    For more inquiries & friendly assistance pls call / text kuya aldy at 0906-915-7383/0920-254-7669.
    We offer boat and tent for rent and give free use of cooking & eating utensils to lessen ur baggages. Tnx: -)

  3. LadyTraveller says:

    Villa Anita Resort contact numbers are invalid , can somebody has their New Numbers ?

  4. Sarah says:

    Most recommended contact person is kuya Elong Jaro/ Shamaine Jaro.
    They can help u to arrange ur tour. A very friendly and accommodating. U can ask them a questions regarding island hopping tours here in said islands😊 09166272886/09302680383

  5. Aabby says:

    Is it possible to just stay for the day in puting buhangin?

  6. Tjay says:

    Magkano rental ng boat ? At panu ang commute papunta jan .. Galing dito a lipa,batangas

  7. King says:

    Looking for accomodation best accessible way going to puting buhangin beach

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