10 Most Stunning Philippine Beaches

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with me on how beautiful this island is. Teeming with amazing natural wonders with warm and friendly locals. The Philippines consists of 7,107 islands and is a beautiful tropical country. A Paradise Indeed. So you can imagine that it has more than a few Philippine beaches to pick from. If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, it might be overwhelming trying to decide where you should go in the time you have.

Here is our top 10 Amazing Philippine Beaches

White Beach, Boracay, Aklan

Best Beaches In The Philippines
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Boracay, Philippines
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Aklan is the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines, and with good reason. Just an hour’s flight from Cebu, with its powdery white beaches, crystal blue waters, and a rocking nightlife, this area offers everything you could possibly want in a vacation. A must visit when you’re in the Philippines.

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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El Nido, Palawan, The Last Frontier
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If you’re looking for a bit more nature in your vacation and wants a quiet and uncrowded place , you’re looking for El Nido. This is my favorite and one of the best beaches in the Philippines. The most diverse ecosystem in the country is right here. There are also majestic limestone cliffs that provide a habitat for swiftlets, fascinating little birds that you could happily spend all day watching. It is known as the Philippines last frontier.

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Puerto Galera
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Philippines Best Beaches
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Puerto Galera offers some of the best swimming places in the Philippines, as well as excellent diving and sailing. It is a good alternative to Boracay if you dont want to travel far from Manila. It is easily accessible by bus or boat. There are 32 beaches around Puerto Galera, so you’ll have a lot to choose from when your get there. Puerto Galera contains one of the most diverse marine systems in the world and one of the best beaches in the philippines, making it the perfect place to do a little snorkelling. There are numerous dive shops in the area and this should be included in your itinerary once you visit the place.

Pearl Farm, Davao

Pearl Farm Cottage Davao
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Pearl Farm Davao
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Despite the name, this beach resort doesn’t offer any pearls, but it has just about anything else you could possibly be looking for. It has tranquil and exotic scenery, making it the perfect place to get away and just relax. There’s no quieter retreat anywhere and the variety of plants and animals scattered around will send you home with plenty of pictures to show all your friends and families.

Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao
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Caridad Siargao Island
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This place is a surfer’s dream. Cloud 9 waves are provided by the uninterrupted winds off the Pacific Ocean, bringing in surfers from all over the world. The annual Siargao surfing cup is worth watching even if you have no desire to try the sport out yourself. In addition to the great surfing, Siargao also has the largest mangrove forest in Mindanao which is home to a rich and diverse marine population.

Secret Beach, Coron Palawan

Kayangan Lake Coron Palawan
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Palawan has one of the most Amazing Beaches In The Philippines

Sublime Coron Palawan
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Coron Palawan is famous for its dramatic limestone cliffs. At the base of these lies many shipwreck diving sites that help make this one of the top 10 diving sites in the world, according to Forbes Travel magazine. The best part of it all, though, is the secret beach. This hidden paradise has beautiful waters, pure white sand and breathtaking scenery, thanks to the surrounding limestone formations. The only way to get to this secret gem is to climb over the cliffs-a great adrenaline rush!-or swim under them. Although there is quite a bit of work involved in getting to this place, once you’re there you’ll definitely agree that it was worth it. An unforgettable experience with one of the best beaches in the Philippines.

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
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Pagudpud Beach
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Boracay may still be the most popular destination in the Philippines, but it has a rising challenger in Pagudpud, which is often called the Boracay of the North. Like it’s southern competitor, Pagudpud has dazzling white sand and crystal blue water. If you’ve ever been to Hawaii and are torn between going back and seeing more places, come to Pagudpud. Strong winds and waves, comparable to Hawaii’s, make this another popular surfing spot. Pagudpud is more secluded than Boracay as well, making it ideal for people looking for a more out of the way vacation spot.

Mactan Island, Cebu Province

Mactan Island
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Costabella Resort Cebu
Costabella Resort

Mactan Island is for the beachgoer looking for a little more action. This is the most densely populated island of the Philippines, home to 430,000 residents. This is a coral island, making it the perfect place to do a little snorkeling or scuba diving to take in the marine life. The beach here offers more in the way of modern amenities for those who prefer creature comforts to untouched nature. The resort here is one of the most lavish hotels in the country. It’s excellent service means that you can come here for total relaxation, certain that all your needs will be met in record time and with the utmost quality.

Panglao Island, Bohol

Panglao Island Bohol
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Bohol Beach Tagbilaran
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The beach here is breathtaking with its white sand and blue waters, but that isn’t what draws most people to Panglao. This spot has the best diving of any place in the Philippines and, arguably, the world. There are 250 species of crustaceans here and over 2,500 newly discovered mollusks. The Panglao Marine Diversity Project has discovered that there are more marine species on this island than in Japan and the Mediterranean Sea combined. With this discovery, travel to this beach is increasing by leaps and bounds. An airport is currently being constructed there to make it even easier for travelers to come to this beautiful gem.

Camiguin, Mindanao

Camiguin, Mindanao
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Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin Island
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Some people call this place the Garden of Eden. As soon as you see it, you will know why. This volcanic island has the most stunning topography, including amazing waterfalls, cold springs, and bubbling hot springs. A large cross stands out at sea, constructed on solidified lava to mark the ancient Spanish San Roque church, which, along with along with the town of Catarman, was buried during the last volcanic eruption of Mount Vulcan. Everything from the pristine beauty to the fascinating history of this place makes it one beach that everybody always wants to see again.

Philippines is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and is the home of amazing landscape and beaches to die for. So next time you happen to visit the country, whether for business or leisure, be sure to put our 10 Most Stunning Beaches In The Philippines in your itinerary. This amazing beaches will make you want to be a fulltime vacationer.