Paliton Beach in San Juan, Siquijor

A tropical escape of coconut trees, clear waters and a thriving marine sanctuary. Photo by @bigmackinrove

Discover Paliton Beach, a deserted white sand beach in magical Siquijor, about 186 kilometers from Cebu City. The call of this beach is in its untouched natural beauty: picturesque coconut trees bend halfway as if to kiss the seas and the powdery off-white shores stretch out in the largely empty coastline. A marine sanctuary, Paliton Beach buzzes with life underwater with multi-hued corals and small fishes darting past swimmers' feet. Diving is a spectacular experience in Siquijor and one of the spots in the island is the sea wall that runs from Paliton Beach to Tabon Beach. 


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How to get there
Take a plane from Manila to Dumaguete via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. From the airport, hop on a tricycle to the Dumaguete port, where there are ferries headed to the Siquijor Island port. From the port or the town center in Siquijor, ride a tricycle to Paliton Beach. 

Cover photo is a screengrab from @bigmackinrove on Instagram. 

By Celia Nachura

Published November 2016