Crete. This Greek island flashes images of endless summers, emerald and aquamarine waters and just stunning coastal beaches at almost every cove and bend around the island. It’s rich in history and is world renown. It’s the biggest island in Greece and located south of the country. With two airports, both at the capital of Heraklion and the other one in Chania, offering both international and domestic services. The great thing about this island is that it has 1,046 kilometers that you can explore and…Continue Reading “Find the best beaches in Crete by car”

Its not for ordinary tourists but for intrepid adventurers who seek really off the beaten path, remote beaches in the Philippines. I’ve personally been to these places and I can attest to the beaches that have been listed here. But then, its not only about the destination. The journey is quite interesting in getting to these places. And if you brave the routes and length of travel, you will be rewarded with often white sandy shores without the crowds, touts or vendors. Below is a…Continue Reading “10 remote Philippine island beaches you haven’t been to”

If you’ve been to Boracay many times, White Beach can be just too crowded, especially that summer season is here. Or if you’re like me who shuns the crowd in beaches, I would prefer going to Punta Bunga or Puka. But there’s another good alternative with less people. Diniwid Boracay Beach is just a tricycle ride away. It has less people, great sand and clear waters too. It has shorter strip but nevertheless perfect for swimming. However, note that a portion is rocky, especially at…Continue Reading “Diniwid Boracay Beach, a less crowded strip”

I saw a photo of Antonia Beach in my FB wall and fell in love with it. I have to visit that place, I told myself. For my xxth birthday, I traveled all the way to Isla Gigantes Iloilo and had the time of my life there. Solo. Alone. Enjoying the beach, sandbar and great food. And I frolicked with friendly fishes at Antonia Beach. I hired a motorized outrigger boat for P2,000 and as we left Bantigue Island which has a great sandbar, my…Continue Reading “Friendly fishes an experience at Isla Gigantes Iloilo”

From a distance, a lone structure (no, make it two) became visible as our motorized outrigger (banca) edged closer and closer to our destination, a sandbar in Bohol within the municipality of Tubigon. And slowly, like a mirage, the cluster of sand came to view. Dumog Island, more an islet or better yet, a sandbar in the middle of nowhere between Bohol and Cebu was an exciting find. It’s just one of many islets and sandbars that dot this part of the sea and whose…Continue Reading “A beautiful sandbar in Bohol’s Tubigon”