April 20, 2018

8 Unexplored Beaches in the Philippines to Discover this Summer

Your mission this summer: to boldly go where no tourist has gone before!

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unexplored beaches in the Philippines


It’s universal knowledge that going to the beach is always a great summer activity with your friends or family. Unfortunately, as much as we want to spend some alone time with our loved ones, other people will also be heading to the same shores that we love. But you don’t have to spend your summer months jostling for space amidst other beach-goers, because there are plenty of unexplored beaches in the Philippines that are just waiting to be visited! If you’re craving for a great beach adventure away from tourists and their selfie sticks, check out the list below and see which of these hidden beaches could be your next destination!


1. Bitaog Beach

Where: Basilisa, Dinagat Islands, Surigao City



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Check Bitaog Beach first before heading to Siargao.

Image: @_bandino


Surigao City has been overshadowed by its nearby sister island Siargao, but this little province also has a lot of secrets for us to unveil. One secret worth seeking is Bitaog Beach, which is located in the Dinagat Islands.

It has powdery white sand and sky blue waters that will give some of the beaches in the country a run for their money. The beach is also home to mesmerizing rock formations and vast foliage that makes a perfect backdrop for the picturesque beach. You can reach Bitaog Beach by boat from Surigao City and spend a day here.


2. Bakhaw Beach

Where: Camotes Island, Cebu



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Despite Cebu’s popularity there’s still a hidden beach here waiting to be explored.

Image: @sabelroma


Cebu is home to some of the finest and most popular beaches in the country, but one hidden beach worth exploring here is Bakhaw Beach. This secluded beach is still considered undeveloped as you won’t find luxury hotels or huge restaurants here.

To get there from Cebu City, you can ride a bus going to Danao Seaport and ride a boat going to Camotes Island. Once in Camotes Island, ride a motorcycle and ask the driver to take you to Bakhaw Beach. When you see the long stretch of white sand, you’ll know you’re in the right place.




3. Cagwait Beach

Where: Cagwait, Surigao del Sur



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

This U-shaped gem in Surigao del Sur is just waiting for u.

Image: @bamino33


Dubbed as the “Boracay of Caraga,” Cagwait Beach is often compared to the famous beach because of its powdery sand and cerulean waters. Although Cagwait is already a well-known beach among its locals, its beauty is still worth exploring especially for first-timers in the area. The U-shaped beach is home to various resorts so you won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay here.

The best way to reach Cagwait Beach is by flying to Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur. From Tandag Airport, you can ride a jeepney to Cagwait and hail a motorcycle and have them to bring you to Cagwait White Beach. You can also reach the beach from Davao and Surigao City.


4. Floral Island

Where: Taytay, Palawan



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Rent this Palawan island for a couple of days and take a break in peace!

Image: Floral Island Resort


If you’re willing to splurge to have an amazing summer, Floral Island might be the place you need. For a hefty price of around PhP28,000, you can rent the entire island on Airbnb and enjoy it without the distraction from other tourists. The price already includes accommodation, full board meals, and transfer to and from the island. Aside from privacy, you’ll also enjoy the stunning beauty of Palawan, its clear waters, and vibrant marine life.

Floral Island can be reached via Puerto Princesa or El Nido. You need to ride a van going to Taytay Port and from there you’ll be taken by a private boat to the island.




5. Dicotcotan Beach

Where: Palanan, Isabela



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Greens and blues abound in Dicotcotan beach.

Image: @nhorly25


Located in Palanan, Isabela, Dicotcotan Beach is known for its three-kilometer stretch of white sand and surrounding clear water that provide access to the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its diverse marine life. Tucked behind the majesty of the Sierra Madre mountain range, Dicotcotan is embraced by rich foliage which will welcome you once you reach the beach.

The best way access to Palanan is via bus from Manila to Dingalan, Aurora. From there you can ride a ferry boat that will take you to the place. It’s a 12-hour journey all in all, but Dicotcotan Beach as a reward will make it worth the hassle.


6. Kagusuan Beach

Where: Maria, Siquijor



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Kagusuan Beach is Siquijor’s best-kept secret.

