In a country of over 7,000 islands, beach lovers will have no trouble finding themselves in a tropical island getaway when in the Philippines.
Since the number of destinations can get too overwhelming, we’ve narrowed it down to some of the best beaches in the country to help you out. Below are just some of the most beautiful destinations for Philippine beach holidays you may want to consider for your next getaway.
This holiday destination in Palawan has been crowned “The World’s Best Island” time and time again largely for its northern area, where El Nido and Coron are located. El Nido is studded with amazing little islets around Bacuit Bay, reachable by boat, but it also has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the country, including Nacpan Beach.
It takes less than an hour’s drive from the El Nido town proper to get to this destination. Due to its distance from the town and the fact that the road is a bit of a challenge, this beach doesn’t get too crowded. It boasts a clean and beautiful stretch of fine, white sand, calm waters and just enough establishments to accommodate all who go here.
Located at the northernmost top of the great island of Luzon are the beaches of Pagudpud. Arguably the most beautiful of those that line its coast is Saud Beach.
Well-preserved and minimally developed, Saud’s allure is in its untainted natural features. The sand is fine, the beach is vast, and the sea an immaculate shade of blue. Off in the distance, the province’s Bangui windmills, the famous attraction of Ilocos Norte, can be seen. It’s indeed a unique charm that enriches an already lovely view.
Anawangin Cove is a highly popular camping destination for the city-folk who’re looking for an escape from their busy lives. They go off the grid and get back in touch with nature through pitched tents, only the bare necessities and zero telecommunication signals.
The cove’s make-up is as interesting as it is beautiful, being a pleasant aftermath of an otherwise tragic moment in Philippine history. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 devastated a considerable area of the region, so no one expected that the resulting ash fall could transform a was then a rocky coast into the sandy beach known today as Anawangin.
As Lambug is a public beach, it’s well-known among the locals and can get pretty busy over long weekends and holidays. You can drop by on a regular weekday, however, and you’ll see what makes it so great.
A long shoreline of creamy, fine sand is lined by quaint accommodations and cottages, although it’s also a great beach to pitch a tent at, get a bonfire started, and camp out. It’s unpretentiously serene, free of any fancy establishments and hordes of tourists.
So, there you have it – just some of the best beach holidays Philippines destinations you can consider when planning for a getaway in this country. Just don’t forget to plan before the trip to avoid any potential problems along the way.