This newly discovered island boasts of white-sand beaches and surfing waves compared to that of Hawaii. Lying 800 kilometers southeast of Manila, the tear-shaped Siargao Island is a perfect haven for the sun, sea, and surf buffs. It lies on the eastern portion of Surigao del Norte and on the southeastern tip of Mindanao. The island is a mass of tropical land with scores of reefs, points and white beaches.
El Nido Resorts in Palawan has received an award during the recently held Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards. The resort said it won the “Mid to Small Accommodation” category at the Wild Asia awards programme held in October 2009. Other 2009 Responsible Tourism Award winners are the ITC Mughal in India for the “Large to Mid-Size Accommodation” category and the Sunderbans Jungle Camp also in India for the “Community-based to Homestay Operators” category.
Puerto Galera (which means Galleon Port) is one of the most popular beach resorts in the Philippines. A marine reserve, it is endowed with coves, fine sandy beaches and shallow coral reefs ideal for snorkeling.
A few hours south of Manila, is one of the most famous provinces in Luzon, Batangas. Known for its Kapeng Barako and the famous Balisong or fan knife, Batangas also boasts of its share of tourist attractions, beaches and historical locations.
Feel the breeze of summer at white-sand beaches deemed as among the world's finest: Boracay, Panglao, Palawan, Bantay Island, Samal Island, Siargao, Glan, Subic, Anilao, Puerto Galera, and Hundred Islands. The beach is endless in this archipelago that is the Philippines. Check out our special video of Philippine beaches.