10 Best Beach Areas You Can Visit Near Manila

You can’t talk about the world’s most beautiful countries without mentioning the Philippines. This country is blessed with a beautiful land made up of more than 7000 islands. You can, however, not accredit the county’s beauty to its capital, Manila. There are a lot of beaches near the capital that are worth exploring.
The beaches near Manila are hassle-free to get to for you can easily get there by simply taking a car, bus, or a ferry. The outskirts of Manila has a lot to offer including luxury resorts and mid-budget accommodation. If you are tired of city life and want to take a break, then you should just jump over to the outside of Metro Manila’s blessed surroundings. The beaches here are very beautiful and affordable.
Here are the best beaches and beach areas near Manila.

  1. Calatagan, Batangas

It was formerly known as the Municipality of Catalagan and the 2015 censers estimate the population to about 56,499. It is made up of the Catalagan Penisula between the South China Sea and the Balayan Bay. The peninsula’s near white sand beaches are a hotspot for attractions for vacation and leisure.

17 Best Beach Resorts in Calatagan

  1. Sunrise Cove Calatagan
  2. Calatagan Private Resort
  3. Aquaria Water Park and Resort
  4. Manuel Uy Beach Resort
  5. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort
  6. Burot Beach (closed until further notice)
  7. JPCG Resort and Beach Camp
  8. Casa Astillero
  9. Blue Waters Calatagan Beach House
  10. White House Calatagan Beach House
  12. Casa Antonio Glamping
  13. Nano Beach Resort
  14. Pablo Villanueva Beach Resort
  15. Calatagan Peninsula Resort
  16. Hugot Paradise Beach Resort
  17. Villa Patria

2. San Antonio, Zambales

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Zambales is a province located in Luzon. There is a lot that you can do in this place but most people go here for beach hopping. This place is blessed with several beautiful beaches and fresh seafood worth exploring. It is a good idea to visit the Pundaquit Beach, which is famous for being a fishing village. The beach is famous for its clean shorelines and clear, calm waters.


Where to Go and Stay in San Antonio, Zambales

  1. Nagsasa Cove
  2. Anawangin Beach
  3. Agnain Cove
  4. Talisayen Cove
  5. San Felipe Beach
  6. Prince Ludwig Beach Resort
  7. Beach Club Luxury Studio
  8. Hidaway Hostel
  9. Pearl Island Resort

3. Puerto Galera, Mindoro

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Once, this place was dabbed the best bay in the world for its beauty. The combination of forest-clad mountains dropping hundreds of feet into the sea, the coconut trees and the white sand are a sight to die for. However, the most beautiful and interesting thing is the beautiful underwater acting as home to rainbow-hued fishes.

20 Most Recommended Beach Resorts in Puerto Galera

  1. Sunny Beach Resort 
  2. Badladz Beach Resort
  3. Oriental Sabang Hill Resort
  4. Sea Jewel Beach Resort
  5. Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort
  6. White Beach Resort Bar & Restaurant
  7. Montani Beach Resort
  8. Coco Beach Island Resort
  9. Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa
  10. Dahilig Resort
  11. Hollywood Palm Beach Resort
  12. Utopia Resort & Spa
  13. Jalyns Resort Apartments & Restaurant
  14. Papa Freds Beach Resort
  15. Monkey Beach Dive Resort
  16. El Canonero Diving & Beach Resort
  17. El Galleon Dive Resort with Asia Divers
  18. Atlantis Dive Resort Puerto Galera
  19. Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort
  20. Marco Vincent Dive Resort

4. Morong, Bataan

One of the most awesome activities to do in this place is to go beach hopping. The place has got everything one needs to have a fun time with friends or alone if they want to stay away from people. It has affordable accommodation and you can survive even with a torn wallet. Apart from the cost effectiveness, it has an eco-tourism resort which will help you disconnect from the world. There is a lot of activities that you can do in this place including kayaking, snorkeling, and even windsurfing!

9 Most Recommended Beach Resorts and Hotels in Bataan

  1. Crown Royale Hotel
  2. Vista Venice Resort
  3. Pan Resort and Hotel
  4. The Duyan House at Sinagtala Resort
  5. The Oriental Bataan
  6. The Plaza Hotel – Balanga
  7. Bataan White Corals Beach Resort
  8. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Hotel
  9. Anvaya Cove Sea View

5. Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
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Laiya Beach can be located in Laiya playa and is a very popular tourist destination located in the outskirts of Manilla. It has gained popularity over the years for its proximity to the capital, Manila. The beach is a sight to behold with its white sands and clear waters. The beach is within driving distance and one can get there in approximately six hours.


