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The Philippines is so blessed with nature's bounty, and some of these can even be likened to paradise hidden and spread throughout her majestic archipelago. Many believed that most great places are somewhat difficult to visit and explore, but once you are there expect great moments as you will be treated to an awesome spectacle of nature displaying her charm and unspoiled beauty at her best.
Here are some of the Philippine's Top Beaches That are Cinched to Quench Your Longing for a True Blue Paradise
Isla Naburot, Guimaras
A perfect getaway to enjoy the blistering heat of the sun while having a sumptuous picnics together with your family or friend, and what you will just do is eat, drink, swim, play and tell stories. Sink your teeth with the local delicacies that are fresh and truly appetizing. The island is well known for its finest Filipino grilled foods, which is served and prepared the traditional way, and can be more tempting when eaten with the place’s pride, that is, the 'sinamak' vinegar.
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Known for its world-famous mangoes, which is touted and reputed to be the best tasting and most delicious in the planet. The province, which is a haven for mangoes, is also teeming with white sand beaches across its shoreline. The beach boasts of tranquil aquamarine water and a romantic sunset.
Ave Maria is the best way to snorkel here, as you get astonished with the wide array of different and rich marine life that abounds here, that beams and dazzles in various colors, hues, sizes and shapes. Your date with nature here will not be complete without seeing the endangered turtles that inhabits the Turtle Island. For the record the Philippines has four of the six species of sea turtles in the world.
And what makes your stay here memorable are the warm and hospitable people here while they serve you delectable and mouthwatering seafood that are fresh and cinched to be a treat as you get filled.
Gumasa Beach Saranggani
Gumasa Beach in Gian, Saranggani offers a powdery white sand that is just one hour away from General Santos City, the hometown of Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao, a seven-time world champion in seven weight categories. Unspoiled and pristine, this beach is a paradise at its best.
Sandugan Beach, Siquijor
Located at the northern island of Siquijor in the
municipality of Larena, this low profile beach has one of the best
scenery and breathtaking beaches in the Philippines. Siquijor is a sleepy Visayan province in the southern part of the country.
A one of a kind island, which can compete with other premier tourists destination in the Philippines. Located at the northeast part of Mindanao, you can enjoy a vacation here without breaking the bank. Indulge yourself here getting marveled at the islands’ jagged cliffs, hidden caves and lagoons, a peculiar and mystifying white beach lurking beneath a mangrove swamp, and prepare to tame an 8 foot waves aboard your surfboard. Siargao is slowly becoming the surfing Mecca in the Philippines as various waves like Horseshoes, Tuason Point, Tuesday Rock and Cloud Nine are consistent to appear at regular intervals.
Aside from surfing, there are a lot of things to indulge here, like biking your way along the coast of General Luna, kayaking on the islands of Bucas Grande or Ponoeas, trekking to the magnificent Makahuyog Falls or caving in Sohoton. If not in the mood in doing these you can also opt to have sightseeing in Del Carmen’s Mangrove Swamp.
Amanpulo Pamalican Island, Palawan
Feel like you are a celebrity and would want to go to a beach where noted personalities like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, David Benoit and the late US President John F. Kennedy Jr. have visited.
But hold your horses for a while though, for this is an exclusive resort, in plain words you need to shell out nice sum of money to get into this exclusive resort. An exclusive getaway for the rich and famous, the place is the haven for prominent stars, super models, business scions and royalties.
Amanpulo’s achievements speaks great volumes for herself, for its elegance is indeed captivating . Amanpulo’s hammock annexed the top plum in the “World’s Top 5 Relaxing Hammocks, by Honeymoon Magazine in 1988 and in 1994 the resort clinched the Best Resort of the Year” honors by Gallivante’s Guide.
Coron Island Palawan
If you don’t want to break the bank you can settle to a more affordable tourist destination, that is the Coron Island. Want to escape the fast pace and noisy place you dwell in, Coron Island is the best place for you to visit and have for yourself a once in a lifetime experience in enjoying nature at its best literally. This awesome place offer no resorts, restos, or shopping malls, but wait it has far better deal to offer as it is. Indulge in the place’s breathtaking coastline, crystal clear water aquamarine lagoons, turquoise and cool water, white tulcom sand, caves that houses swifts and rare bats, lovely coves, prolific reefs, and mesmerizing cliffs which is perfect for rock climbing that stretches to few miles.
The Queen City of the South in the Philippines, Cebu City is a bustling
city with lots of places worthy of a visit. Cebu has world-class
hotels on her fold such as Shangri-La Mactan and Plantation Bay and also offers
inns at an affordable price. Note Cebu is a province and has city that is also named Cebu (City).
Cebu as a province boasts of Churches of antiquities that were built many many moons ago and offers finest diving spots. Moalboal that lies on the Cebu’s western coat is considered to be one of the best diving site in Asia and even in the world. Panagsama Beach, is home to some splendid marine life, like colorful corals, anemone, sponges and dazing reef fishes.
Lying on the eastern part of Mactan, is the Olango Island is a haven for Migratory birds from wintry Siberia , China and Japan during the first quarter of the month. This island is an excellent for bird watching as the place is a stopover for different birds bound for Australia to escape harsh and extreme weather conditions. In Santa Rosa birds like plovers, sandpipers ad egrets are also abound in the lagoon off the northern part of Santa Rosa, from July to November.
Caliraya Lake, Caliraya, Laguna
A place with gentle breeze emanating from the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges and the mysterious Mount Banahaw, the place offers water sports such as fishing, jet skiing, boardsailing, windsurfing, and canoeing.
You can stay at the leisure resorts surrounding the lake at an excellent accommodation without spending much. You may opt to have horseback riding, playing sports or just have picnic. The place also is just a one ride away from Pagsanjan Falls, a place where the final scence of Apocalypse Now was taken. You may visit Lucban too, the place where the famous Pahiyas Festival is being held, to see and buy for yourself the finest Barong Tagalog in the country as a souvenir Barong Tagalog is the national dress of Filipino men.
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References: Mabuhay Philippine Magazine and STImuli
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