On the eastern slope of the famous Mayon volcano in Albay lies the small town of Bacacay with 143 km of irregular coastline of mostly fine, black, volcanic sand beaches. Most of these almost unspoiled, black sand beaches are to be found in Barangay Sogod, which is less than 5 km from the town proper. It is the most popular beach in Bacacay, with towering coconut palms and lush vegetation providing cool shades. There are also smaller white sand beaches in the Cagraray Island nearby.
Michaiangelus Beach Resort in Sogod, Bacacay
Telephone: +(63)(052) 5583202
Manila Telephone: +(63)(02) 8230909
Viento De Mar Resort in Sogod, Bacacay
Telephone: +(63)(052) 8201483
VRT(Tanchuling) Beach Resort in Sogod, Bacacay
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Approximately two km outside of Sto. Domingo town and 15 km north-east of Legaspi, is a long, black, lava-sand beach which occasionally has a high surf. The rare black sand beaches along the Sto. Domingo coastline is created from the natural erosion of volcanic rock which evolved from ground lava. The sunrise and moonrise are both very beautiful to watch on this beach. Heading towards Kalayukai, there are strings of resorts that offer entertainment facilities like videoke and billiards and some have their own private pools.
Costa Palmera Resort in Kalayukai, Sto. Domingo
Telephone: +(63)(052) 2587163
Cellphone: +(63)(0918) 9098838
Manhattan Beach Resort in Kalayukai, Sto. Domingo
Cellphone: +(63)(0917) 5972351
White Rock Resort in Kalayukai, Sto. Domingo
Cellphone: +(63)(0920) 3804442
Monday, December 24, 2007
Pulang Daga Beach, which is situated in Paracale is a two hour bus ride from Daet and is an ideal place for picnics and swimming. The beach got it's name “Pulang Daga” from it's unique clay-like soil and red sand characteristic.
Everything is virtually untouched, undepleted and unpolluted in Pulang Daga. The crystal clear waters with it's panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean is perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. During low tide, the waters are shallow enough for visitors to walk from reef to reef.
There are no known commercial resorts in the area but there are villas available for rent.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
The Calaguas Group of Islands off the Pacific coast of Camarines Norte boasts of powdery white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters comparable to the best beaches in the world. Unexplored and unspoiled, the islands are inhabited by very hospitable and kind fisher folks. There are no commercial accommodations, no running water and no toilet in the islands. Visitors usually arrive in groups thru an organized tour and they set up tents on the beach. But according to the local government of Daet, there are already plans of turning these islands into a major tourist destination. One that will rival Boracay in the Visayas. Calaguas Islands, truly a paradise here on Earth.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
The resort is located in Apuao Grand Island in San Miguel Bay, near the coastal town of Mercedes, about 10 km north-east of Daet. It is a beautiful resort with white sandy beaches and it's own swimming pool, tennis court and golf course.
Apuao Grande Island TS Resort offers 22 air-conditioned bungalow cabins and nipa hut fan rooms. Activities such as billiards, fishing, golf, snorkeling and facilities like swimming pool, table tennis, volley ball and videoke are available.
Friday, December 21, 2007
About 3 km from Daet, Bagasbas Beach is a fine, gray sand beach that is said to be the best in the area, and is very popular with the locals. The waves are really good for surfing specially around the month of August. The surf here breaks left and right on a sand bar, with swells reaching 3-6 feet, with the highest of which can reach up to eight feet. There is no commercial beach resort in the area that I know of, but there are plenty of restaurants and surf shops near the beach. Hotels are also available and are located in Vinzons Ave.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Babuyan Islands is made up of five major islands, the Babuyan island, Calayan, Camiguin, Dalupiri, and Fuga. Note that the Camiguin island here is different from the island-province of Camiguin in Mindanao.
There is no electricity and no private resorts in these islands. Accommodations are provided for by the hospitable local officials in the form of cottages which can be rented for a nominal fee per night. The cottages have a communal bathroom with tap water and electricity both powered by a generator. There are no daily ferry trips here either.
Fuga island is said to be the most beautiful of the Babuyan Islands. It is a long island with a never ending stretch of white sand and coral beaches. Camiguin, Pamuktan, Calayan are also great beach destinations in Babuyan Islands.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Located about eight km north of San Fernando City, near the quiet, small town of San Juan. It's pristine waters attracts foreign anglers because of bountiful catches of sword fish and tuna from the sea. The long, clean and wide beach that stretches along the coast, have good surfing conditions thus earning it's name: Surf Beach.
