Travel Asia – The Beaches of the Philippines

Palawan, Philippines beach
The beautiful beaches in Palawan are some of the most beautiful in the Philippines (photo by EGA)

The islands and culture of the Philippines is one of the EGA team’s favorites in terms of places for expats to live in Asia. In fact, it’s one of the top spots in the region for expats, likely only behind Thailand and China. We think it’s because of the beautiful beaches lining the coast and the entire perimeter of the Philippine islands. Add to that an fairly easy language to learn (tagalog is not tonal like many of the nearby countries) and some of the warmest, friendliest people on earth, and you have a recipe for a perfect new home. We’re no the only ones who have fallen in love with the islands, culture, food, language — pretty much everything the Phillipines have to offer. Our latest guest post shares the highlights of the country’s beaches and is shared: By Matthew Davidson

The Philippines is composed of 7,107 islands. Wherever you may be, you are certain that there is a beach within an hour’s drive to give you a nice tan line. However, if you want to see the most pristine and most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, you need to uncover these gems for yourself. We are listing some of the beaches which we have uncovered that truly captured our hearts because of their divine beauty.

Boracay is probably the most famous beach in the Philippines. It boasts of kilometers of sand so fine it passes through your hands in seconds. It is also known for the nightlife and celebrity visits it gets yearly, both from local ones and international stars such as Brangelina.

Puerto Princesa in Palawan is heaven on Earth. It is home to the famous Subterranean Underground Park which was nominated as one of the new seven wonders of the world. Besides its white sand beaches, underwater life is dazzling in Puerto Princesa. The Tubbataha Reef was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is one of the best diving spots in Asia.

If you want to see nature at its finest, such as hills by the hundreds and relaxing rivers, but still want to be near the beach, then Panglao Island in Bohol is the place to be. One will be greeted by the amazing attractions such as the Chocolate Hills and the Tarsier, the smallest primate in the world while being just a couple of minutes away from white sand beaches.

If you plan on going on vacation but are just so tired of the usual places you go to, why not try out one of the Philippines’ thousands of beaches. Before you know it, you will fall so in love with it you won’t want to leave.

Matthew Davidson has been writing about travel for the past four years. He also enjoys writing about wine, including reasons for storing your wine collection in wine fridges and features offered by an Avanti wine cooler.

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