Image: @lestnas


Located in the sleepy town of Siquijor, Kagusuan Beach is rarely visited by tourists because of its hard-to-reach location. But when you get to the beach, you’ll enjoy some much-needed solitude as tourists and even locals do not abound in the place. You can swim or snorkel here as the beautiful blue water is home to a thriving marine life.

The best way to reach Kagusuan is to hire a tricycle for a day once you’re in Siquijor. From the main road of Siquijor, take a turn to Barangay Minalulan to reach the town of Maria. You need to reach the beach by foot by traversing a concrete staircase.


7. Caluya Islands

Where: Caluya, Antique



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Antique also has its own beautiful beaches!

Image: @iamwhatiam0687


Caluya Island in Antique resembles the beauty of Boracay minus the crowd and noise with its dust-like white sand and crystal clear cerulean waters. It is so secluded that there’s only one option for accommodation called Island Divers Caluya, and they only accept six guests at a time so you’re sure to have a quiet escape. Coconut crabs and starfish lurk around the beach, so be careful where you step—and have your camera ready.

Be prepared as reaching Caluya Island requires a long travel. From Iloilo, travel by land to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique’s capital. From there, you need to ride a bus going to Libertad Port so you can ride a boat that will take you to Caluya Island. Total travel time is nine to 10 hours.




8. Limasawa Island

Where: Limasawa, Southern Leyte



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Visit Limasawa Island and you might chance upon some whale sharks.

Image: @watabwtpia


Limasawa Island is one hidden beach that has a lot of surprises. The island is famously known as the venue of the first-ever mass in Asia that was officiated by Father Pedro Valderrama and attended by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Today, aside from blowing your mind with its beauty, the island will also surprise you with sights of whale sharks in the wild, since it is a good site for whale-spotting.

To reach the island of Limasawa from Tacloban, you can ride a van going to Maasin. From there you can catch a bus going to the port at Padre Burgos and ride a boat going to Limasawa.


These hidden beaches might be hard to reach, but their undeniable beauty, serene atmosphere, and luscious surroundings make it all worth it. Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon!

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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April 20, 2018

8 Unexplored Beaches in the Philippines to Discover this Summer

Your mission this summer: to boldly go where no tourist has gone before!


unexplored beaches in the Philippines


It’s universal knowledge that going to the beach is always a great summer activity with your friends or family. Unfortunately, as much as we want to spend some alone time with our loved ones, other people will also be heading to the same shores that we love. But you don’t have to spend your summer months jostling for space amidst other beach-goers, because there are plenty of unexplored beaches in the Philippines that are just waiting to be visited! If you’re craving for a great beach adventure away from tourists and their selfie sticks, check out the list below and see which of these hidden beaches could be your next destination!


1. Bitaog Beach

Where: Basilisa, Dinagat Islands, Surigao City



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Check Bitaog Beach first before heading to Siargao.

Image: @_bandino


Surigao City has been overshadowed by its nearby sister island Siargao, but this little province also has a lot of secrets for us to unveil. One secret worth seeking is Bitaog Beach, which is located in the Dinagat Islands.

It has powdery white sand and sky blue waters that will give some of the beaches in the country a run for their money. The beach is also home to mesmerizing rock formations and vast foliage that makes a perfect backdrop for the picturesque beach. You can reach Bitaog Beach by boat from Surigao City and spend a day here.


2. Bakhaw Beach

Where: Camotes Island, Cebu



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Despite Cebu’s popularity there’s still a hidden beach here waiting to be explored.

Image: @sabelroma


Cebu is home to some of the finest and most popular beaches in the country, but one hidden beach worth exploring here is Bakhaw Beach. This secluded beach is still considered undeveloped as you won’t find luxury hotels or huge restaurants here.

To get there from Cebu City, you can ride a bus going to Danao Seaport and ride a boat going to Camotes Island. Once in Camotes Island, ride a motorcycle and ask the driver to take you to Bakhaw Beach. When you see the long stretch of white sand, you’ll know you’re in the right place.




3. Cagwait Beach

Where: Cagwait, Surigao del Sur



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

This U-shaped gem in Surigao del Sur is just waiting for u.

