Islands and Beaches

Top 5 Beaches In Mindanao

Zamboanga, Surigao del Norte, Davao del Norte, Basilan


Kaiser Mangampo | Nov 07, 2013

Surprising it may seem for the most part for travel enthusiasts but Mindanao has actually more to offer its tourists more than what just meets the eye. Beyond its quite intimidating facade, Mindanao, particularly its beaches, displays an extraordinary, unique charm which continues to captivate the interest of many adventurous travelers especially those who would like to shun out from the expensiveness and busyness of the conventional, commercialized vacation spots in the country.

To somehow give you a brief overview of the paradise which Mindanao truly takes pride of, here are the top five highly-recommended beaches which may tickle your fancies:

Dako Island, Siargao Island

Noticeably renowned for its magnificent clear blue waters, tourists are completely drawn by the spellbinding beauty of Dako Island in Siargao which is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Some even say that its feel is unrivaled with the crowded Boracay Island. So if you’re in for a heart-pumping quest in one of the islands in Mindanao then Dako Island is the idyllic haven for you to explore.

Isla Reta Beach Resort, Samal Island

The moment you set foot in Davao City, island hopping in Samal Island is undoubtedly a prerequisite for tour-goers. With a great deal of beach destinations to choose from, a vacation getaway in Samal is indeed a must try. For those who are in for an exciting and relaxing environment with crystal-clear aquamarine waters then Isla Reta Beach Resort in Talicud is the ideal option to choose in Samal Island.

Dakak Beach Resort, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte

Dakak Park and Beach Resort is without a doubt one of the closest regions in the southern edge of Mindanao which offers breathtaking vacation bliss with its outstanding, pure splendour and tranquillity. Thoughtfully evading from the typhoon belt, Dakak is deemed as one of the perfect all-season escapade for travellers primarily for those who have the fad for the rich, awe-inspiring beauty of the underwater realm. Furthermore, Dakak incessantly aims to realize its mission in promoting “an abundance of recreational activities, entertainment, warm Filipino hospitality and an environment-friendly ambiance.”

Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga City

If the white sand beaches no longer capture your curiosity then Pink Island is the ultimate spot for you to discover in Mindanao. This small island in Sta. Cruz Islands is purely stunning not just because of its diving sanctuary but also because of its distinctively, inimitable pink fine sand owing to the unique fusion of the red corals with the natural white sand.

Malamawi Island, Basilan

Malamawi Island may not be as inviting compared to the other famous beaches in Mindanao due to some security issues, even so, this shouldn't stop anyone from uncovering the exquisiteness that this isolated island has to present. Don’t forget to bring with you all the necessary paraphernalia that could be your perfect partner in taking good memories of the beautiful marine life that this island has to offer such as a good underwater camera, goggles and comfortable, vibrant sets of swimming attire that can go well with the seascapes.

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