WOW Philippines!!! (Amazing Beaches)
Ms. Charlene Gonzalez during 1994 Miss Universe Pageant
The Philippines is an archipelago and therefore contains a large number of scattered islands. In the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant, our very own Ms. Charlene Gonzalez, wittily answered the question “How many islands do you have here in the Philippines?” with another question, “High tide or Low tide?” and then proceeded “During high tide we have 7,107 islands and during low tide we have 7,108”. Although I think 7,108 was just her wild guess because there were no precise counts of it yet. What’s official is that the Philippines have 7,107 islands, and just for that fact you can expect to see a lot of amazing beaches in here. Below are just five of them:
Boracay in Panay
Boracay Island is one of the famous destinations in the Philippines attracting thousands of tourists every now and then. It is a beautiful small island surrounded by coral reefs. The best part of Boracay is its white sand beach, also known as the Long Beach. Some experienced travelers claim it to be the "Finest Beach of all Asia". The water is shallow; sand is finer and brighter than any most beaches in the archipelago.
El Nido in Palawan
El Nido is a top destination for island hopping and marine and wildlife reserve. Scuba diving is also a popular activity here with over 30 dive sites for varying levels and skills, from taking the plunge and learning to dive for the first time, to perfecting your expertise and advancing your qualifications.
El Nido has over 50 beaches to discover, also find enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise-green water, caves that can take you to hidden beaches, and a very diverse variety of wildlife. The limestone cliffs of El Nido were naturally carved out of extensive and thick layers of coralline deposits. They formed 250 million years ago in the shallow sea covering the area that North Vietnam and South China now occupy. These layers slowly rose from the sea as a result of the collision of India and mainland China about 60 million years ago.
Siargao in Surigao del Norte
Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila. Siargao Island is not only known for its beautiful beaches but also for its fantastic waves. Now it is also named as “Cloud Nine” because of the waves that made it into one of the top surfing waves in the world.
Mactan Island in Cebu
Mactan Island is not only known for its historical significance but also for its beautiful beaches and diving sites. They call it as “The Diving Mecca of the South”. It has more than a dozen beach resorts with complete diving facilities.
Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte
Pagudpud is considered the largest island in the Philippines. Pagudpud Beach has powdery white sand and its water is as blue as the sky. Pagudpud is an excellent place to go if u wants a place that is clean and green.
WOW Philippines Website
You can also visit the official website of WOW Philippines for more beautiful beaches and other tourist attractions.
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