With Luzon as your primary holiday destination in the Philippines, you won’t have a difficult time finding world-class beaches. From the Ilocos region in the north to the Bicol region in the south, take your pick among the beautiful beaches of Luzon Island. Having an archipelago as your holiday destination really rocks!
1. Caramoan Peninsula
With its claim to fame as having hosted the Survivor France TV series, Caramoan is steadily becoming one of the go-to beach destinations in Luzon. Gota beach, with its milky-white sand can be your jump-off point to any of the white sand beach islands dotting Caramoan peninsula.
2. Anawangin, Zambales
Although several other beaches in Luzon has finer and whiter sand, Anawangin Beach Cove is a popular camper’s point in Luzon especially in the summer months of March to May. This may be attributed to the evergreen forest cover near the beach, the swamp or the towering beach rocks great for viewing the sunset.
3. Potipot, Zambales
Potipot is a tiny patch of an island with white coral sand in Zambales. With its tiny size you could walk around the island in less than 30 minutes.
4. Pagudpud, Ilocos
Not quite the “Boracay of the North” as some tag it, but Pagudpud has earned its rightful spot with its laid-back and idyllic charm. To boot, you can sample the regional cuisine and set sights on Ilocos’ Spanish-era houses and churches after a drive to Ilocos Norte’s capital.
5. Laiya, Batangas
A short 2-hour drive from the steamy and chaotic Manila will lead you to Laiya Beach, Batangas in the south. This beach is popular to family holiday-makers with the range of resorts offering spa services to aquatic activities such as snorkeling and kayaking.
Lahos Island photo by anej1030
Potipot photo by karoluscamilius
Pagudpud photo by Jef Cris
Laiya photo by allan barredo