With thousands of miles of coastline and a year-round tropical climate, it is no wonder that the Philippines is considered one of the best beach destinations in the world. Some beaches are already known in the international travel scene, while others continue to fly under the tourist's radar.
Often this Asian nation is overlooked for its unfavorable location, but real beachgoers should not hesitate to pack their bags and dip their toes in Filipino sand.
So, if you want to hang out on dusty beaches and enjoy beautiful sunsets on this island nation, read our recommendations below. Here are 10 of the best beaches in the Philippines.
1. Onok Island Beach – Balabac, Palawan
The Balabac archipelago receives hardly any visitors, mainly because of its location and limited access. However, those who are prepared to take the long journey by bus and boat from mainland Palawan can experience a beach experience like that in the Maldives.
Few beaches in the Philippines and abroad can match the pristine beach on Onok Island, one of the smaller islands of Balabac. The wooden houses on stilts, the floating sea turtles in the clear water, the picturesque palm trees and the silky soft sand invite you to relax.
If you want to hang out longer in paradise, Onuk Island offers some basic accommodations. Balabac has more pristine islands and boaters can take you to beaches that are about as perfect as the beach of Onok Island.
2. White Beach – Boracay, Aklan
Boracay has been a popular tourist for many years. This is mainly due to the perfect sand, the thriving nightlife and the great accommodations. After excessive party and pollution, the government decided to close the island in 2018 for a six-month clean-up. This detoxification has restored the beauty of Boracay, and White Beach in particular, that lives up to the hype as never before.
In addition to natural beauty, White Beach offers many facilities and activities. You can jet ski, sail and dive while the beach strip is dotted with restaurants and bars.
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