5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn’t Know

Philippines has plenty of this raw and unspoiled nature’s bounty and they are scattered all around the archipelago. As these beaches are not developed yet, expect the most basic amenities offered by resorts available in the beach area.So, what else are you waiting for, grab your swimming gears, and your beach-loving spirits and experience the parts of the Philippine shores that still remains to be non-mainstream.

1. Tikling Beach, Sorsogon

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know
Tired of white sands? Head to Tikling Beach! Located in Sorsogon, this beach offers you pink sand. Its sands are composed mainly of the white sand, plus the crushed red corals that are found in this island.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

This piece of paradise can be reached via 30 minute boat ride from Matnog Sorsogon.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

Again like in any undeveloped beach front, do not expect fancy accommodation or restaurants. You will need to really gear up and bring your own food here. There can be accommodations in Matnog, Sorsogon should you want to stay near the area.

Local Travel Guide in The Philippines Tips  (How to get here)

Tikling Island is just off the coast of Matnog port in Sorsogon. About 12 to 14 hours land travel from Manila to Matnog port then another 20 minute boat ride to the island. There are bus companies that offer trips going to Matnog. Check out Philtranco just to name one. There are times that they let passengers to ride buses bound to Northern Samar (Rawis), but of course your drop off point is the Matnog Port.

2. Anguib beach, Sta Ana Cagayan

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

This is Anguib Beach. A crystal clear turquoise waters with powdery and fine white sand enclaved in a lush and verdant mountains which make up for the paradise that it is.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

Anguib Beach Club is admired by tourist for its greatly natural beauty, pristine waters and fine white sand that’s often compared to Boracay, and lush greeneries and mountains serving as a backdrop to the beach. There are only a few commercial establishments here, so you can enjoy a serene and peaceful relaxation of this tropical paradise.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

The resort offers different kinds of activities like island hopping, snorkeling, kayaking, and bonfire. The sun setting behind the mountains is also a great spectacle to witness here.

Local Travel Guide in The Philippines Tips  (How to get here)
If you’re on for a long and winding drive, you can go to Sta. Ana Cagayan by car for 12 to 14 hours. From Nangaramoan Beach, where you can park your car, you have to take a 10-minute boat ride going to Anguib Beach Club. There are also flights to Tuguegarao, where you can take public transportation heading to Nangaramoan Beach. Entrance fee is Php 100.

 

3. Bitaog Beach, Palumbanes Island

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

Needless to say, this also among the most secluded beaches in the country. The island itself, the Palumbanes Island was a supposedly a hiddeb island due to its location. With only a sparse number of local residence, it can be assumed that life here is very simple.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

Bitaog beach is this beautiful coastline with white sand that you can readily access when you get here to Palumbanes. It’s really peaceful and quiet here, in fact you can’t find any huts around the area. It’s the perfect getaway to the noisy streets of the city. If you want to stay here, you will need to put up tents.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

Local Travel Guide in The Philippines Tips  (How to get here)
Much like any other hidden paradise, this beach isn’t easily reached. There’s about an hour to an hour and a half of trekking the forest, to the mountain, to the other side of the shore, to crossing mini-rivers, to pass through a mangrove forest before reaching the last destination that is the fine off-white sand Bitaog Beach.

By Air ( Fastest and practical way)
There are flights from Manila to Virac, Catanduanes — your jump-off point to Palumbanes Island.
From Virac, take either a bus or van going or passing by Caramoran; travel time will be about 3 to 4 hours.Alight at Brgy. Baybay then walk to the port; there will be several small fisherman boats moored at the port. Travel time would take about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the waves. Trek to the hidden beach.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

4. Casapsapan Beach Casiguran Aurora

Casapsapan Beach is not that yet well-known compare to other beaches in Baler. The beach features fine and creamy sands, pristine blue sparkling waters, and five hectares of virgin mangrove which will surely take your breath away.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

The resort also has a wide range of amenities and activities that will truly make anyone enjoy their stay. Other than that, Casapsapan Beach is probably one of the very least visited places in Casiguran, from the province of Aurora. And though it may seem that way, Casapsapan Beach should not be belittled, it’s simply one of the few hidden islands that very few people like ourselves know of.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know
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Local Travel Guide in The Philippines Tips  (How to get here)

Take a genesis bus in Cubao bound for Baler. Travel time is around 5-6 hours. Bus Fare is Php Php450. From Baler, take a van going to Casiguran. Travel time is around 3-4 hours. Van Fare is Php250Another way going to Casapsapan beach is from Manila to Cabantuan to Baler. From Baler You can take a van going to Casapsapan Beach.

5. Colibra Island, Dasol, Pangasinan

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

Located off the coast of Barangay Tambobong in Dasol, Colibra Island or Camaso Island is a tiny islet surrounded with cream sand and pristine wate. It is so small that one can tour it in fifteen minutes or less. Colibra Island was a hidden gem, the island is perfect for snorkeling.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

A 10-15 minute boat ride from Tambobong White Beach. The Island was really captivating aside from the fact that you won’t find a shade on the Island especially during peak season.

5 Secret Beaches in The Philippines You Probably Didn't Know

You need to bring something that can cover your belongings or something that can help you lessen the heat of scorching sun, big trees were nowhere to find.

Local Travel Guide in The Philippines Tips  (How to get here)

The fastest and easiest way of going there is via the night air-conditioned bus of Victory Liner in Cubao heading to Sta. Cruz, Zambales via Alaminos that passes directly to the town of Burgos and Dasol However, trips are limited.

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