Whether a day calls for a weekend with friends, a family celebration, a backpacking adventure or just a solo trip, the beach has its own calling for a perfect destination.
Good thing that the Philippines is blessed with endless beachline. And more often, these beaches are open for public, and yes, for free!
In Cebu, where every town boasts of its own paradise, some of the standouts are:
Santa Fe Beach, Bantayan Island
There are buses that would take you in Hagnaya Port in San Remegio at the city’s North Bus Terminal, the jump-off point going to the Bantayan Island. Once you disembark from the ferry, the beaches are just a walking distance. The beaches in Santa Fe are simply amazing. The waters are invitingly clear and the sands are mostly white and sugar-fine.
Tingko Beach, Alcoy
Going there, there are buses in South Bus Terminal in the city that would take passengers to Alcoy, a Southern town in Cebu. Upon arrival at the town of Poblacion, ask townsfolk to point where Tingko Beach is. Everybody will know where it is. Tingko Beach is a long line of white sand and a stretch of serene sea interspersed only by the calm sound of the waves beautifully hitting the shore.
Lambug Beach, Badian
Again, a bus from South Bus terminal in the city would take passengers to Badian, another town in southern part of Cebu. Buses pass right at the junction going to the beach. There are tricycles that would take you there. Lambug Beach is a public beach that anyone can enjoy it for free. But there are mini-resorts and cottages nearby that offer thoughtful amenities. You can also do beach camping or glamping.
Bas Daku, Moalboal
The usual drop off of the bus from South Bus Terminal going to Moalboal is at the public market. From there, a lot of tricycle drivers would want to take you going at Bas Daku. There are resorts around, too. But the entire beachline is free for all. Known for its famous diving site, Bas Daku is about a whole kilometer of white sand. Island-hopping activities could also be enjoyed and arranged.
by Carlo Rivera