Discover Philippine Beaches And Why It's The Perfect Destination For Vitamin Sea
Being a tropical country, the Philippines is the perfect place to visit if you want some vitamin sea. It has 7,000 islands and known for its famous beaches, fine white sand, and summer heat almost all-year round. So if you want to see some paradise on earth, here are the most famous beaches the country has.
In 2018, eight islands in the Philippines have been part of the 50 best beaches in Asia by a Canada-based online travel agency, the Flight Network. The country even secured the list's top spot as Hidden Beach in Palawan ranked number one beach in Asia and the third top beach in the world.
"You can distinguish this postcard-perfect beach from the rest by one magnificent trait - those unmistakable, protruding limestone cliffs," the agency noted, per Philstar. "Shooting out of the turquoise-blue lagoon straight to the sky, they draw your eyes away from the spectacular reefs and palm-lined shores."
Aside from the Flight Network, Travel+Leisure also dubbed Hidden Beach as one of the 13 places that have the "bluest water" in the world. Other beaches that are part of the Flight Network's list are Guyam White Sand Beach in Siargao (13); Palaui Beach in Cagayan Valley (22); Caramoan Island Beach in Camarines Sur (29); Dahican Beach in Mati, Davao Oriental (41); Gumasa Beach in Sarangani (45); Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol (46); Kalanggaman Island in Cebu (49); and Paliton Beach in Siquijor (50).
The Flight Network also included Anawangin Cove in Zambales to its list of most untouched beach in the world with its glorious mountainscape and green trees. Tourists who want to see its magnificent beauty have to trek for hours to get there. The place is very secluded as it has no electricity or even mobile signal, but it has a striking view that will surely take visitors' breath away.
Of course, who will forget Boracay in Malay, Aklan? Philippine tourism's crown jewel is considered to be one of the best beaches in the world with its majestic sunset, clean blue water, and white sand.
However, with its popularity, receiving 1,725,483 tourists in 2016 alone, the Philippine government had to shut it down for six months for rehabilitation, Inquirer reported. But when Boracay reopened, it brags the same beauty only cleaner, fresher, and less crowded.
Boracay used to be known for its exotic nightlife and as a famous party place. Now, it is getting known for being environment-friendly and a family and friends' perfect destination.