Philippine beaches is famous not only to local tourists, but to foreign ones as well. The only thing that makes a beach vacation on a well-known beach resort in the country is a turn-off is the influx of people. You can’t blame them. Who can resist the pristine beaches that this archipelago has to offer?
However, Philippines is full of beach destinations that are yet to be discovered. Instead of visiting the crowded beach resorts, plan your next Philippines beach holidays in the following virgin beaches that’ll not just give you the privacy that you need, but also an unforgettable vacation experience.
BRITANIA ISLANDS, SURIGAO DEL SUR
This hidden paradise in Mindanao will give you the chance to explore a group of islands in a single trip. Britania Islands in Surigao del Sur shouldn’t be missing in your bucket list of beaches to visit in the country. This attraction is even featured in National Geographic Channel as one of Asia’s best vacation spots.
Getting there would mean travelling from Davao City for six hours, or four to five hours from Butuan City. But this long hours of travel will surely be worth it once you get there. The drop off point will be at the Salvacion Tourism Office, from which you need to hire a motorcycle driver to get to Britania Islands.
GIGANTES ISLANDS, ILOILO
All hail from the land of Iloilo, this chain of islands known as Isla de Gigantes or Gigantes Islands will capture your hearts. The main highlight of your visit there is the island hopping experience. Aside from the crystal clear waters, you also get to see the splendid rock formations that encourages you to do rock climbing and even cliff diving.
Getting there would require you to fly from Manila to Iloilo and then take a bus to Estancia Port. Then, take a short boat ride to Gigantes Islands.
KALANGGAMAN ISLAND, LEYTE
Also referred to as “Little Boracay” due to its white sands and crystal clear waters similar to that of the famous tourist attraction in the Philippines. Best activities to do while in Kalanggaman island are snorkeling, kayaking, and of course swimming.
To get to Kalanggaman island, you have to fly to Tacloban and drive to Palompon. Then head to Palompon Liberty Park then take a boat ride going to the island.
NAGSASA COVE, ZAMBALES
Nagsasa Cove is an ideal destination for a quick weekend getaway. Visiting Nagsasa Cove could give you your well-deserved break from the stressful life in the city. There’s nothing much to do in this cove asides from walking along the shore, taking a dip in its clear and calm water, and simply appreciating the beauty of the place.
Nagsasa Cove was once covered with ashes from Mt. Pinatubo after it spewed out ashes over 20 years ago. But time has passed and Nagsasa is now a beautiful beach that’s starting to attract a lot of tourists. This place is famous among campers for its quiet atmosphere.
To get there, take a bus en route to Iba, Zambales. Stop by San Antonio Municipal Hall, then take a tricycle ride to Pundaquit beach. From there, take a boat ride going to Nagsasa Cove.
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