Here’s a guide to 100 awesome beaches in the Philippines that you should know, beach lover! It’s not at all hard to believe that paradise is in the far east, when there’s 7,107 islands in the archipelago and some 400 islands more that are recently discovered. Some of you may have been coming back to one of these beautiful shores, but some off-the-beaten path patches of beach paradise may totally be new to you. Take a look at this list and see where to go next to enjoy the patches of paradise in the Philippine archipelago- where crystal-clear, azure or turquoise blue waters lap at your feet, with a view of some of the most spectacular tropical sunrise and sunset in the world.
Have you been to any of these awesome beaches in the Philippines? Let us know in the comment where you’ve been!
1. Calaguas – Mahabang Buhangin
Location: located in the biggest island , Tinaga Island, in the Calaguas group of islands, Camarines Norte
People who visited Mahabang buhangin, a backpacker’s camping paradise, found that the white,powdery sand of Calaguas can rival those of world’famous Boracay. Rustic resorts already set up business, but the place is still lacking in modern amenities.
2. Maculabo Island
Location: a small island with a fishing community off the coast of Paracale, Camarines Norte one hour boat ride away from Paracale’s fish port.
Fine white sand lines its shores, with water the color of turquoise, the island is a usual sidetrip attraction for the tourists of Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas.
3. Bulalacao Beach
Location: Luklukan, Camarines Norte
The beach is a simple white paradise hidden in Camarines Norte, perfect for a family picnic.
4. Mercedes Group of Islands
Location: Located east of Camarines Norte
You can go island-hopping at Apuao Grande, Apuao Pequena, Canimog, Canton. CAringo. Malasugui, and Quinapaguian – the next big attraction in Northern Bicol. Only two of the islands are inhabited by residents – Caringo And Apuao Grande. The islands have diverse ecosystems of pine tree groves and forests.
5. San Jose Beach
Location: Talisay, Camarines Norte
The gray-sand beach is known to many surfing adventurers due to its strong winds. This is actually an extension of the more famous surfing site known as Bagasbas Beach. Activities include wind-surfing, snorkeling and swimming.
6. Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte
Location: Daet, Camarines Norte
Famous for its water sports, the beach is endowed by strong winds that makes the place a haven for surfers and skimboarders.
7. Matukad Island
Location: Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur
One of the top island attractions of the Caramoan peninsula, it not only boasts of the finest powdery pure white sand you will ever see, it also has amazing limestone rock formations and a secret lagoon with a giant lone milkfish believed by the locals to be enchanted.
8. Subic Beach
Location: Calintaan Island, Matnog, Sorsogon
Sands have a pinkish-white hue due to crushed red corals mixed with white sand. You can camp overnight at Subic Beach, which gives you more time to explore the rest of Calintaan island.
9. Tikling Island
Location: Matnog, Sorsogon
Pinkish white sand endows this island near Subic Beach in Sorsogon, with beauty at par with world class beaches around the world. As it is privately owned, it has no cottages and resorts in the area. Camping in the area needs the permission of caretaker inhabitants.
10. Gubat Sorsogon
Location: Barangay Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon
Primarily home to surfing enthusiasts, you can learn surfing lessons from the Gubat Bay Surfers, where you can learn to ride the novice-friendly waves.
11. Marcos Island
Location: Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan
One of the more popular islands in Hundred Islands, it has the most powdery white sand among other island attractions in Pangasinan. Rich with diverse marine life, the site is popular for snorkeling activities. It was named after the late President Marcos, with the cave named after the first lady, known as the Imelda’s Cave
12. Bontod Reef
Location: Barangay Nursery, Masbate City
Touted as the second most resilient reef in Central Philippines, travel packages are now available as part of the ecotourism efforts of the locals, proudly showing the area with diverse, healthy marine life.
13. The Village House Bogtong Beach
Location: Batan Island, Rapu Rapu, Albay
Batan is an island in the Lagonoy Gulf ,Bicol region. The Village House is accessible by local passenger boats from Legaspi Port area, 2 hours away. You may see dolphins along the way, on a backdrop of beautiful Albay Gulf.
14. Panumbagan Sandbar
Location: 30 minutes boat ride from Pilar Port, Pilar, Sorsogon
Enjoy snorkeling and have a picnic at the floating cottages on its sandbar.Also known locally as mini-Boracay.
15. Anvaya Cove, Bataan
Location: Morong, Bataan
The white sand cove is owned by Ayala land and is accessible only to members and their friends with club memberships.
