Top 5 Philippine Beaches to Visit

Where to go for your beach holiday? I suggest you visit Philippine’s top 5 beaches: the Boracay island in Panay, El Nido in Palawan, Pearl Farm in Davao, Siargao in Surigao and Pagudpud in the northern part of Luzon island.

Boracay

Boracay is the favorite of not only Filipinos but of a lot of foreigners as well that is why it will always be included in the top 5 beaches to visit this summer not only in the Philippines but also in the whole world. However, it is only ranked 8th online as one of the finest beaches in the world and one of the world’s best destination to relax.

Boracay was recognized by the famous international travel magazine Travel + Leisure as the best island in the world in 2012.

World’s Best Beach in 2012

The mile long beach strip of Boracay is covered with amazingly white sand fronting a row of numerous hotels, eateries, and shops which will make you truly in love with the island wonder. The reef protected waters of Boracay is ideal for kiteboarding or kitesurfing and windsurfing. You can also enjoy leisure activities like cliffdiving, helmet diving, scuba diving, snorkeling and golfing.

Boracay has also been a top destination due to its festive nightlife and tranquility. Anticipated events that take place in Boracay is the International Funboard Cup, Annual International Dragonboat Race and the Boracay Open Asian Beach Ultimate Tournament which is a Frisbee event.

El Nido

El Nido in Palawan is also considered one of the top 5 beaches to visit this summer. El Nido has been selected as the best beach and island destination in the Philippines by CNNGo due to its ecosystem and one of a kind natural splendor. The diverse ecosystem of EL Nido includes 50 white sand beaches, limestone cliffs, multiple endemic and threatened species, 3 major marine habitats, numerous species of corals, four species of endangered marine turtles, 5 types of forests and 800 species of fish.

Pearl Farm

Pearl Farm in Davao is an 11 hectare beach resort located in Samal island which is just a short boat ride from Davao city. The farm and beach resort is the place where the beast pearls in the country are produced. The white sand beach resort is the best tourist attraction in Davao del Norte and boasts of cottages with Isamal native design.

Siargao

Siargao is located in Surigao Del Norte in the large island of Mindanao. Siargao is famous as an international surfing hub and for its thick hollow tube like surface waves also known as Cloud 9.

Siargao is the site of the annual Siargao Cup which is an annual international surfing event where domestic and international surfers compete.

Pagudpud

Pagudpud is a coastal resort in Ilocos Norte which is 350 miles north of Manila. It boasts of white sand beaches and crystal blue water which makes it a haven for tourists.

Pagudpud also includes a secluded beach called Blue Lagoon and the beautiful Saud beach which is one kilometer long.