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9 Philippine Beaches Canadians Love Visiting

Flight Network, one of Canada’s top travel agencies, has recently released a list of the 50 best beaches in Asia—and guess what, nine of them are in the Philippines!

Know which local beaches are a must-visit for Canadians; after all, you may want to book a flight to these destinations, too!


1. Hidden Beach

Hidden Beach

  • Location: El Nido, Palawan
  • Nearest Airport: Lio Airport
  • Rank on the List: 1

Leading the pack is Hidden Beach which, apparently, cannot hide its natural beauty from travelers. This secluded beach has rich coral reefs, towering rock formations, and powdery sand.

The water is usually calm and so is the atmosphere—it’s definitely a perfect place to simply relax, probably read a book, and enjoy a peaceful time.

2. Guyam White Sand Beach

Siargao Guyam Island

  • Location: Siargao, Surigao del Norte
  • Nearest Airport: Sayak Airport
  • Rank on the List: 13

When thinking of an island paradise, you’d probably imagine swaying palm trees standing tall on a white sand beach with clear, turquoise waters.

It won’t take long for you to realize that such setting exists at Guyam White Sand Beach. You only need about five minutes to walk around the island. While there, you can snorkel all afternoon.

3. Palaui Beach

Palaui Beach

  • Location: Cagayan Valley
  • Nearest Airport: Tuguegarao Airport
  • Rank on the List: 22

Located on the northeastern tip of Luzon, Palaui Beach does not only boast of a picturesque coastline but of panoramic coves, as well.

Adding charm to this destination are the nearby waterfalls, an 18th-century lighthouse, and windy terrains. Sit by the beach and listen to the howling sound of the waves.

4. Caramoan Island Beach

Caramoan Island Beach

  • Location: Camarines Sur
  • Nearest Airport: Naga Airport
  • Rank on the List: 29

A white-sand beach alongside sunbaked cliffs awaits travelers at Caramoan Island. Its natural beauty is so striking that the hit reality show Survivor has filmed at the location several times already.

It’s easy to become speechless while here. Every view is, to describe it precisely, postcard-worthy.

5. Dahican Beach

Dahican Beach
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  • Location: Mati, Davao Oriental
  • Nearest Airport: Davao International Airport
  • Rank on the List: 41

With seven kilometers of fine sand, Dahican Beach can accommodate quite a large number of tourists at a time. It is best known for its powerful waves, making it a go-to destination for surfers.

A four-hour drive away from Metro Davao, the beach may be far but definitely worthy of a visit.

6. Gumasa Beach

Gumasa Beach

  • Location: Sarangani
  • Nearest Airport: General Santos International Airport
  • Rank on the List: 45

Often referred to as the “Small Boracay of Mindanao,” Gumasa Beach has sand that’s so powdery, your feet will thank you for walking on it. Surprisingly, though, it falls under the radar of many tourists.

About an hour’s drive from General Santos City, this six-kilometer crescent beach will make your jaw drop in awe.

7. Alona Beach

Alona Beach

Alona Beach is definitely one of the fast-rising destinations on this list, probably because of its proximity to Bohol’s top attractions such as Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and the Tarsier Sanctuary.

Apart from its soft sand and pristine waters, the beach boasts of world-class diving and tours.

8. Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island Leyte

  • Location: Palompon, Leyte
  • Nearest Airport: Ormoc Airport
  • Rank on the List: 49

Still uninhabited, Kalanggaman Island provides tourists with more reasons to bask under the sun and wallow in the waves. There are no major resorts to check in to and overnight camping is allowed.

To preserve its beauty in the best way possible, the local government has only allowed up to 500 tourists daily.

Check out this ultimate guide to Kalanggaman Island.


9. Paliton Beach

Paliton Beach Siquijor Island

  • Location: Siquijor
  • Nearest Airport: Siquijor Airport
  • Rank on the List: 50

Paliton Beach is ideal for sunset-viewing and for water activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and diving. After a short time in this paradise, you’ll have a hard time leaving.

There are also vendors selling food and other goods to make your stay more convenient.

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