Located in Southeast Asia, in the western Pacific Ocean, Philippines is a hot and humid country, with maximum temperatures going up to about 40° C. It has a coastline that is double the length of the US coastline. The locals are friendly and traveling is cheap.
Traveling on this island is cheap. One can even rent a bike and ride through the entire area. The beach is ideal for people who want to enjoy relaxing, and yet, do not want to get away from urban conveniences.
El Nido, Palawan
It has marvelous seascapes and landscapes that are probably the best in the country. Hence, Palawan Island is often referred to as the Island of the Gods. It is home to a number of tropical birds and is famous for its Nido soup that is available in Chinese restaurants. It also has the Secret Beach, which is accessible only by swimming through a narrow hole.
The island is also known for its rich biodiversity, and has one of the clearest beaches called Alona Beach. Some good sightseeing places include the Chocolate Hills, huge waterfalls, and the bustling capital city called Tagbilaran.
It has white sand beaches that are windy, just like those in Hawaii. Wave surfing is a popular sport here because of the large waves on this coastline. Maira-ira Beach is secluded, and offers blue water and breathtaking views.
The place is best suited for surfing, and is host to the surfing competition, the Siargao Cup. Tourists can also enjoy exploring the island's tunnels and caves.
Malapascua Island, Cebu
A few years back, this island, which lies north of Cebu, was unheard of. It was not even on the municipal map. Today, it is the most preferred beach destination of this nation.
Diving is the best option, as you get to see caves, undersea biodiversity, and if lucky, even sharks. The only drawback is the limited variety of available food. It is a small island, and you can also cover its entire area by walking.