Philippine beaches - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine beaches


PH falls to Thailand in SEA Games 2019 beach volleyball

Dec 03, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Philippines falls short against volleyball powerhouse Thailand in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

CRUCIAL STAGES. Philippines aims to sweep Singapore to assure a podium finish. Photo from release

PH sweeps Malaysia in SEA Games 2019 beach volleyball

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The Philippine women’s beach volleyball pairs keep their SEA Games medal hopes alive after blasting the Malaysian tandems

ON A ROLL. Sisi Rondina looks to lead the Philippines to a podium finish. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Rondina, Pons boost SEA Games beach volley semis bid

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Top Filipina beach spikers Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons stay in the running for a semifinal spot in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Panglao: Riding the tourism cash cow

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Panglao experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure

WATCH: Police patrols along Boracay's White Beach

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Only residents are allowed to swim in Boracay

PATROL. The almost empty Boracay White Beach is dotted with police who patrols the area. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

140-strong standby force deployed to Boracay

Apr 07, 2018 - 8:52 AM

The police team will help local law enforcers secure the island as the 6-month Boracay closure to tourists draws near

Your updated Boracay guide: How to explore, relax, and give back

May 07, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Here s where to stay what to eat what to do and more at one of the world s best islands


Boracay Island among Asia’s 2017 Top 10 islands – TripAdvisor

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:52 AM

The popular Philippine beach ranks 7th on TripAdvisor s list

Surprises that make summer in PH unique

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:13 PM

On your next trip make sure to leave room for unexpected discoveries – they’ll make your experience more interesting

Record-high 1.7M tourists in Boracay in 2016

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM

The number of foreign tourists in the world famous Philippine island resort surges to 868 765 in 2016 while domestic tourists register 813 302 arrivals

Travel guide: Touring El Nido's enchanting lagoons and beaches

Jul 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Planning a trip to see the beautiful lagoons and beaches in El Nido Palawan? Here s a guide for your visit – complete with itinerary and budget

CALMNESS. Depending on when you go, you might have the lagoon to yourself. Swim, snorkel and relax while enjoying nature.

El Nido, Palawan: Tips for the budget traveler

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:16 PM

Traveler Mark Villaflor and his wife Camille have packed up and moved to El Nido Palawan Here are his top tips for your budget trip to the beautiful island paradise

Tour C, Hidden Beach

Biliran: The beautiful province you haven't discovered yet

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:47 AM

It’s the perfect place to take in the rough beauty of the mountains waterfalls beaches and rice terraces

PICTURESQUE. Even driving along lets you see the sunset. In the distance are Capiñahan and Dalutan islands.

8 beautiful white PH beaches perfect for barefoot walking

Apr 18, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Fine fine sand colors so vivid the place feels unreal See locations in Siargao Palawan Quezon and more

German traveler's PH journey: Going off the beaten path

Jan 31, 2015 - 12:24 PM

For three months I traveled the country in search of those hidden gems if you haven’t been to these places yet now is the time to discover them writes Philipp Dukatz

El Nido Resorts wins at World Travel Awards 2014

Oct 11, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Plus the list of winners in the Philippines category

Sarbay Fest: A beach party to end all beach parties

May 24, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Gumasa in Sarangani is poised to become a favored beach destination after this year s Sarbay Fest draws tens of thousands to its white sand shores


Palawan, Boracay lead 'World's Best Islands'

Jul 27, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Travel Leisure readers cast their votes in favor of the two Philippine islands

PARADISE FOUND. El Nido in Palawan is fast becoming a popular beach destination for those weary of the city

'Survivor' creates jobs in Cagayan

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The US reality show is generating jobs for hundreds of Cagayan locals

STAYING ALIVE. Season 27 of 'Survivor,' hosted by Jeff Probst, goes to Palaui Island in Cagayan. Photo from the 'Survivor' Facebook page

3 PH beaches in CNN's 100 best beaches

May 31, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Palaui Island El Nido and Puka Beach in Boracay make it to the list

EL NIDO, PALAWAN. Majestic limestone formations make El Nido one of the best beaches in the Philippines, and according to CNN, the world. Photo from Shutterstock

Boracay: Paradise lost?

May 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Rappler reporter Pia Ranada tells the story of Boracay s identity crisis the pristine paradise or the island of sin

CONTAMINATION. A boom in algae growth points to the water pollution in Boracay. Photo from Tumblr (HappyDabbles)

Unspoiled white beaches: Mindanao

May 23, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Time to whip out your bucket list and add these pristine beaches

COCONUT FAMILY. An idyllic walk along Gumasa’s shore line can bring you to interesting scenery like this. Photo by Bonzenti Panganiban

9 ways to get the best of the beach

May 04, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Here s everything you need to know to make your beach trip this summer the best one yet

FUN UNDER THE SUN. Preparation is key to an enjoyable beach outing. All photos by Peter Imbong taken at Aquaria Resort, Playa Calatagan, Batangas