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Bohol | Anda Quinale Beach: Fine White Sands along a Charming Town

Bohol is one of those places that so far have continued to amaze. Even if I have been to the island more than five times already, there are still areas for me that I have yet to explore. Yes, the 2013 earthquake may have sent a number of our heritage in crumbles but the good news many of the natural wonders are still intact. My recent visit to Bohol sent me about 100km east of Tagbilaran City to visit the small and charming coastal town of Anda to be dazzled by their fine white sand Quinale Beach. And I have thought I have already seen the best of Bohol already.

A magtalisay tree at the beach
A magtalisay tree at the beach

Quinale Beach

I’m glad I decided to visit Anda because Quinale beach is just lovely. There are only a few white powdery sand beaches this pristine with nearby development. I mean, Quinale beach can already be considered part of the plaza. The magtalisay trees along the beach offers natural shade for visitors who would like to picnic or simply hang around the beach. The local-government owned Quinale Bar offers reasonably priced food and drinks as well by the beach. Near the establishment are public showers and restrooms too. How organize can you get. I guess they can manage to keep them clean since the place still sees less tourist unlike Panglao Island.

I had the pleasure of staying a couple of nights by this wonderful beach and caught the tranquil morning scenery here. People gathering shells, a few running by the beach for exercise and people simple sitting down under the trees. I walked to the western part of the beach where the line of resorts are found. There were rocky shores too where dogs hang out. The one near Quinale Bar has a couple of monuments including a statue of a solder running from the beach. He represents one of the American soldiers who landed in this shore during World War II. Nearby is also one of my favorite spot on the beach. A huge magtalisay tree standing so picturesquely against the blue. A relaxing spot to sit by and just enjoy the feel the sand under my feet, the sound of the waves and the healthy breeze. Oh Quinale Beach, I’ll surely return here.

At the rocky portion of the beach
At the rocky portion of the beach

How to go to Anda Bohol

From Tagbilaran Dao Integrated Terminal, there are a few options available

  • Public Bus: From Tagbilaran to Anda buses leave at 5:00am, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm. From Anda to Tagbilaran buses leave at 6:00am, 8:00am and 11am. Fare is Php 90 and travel time is 3 hours.
  • Van (V-hire): No particular schedule but leaves when there is enough passengers on board. Usually from 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Fare is Php 130 and travel time is 2 hours.
  • Guindulman Bus Option: If for whatever reason one missed the Bus or Van to Anda, take the bus to the nearby town of Guindulman which have regular hourly buses (non-aircon) that leaves from 5:00am to 5:00pm. Fare is Php 80. From Guindilman, hire tricycles (Php 20) or passing vans/buses to Anda.
From the grass to the beach
From the grass to the beach
Night at the beach
Night at the beach
Dawn at the Quinale Beach
Dawn at the Quinale Beach
World War II soldier monument
World War II soldier monument
A biker and a dog at the beach
A biker and a dog at the beach
Beach biker
Beach biker

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