The Philippines is an island nation located in Southeast Asia. It boasts more than 7,000 islands scattered around the archipelago. The Philippines is home to some of the world’s best beaches. Indeed, it is a perfect tropical getaway. From the white sand beaches to the Turquoise water. Here is a list of the 5 best beaches in the Philippines you should consider for your next vacation.

5 best beaches in the Philippines

  • Boracay, Aklan
  • Panglao, Bohol
  • El Nido, Palawan
  • Siargao, Surigao del Norte
  • Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Also read: Travel Local, It’s More Fun in the Philippines

1. Boracay, Aklan

Boracay is well-known for its white-sand shoreline. Located in the Western Visayas region, south of Manila. It can be reached by an hour flight from Manila through various airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia. Boracay has been a go-to destination by a lot of international tourists as well as locals. With a number of activities, you can do on the island such as various water sports, partying, or just merely watching the sunset, you will never go wrong with the island.

But due to massive tourism, the island is forced to close for six months for rehabilitation. It reopened last October 2018 and was restored to its previous beauty. However, the island implemented some rules in order to maintain the cleanliness of the island.

5 Best Beaches in the Philippines
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  1. Panglao, Bohol

This beautiful island is famous for scuba diving, island hopping, and dolphin watching. It is a small island located within Bohol. Daily flights are serviced by various airlines by a one and a half hour flight between Manila and Tagbilaran. It houses a number of beaches like Alona, Fanao, and Bagobo.

Aside from the numerous activities, you can do in Panglao, the island is located next to other major tourist destinations. Such as Chocolate hills who are famed for turning brown when it is summer and lush green during colder days. And Cebu island is another major tourist destination wherein you can go whale shark diving.

5 best beaches in the philippines
Alona beach. Image by Eduardo Casajus
  1. El Nido, Palawan

El Nido is located on the island of Palawan that houses a number of beautiful destinations such as Coron and Puerto Princesa. The municipality is accessible by a direct flight from Manila via Airswift. Usually, the flight lasts for one hour and twenty minutes. The place is famed for its white-sand beaches, limestone cliffs, and coral reefs.

El Nido is the Philippines’ last frontier. In addition to the pristine beaches, El Nido is famous for its Nido soup or birds’ nest soup. It is an expensive delicacy because of the high cost of saliva nests.

5 best beaches in the philippines
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  1. Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao island is getting popular these days. It is one hour and a half flight from Manila. This tropical island is surrounded by coral reefs and palm trees. There is a lot to do in Siargao. You can rent a scooter and roam around the island or go kayaking. In addition, you can do surfing and island hopping. Siargao island has been a haven for solo backpackers.

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  1. Puerto Galera

This next destination is located in the province of Oriental Mindoro. The place is easily accessible from mainland Luzon and no need for a flight. You can do a lot of activities in Puerto Galera that include scuba diving, snorkeling, and coral reef diving.  While the main destinations in Puerto Galera include Sabang beach, Laguna Beach, and White Beach. 

Puerto Galera was designated a Man and biosphere reserve of Unesco last 1973. The program aims to establish a connection between the local community and the environment.

Image by Jules Bss

To sum it up the Philippines is truly a tropical paradise. Likewise, any other island country in Southeast Asia. Although I listed only five beaches in this article, the country boasts other beautiful beaches. Which are one of the finest in the world. Have you visited any of these?  Let me know your thoughts below.



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  1. Vinn

    I miss Philippine beaches! If I may add: Bantayan Island, Cebu; Moalboal, Cebu; and Anda, Bohol.

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