San Juan Beach is known for its consistent intermediate quality surf, it is blessed with two seasons from July to October and November to March and is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the Philippines.
San Juan Surf Resort in Urbiztondo offers dormitories, budget and standard rooms, bungalows and condo units. They have a bar and restaurant, a surf shop, and offers surfboard sales and rentals. Other activities are scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. The establishment is near the beach.
Telephone: +(63)(072) 7200340
Sunset German Beach Resort in Montemar Village, Ili Norte is a small, well-tended resort. They have rugged concrete cottages with cozy rooms. Their suites have a living room, bedroom with TV and a balcony. They also have a restaurant serving Filipino and International dishes as well as home made bread and cold cuts. Guests can also hire surfboards by the hour.
Telephone: +(63)(072) 8884719
Cellphone: +(63)(0917) 9212420
Puerto de San Juan Resort Hotel in Ili Sur is a well-maintained resort. They offer comfortably furnished and air-conditioned cottages and rooms. A church, restaurant and swimming pool is available within the premises.
NorMi2's Beachfront Resort is located in Brgy. Taboc. Accommodations offered are cozy guesthouses and tropical cottages. A French-German restaurant, a tropical bistro-bar, and a cafeteria is available. There is also a homely and friendly swimming pool for the whole family.
Telephone: +(63)(072) 7200519
Cellphone: +(63)(0927) 4496934
Monday, December 17, 2007
Splendid white sand beaches that offers a spectacular sunset view adorn the city’s coastline. It can be found in eleven of the coastal barangays of the city, the San Fernando beach area of San Francisco-Canaoay-Pagudpud. Supplementing these are resorts and wide row picnic sheds. Not to be confused with Pagudpud Beach in Ilocos Norte is a barangay located south of San Fernando City also called Pagudpud and a nice beach can be found there too.
Acapulco Beach Resort is located on a beach south of Poro, about three km south-west of San Fernando.
Telephone: +(63)(072) 2425696
Blue Lagoon Resort in Canaoay, is an attractively decorated place with comfortable rooms. Some have living rooms, depending on the price. A restaurant is available.
Telephone: +(63)(072) 8882531
Sea Park Beach Resort & Restaurant accommodations and facilities include cottages, twelve fully carpeted and air-conditioned guest rooms, a bar & restaurant, a multi-function hall for 150 persons, beach sheds, picnic & camping grounds, shower rooms and ample parking space.
Sunset Bay Beach Resort is a small secluded resort that fronts onto a safe, white sandy beach which is, for the most part, deserted. The sea is crystal clear, ideal for snorkeling. A coral reef extends about 100 yards from the shore, an ideal place for both young and old to explore the wonders of nature, particularly at low tide. Boat trips can be arranged for visiting nearby beaches or fishing.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
The San Fabian White Beach is just outside the town of San Fabian, situated just a few km north-east of Dagupan. From Nibaliw West to Bolasi stretches the crystal-clear waters of White Beach, formerly known as Center Beach. Like all beaches in the Lingayen Gulf, the sand here is not very white, but powdery gray. Watching the sunset over the horizon is a favorite pastime of beach goers here. There are plenty of resorts nearby and on the undeveloped beaches of Bolasi and Alacan.
Lazy "A" Resort have good accomodations. The more expensive cottages have two bedrooms and cooking facility. A restaurant and a swimming pool is available.
Telephone: +(63)(075) 5515014
At Sierra Vista Beach Resort, the cottages are solidly built and pleasantly furnished. A restaurant and a swimming pool is available.
Telephone: +(63)(075) 5512023
San Fabian PTA Beach Resort in Bolasi have tastefully furnished rooms and the suite is spacious. This resort was once the Presidential resthouse of the late President Ferdinand Marcos when he was travelling through northern Luzon.
Telephone: +(63)(075) 5236504
Friday, December 14, 2007
Three km from Dagupan City is Bonuan Blue Beach, along the Lingayen Gulf. Bonuan Blue Beach is ideal for swimming, jet skiing, and scuba diving. It is a common picnic area for local tourists, with sun shades, tables and cottages for rent; however, the cottages are not for overnight stay. There are a noticeable number of simple kiosks selling cold drinks. The Bonuan Blue Beach is cradled by the 72-hectares Tondaligan People’s Park.
