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.
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.
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