Undoubtedly, the Philippines has some of the best coasts in the world, with over 7,000 islands, you will never run out of beaches here. But more than that, our bountiful country also harbors idyllic sandbars that beckon sun-seekers. Sandbar is defined as “a long mass or low ridge of submerged or partially exposed sand built up in the water along a shore or beach by the action of waves or currents.”
Here are some of the best ones you can visit this year:

1. Vanishing Island (Davao del Norte)

2e74c1d2cfe5aec93548a5bc4fbdfdc7A real stunner, the Vanishing Island – as you might have surmised from its name – disappears when the tide is high. Unlike other sandbars sitting pretty below jungle-clad mountains, this one is set in the midst of the sea and offers a view of a nearby bustling city. Its sand is silky and snow white, sprinkled with mangroves and lapped by clear navy blue waters.
How to get there:
Charter a boat from Pearl Farm, Bali Bali wharf or Waterfront wharf.

2. Snake Island (El Nido, Palawan)

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This remote-feeling spot harbors an S-shaped island framed by jungle-clad headlands. But like most sandbars, it is only exposed during low tide, so proper timing is important when visiting. An easy climb of the promontory nearby will reward you with a breath-snatching view of the S-shaped sun-blasted shore and the surrounding karst-punctuated sea.
How to get there:
Snake Island is part of El Nido Tour B, several hotels and travel agencies offer this tour. Try www.northernhopetours.com for island hopping tours in El Nido.

 

Source: https://ph.news.yahoo.com/

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