5 beaches to visit in the Philippines

The Philippines is becoming an increasingly attractive vacation destination, and with good reason. The beaches of the Philippine islands are some of the best in the world, not to mention that the people are some of the friendliest and the food some of the tastiest.

Here are five of the best beaches to visit in the Philippines. Each will give you the incredible vacation you’re pining for in unique ways, so read on and start planning your next getaway.

1.) Palawan

It’s hard to find a more desirable location than Palawan. This gorgeous island is the ultimate beach vacation spot, with pristine beaches and incredible diving sites that will give you one of the most memorable undersea adventures of your life. You can even dive to sites such as Japanese shipwrecks. For a taste of the fantastic wildlife that inhabits the Philippines, visit the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. Whatever it is that you are hoping for from a beach getaway, Palawan will provide it.

2.) Boracay

Depending on the kind of traveler you are, Boracay might lure you in with its nightlife scene as much as its lovely beaches. Here you can lounge on the beach and have restaurant and hotel staff carry out your food and drink orders, delivered directly to you while you hang out by the shoreline. You can snorkel, dive and fish here and enjoy all the pleasant hospitality the Philippines can offer.

3.) Panglao Island, Bohol

Bohol is a true treat. The nightlife scene here is far less developed than on Boracay, and that’s a good thing. Bohol is also a great place to come diving and there are opportunities for first-time divers and seasoned ones. Among the many creatures you might see while at sea include whales and dolphins, jackfish, barracudas, and sea snakes. You can also venture to other parts of Bohol, and see tarsiers, the tiny primates for which the island is largely known, the Chocolate Hills, and rural island communities.

4.) Samar Island, Philippines

Though less popular than Boracay and Bohol, Samar Island holds treasures and adventures untold for those who visit it. The island is the third biggest in the country, and offers exquisite beaches to be enjoyed. Because Samar Island is less touristy than other areas, it’s a great place for couples to get away with each other for awhile, finding their own bit of paradise in the world.

5.) Bantayan Island

Book yourself a bungalow and get busy relaxing on the white sand beaches of Bantayan. Rent a motorbike so you can easily zip around the island and enjoy all the spectacular sites. You will be amazed by how clear the water is and the excess of things to do. Located in Cebu, Bantayan Island is conveniently located in that it is not far from the airport and that Bohol can be easily reached from Cebu as well, so you can double up on your Philippines vacation fun.

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