24 Alternatives to Boracay

–sorted by Philippine region in ascending population

(i.e., the places with the fewest people, and, therefore, most likely the poorest infrastructure and the hardest to get to, are at the top of this list)

You do not want to go here. Trust me. You do not.

Caraga Region (pop. 2.6 million)


–Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte Province
This is where you want to go. If you make it here, I will fly there and buy you a beer.

Southwestern Tagalog Region (pop. 3.0 million)


–Apo Reef Natural Park, Occidental Mindoro Province
–Bonbon Beach, Romblon Province


–El Nido Municipality, Palawan Province
–Sibaltan, El Nido Municipality, Palawan Province
–Port Barton, San Vicente Municipality, Palawan Province
–Onok Island off of Balabac Island, Palawan Province
–Coron Municipality, Palawan Province
–Port Barton, Palawan Province
–Nacpan Beach, El Nido Municipality, Palawan Province
–Duli Beach, El Nido Municipality, Palawan Province
Note how many locations are in Palawan Province. There’s a reason people go to Palawan: relatively few people and a lot of good beaches.

Eastern Visayas Region (pop. 4.4 million)


–Kalanggaman Island, Palompon Municipality, Leyte Province

Northern Mindanao Region (pop. 4.7 million)


–Camiguin Province

Ilocos Region (pop. 5.0 million)


–Pannzian Beach, Ilocos Province

Bicol Region (pop. 5.8 million)


–Calaguas Islands, Camarines Norte Province

Central Visayas Region (pop. 7.4 million)


–Panglao Island, Bohol Province
–Anda Beach, Bohol Province (Chocolate Hills!)
Bohol Province is awesome. Highly recommended.


–Moalboal, Cebu Province,
–Bantayan Island, Cebu Province
Cebu Province has a lot to offer, and with a larger population, it has acceptable infrastructure.

–Siquijor Province (Watch out for witches!)
Siquijor Province is awesome. Highly recommended.

Western Visayas Region (pop. 7.5 million)


–Guimaras Province
–Isla de Gigantes, Carles Municipality, Iloilo Province

Central Luzon Region (pop. 11.2 million)


–Subic Municipality, Zambales Province

Southern Tagalog Mainland Region (pop. 14.4 million)


–Fortune Island, Batangas Province



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