Image: @bamino33


Dubbed as the “Boracay of Caraga,” Cagwait Beach is often compared to the famous beach because of its powdery sand and cerulean waters. Although Cagwait is already a well-known beach among its locals, its beauty is still worth exploring especially for first-timers in the area. The U-shaped beach is home to various resorts so you won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay here.

The best way to reach Cagwait Beach is by flying to Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur. From Tandag Airport, you can ride a jeepney to Cagwait and hail a motorcycle and have them to bring you to Cagwait White Beach. You can also reach the beach from Davao and Surigao City.


4. Floral Island

Where: Taytay, Palawan



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Rent this Palawan island for a couple of days and take a break in peace!

Image: Floral Island Resort


If you’re willing to splurge to have an amazing summer, Floral Island might be the place you need. For a hefty price of around PhP28,000, you can rent the entire island on Airbnb and enjoy it without the distraction from other tourists. The price already includes accommodation, full board meals, and transfer to and from the island. Aside from privacy, you’ll also enjoy the stunning beauty of Palawan, its clear waters, and vibrant marine life.

Floral Island can be reached via Puerto Princesa or El Nido. You need to ride a van going to Taytay Port and from there you’ll be taken by a private boat to the island.




5. Dicotcotan Beach

Where: Palanan, Isabela



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Greens and blues abound in Dicotcotan beach.

Image: @nhorly25


Located in Palanan, Isabela, Dicotcotan Beach is known for its three-kilometer stretch of white sand and surrounding clear water that provide access to the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its diverse marine life. Tucked behind the majesty of the Sierra Madre mountain range, Dicotcotan is embraced by rich foliage which will welcome you once you reach the beach.

The best way access to Palanan is via bus from Manila to Dingalan, Aurora. From there you can ride a ferry boat that will take you to the place. It’s a 12-hour journey all in all, but Dicotcotan Beach as a reward will make it worth the hassle.


6. Kagusuan Beach

Where: Maria, Siquijor



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Kagusuan Beach is Siquijor’s best-kept secret.

Image: @lestnas


Located in the sleepy town of Siquijor, Kagusuan Beach is rarely visited by tourists because of its hard-to-reach location. But when you get to the beach, you’ll enjoy some much-needed solitude as tourists and even locals do not abound in the place. You can swim or snorkel here as the beautiful blue water is home to a thriving marine life.

The best way to reach Kagusuan is to hire a tricycle for a day once you’re in Siquijor. From the main road of Siquijor, take a turn to Barangay Minalulan to reach the town of Maria. You need to reach the beach by foot by traversing a concrete staircase.


7. Caluya Islands

Where: Caluya, Antique



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Antique also has its own beautiful beaches!

Image: @iamwhatiam0687


Caluya Island in Antique resembles the beauty of Boracay minus the crowd and noise with its dust-like white sand and crystal clear cerulean waters. It is so secluded that there’s only one option for accommodation called Island Divers Caluya, and they only accept six guests at a time so you’re sure to have a quiet escape. Coconut crabs and starfish lurk around the beach, so be careful where you step—and have your camera ready.

Be prepared as reaching Caluya Island requires a long travel. From Iloilo, travel by land to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique’s capital. From there, you need to ride a bus going to Libertad Port so you can ride a boat that will take you to Caluya Island. Total travel time is nine to 10 hours.




8. Limasawa Island

Where: Limasawa, Southern Leyte



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Visit Limasawa Island and you might chance upon some whale sharks.

Image: @watabwtpia


Limasawa Island is one hidden beach that has a lot of surprises. The island is famously known as the venue of the first-ever mass in Asia that was officiated by Father Pedro Valderrama and attended by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Today, aside from blowing your mind with its beauty, the island will also surprise you with sights of whale sharks in the wild, since it is a good site for whale-spotting.

To reach the island of Limasawa from Tacloban, you can ride a van going to Maasin. From there you can catch a bus going to the port at Padre Burgos and ride a boat going to Limasawa.


These hidden beaches might be hard to reach, but their undeniable beauty, serene atmosphere, and luscious surroundings make it all worth it. Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon!

