8 Beautiful Beaches in the Philippines That Most People Know Nothing About

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Without a doubt, the Philippines is a country with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Tourists from around the world flock to Boracay, Palawan, Puerto Galera, and other famous beaches. On top of that, there are beaches that only a few people know and they are actually those that are closest to paradise.

Here are the eight beaches in the Philippines that most people know nothing about:

#1 - Nagtabon Beach, Palawan: Palawan, known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines," has some of the most idyllic beaches in the country and one of them is quite unknown to the public. Nagtabon Beach, set along the western coast of Puerto Princesa City, offers cream-colored sands, a view of lush mountain ranges, and activities such as skimboarding and surfing from October to February.

#2 - Cagwait Beach, Surigao del Sur: A C-shaped white-sand beach, famous pilot Charles Lindbergh compared the beach to Hawaii's Waikiki Beach. Sure it is! The rolling waves and the thick lines of palm trees justify the comparison. Every month of June, the beach gets rather flocked for Kaliguan Festival, but besides that, it is considered a very serene place.

#3 - Quinale Beach, Bohol: Most tourists flock to the south-western coast of Bohol to visit its beautiful beaches. Only a few know about the 3-kilometer white-sand beach on the eastern coast, in the town of Anda, that is Quinale Beach. The turquoise waters not only offer a beautiful sight on the surface but also beneath with its spectacular coral reefs and marine life including turtles, nudibranchs, and pygmy seahorses.

#4 - Anguib Beach, Cagayan: The peaceful ambiance and the stunning view makes this beach on the north-eastern corner of Luzon island a perfect escape from the hustle of the city. Three to four hours away from Tuguegarao City is the rustic town of Santa Ana, Cagayan in which Anguib Beach is located. It is surrounded by pine-like casuarina trees and is graced by a glorious sunset over the Babuyan Channel.

#5 - Dicotcotan Beach, Isabela: The vast Sierra Madre mountains may have covered Dicotcotan Beach from the public radar but it did not conceal its beauty. It may not be easy to get to the town of Palanan, Isabela, but the view of the country's largest rainforest which extends to the virgin shorelines of Dicotcotan Beach is definitely worth it.

#6 - Caluwayan Beach, Samar: Surviving the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), this beach in the town of Marabut, Samar has recovered its beauty. Its grayish sand may not be as strikingly beautiful as the white sand of the country's outstanding beaches, but its karst landscape and outlandish islands have the rugged appeal that adventurous tourists love.

#7 - Tayandak Beach, Sultan Kudarat: Due to its far location and common political unrest, most tourists do not consider going to this area in Mindanao. But with the more peaceful situation, the pristine coastline of Tayandak Beach might make tourists want to go there. It offers fine white sand and palm trees. It is also a usual jump-off point to more stunning beaches.

#8 - Langub Beach, Negros Occidental: Also known as Sugar Beach due to its sugary brown-colored sand, this beach has a line of resorts in the area but still preserved its natural beauty. It is also a home to caves and hilltops that tourists can visit and hike and a sunken cargo ship called Julien's Wreck that tourists can snorkel.
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