The Philippines is one of the easiest places to visit more than one times as a result of the presence of more than 7,000 Islands. However, one of the most popular challenges people encounter when visiting the Philippines is deciding which Islands they intend to visit. There are three main regions in the Philippines and they appear in main Island groups, these regions are Visayas, Luzon, and Mindanao. Many of the other countries in Southeast Asia are linked by rail and road to each other but not the Philippines.
The island of the Philippines is said to be the only country in Southeast Asia with neither land borders nor road to link it to any of its neighboring countries. The Philippines has a lot of beautiful scenery and beaches which makes it a great tourist attraction. The Philippines has a lot of great tourist attractions which ranges from mountainous and tropical to metropolitan.
Some of the best beaches in the Philippines include;
1. WHITE BEACH, BORACAY
The Island of Boracay is considered the beach capital of the Philippines as a result of the fact that there are more than twelve beaches on the Island. This small Island is located in the west of the Visayas region and it is the perfect place for people that enjoy going to the beach for simple relaxation in the sun or water activities. Some of the beaches on the Island of Boracay include the White Beach which is located on the west part of the Island.
The white beach has beautiful turquoise water, white sand, palm trees and lounge chairs with umbrellas. Even during the high season, this beach is famous among tourists. This beach is 4km long with enough room for a lot of people. Tourist can enjoy various fun activities like parasailing, kayaking and banana boat rides.
2. EL NIDO, PALAWAN
El Nido is another great place that you can visit in the Philippines. It has a lot of pocket caves and beautiful beaches. It is the perfect place to visit if you are a sun worshipper or water enthusiasts. The beaches in El Nido, Palawan are often said to be among the best beaches in the world. This place is also blessed with majestic lagoons. El Nido has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. El Nido is also blessed with verdant jungle and steep limestone cliffs.
3. CORON ISLAND
The Island of Coron is often referred to as one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines. It is also considered to be one of the top diving destinations in the world. The Island is a tropical paradise that has green water and electric blue water that is mesmerizing. This Island also has many mountains. The Island of Coron is located on the tip of the Palawan region of the westernmost regions of the Islands in the Philippines. There is a lot of preserved shipwreck in the depth of the water of the Island which makes it famous for diving.
The Island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. Tourist can enjoy various fun activities like kayaking. This Island has huge pools of natural hot springs along the shores. Tourist can enjoy some sort of less chaotic laid back, backpacker pool party.
4. PARADISE BEACH, BANTAYAN ISLAND
The paradise beach which is located on the small Island of Bantayan on the west side of the city of Cebu is one of the best beaches that people can visit in the Philippines. This Island is in close proximity to the city of Cebu, so there is a lot of tourists that visit this beach.
The city of Cebu is also commonly referred to as the “Queen City of the South” and it is almost as popular as Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is said to be one of the best tourist centers in the Philippines. The water bodies around the city of Cebu are known for their biodiversity. It is the perfect place for people who enjoy diving because Cebu is considered to be one of the best places that you can get close to coral reefs, sharks, sea turtles and whales.
5. CAGAYAN VALLEY, PALAUI ISLAND
Visit the Cagayan valley in the Island of Palaui and bathe in the warm waters while looking upon the gorgeous shore. The Cagayan valley is full of bright white beaches, volcanic mountains, and rolling hills. The beaches in the Cagayan valley are often considered to be one of the raw beauties of the Philippines.
6. ALONA BEACH, PANGLAO
The Alona Beach is situated on the tiny kidney bean shaped Island known as Panglao. Panglao is often considered to be one of the smallest tourist Islands in the Visayas but it has some of the best beachfront property in the Philippines. This Island provides tourists with a good resort, comfortable guesthouse, and affordable hotels. This beach is well known for its soft sand. It also has a lot of great bars for tourist to refresh themselves. The Alona Beach is also considered to be one of the best beaches to visit in the Philippines.
7. DUMALUAN BEACH, PANGLAO
The Dumaluan beach is another great beach that is located on the Island of Panglao. The beach has a lot of resorts for tourists like the Bohol Beach Club, Dumaluan Beach Resort and the South Palms Resort. People who decide to stay at these resorts are given exclusive access to the whole 3km of the Dumaluan Beach. The grounds of this beach are maintained properly by the staff of these resorts. This beach also has colorful beanbag chairs and umbrellas alongside most of the comfy lounge chairs. This Beach is also famous for the presence of Hammocks.
8. CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR
The Island of Camarines Sur is a very famous Island mainly because of the fact that the TV popular series known as Survivor has used the site for two of its seasons back in the year 2010. The Beach that was used in this TV series is the famous Caramoan Beach. This beach is very gorgeous that the French version of the TV series “Survivor” decided to also use this beach as a site of production for their TV series. However, not everything on the TV series about this Beach is true, for instance, while the Beaches may appear untouched, the Camarines Sur has a population of about 47,000 local residents. The Camarines is a 107 square miles Island. The Caramoan beach is often considered as one of the most popular beaches in the Luzon province of the Philippines.
