Alarms all set and a hope for a bright day tomorrow during our Palaui island tour, we all slept tight with excitement and anticipation the night before we were bound to go to Anguib Beach.
As part of our Palaui island tour, we included Anguib Beach in our second-day itinerary. We woke up at 5:00 am and got ready, ate breakfast and waited for our boatman to come at 6:00 am.
For around 30 minutes, we sailed across the sea until we were finally in Anguib Beach. From afar, the sand looked light cream in color.
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Anguib Beach: Cagayan’s Boracay of the North
Upon reaching the beach, we were told to register and pay the entrance fee. Once that was done and over with, we started exploring the beach.
There were signs all over the place indicating that Anguib Beach is the Boracay of the North. I’ve never been to Boracay but Anguib Beach’s sand wasn’t really white. It’s more like cream in color. Although, when the sand dries and the sun is high up in the sky, the sand almost looks white.
Due to the rainy season and probably the wind, there were a lot of seaweeds scattered all over the sand. However, the water was clear and clean. There were a lot of kids in the area since the waters weren’t too deep. Works great with me.
Camping and Glamping
There were a few other people on the beach. Some glamped the night before while others set up their own tents and camped. You can book from anguibbeachclub.com if you’re interested in glamping. Glamping rate is at P3,500 for 2 to 4 persons while camping fee ranges from P500 to 3,700 per night. Contact Anguib beach for updated rates.
If you don’t want to camp, you can check out the other hotels in the area via Booking.com.
On one end of the beach, I noticed there weren’t any people going there. Curious, I went exploring and found out, it was a private area. There were trees just a few meters away from the beach with a lot of birds flying from tree to tree. I saw yellow colored birds and the sound of their tweets was the highlight of my time at Anguib Beach.
Just a little further, we found a small cove but the nearby waters had a lot of seaweeds so maybe that’s why nobody went there or that it’s private property. Anyway, by the end of the beach, the locals said you can find a set of stairs to take you to the other side of the cove to Nangaramoan.
Monday to Thursday -100 pesos per person
Friday to Sunday – 150 pesos per person
Monday to Thursday -150 pesos per person
Friday to Sunday – 200 pesos per person
How To Get There
Via Bus – Ride a bus going to Sta. Ana, Cagayan at Sampaloc terminal. Travel time is around 15 hours. You can also ride a bus heading to Tuguegarao which will take you 10 to 12 hours travel time. Then, transfer to a van or bus going to Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
Via Airplane – Ride a plane to Tuguegarao City then take a van or bus going to Sta Ana.
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Sta. Ana to Anguib Beach
- Option 1. Once you are in Sta. Ana, take a tricycle to San Vicente port. From here, you can rent a boat to take you to Anguib Beach.
Option 2. Ride a tricycle going to Nangaramoan Beach. Fare is around P300 for 3 to 4 persons. But if you have a car, you can go directly to Nangaramoan Beach and park your car there.
- From Nangaramoan Beach, ride a boat for only P500 (day tour) and P800 (overnight). This rate is good for 8 persons.
You can contact Anguib Beach Club via:
- Facebook: Sta Ana Glamping and Camping Resorts
- Mobile Number: 09179888964 or 09178764079
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Boat Trips and Palaui island tour, you can contact Kuya Apol at Globe – 09557444175
Responsible Travel Tips
When traveling to one place, make sure you practice responsible tourism. Here are some tips to do so.
1. Respect the environment
Don’t litter. Please hold onto your trash until you find a garbage can. Don’t bring home the sand or any seashell. Leave them where they belong. Missing seashells can have potential detrimental environmental impacts.
2. Avoid single-use plastic
Bring your eco bag and refuse single-use plastic.
3. Shop local
Keep the traditional crafts alive and support local artisans. Buy from them. And try not to haggle, P20 may seem small to you but it can mean a lot to them.
4. Always ask permission
Be sure to ask for permission first when taking photos or videos especially when it comes to children
What to Pack for Anguib Beach
- Eco-friendly Reusable Water Bottle
- Light Rain Jacket (especially from June to November)
- T-shirts, a Nice top, and a Long-sleeved Shirt
- Aqua Shoes
- Day Bag
- Dry Bag
- Power Adapter
- Universal Waterproof Phone Case
- Packing Cubes
- Microfiber Towel
- Travel Insurance
- Money Belt
- Sneakers, Hiking Shoes (if you’re planning to hike) and Some Flats
- Reusable Straw and Reusable Bag (no to single-use plastic!)
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Our Camera Gear
- Mirrorless Camera: Fujifilm XT3
- Lenses: Fujifilm Fujinon kit lens (18-55mm) | Fujinon 35mm f2 | Fujinon 50mm f2
- Drone: DJI Mavic Pro 2
- GoPro: GoPro Hero Black 7
- Power Bank: Romoss Powerbank
- Camera Backpack: Case Logic Camera and Laptop Backpack
- Monopod: Ifootage Cobra 2 a180
- Mic: Rode VideoMicro
- Gimbal: Zhiyun Weebill-S
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