Gorgeous & Underrated Beaches in the Philippines

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes an unquenchable desire to travel. Although the Philippines is a land of perpetual summer bliss, the average Pinoy’s desire to travel really peaks when the hotter days start to roll around. If you’re looking for new and unpopular destinations for your ultimate summer escape this 2017, then add these gorgeous and underrated destinations to your travel list.

Sibuyan Island, Romblon

Clear Waters of Cresta De Gallo in Sibuyan Romblon photo by Oliver Bautista

This crescent-shaped island of Romblon is famed as the “Galapagos of Asia” mainly because of its remoteness and biodiversity. This island offers a breathtaking waterscape coming from the Pacific. Discover an island built by winds and waves, and cultivated by time. Uncover the striking beauty of a remote island with a diverse flora and fauna, and sing with the howling sounds of its gigantic waves.

Dahican Beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental

Image courtesy of Akrosdayunibers

If you think you’ve seen the best beaches in the country, think again. Dahican Beach has powdery white sands facing the Pacific Ocean. The coast is lined with coconut trees and is a sanctuary for the endangered sea turtles.


Biliran Island

Biliran is one of the newest provinces in the Philippines and not so many people know what this small province has to offer. Biliran is endowed with natural attractions that lure both local and foreign tourists. Coral reef gardens, scenic waterways, white sand beaches, and natural hot and cold water springs are just some of the things you need to experience in Biliran.

Jomalig Island, Quezon

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As one of Quezon’s hidden treasures, Jomalig Island offers a sweet escape with its unspoilt beach, golden sands, Agoho pine trees and stunning atmosphere . With only tents and hammocks, you can use this moment to reflect and be one with nature once again.

Puraran & Gigmoto Beach, Catanduanes

Catanduanes is situated in one of the most common storm paths of the country. This is one of the reasons why it is not very popular as compared to Caramoan and Misibis Bay, which are also near the region. However, the lack of popularity yields a pristine destination that is often visited by foreigners rather than local tourists. Puraran and Gigmoto Beaches in Catanduanes are fun, breezy, and have this provincial feel that brings you home to the beach. Enjoy surfing, swimming and chillin’ by the beach.

Feel free to use this list as guide for your next beach hunting or summer escape. Go out and discover new and hidden gems in our country. Remember that we have more than 7,107 islands and islets and some of them are just waiting to be found.

Do you have other underrated destinations in mind? Share them in the comment section!


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