16. Patar Beach
Location: Bolinao, Pangasinan
The resorts at this golden sand beach have a rustic feel that appeals to people who wants peace and quiet, especially at night. Camping is allowed.
17. Pamuktan Island beach
Location: Pamuktan Island, Cagayan
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Babuyan Islands.While you are enroute to this island beach, you may get lucky and encounter a humpback whale rolls over or a couple of dolphins flipping.
Catanduanes Golden Beaches
18. Puraran Beach
Location: Baras, Catanduanes
Cream-colored Puraran beach is the surfing capital of Catanduanes.
19. Bitaog Beach
Location: Porompong ,Palumbanes Island
Off-the-beaten-path and one of the beautiful hidden secrets of Catanduanes once, it is situated an hour away from the town of Caramoran.
20. Mamangal Beach
Location: San Andres, Catanduanes
Clear waters, golden sand and a favorite among backpackers, the beach requires only ten pesos for you to stay at the beach
21. Marilima Beach
Location: Barangay Marilima, Virac, Catanduanes
Features gleaming white sands, amazing sunsets and clear blue sea located southwest of Catanduanes.
Zambales Island coves
22. Anawangin Cove
Location: San Antonio Zambales
Together with the other coves in Zambales, crescent-shaped Anawangin Cove used to have rocky shores until Mt. Pinatubo exploded and dumped a lot of volcanic ash that the coves were covered by seemingly white sand under the sun. What made the place even more charming are the pine-tree like agoho trees that grew in the area.
23. Nagsasa Cove
Location: San Antonio , Zambales
Another beauty borne out of the destruction of Mt. Pinatubo decades ago, Nagsasa cove lies farther from Pundaquit jump-off than Anawangin Cove..
24. Silanguin Cove
Location: San Antonio, Zambales
The farthest cove from the Pundaquit jump-off, this cove does not have the ash-laden shores of Anawangin and Nagsasa cove. Its sand is gray, but the spectacular backdrop of mountain and sea and a forest of trees completing the picture of calmness and seclusion.
25. Capones Island
Location: San Antonio, Zambales
Often an additional sidetrip attraction for island -hopping in Zambales, the island features a historic lighthouse built in 1890.
26. Talisayin Cove
Location: San Antonio, Zambales
This cove has features of the Zambales beaches of ash-laden shores that looks almost white at noon, with a backdrop ofAgoho trees that look like pine forests from afar.
27. Potipot Island
Location: Uacon, Zambales
A good beach camping destination with shores surrounded by white sand and trees providing shade.
28. Magalawa Island
Location: Palauig, Zambales
There are two resorts in the island, Armada and Ruiz. Armada’s side of the island has the better beach front,with the famous Magalawa Island sandbar.
29. Camara Island
Location: San Antonio, Zambales
Just 15 minutes boat ride from the Pundaquit Beach jump-off, this is the closest island to Pundaquit. It shows a white sandbar on low tides , dotted with huge rocks.
30. Valugan Boulder Beach
Valugan Island’s boulders that lines its shores is borne out of Mt. Iraya’s eruption.It can be reached by bike or tricycle. Usually this is normally part of the North Batan trip.
31. Nakabuang Beach
Location: Sabtang Island
In 1994, Sabtang Island was declared as one of the best place in the Philippines.
32. Palaui Island
Location: Barangay San Vicente. Santa Ana, Cagayan
Its white sand beauty prompted the filming location for Survivor: Blood vs. Water and Survivor: Cagayan[/column]
33. Anguib Beach
Location: Sta.Ana, Cagayan
The secluded white-sand island is also known as the “Boracay of the North.” Tranquil, serene and uncrowded, tourists can now enjoy this beach with a few basic amenities like cottages, toilet and shower areas.
34. Nangaramoan Beach
Location: Sta. Ana Cagayan
Tucked at the tip of Cagayan Province, lies another secluded beauty with interesting rock formations – a white beach called Nangaramoan. It now has some basic amenities for tourists, and is easily accessible due to a cemented road leading to the beach.
35. Pagudpud beach resorts
Location: Pagudpud ,Ilocos Norte
Pagudpud is a sleepy coastal town dotted with resorts along its coastline. Saud Beach has more modern amenities and offers posh accommodations. Blue Lagoon would be a quieter option for some tourists and for surfers, they flock to Kapuluan Vista Resort for some surfing action, as Pagudpud has some of the best surf spots in the country.
