Best Beaches in the Philippines – must visit beaches!
With its rich biodiversity and beautiful beaches, Philippines is a great destination for all those looking for a tropical getaway. If you’re planning a trip here or are already here, finding the perfect beach to spend time at and discover more of can be downright overwhelming- you’ve got over 7000 options to pick from.
Here’s making things easier for you. Read on to discover the 6 best beaches that help you discover Philippines at its very best.
Samal Island is one of the most developed tourist destinations in the Philippines, and is well known for its pink beach that, as the name suggests, has pink sand that looks breathtakingly beautiful against the backdrop of the lush green trees and the crystal blue waters. You can simply lounge or go hiking if you’re up for it, or take things up a notch and get to the Montfort Bats Conservation Park where you can get to see more than a million fruit bats!
Often known as the last frontier of Philippines, Marimegmeg Beach is the place of beautiful lagoons, limestone cliffs and calm waters teamed up with dramatic rock formations. The wildlife here is literally the reason why you should get here- make sure you pack your GoPro, because you’ll be able to spot dolphins, species and species of fish and beautiful coral reefs. Make sure you give snorkeling a try when you’re here.
Blessed with an extraordinary splendor and ecosystem, El Nido is definitely one of the top beaches in Philippines. Apart from the white sands and pristine blue waters, the wildlife here is worth a mention. El Nido is also known to have three major marine habitats and is a home to several marine animals including dolphins. Get yourself here and you can relax on the beach or go snorkeling to discover more about the 100+ species of coral, or if you’re up for it, you can even visit a secret lagoon.
Coron island is another place where you can experience nature at its best. The towering limestone formations and steep cliffs that plunge into the turquoise waters below look so beautiful that you’ll wonder if what you’re looking at is actually real. The scuba diving experience here has been rated to be the best in the world, and if you’re lucky, you can also get to see some shipwreck down below.
Boracay is one of the most popular beaches in the Philippines, and that’s for a good reason. The sand here is literally powdery white and the water is the bluest of blue- making for a stunning backdrop for your Instagram photos. Try your hand at scuba diving or helmet diving here, or wait for the sun to set and enjoy the nightlife that it brings along. There are several other water sports you could try, and spot some species of animal life that are indigenous only to the region.
We’ve saved the best for the last. If you’re in Philippines, looking for a bit of thrill, Bounty Beach is the place to get to. Here, you’ll be able to do everything else, but also get the chance to swim alongside whale sharks- a wildlife encounter you wouldn’t want to miss.
I hope you have enjoyed this post on the Best Beaches in the Philippines – you might also like my post on Why visit Fiji