With over 7,641 islands all over the country, Cebu is only one of the many provinces or islands in the Philippines that are home to some of the best and most beautiful beaches. In fact, the Philippines is considered one of the best [tropical] countries to go to if you’re looking for remote islands with stunning beaches.
The Philippines is popularly known for its beautiful island beaches. Manila alone has more than enough stunning and wonderful beaches and beach resorts, and one of those include Pico de Loro at Hamilo Coast. However, if you’re the type to explore more untouched beauty and a variety of diving spots, then the province of Cebu definitely has all of that for you.
Cebu is a province in the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital city, Mactan, is home to different landmarks which date back to the Spanish colonial period. More than that, Cebu has over 150 surrounding islands and islets, which houses its stunning beaches. Cebu is also known for its famous lechon, so if you ever come to visit and look for beaches, make sure to try the famous Cebu lechon! Most, if not all, beach resorts surely have it because it’s a staple in the province.
Going back, listed in this article are a couple of terrific beaches you should visit while in Cebu. You can bookmark this for future reference if you’re ever planning on exploring beaches and diving spots in the Philippines.
Langob Beach (Malapascua Island)
Malapascua Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the province of Cebu. Also, it’s one of the best places to go on a vacation. Its beauty will make you forget how long you’ve traveled to get there. In fact, you might even forget you’re in the Philippines! This beach’s beauty just goes beyond measure, especially if you’re the type to enjoy more on the quiet, serene, and peaceful beaches than overpopulated and commercialized ones.
Aside from swimming, you can also enjoy a few water activities at Langob Beach like scuba diving, wakeboarding, or thresher shark watching. This beach also offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of beautiful palm trees, so make sure to take Instagram-worthy pictures when you can! With its turquoise-colored water and white sand, you’ll definitely want to keep coming back.
Bounty Beach (Malapascua Island)
Bounty Beach is located on the southern part of Malapascua Island. If you don’t mind a busier or more commercialized place compared to the peaceful Langob beach, then this one’s for you. Around the area of Bounty Beach are a couple of restaurants, resorts, and diving shops where you can dine, take diving lessons, and immerse in scuba diving.
However, if you’re the type to chill more than to do water activities, you can still do it on this beach. There are quite a few hammocks you can use and lay down on while reading a book, taking a nap, or sipping on fresh coconut juice. Bounty Beach is the perfect balance of fun and chill.
Sumilon Beach Island
This beach island is popularly known for its white sand and clear blue waters. It’s located near (southeast) Oslob, where the famous whale shark watching tourist attraction is found. Not only that, but you can also experience swimming with the whale sharks!
There are also several fun activities available within the area if you’re more of an adventurous type. On Sumilon Beach Island, you can do island hopping, fishing, bird watching, hiking, trekking, and diving!
Paradise Beach (Bantayan Island)
Most beach resorts are located here in Bantayan Island. Paradise Beach is a stunning beach with white sand and calm, clear blue waters. Compared to Sumilon Beach, Paradise Beach is a much more laid back kind of beach where you can swim, take pictures and videos, fly a drone, and stroll around the area during sunset.
If you want to experience swimming inside a cave, there’s one near Paradise Beach. Ogtong Cave is a small cave known for its natural pool, where people can (safely) swim inside.
Lighthouse Beach (Malapascua Island)
Lighthouse Beach is only a few minutes away from Langob Beach. You can either walk from Langob Beach going there or take a habal-habal ride.
Lighthouse Beach is popular for its breathtaking view of the sunset. Aside from that, there are much more stunning island views from the top. One of the few moments you really get to treasure or keep when visiting this beach is getting to witness hardworking Filipino fishermen about to either start or finish their day.
Tingko Beach is a favorite weekend getaway amongst locals and tourists because of its white sand beach and clear waters. Here at Tingko Beach, you have the choice to go on a day tour or spend the night under the stars. Make sure to bring a tent if you plan on doing an overnight trip! Although there are still available beach resorts with cabins that you can rent if you’re not the type to sleep inside tents.
However, because of its popularity among locals and tourists, expect huge crowds on this beach, especially on weekends, holidays, or during the summer.
White Beach (Moalboal Island)
White Beach is a popular beach on the island of Moalboal. It’s a pretty sandy beach with clear waters so you can do some snorkeling offshore. Aside from that, Moalboal is known for its reef and sea life, so there’s really a lot for you to discover on this island. Also, turtles are abundant on the island, so you’re lucky if you get to see or experience swimming with the turtles.
However, on the weekends and holidays, it can get really crowded in here since it’s a popular tourist destination for most tourists. Although there are cottages that you can rent within the day, and resorts you can check in for overnight stays. On top of all that, Moalboal also offers several good diving spots.
Nature is God’s gift to all of humanity. Taking care of it is crucial. Here in Cebu, you can definitely get a glimpse of this beautiful creation by visiting the islands that house stunning and world-class beaches. The province of Cebu is home to lots of beautiful beaches, and the list above is only a peek of the many other stunning beaches found in Cebu. There’s a specific type of beach that can accommodate you and your interests, and each one you can visit here in Cebu City. What are you waiting for? Plan your next beach trip now!
Disclaimer: This particular content is contributed by Angelo Castelda. Sir Angelo works as a contributor for a news magazine in Asia. He loves to learn and understand diverse cultures and aims to share through his writing his experiences around the world.
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