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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April 20, 2018

8 Unexplored Beaches in the Philippines to Discover this Summer

Your mission this summer: to boldly go where no tourist has gone before!

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unexplored beaches in the Philippines


It’s universal knowledge that going to the beach is always a great summer activity with your friends or family. Unfortunately, as much as we want to spend some alone time with our loved ones, other people will also be heading to the same shores that we love. But you don’t have to spend your summer months jostling for space amidst other beach-goers, because there are plenty of unexplored beaches in the Philippines that are just waiting to be visited! If you’re craving for a great beach adventure away from tourists and their selfie sticks, check out the list below and see which of these hidden beaches could be your next destination!


1. Bitaog Beach

Where: Basilisa, Dinagat Islands, Surigao City



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Check Bitaog Beach first before heading to Siargao.

Image: @_bandino


Surigao City has been overshadowed by its nearby sister island Siargao, but this little province also has a lot of secrets for us to unveil. One secret worth seeking is Bitaog Beach, which is located in the Dinagat Islands.

It has powdery white sand and sky blue waters that will give some of the beaches in the country a run for their money. The beach is also home to mesmerizing rock formations and vast foliage that makes a perfect backdrop for the picturesque beach. You can reach Bitaog Beach by boat from Surigao City and spend a day here.


2. Bakhaw Beach

Where: Camotes Island, Cebu



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Despite Cebu’s popularity there’s still a hidden beach here waiting to be explored.

Image: @sabelroma


Cebu is home to some of the finest and most popular beaches in the country, but one hidden beach worth exploring here is Bakhaw Beach. This secluded beach is still considered undeveloped as you won’t find luxury hotels or huge restaurants here.

To get there from Cebu City, you can ride a bus going to Danao Seaport and ride a boat going to Camotes Island. Once in Camotes Island, ride a motorcycle and ask the driver to take you to Bakhaw Beach. When you see the long stretch of white sand, you’ll know you’re in the right place.




3. Cagwait Beach

Where: Cagwait, Surigao del Sur



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

This U-shaped gem in Surigao del Sur is just waiting for u.

Image: @bamino33


Dubbed as the “Boracay of Caraga,” Cagwait Beach is often compared to the famous beach because of its powdery sand and cerulean waters. Although Cagwait is already a well-known beach among its locals, its beauty is still worth exploring especially for first-timers in the area. The U-shaped beach is home to various resorts so you won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay here.

The best way to reach Cagwait Beach is by flying to Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur. From Tandag Airport, you can ride a jeepney to Cagwait and hail a motorcycle and have them to bring you to Cagwait White Beach. You can also reach the beach from Davao and Surigao City.


4. Floral Island

Where: Taytay, Palawan



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Rent this Palawan island for a couple of days and take a break in peace!

Image: Floral Island Resort


If you’re willing to splurge to have an amazing summer, Floral Island might be the place you need. For a hefty price of around PhP28,000, you can rent the entire island on Airbnb and enjoy it without the distraction from other tourists. The price already includes accommodation, full board meals, and transfer to and from the island. Aside from privacy, you’ll also enjoy the stunning beauty of Palawan, its clear waters, and vibrant marine life.

Floral Island can be reached via Puerto Princesa or El Nido. You need to ride a van going to Taytay Port and from there you’ll be taken by a private boat to the island.




5. Dicotcotan Beach

Where: Palanan, Isabela



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Greens and blues abound in Dicotcotan beach.

Image: @nhorly25


Located in Palanan, Isabela, Dicotcotan Beach is known for its three-kilometer stretch of white sand and surrounding clear water that provide access to the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its diverse marine life. Tucked behind the majesty of the Sierra Madre mountain range, Dicotcotan is embraced by rich foliage which will welcome you once you reach the beach.

The best way access to Palanan is via bus from Manila to Dingalan, Aurora. From there you can ride a ferry boat that will take you to the place. It’s a 12-hour journey all in all, but Dicotcotan Beach as a reward will make it worth the hassle.


6. Kagusuan Beach

Where: Maria, Siquijor



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Kagusuan Beach is Siquijor’s best-kept secret.