9. BABU SANTA BEACH RESORT, TALICUD ISLAND
The Babu Santa Beach Resort is considered to be one of the best Beaches in the Philippines. It is located on the Island of Talicud. This Island is a private Island that provides visitors with a perfect day trip. A private boat is available for charter and you can take it to a beach where you will have a lot of privacy. The Babau Santa Beach is a great beach to invite your friends to spend their day lounging with you or improving your photography skills. This Beach has a very shallow shore which allows people to experience bathwater temperatures when taking a bath in the water. You can lie down in the water near the shore to get a great tan without having to worry about strong currents or waves.
10. CANIBAD BEACH COVE, SAMAL
The Philippines is becoming more and more famous among tourist as a great place to visit, so it has become more challenging to find an elusive secluded beach where there are few or no humans in sight apart from you. But, in recent times, one of the most elusive secluded spots in the Philippines is the Canibad Beach Cove. The main reason why this beach is secluded is because of the fact that it takes some effort to reach this destination. This is the perfect place to plan a sexy photo shoot or a super private and romantic marriage proposal.
11. SALAGDOONG BEACH, SIQUIJOR ISLAND
Although this beach is not very big, it is one of the most multifaceted. This small beach is located on the Island of Siquijor which is known to attract local families on the weekends and small groups of travelers during the weekdays. This beach is known to provide visitors with the opportunity to engage in fun activities like cliff diving and water sliding. There is an old but sturdy water slide that is built atop cliff rocks that spit people right into the ocean. There is also a cement pier that allows people to have a free fall into the water if they are interested in cliff diving.
12. LEYTE, CANIGAO ISLAND
The Leyte Beach is one of the beaches that are considered to be the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. It is often referred to as the “Little Boracay” by the local residents. The sand of this gorgeous beach is white and powdery and the water fades from a clear crystal to deep turquoise. The beaches’ scenery is on a National Geographic level. The Leyte Beach is small and it has few grass huts. The local residents of Leyte take their environmental sanitation very seriously and this makes the beach one of the most maintained Islands around. There are also guesthouses on this Island to make visitors more comfortable.
13. WHITE ISLAND, CAMIGUIN
This is another gorgeous beach that you can visit in the Philippines. It is located in the city of Camiguin which is a great tourist attraction. The water off the shore of the White Island looks similar to that of a mirror. It is a perfect spot to take selfies and make all your followers on social media jealous. It also has a sandbar and sparkling water. The development on this beach has not started yet and this makes it ultra pristine but there is also little shade. However, if you feel too hot and want to take a break from the sun, you can hire an umbrella.
14. CRYSTAL BEACH, ZAMBALES
If you do not want to risk the Manila layover, you can just decide to visit the crystal Beach instead. This beach has a really gorgeous beige color with sand that is a bit coarse. The water on this beach is perfectly warm and the local residents are very welcoming. This beach also has great local dishes like the pork sisig which contains pork ears and pigs belly. One of the most popular means of transportation in this part is the tricycle taxi.
15. OSLOB BEACH, CEBU
The Oslob Beach is a gorgeous beach with perfectly clear water and white sand. The Oslob Beach is one of the best beaches to visit in the Philippines. This beach is also famous for being a great diving spot. People can end up diving with Whale sharks. This beach has Whale sharks as big as the size of a bus that is 40 meters long. The Whale sharks are not the same as sharks and they are not dangerous. They are actually filter-feeding fish and they can be seen in the water of the Oslob Beach all year long.
16. PORT BARTON, PALAWAN
This is a very gorgeous beach even though it is not as popular as El Nido and Puerto Princesa. This beautiful beach has golden sand and palm trees. It is one of the best beaches in the Philippines. People can engage in snorkeling among coral reefs that are full of rainbow-colored fish and the sea turtles sometimes. This beach offers more privacy due to less crowd and slightly cheaper prices.
17. HONDA BAY ISLAND, PALAWAN
This is another gorgeous beach in the Palawan region. The Honda Bay is famous for snorkeling. The Honda Bay Islands are very popular among tourists partly due to the fact that it is located in close proximity to the famous Puerto Princesa and its airport. Honda Bay Island is a great place for sun worshippers to visit.
This is one of the best places for local traveler to visit in the Philippines. It is a surreal haven that makes people believe that they are in heaven. It is famous for its sheer beauty and beautiful landscapes. It also has beautiful lofty cliffs, boulder-lined shores, deep canyons, and rolling hills. This place also boasts of a lot of sturdy and historic stone houses.
19. ZAMBOANGA, GREAT SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
This beach is an extremely beautiful beach. Its sand is a mixture of crushed red organ pipe coral and the popular white sand. This gives it a mesmerizing color. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines.
20. PAGUDPUD, ILOCOS NORTE
This beach is located in the north of the Island of Luzon. This beach has extremely turquoise water that appears to glow. It also has billowy sand that is great for building sand castles. The Pagudpud beach in Ilocos Norte is also commonly referred to as the “Boracay of the North”. This beach has a lot of resorts, restaurants, water activities, and beautiful scenery. This beach also experiences strong wind that makes it perfect for kite surfing.