My Favorite Beaches in the Philippines


Beaches I've been to and love to go back to again and again

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Bulog Dos Island

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San Jose, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Waling Waling Island, Coron, Palawan This is probably my favorite island in all of the Philippines! This island is a private island 2-hour boat ride from the port of Coron. This was used to be called Bulog Island. If you’ve been to Coron, this is the island next to Two Seasons Coron. This is now a private resort but when there’s no guests around, the caretaker allows other tourists to visit. The charm of this island is it’s sandbar and the view from the top where you can see beautiful turquoise sea. They have also cultivated giant sea clams near its shores where you can check out when you snorkel. Waling Waling Island also has got the finest white sand I’ve ever seen in my life, it’s almost like flour!

  • Sulu Sea, Coron, Palawan, Philippines

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Malcapuya Island

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San Jose, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Malcapuya Island, Coron, Palawan My second favorite island in Coron. Just like Waling Waling Island, Malcapuya Island can be reached by almost 2-hour boat ride from the port of Coron. It is West of Waling Waling Island and just across Banana Island and the three island is just a few minutes away from each other by boat. There are no structures here except for the owner of the island’s private home and a few cottages. There’s nothing much to do here really except but to beach bum. Another thing that I love about this island is that Malcapuya's sand is powdery and pinkish. Its fineness falls between Boracay's Station 1 sand and Station 2 sand. It was like walking on refined sugar! One of the best sands I've seen and walked on.

  • Malcapuya Island, Coron, Palawan

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Dumaguete, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Siquijor Island I can’t pick a favorite beach in this mystic island. Starting from the port area, the sea and the beach adjacent to it is super clean. Probably the cleanest port I’ve ever seen. I love all the beaches I’ve visited here including Solangon Beach, Paliton Beach and Salagdoong Beach. These beaches have the calmest and most beautiful clear turquoise green waters I’ve ever seen in my life. The sand is fine and perfect if you just want to lay around while you watch one of the beautiful sunsets, you’ll ever see in your life

  • Siquijor, Philippines

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Naked Island, Siargao

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Suriago City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Naked Island, Siargao Naked Island is not a beach where people go naked sunbathing or skinny-dipping. It was called as such because it is actually a sandbar of fine white sand and there’s nothing there except for a small scarce patch of grass in one of the areas, logs that were probably washed by the sea when it was high tide. It’s part of the Tri-Island tour when you visit Siargao. The last time I visited, there’s still nothing on that island. There’s not much to do there but to take photos. But still it’s my fave island in all of Siargao.

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Urdaneta, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Cabongaoan Beach, Burgos, Pangasinan I’ve never thought I’d still find a really beautiful beach in Luzon with white sand until me and my friends discovered Cabongaoan. We went there for the Cabongaoan Death Pools (natural pools) and me and my friends were surprised at how nice the beach adjacent to the death pool is. The sand is cream colored, clean, not as fine as the other beaches I’ve visited but still super nice. Available accommodations are usually nipa huts and super rustic but comfort is ensured and the warmest hospitality possible. It’s a nice place to visit without having to go on a flight. Plus, the trek towards the death pools was really enjoyable.

  • Burgos, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Calaguas Island

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Daet, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Mahabang Buhangin Beach, Calaguas Island Buhangin Beach is really like Boracay, it is 3 km long but none of the huge crowds and noisy establishments. I love how it’s still rustic despite there are already a lot of resorts lining the shore. The sand was super fine too and the water is clear and turquoise-colored – still quite pristine. I also loved the part where before the break of dawn we trekked up the hills of Tinaga Island to watch the sunrise; it was one for the books, most definitely. The mobile signal on the island is very scarce as well so it’s a nice time to take a break from social media and just enjoy the beauty of nature around you.

  • Mangcawayan, Calaguas, Vinzons, Camarines Norte, Philippines

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Entalula Island

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Entalula Island, El Nido, Palawan This is probably my favorite of all the places I've visited in El Nido, Palawan. The landscape is unique and stunning; especially at that little cove beside the Entalula Resort where you can find that lone rock formation sticking out from the super fine powdery white sand beach, like a tip of a spear. If you want a super Instagram-worthy photo in El Nido, make sure to visit this island. By the way, this is part of the El Nido Island Hopping Tour B.

  • Entalula Island, El Nido, Philippines

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