Philippines Beaches
Tropical and Exotic

Philippines Beaches are world renowned for their beauty, their weather, their sands and their waters. It all makes the perfect combination for a great beach vacation far from home.

This friendly country, where is English is widely spoken receives millions of tourists annually coming mainly to its beaches.

Boracay Island in the Philippines with exotic beaches

Boracay Island in the Philippines with exotic beaches

some of the best beaches in the Philippines that one may consider visiting.

  • Boracay Island Beaches

    They have been rated many times as some of the best beaches in the world by many travel websites and travel magazines. Boracay is located in the North West part of the Visayas area called Panay.  Its sun bleached shores of fine white sands with turquoise waters. Boracay beaches are more than a dozen secluded coves. The longest of the beaches is White Beach of almost 4 km in length. Many foreign tourists have made Boracay as their annual vacation destination.

  • Pagudpud Beaches

    Pagudpud is considered the largest island in the Philippines. This place can be easily being compared with Hawaii when it comes to surfing. This is a surfing Mecca this side of the Pacific Ocean. The beach is a continuous stretch of white sands and clear waters, ideal for those that want just plain swimming and sun tanning.  It is more secluded than Boracay.

The beaches of Camiguin in the Philippines

The beaches of Camiguin in the Philippines

  • Camiguin Beaches

    Camiguin Island is of volcanic origin and lies 10 km off the coast of the Province of Misamis Oriental, with a total area of 240 sq. km. It features seven volcanoes and has been named as one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines comparing it with the real “Garden of Eden”.

    The island has waterfalls and hot and cold springs. And the beaches are so clean, unspoiled and beautiful, that no words can describe them. In other words Camiguin has been blessed by God with an unparallel beauty.

Philippines Beaches

Dakak Beach facing the Sulu Sea in the Philippines

Dakak Beach facing the Sulu Sea in the Philippines

  • Dakak Beach

    Nestled on the tip of Northern Zamboanga, Dakak faces the Sulu Sea on the west and is surrounded by mountains on its east side. Conveniently encircled by a large island, it avoids the typhoon belt, making it the ideal all season destination.

    This beach is best known for its perfect shaped bay and white sands. It is the diving Mecca in Mindanao because of its coral reefs and clear blue waters with a great visibility envied by other scuba diving spots.  Among the diving sites is Liuay Rock perfect for novices to admire the wall with many caves occupied by sweepers, soldier fish, puffer fish, and sea plumes. Night diving is impressive with Spanish dancers, sleeping fish and a wide diversity of nocturnal crustaceans.

  • Bohol Island - Panglao Beach

    Bohol is a tropical sanctuary of natural beauty. You may feel all the beauty while visiting the Panglao Island Nature Resort. If you love to dive Panglao Beach is the ideal place to be.

  • Honda Bay

    Honda Bay is one of Philippines premier destinations.  It is located in Palawan Island. Its blue and cool waters will guarantee an ideal beach vacation. This is full resources beach, where you may snorkel, hike the mountains or plainly rest on the white sands and swim at your leisure. As we write this page, Honda Bay is still undiscovered by the large crowds, but it is getting more popular as word spreads about its spectacular beauty.

Palawan in the Philippines features fabulous beaches

Palawan in the Philippines features fabulous beaches

  • El Nido in Palawan Philippines Beaches

    El Nido is more than 400 km southwest of Manila, the capital, and about 240 km of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.

    El Nido has over 50 beaches and lagoons with clear turquoise waters to discover; as well as a great diversity of wildlife. It features great beaches that will take your breath away. Scuba diving is also popular on this beach with over 30 dive sites for varying levels and skills, from taking the plunge and learning to dive for the first time, to perfecting your expertise and advancing your qualifications.

  • Pearl Farm

    In the southern part of the Philippines is this group of Islands called Samal, an archipelago of nine islands. Samal is quiet and relaxed. There are no pearls left for you now, but you can still have a pearl of a vacation in this place. The coastline is adorned with white sand beaches, rock formations, mangroves, abundant marine life and many coconut palms, flowering plants and fruit bearing trees.

For more information visit Philippines Tourism Website

Siargao Philippines is the Hawaii of the Far East for Surfing

Siargao Philippines is the Hawaii of the Far East for Surfing

  • Siargao Philippines Beaches

    This is the place nobody should miss when visiting the country. The spectacular surfing, the white powdery beaches of  General Luna, Burgos and Pacifico, the great diving sites, good food and most of all friendly people makes Siargao Island to one of the best destinations is the world. There are now many resorts on Siargao that offer all kinds of accommodation and more are being built all the time.

The Philippines Beaches attract many visitors mainly from Japan, China and Southeast Asia. The Americans are coming in growing numbers.

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