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Beaches & Dives Sites in Negros Oriental, Philippines
White sand, fine grain sand and pebble beaches plus a fabulous dive site, Apo Island, that consistently ranks among the world's top 10 --
Negros Oriental in the Philippines has them all!
Most coastal towns and cities boast of their own government-managed public beaches, while there are also mid-class and first class private resorts available for every type of traveler and budget.
Resorts have scuba and snorkeling gear for rent, as well as water sports facilities and private swimming pools and jacuzzis, while dive shops in Dumaguete City offer complete gear for rent or for sale.
Negros Oriental beaches and dive sites count among the finest the Philippines has to offer.
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While beaches are free for all to use, please know that private beach resorts require an entrance fee for the use of their facilities, while public beaches have cottages/tents for rent by the hour or by the day.
A strip of white pebble beaches between Zamboanguita and Siaton, interesting rock formations on beach, clear waters, underwater scenery ideal for snorkeling.
Internationally-acclaimed dive site with spectacular coral gardens and a cornucopia of marine life. Apo Island is accessible by motorized outrigger boats. The 72-hectare volcanic island of Dauin town is home to 450 coral species and 2,500 fish species. A model marine sanctuary, Apo Island is often cited as one of the best managed reefs in the Philippines.
Also called Punta Tambungon by the locals, with rocks and large corals used as navigation landmarks. It is a favorite dive site of many scuba enthusiasts.
Fine white-sand beaches flanked by twin rivers that hug the island in Camayawon, a municipal fish port complex located in the area.
A magnificent seven-kilometer stretch of powder-white sand that disappears in the clear waters at high tide.
Mina's Undersea World
200 yards from the beach is a veritable marine garden for snorkeling and swimming. In this area there are water tanks with white sea turtles and other marine creatures.
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Nagbo-alao Cave and Beach
Fine-pebble beach lined with prominent rock formations and coves just off the coastal highway, accessible by interesting footpaths.
San Moritz Beach
Swimming and beachcombing area with five cottages for rent. Suitable for flat sand skimboarding.
Talisay Beach Park
A popular beach resort operated by the Bacong Municipal Government, with a coconut grove, picnic areas, tree houses. It is the usual take-off point for visits to the Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH) stonecraft factory, sinamay weaving center and Bacong Church.
Located along Bonbonon Bay, it is a great site for windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing. There are cottages for rent in this white-pebbled beach, with a restaurant to serve beach enthusiasts. Many foreign nationals have aslo found that this harbor is an ideal place to park their yachts and sailboats.
White Sandbar Reef
A kilometer-long stretch of powder-white sand in the middle of North Bais Bay. The area is visible only during low tide and is submerged at high tide. Sparkling azure waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling.Cottages are available for daytime and overnight accommodations.