Leisure Coast Resort & Hotel is located in Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City. It is a ten-minute drive from the Downtown Area and is close to the beach. The airconditioned rooms are spacious and well-furnished. The restaurant boasts of sumptuous Filipino, Chinese and other international meals. The waterpark with its three-storey slides, kiddie wading pool, lazy river, main pool and a wave pool provides pure fun and excitement.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Lingayen Beach, located in the capital of Pangasinan Province, is a very relaxing place. With it's long shoreline, pristine waters and cool, fine gray sand, it is fast becoming a destination of Manila residents in search of recreation. The province itself has always been famous because this was the landing site of Gen. Douglas McArthur when he returned to the Philippines to liberate Luzon in 1945. Facilities like picnic sheds and bathhouses were put up by the government about 20 meters away from the shoreline.
El Puerto Marina offers standard rooms with queen-sized bed, crisp linen sheets and tiled flooring. All the rooms are furnished, hot and cold shower with bathroom products. Each room is equipped with individual cooling systems, television and closet. Facilities like ATVs, swimming pool and jacuzzi are also available.
Lingayen Gulf and Resort offers comfortable rooms with TV and a sea view. The resort is located near the beach. Standard rooms can accommodate up to 3 persons. Suites have larger capacity for more guests. Its present incarnation under the stewardship of the Provincial Government has retained much of its old ambiance.
Telephone: +(63)(075) 5425871
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sabangan Beach with it's Umbrella Rocks in Agno is just 28 km. away from Alaminos. It is called Umbrella Rocks because of the fern decorated boulders looking like umbrellas that dot the mouth of the Balingcaguing River. The beach is a good place for swimming, snorkeling and diving because of it's beautiful corals and diverse marine life.
The following are resorts located in the area:
Gloria's Cottages have spacious rooms in cottages on stilts in the sea.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512673
The Last Resort offers standard and airconditioned rooms, a restaurant and boating facility.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512440
Maxine By The Sea provides practically furnished rooms. Their beautiful roofed-over patio restaurant is right on the water.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512537
Vista De Las Islas offers standard and airconditioned rooms with refrigerator. Also has it's own restaurant.
Telephone +(63)(075) 5512492
Sunday, December 09, 2007
The barangay of Binoclutan is the "Beach Capital" of Botolan, featuring several first class resorts. Botolan is the largest municipality in terms of land area in the province of Zambales. Botolan is known for its gray sand beaches, and as the location of the famous Mount Pinatubo.
Rama International Beach Resort is situated in a quiet location, 500 m from the road, south of Botolan. Offers fan or aircon rooms and two or three bedroom cottage. They also have a restaurant and swimming pool.
Cellphone: +(63)(0918) 9101280
Westcoast Beach Resort offers pleasantly furnished and airconditioned rooms. Its restaurant serves Philippine and International dishes. Has it's own swimming pool.
Telephone: +(63)(047) 8111042
Cellphone: +(63)(0917) 7320716
Villa Loreto Beach Resort is a lavish resort with a very modern design. They provide comfortable rooms with aircon and TV. They also have a big restaurant.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
This beach in San Miguel is about 3 km from San Antonio. The entire stretch of the Zambales province in the West is rimmed by the crystal-clear waters of the South China Sea. San Miguel is a fishing village overlooking two islands, named Camera and Capones Islands. A favorite among surfers for it's consistent waves and safe sandy bottom.
San Miguel Beach Garden Resort is a friendly place with good rooms and a beautiful garden. Has a nice restaurant, a real value for your money. Inexpensive boat trips can also be provided upon request.
Cellphone: +(63)(0919) 3337134
Friday, December 07, 2007
Pundaquit, or Pandakit, in San Antonio, is a small fishing village on an attractive bay with a long white sand beach. The nearby islands of Capones and Camera have white, rocky beaches. There is a lighthouse on the western end of Capones. A few tourists go there to scuba dive.
Capones Beach Resort is a quiet little place right on the beach. Offers adequate, practically furnished rooms and a seafood restaurant. It's facilities include a bar, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, and an extensive library.
