10 Gorgeous Beaches Near Metro Manila
Manila to Batangas Bus Schedule and Fare

Looking for a place for a quick getaway from your busy life in the capital? Why not take a break now and visit these gorgeous beaches near Metro Manila. These beaches are only about 2-4 hours away fro Metro Manila and are easily accessible by public transport. It’s definitely affordable to enjoy a day or two on these beaches.

10 Gorgeous Beaches Near Metro Manila

Top Beaches Near Metro Manila

Pagbilao Chica Island, Quezon

The province of Quezon features many beaches and one of its popular tourist spots is the Borawan beach known for its white sands. If you fancy the rock formations you hear about in Palawan then you will find one similar in Borawan beach! This is definitely a must-visit beach near Metro Manila.

Cagbalete Island, Quezon

Another island hailing from Quezon Province, Cagbalete Island is also home to white sandy beaches and is well-suited for travelers on a budget! You won’t have to worry about finding a resort since there is an increasing number of accommodations, but its recommended to bring your own tent so as to experience the surrounding ocean.

Cagbalete Island, Quezon
Cagbalete Island | Photo by Edss Tolentino

MV Neneng Boat Schedule between Mauban Port and Cagbalete Port

Mauban Port to Cagbalete: 11:00 AM / Fare: Php100
Cagbalete to Mauban Port: 7:00 AM / Fare: Php100

Potipot Island, Zambales

This island is the secret paradise that is located in Candelaria, Zambales. It gives you the most stunning sunset view that will literally take your breath away. This small isle is privately-owned, but an overnight stay is permitted. The cost is Php500.00 During the day, you can go snorkeling or play beach volleyball and of course, swimming as long as you want.

Potipot Island, Zambales
Potipot Island | Photo by mage somido under creative commons

This beach near Metro Manila is a perfect place to clear your mind and perform meditation. 

Masasa Beach, Batangas

Maybe you want somewhere else that is not crowded, and if so, Masasa beach has got you covered. A contrast to the crowded and busy life in the city, the beach offers clear waters and rock formations alongside the beach. We highly recommend going here on a weekday as it normally gets crowded during weekdays. Masasa beach has recently become one of the top beaches near Metro Manila.

Masasa Beach, Batangas - one of the gorgeous beach resorts near Metro Manila
Masasa Beach | Photo by Edss Tolentino

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Puerto Galera is no stranger as its hailed as one of the most popular go-to beaches when all you want is to just up and leave the city. Give your skin a tan, or dive into the majestic views of Puerto Galera’s rich and beautiful marine life known for its biodiversity. To get here, check out our Puerto Galera travel guide.

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Anilao, Batangas

Anilao, Batangas is one of the most popular diving spots in the Philippines and is a to-go place for visitors who want to enjoy the underwater world. It’s close proximity to Metro Manila makes it an ideal place for weekend getaways and short vacation from the busy life in the metro. If you are looking for a beach resort in Anilao, check out our review of Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort.

Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

This tourist destination doesn’t need much introduction since its popularity speaks for itself. When you say Alaminos, Pangasinan, there’s no other place to stay but in the Hundred Islands. You’ll get a perfect view of the vast ocean onboard a boat. The beach life here includes exciting outdoor activities such as island hopping, swimming, diving, and snorkeling.

Burgos, Pangasinan

Cabongaoan is another beach near Metro Manila that bears its unspoiled beauty that retains its white sandy beach, and its calm and gentle waters will ease your mind with its embrace.

Dipaculao, Aurora

When you hear Aurora, you may think of Baler, but what you didn’t know is that it has its own opposite! Hidden in Aurora is a paradise called Diadiawan beach, a quiet, soothing, and calm beach unlike Baler, where you can chill with your friends and just appreciate nature.

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Subic, Zambales

It may not be a Boracay, but Halfmoon beach is near, cheap and offers a good enough experience for everyone who just wants to visit a beach nearby! A generally good beach for people who don’t want anything luxurious.

Subic Bay | Photo by Jopet Sy under creative commons


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    Each of these beaches looks great and only you yourself can choose exactly the place where you and your family will be most comfortable.

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