Best beaches near Metro Manila

Manila is a wonderful city filled with character. But sometimes, getting stuck here for too long can stress you out. Going out of town every once in a while can be good for your well being. Fortunately, you do not have to travel a long way to enjoy a good vacation. There are tons of pristine, not to mention cheap,beaches near Metro Manila that don’t take all day to reach.

Anawangin Cove, Zambales

Travel time: Three and a half hours

Beauty emerged after the violent Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. One example of this is Anawangin Cove in Zambales, a coastline covered with volcanic ash and sweet smelling pine trees. Visitors are allowed to camp overnight and enjoy all the cove has to offer including the calming sea breeze and breathtaking surroundings.


Laiya, Batangas

Travel time: Three hours

Batangas is undeniably one of the most  visited spots for beach day. A favorite for tourists everywhere is the gorgeous Laiya beach. Peppered with cream-colored sand and blue sea that’s perfect for snorkeling, Laiya is the ideal place to chill out with your friends and family.

Puting Buhangin Beach, Quezon

Travel time: Four and a half hours

The hidden treasure of the Quezon Province is famous for powder sand of Boracay. Aside from the world-class sand and clear blue waters, Puting Buhangin also has a cave,Kwebang Lampas, that is an interesting place to visit.

Aninuan Beach, Oriental Mindoro

Travel time: Four and a half hours

Puerto Galera in Mindoro is one of the most commercialized beach spots in the country. If you’re looking for a secluded beach where you can enjoy a serene vacation, then opt for a secret paradise called Aninuan Beach. The breathtaking underwater house reef and the gorgeous Anunuan Falls will leave you in awe.

San Juan, La Union

Travel time: Five hours

La Union is a favorite destination for many millennials. And who could blame them? Aside from being the surfing capital of the Philippines, La Union has a very chill vibe perfect for those who just want to enjoy a bottle of beer while watching the sunset.