Looking for beach similar to Boracay following the temporary closure of the island. Any recommendation?
Apr 5, 2018, 7:47 PM
Alona Beach is what comes to mind as well. It’s a good mix of beach bumming and nightlife like Boracay. The beach is still nice but as not nice as Boracay imo.
I was actually there in May a couple of years back. One thing I noticed was there was algae ala Boracay during this month. I’m not sure if it’s seasonal like Boracay or just a one time thing.
Bronx, New York
Apr 5, 2018, 8:40 PM
Following this thread. I’m on the same boat. Previously booked may28-may 31 In boracay. Looking for
The next best option and considering Bohol(Alona Beach) vs Puerto Galera (white beach)
Apr 5, 2018, 9:02 PM
Another option which is nice is Malapascua Island which has a beach full of bars and restaurants similar to Boracay but on a smaller scale.
April Christine C
Apr 5, 2018, 9:06 PM
You may check out Bantayan Island or Malapascua Island, these are both in Cebu.
Apr 5, 2018, 9:45 PM
If you stay on Malapascua, you will also be able to do a day trip to Kalanggaman island
Apr 6, 2018, 7:09 PM
After Boracay and Bohol I would say the next liveliest place with a beach would be Subic Bay (100 miles north of Manila via Angeles) but it doesn’t compare with the likes of White Beach, Puka, Alona & Dumaluan. The water is uninviting and the sand is of a fawn colour but there is a floating bar and resorts with swimming pools are located very close by. It’s quite picturesque. Some might say for a couple of reasons. Popular with males.
Apparently Puerto Galera has around thirty beaches dotted around its coastline with White, Aninuan and Talipanan being the most prevalent. White Beach has a few bars & restaurants and also live music. Sabang further up the coast is a harbour popular with the diving fraternity and has a number of bars including a floating one.
Other than Malapascua which has already been mentioned and is quieter than the above, I suppose El Nido warrants an inclusion in this sense as it does contain a few bars. The beach in downtown EN can only be described as average albeit with a panoramic view. It’s certainly not on the same level as Nacpan or the beaches on nearby islands.
Lastly, Mactan Island may be an option for a beach destination coupled with the city nightlife of Cebu – but this would require transportation of a few miles each time a trip is made.