Quezon Province Beaches
36. Salibungot Beach
Location: coastal village of Borangawan, Jomalig Island, Polilio Group of Islands,Quezon Province
Jomalig island is located in Lamon Bay facing the Pacific Ocean, being the farthest island in the Polilgolden sandio Group of Islands in Quezon Province. Its main feature, aside from its remoteness, is bead-like golden sand and turquiose water. Salibungot beach is the island’s pride, offering tranquility with no commercial establishments around.
37. Sabang Beach
Location: Baler, Aurora, Quezon
Sabang Beach is a two-kilometer coastline of gray sand facing the Pacific Ocean, famous for its strong waves. This is the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines, now offering accomodations from posh resorts to serene beachfront home-stays.
38. Alabat Island
Location: Lamon Bay, off the coast of Atimonan in Quezon Province
The island is a hidden gem with a few residents. You can get around on the island on a two-wheel bike, a popular mode of transportation. People are friendly and treats you like a guest, not a tourist.
39. Cagbalete Island
Location:Lamon bay, Mauban, Quezon
Another hidden gem of the Quezon Province, the privately-owned island’s main feature is the low tide that shows white sand and signs of healthy marine life. Nature lovers and adventurers different species of plants, marine life, and island scenery of Agoho trees dotting the island. You can choose to camp or stay in one of the resorts.
40. Borawan, Dampalitan and Puting Buhangin in Pagbilao, Quezon Province
Location: Pagbilao, Quezon Province
The white sand island beaches of Quezon Province lies within an hour’s boat ride next to each other that you can visit them all in one day. Borawan was so named after Boracay and Palawan, featuring white sand and limestone rock formations. Puting Buhangin not only features white sand and crystal clear waters, but is aso famous for Kwebang Lampas, a cave you can swim into. Dampalitan is perfect for camping, owing to its wide coastline of white sand.
41. Apo Reef
Location: Mindoro Strait, Occidental Mindoro
The Apo Reef is the world’s second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the Philippines. It is known as one of the best known dive sites in the country. The reef has three islands, the largest being Apo Reef, with 22 hectares of mangroves, lagoons, white beach,separated from the reef by a narrow, deep channel.
42. Pandan Island resort
Location: Pandan Island Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro
Pandan Island Resort is a beach resort that is off-the-beaten-path, basic amenities and pristine environment. One of its main attractions is the chance to swim with sea turtles.
43. Tiamban Beach and Bonbon Beach, Romblon
Location: Barangay Lonos ,Tiamban , Romblon
Bonbon beach is the most popular beach in the island, bare of resorts and commercial amenities – just enjoy pure white sand, view of Tablas Island, and a beautiful sunset. ask for permission first if you can camp in the area.
Tiamban Beach is situated near Bonbon, with a gentlhy sloping seabed, clean fine white sand, with basic facilities for tourists. You can also camp for a minimal fee.
44. Banol Beach
Location: Coron, Palawan
A common stop to island-hopping tours, this island is part of the Calamianes Island Group. It’s a small,cozy white beach with two huts that you can rent from the local folks.
45. Cudugnon Beach and Cave
Location: El Nido ,Palawan
Jewelry and pottery believed to belong to the cave dwellers from Borneo in the the Sung Dynasty were found here. This is part of the tour island-hopping package in El Nido.
46. Hidden Beach, El Nido, Palawan
Location: Matinloc Island, El Nido
Known as the “secret beach” , a patch of paradise surrounded by cliffs and is reachable only by passing through a narrow crevice.Once you swim past through the narrow opening, it’s a beautiful snorkeling place of colorful corals with many colorful fishes in clear blue waters and a white shore.
47. Onuk Island
A photographer named George Tapan won the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest with a picture of a paradise with waters in all shades of blue and the finest, unspoiled beach- Onuk Island, immediately placing it on the map of local and foreign tourists of must-see travel destinations. This is privately-owned by the mayor and his family, requiring a visitor to ask for permission first to camp in the area.
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Location: Northwesten tip pf Panay Island, Visayas Region
Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist attraction and is considered to be one of the best island destinations in the world after Palawan. White Beach is now a haven for posh resorts and the beach party scene. If you’re looking for a more authentic ambience you can still find it in Diniwid Beach or Bulabog beach.
