Have you ever envisioned being among the privileged few to witness the inaugural light of a new day in your country? Nestled in the easternmost reaches of the Philippines, the municipality of Caraga offers a unique opportunity for such an experience. Here, dawn breaks a little earlier than usual, casting its warm glow on a collection of pristine beaches that fringe the expansive Pacific Ocean. What better way to embrace the dawn than by immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of these five beaches in Caraga?
Bango Beach: Where Mangroves Meet the Sunrise
Bango Beach welcomes you with a breathtaking landscape adorned by picturesque mangroves lining its shores. Tidal pools beckon for a refreshing swim, and the beach is an ideal spot to string up a hammock, or sit on one of the plenty of beach chairs, and relish the symphony of crashing waves. For more information, visit Bango Beach Resort.
Mabiga Beach: Serenity on Grains of White
Mabiga Beach enchants with its grainy white sands and expansive shores, creating a perfect haven for those seeking serenity and relaxation. Choose between the laid-back atmosphere of Elah Moana or the vibrant energy of Villa Mabiga, both offering budget-friendly and the latter with tipi-style accommodations. For more information, visit Villa Mabiga Beach Resort and Elah Moana.
Joan Beach Resort: A Cozy Retreat by the Waves
Nestled a short drive from the Davao-Surigao Coastal Road, Joan Beach Resort offers a delightful stretch of beach and cozy accommodations. Our stay included a spacious 3-bed loft-style accommodation, delectable cuisine, and reliable piso-wifi internet. It was the perfect base for an immersive Caraga experience. For more information, visit Joan Beach Resort.
San Luis Beach: A 5.7 km Canvas of Coastal Bliss
Spanning 5.7 km of fine gray sands, San Luis Beach is an ideal destination for leisurely strolls, easy surfing, and refreshing swims. As a public beach, it welcomes everyone to savor its coastal charm and indulge in the beauty of the rising sun.
Pantad Tidal Pools: Nature’s Hidden Oasis
Venturing further south of Caraga, Pantad Tidal Pools Beach unveils its secrets during low tide. Revel in the picturesque and swimmable natural pools, a hidden oasis waiting to be explored.
Embark on a journey to Caraga Municipality’s eastern shores, where these beaches not only offer a front-row seat to the first light of the day but also promise moments of tranquility, natural beauty, and unforgettable memories.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.