- Summertime can best be enjoyed in 4 white sand beaches which are Boracay-like
- These are Patar Beach, Tondol Beach, Camiguin Island, and Talicud Island
- All 4 sites are ideal places to visit with their pristine beaches
With the six-month closure of Boracay, beachgoers and wanderlusts may probably wonder where to go this summer. One may look for the same fun and excitement that the famous site which is best known for tranquility and nightlife, can offer. But, did you know that summer 2018 can still be enjoyable when spent to other beaches in the country?
Consider these four great alternative that are as beautiful as Boracay as suggested by a report from Choose Philippines:
1) Patar Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Located in the western Pangasinan town of Bolinao which is around six-hour drive from Manila, is a natural wonder that can inspire awe. Patar Beach is worth visiting if you wish to explore a unique paradise up north. It is a popular destination for those who want a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manila. It comes as no surprise because the beach has cream-colored sand and bluish waters that visitors can dip and plunge in. The stretch of the shore is also long enough for other activities such as volleyball or Frisbee. Its accessibility from the Metro makes it one of the top choices of many travelers, who want to take a break, rid away stress or negative vibes and experience a different atmosphere where the air is fresh and tender to the senses.
Patar Beach is a sight to behold where the tired souls can definitely find solace and inspiration. It is a popular destination for those who want a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manila. It comes as no surprise because the beach has cream-colored sand and bluish waters that visitors can dip and plunge in. The stretch of the shore is also long enough for different activities like volleyball or Frisbee. Its accessibility from the Metro makes it one of the top choices of many travelers, who want to take a break, rid away stress or negative vibes and experience a different atmosphere where the air is fresh and tender to the senses. Indeed, it is an irresistible answer to summer.
2) Tondol Beach, Anda, Pangasinan
Tondol Beach which is a white sand beach in the northeastern section of Anda town also in Pangasinan, is 283 kilometers from Manila and 164 kilometers from Baguio.
Travelling in and out of the province is now easier because of the newly-opened Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway. With its unspoiled beauty, this idyllic place can leave an impression similar to the lines: “The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
3) Camiguin Island, Northern Mindanao
Another Bora-like site is Camiguin Island. Dubbed as one of the 17 most beautiful travel destinations in 2014, the place which nested in Northern Mindanao has enthralled hordes of visitors with its Edenic beauty.
Camiguin Island, best known as “Island Born of Fire,” is said to be created by volcanic eruptions and land movements. It has a total of seven volcanoes including Mount Hibok-Hibok, an active one with last recorded eruption in 1953. Another famous picturesque landmark of Camiguin is “White Island“, a sandbar northwest of mainland.
4) Talicud Island, Davao del Norte
As stated in the Choose Philippines report, this virgin island has a long stretch of white sand beaches unhampered by jetties, sailboats, and banana boats.
Located in the middle of Davao Gulf, Samal which is popularly known as the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), is one of the most visited destinations by local and foreign tourists because of its pristine white beaches scattered in the different towns to include the beaches in Talicud. A tourism come-on, this island is the home of beautiful beaches frequented by vacationers and backpackers, as well.
As an added information, Camiguin is the second-smallest province in the country in both population and land area after Batanes.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the fun. Plan your summer getaway with your family and friends in any of these four amazing Philippine beaches.
As what they say: “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”