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49. Puting Balas
Location: an hour’s boat ride away from Banica Wharf, Roxas City, Capiz
Hailed as the “Mini-Boracay” of Roxas City,Capiz, the island is a rural setting of white sands, clear waters, snorkeling sites and pure serenity. Puting Balas is one of the more popular sitios for white corals and white sand, with a very picturesque beach scene, perfect for picnics and sunset- viewing. Roxas City itself is also touted as the seafood capital of the Philippines.
50. Islas de gigantes
Location: Carles, Iloilo
Also known as the Gigantes Islands, is a remote group of islands perfect for island-hopping and snorkeling,with sceneries of limestone formations and white shores.
51. Guisi Beach
Location: Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
You can visit historical Guisi Lighthouse, then proceed to exploring a secluded tranquil beach scenery of pristine waters and beautiful rock formations, considered a hidden gem in Guimaras.
52. Kagusuan Beach
Location: Barangay Minalunan, Maria, Siquijor
Maria’s one of two beautiful white sand beaches, remains deserted and secluded, and may take you time to look for it because you have to ask the locals where it is. The sand’s color is the purest of white, and currently still a virgin beach up to this day, with no stores or resorts.
53. Salagdoong Beach
Location: Maria, Siquijor
This is a famous resort at Siquijor featuring a slide from the cliff and has three diving platforms, each higher than the other, that gives you a thrill of the lifetime diving into the clear, turquiose sea coming from a very high vantage point of the cliff.
54. Caluya Islands
Location: Caluya Islands, Caluya Antique
In the same area as Boracay, the ivory sand beach is 4 hours boat ride away from Libertad, Antique and 6 hours away from Pandan, Antique. The island is known for Tatus, a blue-streaked coconut crab, growing up to 40 centimeters and can lift seven times its body weight. The island holds a crab festival calledTatusan Festival inn April. Caluya island is also the fifth largest seaweed producer in the Philippines.
55. Bantayan Island
Location: Situated to the west of , northern end of Cebu islan, Visayan Sea,across Tanon Strait
The island is made of of three municipalities, Bantayan, Madridejos and Santa Fe. These fishing villages are dotted with resorts , as the island is known for amazing sunsets and quiet,laid back ambience, rivaling the world’s best beaches.
56. Malapascua Island
Location: Located on the northern tip of Cebu
A small yet beautiful tropical diving paradise known by diving enthusiasts and tourists around the world, its swaying palm trees and white sandy shores is home to wonderful underwater attractions.
57. Camotes Island
Location: two hours from mainland Cebu
Island life at its finest.Poro Island and Pacijan are connected by a land bridge lined by mangroves . You can cross the bridge in a motorcycle, which sis the main mode of transportation in the area.
58. Sumilon Island
Location: Island off the southeastern coast of Oslob, Cebu
Famous for the white Sumilon sandbar, its name means “to take shelter” from the storm or sumilong in the local dialect.
59. Moalboal, Cebu
Location: two hour-drive from Cebu city
Moalboal is home to tourists as a diving paradise of unspoiled hite sand beaches and colorful marine life.
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60. Marabut Marine Park Beach Resort
Location: Marabut, Samar
Staying at the resort means kayaking is free-of-charge, complete with life vests. Marabut is endowed with rock formations, rock islets, and is so secluded you
might go at a time when there’s no else there.
61. Kalanggaman Island
Location: Palompon, Leyte
One of the most beautiful island paradise that features a sandbar, pearly white sand, and turquiose water , fast becoming popular by word-of-mouth. A few modern amenities are being set up for tourist comfort , yet still preserving the laid-back ambience. Camping in tents is the best option for now.
62. Limasawa Island
Location: Limasawa, Southern Leyte
The island where the Spanish first celebrated mass on March 1521 on Philippine shores, when Christianity was first introduced into the country. this sleepy town is home to beautiful beaches, diving sites. historical sites and other adventure spots.
63. Higatangan Island
Location: Naval, Biliran
The Higatangan Island of two barangays and one sitio is powered only by generators for a limited time, at other times, there will be no electricity. Known for its white, shifting sandbar, rock formations, it is a quiet respite from the mainland 45 minutes away.
64. Alona Beach
Location: Panglao Island, Bohol
Alona Beach is a white sand beach lined with resorts where you can stay while in Bohol. This is the jump-off where you can start island-hopping to other islands in Bohol.
65. Malalison Island
Location: Culasi, Antique
Malalison Island is an unspoiled 55-hectare hook-shaped island that boasts of a diverse, beautiful aquatic marine life, with hill tops perfect for viewing the mountain ridges looming over the whole island.
