A summer special: Life’s a beach

Summertime again. People are jumping into the bandwagon into places where the social media trends and I just can’t help but notice we are sharing almost the same set of wants. Seems like we share a universal desire to explore  and have a sweet escape from the four corners of our cubicle (at work)  and this season is the high time to do all those things in as the adage goes, “Every summer has its story.”

Since beaches and islands is synonymous with summer let me give you a buck list of some of those I wanted to set foot with. Admittedly, I am a sun-worshiper and I chase every beautiful powdery white sand beaches.Cebu island in the Philippines, alone houses wonders worthy for a visit even a thrifty traveler like me can afford.

Here in the sunny island of Cebu, I have some favorite beaches that I keep on dreaming . Starting off with the pride of the town of Alcoy, the alluring beach of Tingko!



Down the south coastal scenic road of Cebu lies a powdery fine sand beach. It has been a favorite of the locals to cool off from the scorching summer sun. This beach is very accessible by all means as it is located just beside the National Highway down south.

Also you not need have to worry for its entrance fee costing only 10 pesos per head,as the happiness it brings is incomparable. Additionally, island hopping is available in this beach, it comes at an affordable rate of 30 pesos per head. Enjoy cruising under the radiating summer sun and witness the beauty of Alcoy!





Second on my bucket list is another pride of the Southern seas, the famed Basdaku of Moalboal. Seems like the south is endowed with natural beautiful beaches and this place is a paradise for sun lover. It’s crystal clear water is hard to resist .

Moreover, this place is notable for having one of the best underwater world in the Philippines, so if you are in this place never miss diving into its seas or even snorkeling diving is fine. How I wish I can spend a day here just soaking my body.



Here comes the third one, another charmer from the Southern side of the island, Presenting the pristine beach of Lambug from the municipality of Badian.Well-known for aqua sports and being the ultimate summer getaway for most people looking for a perfect place to indulge and enjoy summer season.

Cliché may it sound but I tell you, ” this is a paradise.”  Also, I love the warm localsand the place is simply stunning as both in picture and in reality. The glistening sea is so alluring and the wonders it hold underneath as well. No wonder this is one of the top places for summer for many.

Santander beach Cebu


Following next is the stunner of Santander, the Public beach. The hue of blue seas is to enticing to look at. Travelling down to the last town of the South of Cebu to get to Negros, I am energized every time I see their Public beaches.

They do not have a powdery one just like the other instead they have a pebbly and coaser sand. Further it is also the rarest beach I like ti visit, no fancy thing here just you , the beach and Nature. If you are looking for solitary place with an amazing view of the Negros island this place is for you. A laid back feeling is what this place offer.



Now I am down to the last on my beach wish list. Located in the Midwest north of this tropical paradise of Cebu lies the beach in Tuburan so fascinating its public beach.

I love to travel cheap and I always go to places that’s within my range that gives me memorable travel and satisfaction uncompromised. So when I got this place in the net, it is my eureka moment.

So much of that introduction let’s get into the real deal. The beach in that place features a breath-taking azure hues of the sea contrasted with the vast bright canvass of the sunny sky. The long coast line boast a blend of fine powdery white sand and microbits of coral and shell stones lined with swaying palm trees. The sheer beauty of nature of that place became so mystical especially during the height of the ebb as the cool and soothing waters of the tubod or spring the main attraction and the namesake of the this humble municipality flows and be in union with the warm sea water.

Well back into reality, I am now here again into the comfort of my office chair  blinking my eyes never wanting to believe we now done into fantasizing those thoughts that feeds our mind with aspiration.

But if you look at it, setting a goal or having a bucket list is like you are having something to forward to into the distant future and somehow it will motivate you to do your craft even better or it will be a fuel to keep your driving in every time you work. Isn’t it a good idea?

Enjoy your summer folks! Until my next post then…

13 thoughts on “A summer special: Life’s a beach”

  1. All beaches look like heaven on Earth. White sand and blue sea – it’s so perfect. Public beach in Tuburan is my favorite, though. After reading your post i want to go to the beach so badly (sadly, there are no beaches near me)

  2. I am heading back to Cebu by end of August! I am currently finalising my itinerary and glad I found this. Would love to see these places, especially theTuburan. 🙂

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  3. Whoah lovely beaches. Haven’t heard about some of them that’s why I’m thanking you for sharing this. Will include this on my Cebu it. Thanks

  4. You definitely know a lot on local travel Ram! I didn’t know Badian had nice beaches! I think I need my beach therapy soon and will explore the Cebu gems after my exam 😉

  5. I wish these were nearer to the metro. Hahaha. It’s hard to have classes during summer because the calendar adjusted. It’s always a bum to have vacation during June and July and it’s rainy season.

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