6 Gorgeous Beaches in Mindanao

Over the years, travelers have been flocking around in Boracay, Palawan or Cebu. Most of them often forget to include Mindanao to their itinerary. Little did they know that Mindanao is blessed with pristine beaches with few tourists. Here’s our list of gorgeous beaches in Mindanao.

Gorgeous Beaches in Mindanao
Gorgeous Beaches in Mindanao

We just cannot wait to share with you the top beaches in Mindanao you should look forward to!

Must-Visit Beaches in Mindanao

Dahican Beach

Mati City’s Dahican Beach is dubbed as the “Skim Boarding Capital of Mindanao.” Its 7-kilometer stretch beach facing the Pacific Ocean attracts surfers and beach bummers due to the sturdy waves that make it ideal for surfing and skim boarding for beginners.

Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental
Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental

Samal and Talicud Island Beaches

The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) is blessed with a number of picturesque and gorgeous white sand beaches and interesting marine wonders. It is situated right in the middle of the Davao Gulf, less than 30 minutes from Davao City. It is accessible by both public and private transportation and offers both luxurious and budget resorts. Check out our list of gorgeous beaches in Samal.

Talicud Beach, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Talicud Beach, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte

Gumasa Beach

One of the awe-inspiring top beaches in Mindanao, this resembles the long-stretched beach with white sand of Boracay before its commercialization. This is where the annual “Sarbay Festival” is being held, a sporting event that promotes the preservation of Marine in Sarangani dubbed as one of the biggest beach party in Mindanao.

Gumasa Beach, Glan, Sarangani Province
Gumasa Beach, Glan, Sarangani Province

Magpupungko Beach

Who would have thought that basking in the sun, snorkeling or enjoying Jacuzzi-like experience can be done in just one place? Magpupungko Beach features a natural pool and natural rock formations that block huge waves from the beach, making the natural pool an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. During high tide, the water in Magpupungko’s natural pool can only be as high as eight feet.

Magpupungko Beach, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Magpupungko Beach, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte

Mabua Pebble Beach

A visit to Mabua pebble beach is a therapeutic getaway for everyone longing to have a quick escape from the city. A myriad of pebbles with different sizes set this beach a unique one from the other beaches in the Philippines. Travelers can simply feel what it feels like to live on a secluded beach when they visit this beach. It’s an old-fashioned way of living without the need of an internet connection. As travelers, please take note that you are not allowed to take home some of the pebble stones.

Mabua Pebble Beach, Surigao City
Mabua Pebble Beach, Surigao City

Great Sta. Cruz Islet’s  Pink Beach  

If the white firm sands do not excite you anymore, visit the Great Sta. Cruz Island in Zamboanga. An islet where you can find a beach with pink sands from the broken pink corals. As you enjoy walking on this beach, you can find red corals everywhere on the shore.

This list of top beaches in Mindanao will make you realize the true essence of life is not based on the new gadget you have or the number of followers in social media. The true essence of life is when you put down all your gadgets and seize the moment at the most unexpected places you thought can never heal you mentally and emotionally from your past that still haunt you down.

Are you ready to explore Mindanao? Include these beaches to your itinerary and share with us your experience on the comment section below.

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