10 of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines to escape the winter chill

Cut off from the main Southeast Asian overland route by the South China Sea, The Philippines was often overlooked as a major travel destination. Now times are a changing and many visitors are becoming increasingly curious about the unspoilt dazzling beaches, year-round sun, laid back lifestyle and excellent opportunities for diving, island-hopping and surfing. Our guest blogger Gem Muzones who is one half of the travel blog Travels With a Hobo – was born and raised in the Philippines, so in a country formed of 7,107 islands this she’s expertly narrowed it down to just 10 of her favourite beautiful beaches…

Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Located in the heart of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera makes a perfect marine sanctuary for diving. The UNESCO-protected site is 130 km south of Manila and greatly boasts of beautiful white sandy beaches. It is also known to have the most diverse diving sites

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