HIDDEN SECRETS IN PARADISE
Every destination has the secret spots only locals know about, and the Philippines is no exception.
While we only spent 10 days enjoying the sights, we managed to hunt down some beautiful places untouched by most tourists.
Moalboal: The seaside town has it all, except the tourists. Most people head to Oslob to swim with whale sharks, but just a few hours to the west this sleepy little town has access to both the beach and jungle. Coconut Beach: Just a short kayak around the point from Port Barton lies a beach with plenty of palm trees and no footprints. Hundreds of palm trees dot the shoreline and coconuts float past in the ocean as you arrive. Unlike nearby White Beach, this 200m-long stretch is free to enter and much nicer.
Corong-corong Beach: A few minutes from the bustling El Nido town centre, this small cliffside village boasts a bunch of restaurants and local markets to explore. While the beach is mainly rocky, you can soak up the traditional Filipino atmosphere without the crowds and enjoy some boutique shopping if you have some leftover cash.