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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Best Philippines Beaches to Visit Right Now

Summer is quickly ending and soon we'll all have to hide under the shade, waiting for the rains to stop. Before that happens, it might be a good idea to head over to the nearest beach and enjoy it while you can. If you have some time on your hands, you might opt to take a beach weekend getaway to one of the nicest beaches in the Philippines.


So, here are the best beaches to visit right now in the Philippines. Of course, there are many others who will also do just fine and it’s mostly a matter of personal taste. I tried to highlight those that are easy to get to, offer proper accommodation and an overall superb beach experience.

Laiya Beach

Laiya beach is arguably the nicest beach in Batangas, and certainly its most popular one. Since it's so close to Manila, you'll do better to come here during weekdays if possible. That way, you can avoid the weekend crowd and have a relatively quiet time at this beautiful place.

Even during the weekend, Laiya is a great place to go if you are looking for time at the beach. The place is very well adapted to children and resorts are really high level. If you have some time to spare, you might also wish to visit Tagaytay. It's not too far away, and can offer a nice change from lying at the beach all day long.

Boracay

if you have time on your hands, and some money to spare, then visiting Boracay is the obvious choice. Everyone knows it's the best beach in the world, and also a great place to party and meet new people. This small island also has some of the best resorts in the Philippines, and a huge selection of hotels to meet everyone's needs.


Boracay isn't just about relaxing at the beach and hitting the bars at night. There are many tours you can go on, such as diving, island hopping, kitesurfing and more. The list goes on forever, so it's really only a question of what you would like to do. A weekend there with the family is great fun, but can become costly quite quickly. It might be a good idea to book a Boracay vacation package and save some money that way.

Organized trips with trusted travel agencies also mean you can enjoy your time with a clear mind. Focus on relaxing and spending time at the beach, instead of worrying about problems with your hotel or finding the right tour guide. If you are already in paradise, make sure you experience it right.

Pagudpud

If Boracay is too far or too expensive, there are always decent alternatives. Pagudpud is nicknamed 'Boracay of the north' for a reason – its white sand beaches don't fall short of its southeren counterpart. The most popular beaches are Saud and Blue lagoon – so that's where you should head if you decide to travel to Pagudpud.


There are a few distinct advantages to a vacation in Ilocos compared to other places. First, Ilocos is very diverse with lots of different things to see and do. For example, you can chill at the beach and then drive to Vigan for some scenic city atmosphere. Another big plus is how close Ilocos is to Manila – you can take a 6 hours bus or fly to Laoag in less than an hour.

Lastly, resorts here are high level, but my cheaper than anywhere else. It's your chance for a luxury vacation at affordable prices.




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