20 Recommended Beach Resorts in Laiya, San Juan

  1. Acuaverde Beach Resort & Hotel Inc
  2. Laiya Coco Grove Resort
  3. Klub Keluarga
  4. Cala Laiya
  5. Residencia Laiya Beach House Inn
  6. Palm Beach Resort
  7. Paseo Verde Beach Resort
  8. Casa Angelica
  9. Casa Amara
  10. Estrellas De Mendoza Playa Resort
  11. Blue Bay Beach Resort
  12. Triple G. Beach Resort Laiya
  13. Infinity White Beach Resort
  14. One Laiya Beach Resort
  15. Virgin Beach Resort Laiya
  16. Blue Coral Beach Resort
  17. Les Caraibes Beach Resort
  18. La Luz Beach Resort
  19. Bali Ya Garden Resort
  20. Buracai de Laiya Beach Resort

6. Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan

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Many people fail to visit this place because of the rumors that it has been exploited. You just don’t know what you are missing out. There are a lot of options and activities to choose from when visiting the Hundred Islands. You could decide to go for a hike to the Governor’s Island and enjoy the magnificent view of the park, or you may go cliff jumping in Marcos island. Apart from the beauty, the island also has a very rich marine life, good for snorkeling and diving.

Where to Stay near Hundred Islands

  1. Island Tropic Hotel and Restaurant
  2. FNT Transient House
  3. Northwood Hotel
  4. Traditional Filipino Home
  5. Vhauschild Transient House

7. Masasa Beach, Tingloy, Batangas

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The Masasa beach is a place worth visiting in your next stop in Batangas. It has got fine particles of sand, though not sparkling. The atmosphere there is cool and somehow silent. This place is great for natural camping activities as there are no resorts.

8. Anilao, Mabini, Batangas

Photo by Anilao Diving Resort

This place is about three hours drive from the Capital. It is home to scuba diving in the Philippines. The place is blessed with marine biodiversity with an abundance of corals and deep-water life making it a suitable dive destination in the Country. Though it has no fine white sand, the [lace has the marine life to cover up for that. There are a lot of options when it comes to where you can spend your night. There are very beautiful beach resorts in the area to choose from.

Where to Stay near Masasa Beach and Anilao

  1. SeaLovers’ Place Masasa Beach
  2. Nap Sack Anilao Batangas
  3. Sea Spring Resort
  4. Scuba Bro
  5. Anilao Bo Hotel & Beach Resort
  6. Anilao Buzz
  7. Vistamar Beach Resort and Hotel
  8. King Solomon Dive Resort
  9. Aguila Beach Resort
  10. Coconut Hills Beach Resort

9. Subic Bay, Subic, Zambales

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The Subic is located along the Subic Bay coast. The beaches may not be as good as those of Boracay or Laiya, but the Halfmoon beach is not as bad as you may think. Don’t miss out on the duty-free shipping just beside the beaches. You may also want to try retail therapy which is effective stress relieving formula. It takes approximately four hours to get there.


10 Recommended Resorts in Subic Bay

  1. iCove Beach Hotel
  2. Blue Rock Resort and Dive Centre
  3. Treasure Island Resort
  4. Subic Waterfront Resort & Hotel
  5. The Pub Hotel
  6. White Rock Waterpark and Beach Hotel
  7. Viking Resort
  8. Club Morocco Beach Resort and Country Club
  9. Mangos Beachfront Resort
  10. Wild Orchid Beach Resort

10. Ternate/Maragondon, Cavite


This place is a favorite spot for those who love mountain climbing and hiking due to the rugged terrain. Climb to the mountain peaks and watch the scenic view from high above. You can also go swimming and some marine activities such as diving.

10 Best Beach Resorts in Ternate

  1. Bucana Beach Resort
  2. Dalaroy Beach Resort
  3. Blacklisted Beach Resort
  4. Kamandag Beach
  5. Puerto Azul Clubhouse
  6. Caysubic Beach Resort
  7. Caylabne Bay Resort
  8. Beck’s Beach
  9. Katungkulan Beach Resort
  10. Aroma Beach Resort

If you live in Manila, then you should not be worried about your lifestyle there because your surroundings offer a lot that you don’t have. There are great destinations near Manila that are worth visiting for work break or for a quick getaway. You should, however, do a lot of research before going to a destination for you may end up being disappointed. If you are not sure, just contact the travel agencies or the resorts while still in Manila and they may give you some few tips.


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