11. Sta. Cruz Island’s Pink Sand BeachOne of the most visited attractions in Zamboanga City is the Great Sta. Cruz Island. It is located just about 20 minutes by boat from Paseo del Mar. It is a protected area and is home to the famous Pink Sand Beach of Zamboanga. Entrance to the island is P20, terminal fee is P5, and cottage rental ranges from P100 – P500 depending on the size. Boat rental to and from the island is P1000 good for 1-10 passengers. For inquiries, you may call 09272835684. Make sure to be responsible while visiting the island. Bring your trash back to the mainland.
12. Malamawi White Beach
If you want something off-beat, then Malamawi White Beach is the place for you. It’s a stone’s throw from the port of Isabela City, the capital of the province of Basilan. It’s a piece of a secluded paradise.
13. Nangaramoan Beach
A place where you can relax and revel in the sun, sand and the sea. It is located in the town of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Nangaramoan Beach’s crystal blue water will surely take your breath away. It’s also a perfect place to enjoy the night if you are visiting Palaui Island.
14. Buktot Beach
Located in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, is an ideal place for family and group getaways. Open cottages, benches and bamboo tables are available for the beach goers. Whether you’re looking for an adventure on the waves, romantic sunsets or a family friendly swimming spot, Mansalay beach has it all for you to relish.
15. Puraran Beach
Puraran Beach is a popular surfing site and an isolated cove in the town of Baras, Catanduanes. Whether you are a surfer or just a beach lover, Puraran is a good place for you since it offers both a surfing and a beach bumming spots.
So there’s our top 15 beaches in the Philippines to visit this holiday season. So pack your sunscreen, because you’ll never run out of beach fun in the Philippines.
Want to learn more about other Philippine beaches? Here’s an interactive map of beaches in the Philippines you can visit and enjoy a summer in December feels. It shows the best beaches to explore and what to do depending on the type of traveler you are: Map of Philippine Beaches