66. Antulang Beach
Location: Siaton, Negros Oriental
Antulang has 17 documented dive sites, nestled 40 kilometers south of Dumaguete City.
67. Alubihod Beach
Location: Guimaras, Iloilo
The most popular beach in the whole island, a popular jump-off point to island-hopping in Western Guimaras. Its blue-green crystal clear waters and rock formations is an attraction on its own.
68. Balicasag Island
Location: Panglao, Bohol
One of the white sandy island beaches of Bohol, it is part of Bohol’s island-hopping itinerary where you can watch dolphins play in the sea enroute to Balicasag Island for as early as 6am. The island is teeming with marine life perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts.
69. Pawikan Island or Turtle Island
Turtle Island is popularly known to be a sanctuary for sea turtles.
70. Virgin Island or Pungtod Island
Location: Panglao, Bohol
Also part of the island -hopping itinerary, this island has an amazing sandbar that gracefully stretches in graceful curves in the middle of the sea, with powdery fine sand that can rival or even surpass Boracay sands.
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71. White Island
Location: Barangay Yumbing, Mambajao
White Island is a white sandbar, uninhabited, and is also a protected marine sanctuary in Camiguin. This is the only patch of white sand beach in Camiguin, as the mainland itself does not have any white beach. It is postcard -perfect with its backdrop of mountains.
72. Naked Island
Located : Siargao, Surigao del Norte
Naked Island is also known as Pansukian – a bare , pure, white sandbar and water.
73. Bucas Grande islands or Sohoton Cove National Park
Location: Socorro, Surigao del Norte
The group of islands is endowed with several caves, waterfalls, mangroves, lakes, and beautiful corals – sites perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Here you can indulge in a playful reverie at Jellyfish lagoon – home to millions of no-sting and playful jelly fishes.
74. Cagwait White Beach
Location: Surigao del Sur
Referred by the famous American Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh as the ‘Waikiki of the South”, also known as the “Little Boracay of the CARAGA”, although the white shores are grainier than sugary fine.
75. Brittania Group of Islands
Location: San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
The white shores of these beautiful islands are Surigao del Ssur’s best kept secret, 6 hours ride from Davao City, and 3 hours from Butuan city[/column]
76. Dako Island
Location: Siargao, Surigao del Norte
Named after the visayan term “dako” meaning “big”, the island is the biggest of three islands in Siargao. Coconut trees line its long stretch of fine white sand.
77. White Beach, Malamawi Island
Location: Malamawi Island, Basilan
The island is a stone’s throw away from Isabela city, Basilan’s capital. The sea coast is child-friendly,with very good sand quality. Along your way going to Malamawi, you’ll find locals living in houses with stilts, much like those you find in Cambodia. It is always safe to check with local authorities if it is safe to go there, as Basilan has been infamously known to be home of terrorists years back.
78. Balut Island and Olanivan Island
Location: Sarangani, Davao Occidental
Two islands worth seeing due to pristine white beaches and crystal clear water, are located in Sarangani , a newly created municipality in 2013.
79. Tuka Marine Sanctuary, Sarangani
Location: Kiamba ,Sarangani
Untouched and unspoiled, this wonder of nature has 4 protected beach coves, but only the Tuka Cove 2 is available to tourists.
80. Kopiat Island
Location: Mabini, Compostela Valley
Another one of those off-the -beaten path that exudes unspoiled natural beauty tucked away in the province of Compostela Valley, in the waters of Davao Gulf. There is no electricity, no hawkers, no signs of commercial establishments – just pure island beauty. The island is part of the Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape, and is the breeding ground of sea turtles, specifically the hawksbill and the leatherback sea turtles.
81. Cape San Agustin
Location: Barangay Lavigan,Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental
A historical landmark known as Provincia de Caraga in Spanish times, 1609, considered to be a strategic naval location during the Spanish colonial era. Presently, Cape San Agustin is now a tourist spot of historical landmarks and and stunning, beautiful beaches. San Agustin Lighthouse is one of its main attractions.
82. Cabgan Island
Location: Cabgan Island, Barobo Surigao del Sur
The island is a 20 to 30-minute boat ride from the port of Barobo, usually a jump-off for island-hopping to nearby Turtle island and Snake Island.
83. Dakak Beach Resort
Location: Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
Flanked by mountains, and endowed with fine white sand and azure waters, the luxury resort offers a haven for tourists out to escape the city life and enjoy a most serene holiday. The resort offers cruises, tours and travel packages that include Dapitan’s rich cultural heritage.
