Top 10 Best Beaches in the Philippines

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There is a Philippine legend about the creation of the Philippine Island. The story suggests that when the gods created the Philippines, they loved it so much that they’ve decided to create 7,100 more.

 

The best thing about travelling in the Philippines is the affordability. Tourists who frequent the Philippines came up with the term “island hopping”  because everything is so cheap that they can virtually ‘hop’  to different island as they please, practically enjoying different beaches everyday.

 

Here are the top 1o beaches in the Philippines.

 

10. Alona Beach

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Bohol has become a favorite destination for beach lovers with soft white sand great diving sites. Alona Beach with 800 m long sand stretch has many hotels, restaurants and diving centers.

Doljo Beach is secluded with shallow water whereas Cabilao Island on the west coast of Bogol has excellent diving sites and clear water. The landscape is dominated by Chocolate hills adding to the beauty of the place.

 

9. Puraran Beach

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Located at Catanduanes Island in the Pacific Ocean it is a major surfers paradise. Its clean white sand is very inviting but the sea can get rough sometimes. Puraran Beach is known for its large waves. The surfing season at Puraran Beach, Catanduanes is October.
 
You can find other white sandy beaches like Pamangal beach and Igang beach at San Andre's town. This province records plentiful rainfall, so the best time to visit these beaches is from April to June.

 

8. Muelle Bay

Puerto Galera has some excellent white sandy beaches to laze around with best facilities for coral cruising. The warm clear water can be very inviting.

If you are looking for tranquility then serene big and small laguna beaches are just right for you. For nature lovers there are inland nature walks.

The best time to visit is from November to June but an occasional typhoon or storm can bring rain and high speed winds for few days.

 

7. Bantayan Island

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Situated at the northern tip of Cebu, Bantayan island is well-known for its powder white sand beach and turquoise water along the southwest coast.

It has a friendly and laid-back ambience where you can really relax and enjoy the scenic beauty. The beaches around Santa Fe are alluring. Puo Island has some virgin beaches away from commercialization.

The best time to visit Bantayan Beach is from February to May, which are the driest months.

 

6. Hundred Island National Park

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The Hundred Islands National Park (Pangasinan: Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes) is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres (4,557 acres). They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. The islands are actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. Lowering sea levels have exposed them to the surface and the peculiar "umbrella"-like shapes of some of the islands have been caused by the eroding action of the ocean waves.

 

5. El Nido

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El Nido Philippines is about 420 kilometers southwest of Manila, and about 238 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.

 

El Nido Philippines has over 50 beaches to discover, also find enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise-green water, caves that can take you to hidden beaches, and a very diverse variety of wildlife. The limestone cliffs of El Nido were naturally carved out of extensive and thick layers of coralline deposits. They formed 250 million years ago in the shallow sea covering the area that North Vietnam and South China now occupy. These layers slowly rose from the sea as a result of the collision of India and mainland China about 60 million years ago.

 

4. Patar Beach

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When you have crowded beaches, then Patar beach is the place for you.

Situated in the small town of Bolinao is the Province of Pangasinan, Patar beach is one of the most secluded beach in the Philippines.

 

The best season to visit Malapascua Island is from February to May.

 

3. Malapascua Island

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This tiny island is situated at the tip of Cebu Island is already rated high on the world's best beaches.

It has emerged as a major dive centre with thresher sharks passing between Cebu and Leyte Islands as a common site.

 

The best season to visit Malapascua Island is from February to May.

 

2. Honda Bay Palawan

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A destination full of natural beauty Palawan's 1770 islands are fast emerging as most desired holiday option by international tourists and adventurers. Still untouched by commercialization it has maintained its pristine beauty and wonderful beaches. An ideal place for sun bathers Honda Bay has several islets which include Cannon Island, Bat Island and Starfish Island with beautiful coral reefs and clear Water.
 
Arreceffi Island has famous luxury Dos Palmas resort and cheaper accommodations are also available. You can also stay at Puerto Princesa from where you can take boat ride to the beach. Tubbataha Reef Marine Park a world heritage site is also located at Palawan which is country's best dive spot.Take boat from Puerto Princesa which operates daily from March to May.

There are other options also like jungle eco-hikes and underground river trip. The best season to visit is from December to May.

 

1. White Beach

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Located at Boracay Island this three mile long beach has white soft sand which never heats up. You can find many small comfortable hotels, restaurants and cafes offering local cuisines.

Boat rides from this island will take you to some good coral diving sites. The best months are December to February while if you are keen on surfing then you should go in November.

It is accessible from neighboring Panay Island from where a 20 mins boat ride will take you to Boracay Island.

Sources: beachesworld,com

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