The Philippines is blessed with a number of beautiful beaches. Apart from the numerous white and gray sand beaches, did you know that some of these hidden coves are just a few hours away from Metro Manila? Skyscanner Philippines presents a list of 10 hidden coves in the region. Get your planner and plot a relaxing getaway in secluded paradise!

1. Anawangin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales
Let’s start with the most popular cove of the bunch. Located in San Antonio, Zambales, Anawingin Cove remains a favorite camping site for both locals and foreign tourists alike. Who wouldn’t want to lounge on a long white sand beach with giant pine trees all around? Plus points to pristine cleanliness too, thanks to caretakers. To get here, fly in via Manila or Clark.

2. Maira-Ira Cove in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Have you been to Pagudpud’s Blue Lagoon? Did you know that its real name is Maira-ira Cove? This cove is best known for its long stretch of white sand beach, blue waters and strong waves, which appeal to hardcore surfing enthusiasts. Although included in most Ilocandia package tours, Maira-ira Cove is still well-maintained by the locals. Tip: for a less stressful trip, take a plane trip to Laoag then a two-hour bus ride to Pagudpud.



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