Philippines, is a piece of paradise on earth. The Philippines is made up of more than 7,500 islands (only 2,000 are inhabited), each with a rich biodiversity from rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs to mountain ranges , world-class beaches, beautiful islands and a variety of flora and fauna.
The country also has one of the longest white sand coastlines in the world, which is one of the major tourist attractions.
When is the best time to travel to the Philippines?
Although you can travel to the Philippines all year round, from November to May is the most ideal month as these are dry months and do not encounter rain. The period from June to October is the time of the monsoon.
March to May are usually the hottest and driest months and understandably the busiest months, so if you don’t like crowds then this period should be avoided.
Being in the same ASEAN region, traveling to the Philippines will not be difficult for us. Please save the following list of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines to have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the beautiful nature of this land of thousands of islands!
1. El Nido, Palawan
According to CNNGo, El Nido in Palawan is one of the Philippines’ best beaches and island destinations for its “extraordinary ecology and natural beauty”. El Nido is ranked 14th out of CNN’s 100 World’s Best Beaches. For two consecutive years (2016 and 2017), Palawan won 1st place for “best island in the world” as voted by international travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Conde Nast Traveler also listed El Nido as the 4th best beach in the world in 2017.
There are about 50 white sand beaches on the island, five types of forests, three main marine habitats, and various bird species on the island. Creatures in El Nido are also very rich; marine mammals such as dolphins and dugongs (of which six are endemic); more than 100 species of coral; and nearly 1,000 different types of fish.
El Nido is also the largest marine reserve and reserve in the Philippines, with a total area of 903.21 square kilometers. It is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country, and its flora and fauna are protected. It also has amazing geological formations such as limestone cliffs, the home of swiftlets.
2. Boracay, Aklan
Boracay is a small island 315 km south of Manila in the province of Aklan. With its fine white sands and pristine blue waters, Boracay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. The island has more than 350 resorts and about 2,000 rooms to serve guests, from luxury hotels to budget inns.
The island has much to offer for everyone, from water sports, scuba diving and snorkeling. The island’s nightlife is also very rich, with great pubs, bars and restaurants, of course the atmosphere on the island is absolutely relaxing and quiet.
The best and most famous beach in Boracay is White Beach. In 2012, Boracay Island was honored by the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure as “the most beautiful island in the world”. Puka, just north of Boracay, is also on CNN’s list of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.
3. Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
A UNESCO protected site since 1973, Puerto Galera is located in the province of Oriental Mindoro about 130 kilometers south of Manila. The name Puerto Galera is used in tourist circles to refer to the area surrounding the town, including Sabang and White Beach.
Puerto Galera boasts beautiful white sand beaches that are perfect for swimming, relaxing, snorkeling and boating. It is also one of the most diverse diving sites in Asia and has the densest concentration of marine species in the world, according to research conducted by the University of the Philippines.
4. Samal Island, Davao
Samal Island is about 2km from Davao City, the capital of Mindanao and 1400km from Manila. Samal Island is one of the most service-oriented destinations in the Philippines. It has plenty of white and pink sand beaches as well as world-class resorts.
With 70 different resorts around the island, you can choose the best one. It also boasts numerous marine reefs and crystal clear waters, both great for relaxation.