Image: @lestnas


Located in the sleepy town of Siquijor, Kagusuan Beach is rarely visited by tourists because of its hard-to-reach location. But when you get to the beach, you’ll enjoy some much-needed solitude as tourists and even locals do not abound in the place. You can swim or snorkel here as the beautiful blue water is home to a thriving marine life.

The best way to reach Kagusuan is to hire a tricycle for a day once you’re in Siquijor. From the main road of Siquijor, take a turn to Barangay Minalulan to reach the town of Maria. You need to reach the beach by foot by traversing a concrete staircase.


7. Caluya Islands

Where: Caluya, Antique



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Antique also has its own beautiful beaches!

Image: @iamwhatiam0687


Caluya Island in Antique resembles the beauty of Boracay minus the crowd and noise with its dust-like white sand and crystal clear cerulean waters. It is so secluded that there’s only one option for accommodation called Island Divers Caluya, and they only accept six guests at a time so you’re sure to have a quiet escape. Coconut crabs and starfish lurk around the beach, so be careful where you step—and have your camera ready.

Be prepared as reaching Caluya Island requires a long travel. From Iloilo, travel by land to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique’s capital. From there, you need to ride a bus going to Libertad Port so you can ride a boat that will take you to Caluya Island. Total travel time is nine to 10 hours.




8. Limasawa Island

Where: Limasawa, Southern Leyte



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Visit Limasawa Island and you might chance upon some whale sharks.

Image: @watabwtpia


Limasawa Island is one hidden beach that has a lot of surprises. The island is famously known as the venue of the first-ever mass in Asia that was officiated by Father Pedro Valderrama and attended by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Today, aside from blowing your mind with its beauty, the island will also surprise you with sights of whale sharks in the wild, since it is a good site for whale-spotting.

To reach the island of Limasawa from Tacloban, you can ride a van going to Maasin. From there you can catch a bus going to the port at Padre Burgos and ride a boat going to Limasawa.


These hidden beaches might be hard to reach, but their undeniable beauty, serene atmosphere, and luscious surroundings make it all worth it. Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon!

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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April 20, 2018

8 Unexplored Beaches in the Philippines to Discover this Summer

Your mission this summer: to boldly go where no tourist has gone before!


unexplored beaches in the Philippines


It’s universal knowledge that going to the beach is always a great summer activity with your friends or family. Unfortunately, as much as we want to spend some alone time with our loved ones, other people will also be heading to the same shores that we love. But you don’t have to spend your summer months jostling for space amidst other beach-goers, because there are plenty of unexplored beaches in the Philippines that are just waiting to be visited! If you’re craving for a great beach adventure away from tourists and their selfie sticks, check out the list below and see which of these hidden beaches could be your next destination!


1. Bitaog Beach

Where: Basilisa, Dinagat Islands, Surigao City



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Check Bitaog Beach first before heading to Siargao.

Image: @_bandino


Surigao City has been overshadowed by its nearby sister island Siargao, but this little province also has a lot of secrets for us to unveil. One secret worth seeking is Bitaog Beach, which is located in the Dinagat Islands.

It has powdery white sand and sky blue waters that will give some of the beaches in the country a run for their money. The beach is also home to mesmerizing rock formations and vast foliage that makes a perfect backdrop for the picturesque beach. You can reach Bitaog Beach by boat from Surigao City and spend a day here.


2. Bakhaw Beach

Where: Camotes Island, Cebu



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Despite Cebu’s popularity there’s still a hidden beach here waiting to be explored.

Image: @sabelroma


Cebu is home to some of the finest and most popular beaches in the country, but one hidden beach worth exploring here is Bakhaw Beach. This secluded beach is still considered undeveloped as you won’t find luxury hotels or huge restaurants here.

To get there from Cebu City, you can ride a bus going to Danao Seaport and ride a boat going to Camotes Island. Once in Camotes Island, ride a motorcycle and ask the driver to take you to Bakhaw Beach. When you see the long stretch of white sand, you’ll know you’re in the right place.




3. Cagwait Beach

Where: Cagwait, Surigao del Sur



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

This U-shaped gem in Surigao del Sur is just waiting for u.