84. Dahican Beach
Location: Mati City, Davao Oriental
Dahican Beach is dubbed as the” skimboarding capital of Mindanao”. You can either camp on fine white sand beaches or find a resort to stay in.
85. Dinagat Islands
Location : San Jose, Dinagat islands
Beaches have a glimmering quality which mirrors the natural richness of the islands, surrounded by amzing rock formations. Dinagat Islands used to be part of Surigao del Norte, now recently made into a young province.
86. Gumasa Beach
Location: Gian, Sarangani
This is where the annual Sarangani Bay Festival, one of the country’s biggest beach party in the country. It lasts 3 days and 2 nights, particiated in by over 40,000 local and foreign tourists. At other times, the area is as serene as the best island paradise in the country, with only the sound of swaying coconut trees and the calming sound of waves on powdery white sandy shores.
87. Cloud 9, General Luna
Location: Siargao, Surigao del Norte
Siargao is the mecca for surfers, host to annual international and national surfing competitions in the country.
88. Paradise Island
Location: Barangay Caliclic, babak District,Samal Island, Davao
Situated near the city of Davao, lies an idyllic island escapade 20 minutes away from the city proper. Equipped with modern amenities, the resort blended well with nature. The beach itself is devoid of rocks , with fine,cream-colored sand.
89. Pearl Farm
Location: Samal Island ,Davao
An old favorite among luxurious beach resorts, it never failed to satisfy the traveler with a taste for the exquisite things in life. You can feed the fish, dive the wrecks of two sunken WW2 Japanese freighter ships, enjoy the infinity pool and a sumptuous buffet. Originally a pearl farm and banana plantation owned by the Floirendo family, Pearl Farm opened as a resort with an exotic streak in 1992.
90. Isla Reta, Talicud Island
Location: Samal Island, Davao
A haven for the beach bum, dotted with shady umbrella trees, endowed with Boracay-like powdery white sand – this island is located right next to Santa Cruz pier. You can view mainland Samal from here.
91. Calugusan Beach
Location: Lamitan, Basilan
Calugusan Beach is a far-off private beach hidden in Basilan, with pristine water and picturesque beauty.
92. Kaputian Beach
Location: Samal Island, Davao
This is a popular beach among the locals, its clear waters are cool and perfect for summer. The depth of the water might suddenly plunge after a few meters.
93. Olaniban Island
Location: Saraggani, Davao Occidental
The B’laan people calls this paradise island home.The B’laans wear colorful embroidered clothing and are famous for their beadwork, weaves, and tabih weave.
94. San Victor Island
Location: Baganga, Davao Oriental
This is a 3-hectare island just 5 minutes’ boat ride just 5 minutes of boat ride away from the mainland.Its beauty earned for it its name: the island jewel of Baganga.
95. Manaklay Beach
Location: Mabini, Compostela Valley
Compostela valley attracts the adventurer as it is home to natural wonders. Mabini lies along its shores, and Manaklay Beach is one the affordable beaches that have a rustic natural beauty.
96. Pujada and Oak Island
Location: Mati, Davao Oriental
Pujada bay is home to the dugong, or sea cows, which are a sight to behold. Being a protected marine sanctuary it also shelters whale sharks, dolphins, hawkbills and sea turtles. Together with Oak island, the islands are considered Mati’s most important and beautiful natural attractions, boasting white sand beaches, pine tree forests and mangrove forests.
97. Canibad Beach
Location: Babak, Samal island
White-sanded beach with a view of the mountains, perfect for sunrise viewing and cliff-diving on its rock formations.
98. Magpupungko Beach
Location: Siargao, Surigao del
This cream-colored beach is situated an hour- and- a- half away from General Luna, and is known for rock formations and beautiful tidal pools formed by nature.
99. Sta. Cruz Islands
Location: Zamboanga City
Idyllic and unspoiled, this beach has pinkish tint due to red crushed corals mixing in with the sand.
100. Little Boracay
Location:Barangay Sto. Nino, Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur
Little Boracay is a popular landmark in Davao del Sur, so named because locals say it looks like a replica of famous Boracay with its white sand shores lined with coconut trees on a 2-kilometer stretch of coastline.
These beautiful beaches, popular or located in off-the-beaten paths, are just part of the many riches of the Philippine archipelago. This list may be quite extensive, but still not comprehensive and for all you know, there may still be hidden gems in the archipelago waiting for adventurers to discover them.
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