7 Best-kept Secret Beaches in the Philippines

16 October 2022
7 Best kept Secret Beaches in the Philippines

Who says beaches are only best in summer?


Filipinos and foreign nationals often visit some of the best-known beaches in the Philippines as a tropical country. Boracay, Bantayan Island in Cebu, Palawan, and Siargao are among the most popular destinations in the world. They are famous for having fine sand beaches, crystal clear water, and majestic underwater views.


However, these places can either be crowded or fully booked for reservations. Or, you may have gone to these beautiful beaches, but you can't have a special place that lets you spend time alone. You can't even appreciate their magnificent beach views, going home unsatisfied with your vacation.


So, if you're looking for an adventure where lesser crowds go, explore some of the hidden beaches in the Philippines. 



Philippines' 7 Hidden Jewel White Sand Beaches

The fact that our country comprises 7641 islands, there are plenty of undiscovered beaches you might want to visit. From fine white sand beaches to limestone cliff diving, these seven (7) lesser-known beaches will give you a trip you can never forget. 


Great Sta. Cruz, Zamboanga

Known for its blush pink sand, the Great Sta. Cruz in Zamboanga is one of the must-see beaches you'll need to explore. Its blush color comes from crushed pieces of red organ pipe corals. You won't see its pinkish color at first sight but wait until it gets wet; you'll be mesmerized by its fascinating beach view. 


Besides enjoying its scenery, swimming, snorkeling, and beach volleyball are some features of the Great Santa Cruz Island. So, if this is the vacation you are longing for, make sure to secure a slot for reservations. They only allow limited guests to ensure this sanctuary and marine life habitat are preserved.

Zamboanga's pink beach was listed as one of the best beaches in the world in 2017 by National Geographic. 


Island Hopping Tour in Bucas Grande, Surigao del Norte

When you hear the name Surigao, the first thing that comes to mind is surfing. Surigao also has a hidden beach that only a few visitors know about. If you're looking for a wondrous hodgepodge of nature, come to Bucas Grande. It's one of the islands in Surigao that features enchanting caves, pristine emerald beaches, coral reefs, and a jellyfish sanctuary.


Bucas Grande is also known as an otherworldly paradise because you will get to experience what other beaches can't offer. You can have a close encounter with non-stingy and friendly jellyfish in Tojoman Lagoon, although swimming with them is prohibited. 


If you opt for an exciting adventure, Hagukan and Magkukuob Caves. These caves feature distinctive crystal forms of stalactites and stalagmites. If you got the courage to do extreme, you can jump off the cliff and swim into its bio-luminescent azure water.


Momo White Sand Beach Resort, Bohol

Bohol is famous for dolphin and whale watching beside the iconic Chocolate Hills, Alona Beach, and Philippine Tarsier. This humble province also has several beaches that only a few visitors know about. One is the Momo Beach in Panglao. 


Momo Beach was discovered when Boracay was closed for rehabilitation in 2018. Many domestic and foreign tourists find this place more serene and a grand beach haven for a perfect getaway. Like other Panglao beaches, Momo is a pristine beach lined with the best features like powdered white sand and turquoise waters. 


The best thing to do in Momo Beach is to stay until dusk, as it has the most beautiful sunsets. You can stay overnight at the nearest resorts. For a relaxing day trip, make sure you bring food and remember to clean as you go.


Cresta de Gallo, Romblon

Walking along incredible sandbars on an island like Kalanggaman Island is one thing on your bucket list. So, head down to Romblon, where Cresta de Gallo is waiting for you to be explored. This insanely beautiful island is surrounded by aqua-blue waters and two beautiful sandbars. Its remote location means only a few know, and getting there is also epic. You need to make extra effort to reach this marvelous island, but the journey is exemplary and priceless. Moreover, you can also take a short beach trip at Bonbon Beach, an idyllic beach haven apart from Cresta de Gallo. 


Borawan Island, Quezon

Located at Padre Burgos, Lipata in Quezon, you can find the secluded island of Borawan. It’s a portmanteau of Palawan’s limestone rock formations and Boracay’s white sand beach. Therefore, it’s like getting the best of both worlds. 


Borawan Island is one of the most picturesque beaches in the country and a perfect escape from the city’s bustling life with a lesser crowd. It is only a 3-4 hour drive and a boat ride away from Manila.


Talisayen Cove, Zambales

Zambales is known for its attractive destinations like Anawangin Cove and Nagsasa Beach. But, if you prefer a quieter place, Talisayen Cove is the best. It is located in San Antonio, Zambales, featuring a black coastline.


One of the best reasons it is a secluded beach is because there is no signal. But, it is a great place to relax and chill and an ideal location to camp overnight. Since you can update your social media status, you might as well turn off your data and take memorable pictures. Spend time stargazing at night or light up a bonfire to neutralize the cool evening breeze.


Sibang Cove, Cagayan

A stunning beachscape is also waiting for you at the Sibang Cove in Cagayan. Located at Calayan Island, this hidden paradise will leave you in awe once you’ve visited this place. But be ready to put on some sunblock because getting there also takes a lot of effort. You must walk for an hour and a half, crossing a wooden bridge and climbing two hills. 


Once you reach Sibang Cove, expect that you will enjoy its picturesque view. A clear blue sky and verdant rolling hills with coconut trees will serve as the backdrop while its powdery sand slithers into your feet. If you have time and budget, you can also explore other attractions, such as Cababaan and Caniwara beaches, for another few hours of beach bumming and swimming.



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Traveling is one of the most expensive investments to make, but the satisfaction it offers is bound to be priceless and limitless. However, you can take advantage of a one-of-a-kind investment to make the most of it. Invest in buying a house and lot in the Philippines, where your favorite beaches and attractions are nearby.


For instance, if you're planning to visit Sibang Cove, Cagayan, you might also want to schedule tripping in our nearest Lumina Homes in Tuguegarao and Cauayan. They offer affordable house and lot for sale and are purposely located at the nearest attractive spots in the Philippines. Both Lumina Tuguegarao and Lumina Cauayan have complete amenities, including multipurpose halls, a covered basketball court, miniparks, and a children’s playground. Rest assured, these are high-quality homes developed by one of the leading providers of affordable house and lot properties for every Filipino family.

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