Image: @bamino33


Dubbed as the “Boracay of Caraga,” Cagwait Beach is often compared to the famous beach because of its powdery sand and cerulean waters. Although Cagwait is already a well-known beach among its locals, its beauty is still worth exploring especially for first-timers in the area. The U-shaped beach is home to various resorts so you won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay here.

The best way to reach Cagwait Beach is by flying to Tandag Airport in Surigao del Sur. From Tandag Airport, you can ride a jeepney to Cagwait and hail a motorcycle and have them to bring you to Cagwait White Beach. You can also reach the beach from Davao and Surigao City.


4. Floral Island

Where: Taytay, Palawan



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Rent this Palawan island for a couple of days and take a break in peace!

Image: Floral Island Resort


If you’re willing to splurge to have an amazing summer, Floral Island might be the place you need. For a hefty price of around PhP28,000, you can rent the entire island on Airbnb and enjoy it without the distraction from other tourists. The price already includes accommodation, full board meals, and transfer to and from the island. Aside from privacy, you’ll also enjoy the stunning beauty of Palawan, its clear waters, and vibrant marine life.

Floral Island can be reached via Puerto Princesa or El Nido. You need to ride a van going to Taytay Port and from there you’ll be taken by a private boat to the island.




5. Dicotcotan Beach

Where: Palanan, Isabela



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Greens and blues abound in Dicotcotan beach.

Image: @nhorly25


Located in Palanan, Isabela, Dicotcotan Beach is known for its three-kilometer stretch of white sand and surrounding clear water that provide access to the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its diverse marine life. Tucked behind the majesty of the Sierra Madre mountain range, Dicotcotan is embraced by rich foliage which will welcome you once you reach the beach.

The best way access to Palanan is via bus from Manila to Dingalan, Aurora. From there you can ride a ferry boat that will take you to the place. It’s a 12-hour journey all in all, but Dicotcotan Beach as a reward will make it worth the hassle.


6. Kagusuan Beach

Where: Maria, Siquijor



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Kagusuan Beach is Siquijor’s best-kept secret.

Image: @lestnas


Located in the sleepy town of Siquijor, Kagusuan Beach is rarely visited by tourists because of its hard-to-reach location. But when you get to the beach, you’ll enjoy some much-needed solitude as tourists and even locals do not abound in the place. You can swim or snorkel here as the beautiful blue water is home to a thriving marine life.

The best way to reach Kagusuan is to hire a tricycle for a day once you’re in Siquijor. From the main road of Siquijor, take a turn to Barangay Minalulan to reach the town of Maria. You need to reach the beach by foot by traversing a concrete staircase.


7. Caluya Islands

Where: Caluya, Antique



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Antique also has its own beautiful beaches!

Image: @iamwhatiam0687


Caluya Island in Antique resembles the beauty of Boracay minus the crowd and noise with its dust-like white sand and crystal clear cerulean waters. It is so secluded that there’s only one option for accommodation called Island Divers Caluya, and they only accept six guests at a time so you’re sure to have a quiet escape. Coconut crabs and starfish lurk around the beach, so be careful where you step—and have your camera ready.

Be prepared as reaching Caluya Island requires a long travel. From Iloilo, travel by land to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique’s capital. From there, you need to ride a bus going to Libertad Port so you can ride a boat that will take you to Caluya Island. Total travel time is nine to 10 hours.




8. Limasawa Island

Where: Limasawa, Southern Leyte



unexplored beaches in the Philippines

Visit Limasawa Island and you might chance upon some whale sharks.

Image: @watabwtpia


Limasawa Island is one hidden beach that has a lot of surprises. The island is famously known as the venue of the first-ever mass in Asia that was officiated by Father Pedro Valderrama and attended by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Today, aside from blowing your mind with its beauty, the island will also surprise you with sights of whale sharks in the wild, since it is a good site for whale-spotting.

To reach the island of Limasawa from Tacloban, you can ride a van going to Maasin. From there you can catch a bus going to the port at Padre Burgos and ride a boat going to Limasawa.


These hidden beaches might be hard to reach, but their undeniable beauty, serene atmosphere, and luscious surroundings make it all worth it. Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon!

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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