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Where to Catch the Best Sunsets in the Philippines?

I’m definitely a sunset person since I seldom wake up early to catch a beautiful sunrise. I believe that sunsets are more magical and stunning. Nothing beats the moment where you will just grab your favorite drink, listen to the waves while waiting for the sun to set. That’s absolutely a wonderful experience. Where do you think is the place to catch the best sunsets in the Philippines?

I know a lot of travelers have their own sunset photos whenever they travel around the Philippines. So I decided to ask my fellow travel friends to share their best-captured sunsets in the country. I was overwhelmed to receive over 500 entries and here are the best photos and spots to experience the best sunsets in the Philippines.

  1.  San Antonio, (Anawangin Cove) Zambales.
Anawangin Zambales
Anawangin Zambales Photo Credit Jonathan Salcedo Bie

How to get there?

  • Via Public Transport
    • From Pasay or Cubao take a bus going to San Antonio Zambales
    • From San Antonio take a tricycle to Pundaquit
    • Get a boat from Pundaquit going to Anawangin

Where to stay?

There is no hotel accommodation in Anawangin Cove so don’t forget to bring your tent. Alternatively, there are beach resorts in Pundaquit that you can book online.

2. Camiguin

Camiguin Photo Credit Kaye Martin Catuaan

How to get there?

  • Coming from Manila the nearest airport to Camiguin is located at Cagayan De Oro
  • From CDO Airport take a van going to Agora Market – Travel time is 30-45mins. Cost 200php
  • From Agora Market take a van or bus going to Balingoan Port – Travel time is 2-3hours. Cost 150php
  • From Balingoan Bus terminal, you just need to walk going to the port.  You don’t need to ride a tricycle to avoid the extra cost
  • From Balingoan Port take a ferry bound to Benoni port – Travel time is 2 hours cost 130php
  • From Benoni Port, you can take vans or jeepney going to your hotel

Where to Stay?

I recommend Dreamland Beach Resort. The place is located in a serene spot, the room is spacious and clean. The rate is reasonable. They also have a pool facing the sea. The entire place is lovely and their staff is helpful.

3. San Juan, La Union

San Juan La Union
San Juan La Union – Photo Credit Katherine Libre

How to get there?

  • Coming from Manila take a bus that is bound to Vigan or Laoag and tell the conductor to drop you off at San Juan, La Union. Travel time is 5-6hour. Cost 500php

Where to Stay?

If you are looking for an affordable room that can accommodate your family or a big group. I recommend Little Surfmaid Resort.  Our room was spacious, it has a living area, veranda with a direct view of the ocean. The resort is also located in the quiet spot of La Union but still walking distance to some bars.

4 Tingloy (Masasa Beach) Batangas.

Tingloy Batangas
Tingloy Batangas -Photo Credit  Ezra Ilaban Bugais

How to get there?

  • Take a bus going to Batangas City and Alight at the Grand Terminal. Travel time is 2-3 hours – Cost is 180php.
  • From the grand terminal, ride a jeepney going to Anilao Port. Travel time is 45 mins. Cost 35php
  • At Anilao Port, take a public boat going to Tingloy port. Travel time is 1hr. Cost 70php
  • From Tingloy Port. Take a tricycle that will bring you to Masasa Beach

Where to Stay?

Experience a simple life since camping or homestay is the available choice of accommodation. Alternatively, you can book a resort in Anilao, Batangas via this link.

5 Boracay, Aklan

Boracay Island – Photo Credit to Mark Christian Tanguilan

How to get there?

  • There are daily flights from Manila to Caticlan or Kalibo
    • From Kalibo Take a bus going to Caticlan – Travel time is 2hrs
    • From Caticlan take a small boat going to Boracay Island – Travel time is less than 30 minutes.
  • Alternatively, you can catch a ferry (2go) from Batangas Pier to Caticlan – Travel time is 10hours.

Where to Stay in Boracay?

A good hotel choice is Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay .. We had a smooth check-in, the front desk team is friendly and they are always smiling. Everything about this hotel is love. I was impressed with their glass elevator that gives you the view of their property and the hallways are clean and bright. When I entered my room, I was so amazed I shouted for joy. Our room has a living and dining area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and 2 restrooms. It looks like a service apartment. I liked its simplicity; it was painted white and blue. Above all, the bed of Azalea is one of the best beds I’ve ever slept in. For booking click this link.

Related Article – Boracay Travel Guide

6 Isla Reta, Davao

Isla Reta Davao
Isla Reta Davao – Photo Credit Pearl Loyola

How to get there?

  • From Davao City take a bus going to Sta. Ana Wharf
  • Take a boat bound to Talicud – Travel time is around 1 hour.
  • From Sta. Cruz Wharf walk towards Isla Reta Beach Resort

Where to stay?

Here are some available resorts in Talicud Island.

Related Article – Davao City Travel Guide.

7 Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental

Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera – Photo Credit Maria Crytal De Lara

How to get there?

  • Coming from Manila Take a bus in (Pasay or Cubao) bound to Batangas Pier – Travel time is 3hours. Cost 160-180php
  • From Batangas Port take a small boat bound to Puerto Galera, It’s either Sabang, Muelle, or white beach depends on the location of your hotel

Where to Stay?

I usually stay at Tamaraw Beach Resort whenever I visit Puerto Galera. It’s a private resort which is perfect for family and people looking for a quiet spot in PG. The room is large and has a kitchen. They also have a pool facing the sea. It’s also 10minutes away from the white beach.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a budget, clean and basic accommodation in the white beach. I recommend Manalo’s Lodge. Although not a beachfront resort, it’s just 3-5 minutes walk to the beach, bars, and restaurants.

Related Article – Puerto Galera Travel Guide

8. Zamboanga City


How to get there?

  • Fly from Manila directly to Zamboanga City – Travel time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • From the airport, ride a tricycle to Paseo Del Mar – This is the best place to catch the sunset in the city

Where to Stay?

I stayed at Ever O Business Hotel during my trip to Zamboanga. If you are looking for affordable, basic, clean and centrally located hotel in the city. I recommend booking this hotel.

They said that every sunset is an opportunity to reset, so forget all your worries and mistake from the past every sunset is proof that no matter how bad our day was there could always be a beautiful ending. 

What can you say about our list of best sunsets in the Philippines?

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