Cellphone: +(63)(0918) 9027845
Telephone: +(63)(047) 9134694
Photo courtesy of
David "Coconuter" Poarch
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Also known as Miracle Beach, at Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area in Subic Bay Freeport Zone. This beautiful, clean and sandy beach, with it's drinks kiosks and picnic tables is only busy during weekends. The shore was man-made (Pinatubo sand was dumped into it until a beach was created).
The Camayan Beach Resort offers 12 beach front rooms and 12 ocean view rooms. Among it's features are air-conditioning, two Queen size beds, colored TV with satellite channels, telephone with NDD/IDD service, ceiling fan, centralized hot/cold water, built-in closets, sitting area, and 24-hour stand-by power generator.
Guests can relax in a comfortable cabana, enjoy good food and drinks at the bar and restaurant, learn how to dive, get a relaxing massage and swim or snorkel under the watchful eyes of the resort's life guard.
The Camayan Beach Resort
+(63)(02) 6382281 - 82
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Grande Island Resort is located at the entrance to Subic Bay, about 20 minutes by boat from Olongapo. Aside from hotel rooms, the resort also offers chalet rooms with private verandas. There is also a Honeymoon Suite, exclusive for couples only. It comes with a private pool, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms. Other facilities include a restaurant, function rooms for weddings and private parties, a yacht, and sports activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boat riding and parasailing. One can enjoy driving an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) or a dune buggy around the island to see the remnants of World War II. Also available is free WiFi access around the island.
Grande Island Resort
Telephone: +(63)(047) 2522883
Manila Telephone: +(63)(02) 6887390 to 98
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sariaya in the province of Quezon, is a popular destination for locals because of its numerous beach resorts. With it's crystal clear blue waters, soft fine black sand, peaceful surroundings, and close proximity to Metro Manila, it is an ideal summer getaway. These beaches are kept clean despite its popularity for company outings, private parties and romantic hideaways.
Villa del Prado Resort offers a host of different accommodations ranging from comfortable to luxurious. Other amenities include a pavilion, swimming pool, a function room that can accommodate special gatherings up to 100 guest, billiards and table tennis, children's playground and a video arcade.
Cellphone: +(63)(0917) 5006129
Beachwood Resort Hotel offers family rooms, standard rooms and suites. Other amenities include large swimming pools, jacuzzis, complete beach sports activities, billiards, and other recreational facilities.
Telephone: +(63)(02) 6872324
Blue Horizon Beach Resort provides accomodations for day trips and also for overnight stay. Some of the facilities include dormitories, airconditioned suites, restaurant and swimming pool.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Baloy Beach is a 15-minute walk from Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City. A left turn just past Barrio Barretto proper. There are many nice establishments now and it’s a good place to go. Baloy Beach boasts of clear waters and the best sunset view in Olongapo.
Sheavens is the first you will encounter when you enter Baloy. Sheavens is extremely popular with Europeans. Very nice restaurant and setting right on the water.
Beach Boulevard Lodge is also located on the water. Several nice rooms plus a couple of large studio apartments for a long, comfortable visit.
Cellphone: +(63)(0918) 3716190
Baloy Beach Hotel is a newly renovated beach hotel. This was once the El Peso. TV’s refrigerator and air-conditioning is available. Has its own restaurant.
Mynes Inn offers basic, yet comfortable rooms. All rooms with beautiful balconies overlooking the bay. On the water with a view. Has its own restaurant.
Zanzibar Hotel is a brand new and top of the line hotel that offers good yet a bit expensive rooms with TV. The suites are provided with a refrigerator. Also have it's own restaurant and swimming pool.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
San Roque Beach Resort is about five km west of Talisay, Batangas in Buco. Experience for yourself the magnificence of the Volcano rising from the quiet Lake Taal... truly a spectacular sight!
The resort itself have well kept rooms and cottages. They also have two guest houses with three bedrooms, two baths, living room with TV, kitchen and terrace available. A banca boat can take you to the Taal Island Volcano for a fee.
Feel the warmth and kindness of Filipino hospitality in this highly recommended, reasonably priced, beautiful, peaceful, and gorgeous resort.
San Roque Beach Resort
Telephone: +(63)(043) 7730271
Cellphone: +(63)(0919) 3107976
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