Boracay Island and Puerto Galera the Top Two Beaches in the Philippines

This write-up highlights two of the best summer getaways and escapades in the Philippines.

The Philippines is endowed with great beaches that will definitely give pure pleasure to all of its visitors. With its randomly crafted rock cliffs, white powdery sand, crystalline and serene waters, many fun-filled activities and excellent local delicacies and cuisines, a visit to the Philippines can truly be memorable and cinched to give you one of a kind experience.

Here are the top two beaches in the Philippines that will surely give you many different forms of fun at its best:

Boracay Island, Panay A Philippine pride and treasure, Boracay Island has one of the most captivating and loveliest beaches in the world. Fondly called "Bora" by local folks and tourists, this very prominent tourist destination is a stretch of 7-kilometer white sand beach that is teeming with crystalline white subtle water, amiable and always smiling locals and tourists, truly enjoying water and land sports, jagged and breathtaking coral cliffs, enthralling dive spots and a very active and fun-filled nightlife.

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The captivating Boracay IslandSand castles that bound to astonishTranquility at its finesPerfect place to wine and even dineFirst class accommodations in hotels and innsA strip of shoreline that stretches to about 7 kilometers perfect for swimming and sunbathingPerfect for a family vacation or trip Henna TattooDefinitely a perfect a place to have picnic in nearby aquamarine waterFabulous sunset
The captivating Boracay Island
The captivating Boracay Island
Sand castles that bound to astonish
Sand castles that bound to astonish
Tranquility at its fines
Tranquility at its fines
Perfect place to wine and even dine
Perfect place to wine and even dine
First class accommodations in hotels and inns
First class accommodations in hotels and inns
A strip of shoreline that stretches to about 7 kilometers perfect for swimming and sunbathing
A strip of shoreline that stretches to about 7 kilometers perfect for swimming and sunbathing
Perfect for a family vacation or trip
Perfect for a family vacation or trip
Henna Tattoo
Henna Tattoo
Definitely a perfect a place to have picnic in nearby aquamarine water
Definitely a perfect a place to have picnic in nearby aquamarine water
Fabulous sunset
Fabulous sunset

Boracay is a paradise infused with modern sights and sounds. In other words, it is a total blasts, that beckons to give you enormous excitement and fun to everyone. The place is a one-stop destination, since the option of having some fun under the scorching sun seems limitless. The Island boasts of open-air discos, a French restaurant, a Swiss inn, an English bakery.

This charming beach seemed not to sleep, as you see people clad in sarongs, shorts and even swimsuits and bikinis enjoy dancing to various music such as pop, techno, reggae and even rock.

The island also has all kinds of water and land sports from diving to windsurfing to horseback riding to mountain climbing. But no matter what is your choice, you’ll inevitably yield to pleasures and thrills the island has to offer.

You may also opt to have an island hopping or have a banana boating to explore the mystifying beauty of the island further or perhaps just be contented to relax by having a Shiatsu or Swedish massage offered by the locals.

And if you are tired already of having some fun here, you might try to have a nap or siesta in a hammock or simply just have a sunbath under the blistering heat of the sun (but be sure your body is protected with sunscreen, to avoid those dangerous and harmful ultraviolet rays ) to steer clear from the worries and problems in life.

Puerto Galera Pictures, Images or Pix

Explore its diverse and fascinating marine life
Explore its diverse and fascinating marine life
Get astonished with Puerto Galera's charm and splendour
Get astonished with Puerto Galera's charm and splendour

Puerto Galera, Mindoro One of the most visited tourist destinations in the Philippines, is the Puerto Galera in Mindoro. With its coves sandwiched by the gentle swaying palm trees and crystal-clear turquoise water, a visit to Puerto Galera is a sort of a dream vacation or trip come true. Once a very rustic and dull rural town, its discovery by the late 1970’s paved the way for many tourists, domestic and foreigners to visit the place and get mesmerized with its natural charm and beauty.

Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will indeed enjoy discovering the colorful and very diverse marine life that abounds in the La Laguna Beach. Nightlife is very active here too, and can compete with that of Boracay's and promises to be enjoying. You may also try kayaking, canoeing or banana boating to take full pleasure of having a wonderful sightseeing while you patrol the area. You may also want to give it a try having an unforgettable trek to the lush vegetation of the coves and see some lovely, and colorful birds around. Keep in mind that, fun never stops here in Puerto Galera and you are warmly invited here to quench your thirst of having a wholesome and awesome summer escapade.

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Kris Bolton 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Ive been living in boracay island for several years as an expat, haven't been to puerto galara yet though, so that's next on my list.

Can we put this post on our website www.boracaycoupons.com ? I will of course link to your hub. Thanks.


Ghen Anunciacion 4 years ago

a most memorable experience when we stay and have fun specially when we go island hooping :))


Boracay Hotels 6 years ago

I've heard so many things about boracay. And i believed that this place will be perfectly for relaxing...

Tanya Gemarin


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CUTEWARRIOR 6 years ago from KARACHI

nice :)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

It is my pleasure my dear ripple... Thanks a lot for the visit.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

It gives me a wonderful feeling reading about the beautiful beaches in our country. Thank you for featuring them General. :)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

I wish you'll go there... hehehe...


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rebu 6 years ago from Coorg,India

awesome place...i wish i would be there!!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks and you are pride too, pdh you are keeping the Philippine flag afloat in the HubPages contest...


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

beautiful Philippines pride and you too GH, Maita


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah with pride and honor doing that thanks for the visit...


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DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

Such a great way to tell the world about Philippine's finest! Thanks for sharing! =)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah me too I wish I can go there sooner or later


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Hey GH. I've never been to both but I would like to visit them, maybe when I can drag my husband to come with me :).


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks for the visit Ma'm...


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MM Del Rosario 6 years ago from NSW, Australia

Never been to Boracay or Puerto Galera, maybe one day....

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