Anguib Beach at last! I have braved the waves of South China Sea during our Nagsasa and Anawangin cove trips, as well as the wild ocean crossing Bohol Sea from Siquijor to Dumaguete, but I never thought that Palaui in the Pacific Ocean could still surprise me with its humongous waves. Hahaha! This is what we are trying to avoid, that's why we made sure that we start early to be able to finish our island hopping adventure by lunch time as the waves are expected to get ruthless by that time.
The sea was rough as we left the shore at the foot of the hill where Cape Egaño lighthouse is. It took us about an hour to reach Anguib Beach as we have to battle with the furious waves. Note: This is just a small part of the boat ride. The actual waves couldn't really be captured, but it will give you an idea how bumpy our ride was.
At last, we reached Anguib beach safe and in one piece. This beach has been popular in recent years as it has been discovered to have pristine waters and powdery white sand.
All I could say was "WOW!" This is a piece of paradise! I was at awe with the spectacular scenery that greeted us! Set on a picturesque backdrop of lush verdant hills, Anguib Beach is a certified tropical heaven.
Enclosed on a cove that is more than a kilometer in length, the shoreline is dotted with tall trees. Cottages, toilet and shower areas were also installed to cater to the tourists.
To me, it is reminiscent of Saud beach in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte; only the sand here is whiter, the water is clearer and the wave is so much calm.
What I like most about this beach is its uncrowded-ness. I love the tranquility of this place! There are no vendors or massage therapists that will bug you with their merchandise or services. We had so much time basking on the sand, get a tan and swim in the beach. It was so peaceful and quiet!
There are no food stalls in Anguib beach, you have to bring your own food and drinks. If you wish to stay overnight, you could pitch a tent and enjoy the peacefulness of the beach all day and night. For day trippers, entrance fee is 100 pesos.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Land: From Manila, take a direct Florida bus bound for Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Buses from Sampaloc terminal leaves daily, check with the bus company for the schedule of trips call (02)743-3809. Travel time takes about 15 hours. Alternatively, you could take a bus bound for Tuguegarao which takes about 10-12 hours; and then transfer to a passenger van or bus going to Sta. Ana. Travel time is 3-4 hours and fare is around 180 pesos.
By Air: Take a plane bound for Tuguegarao City. From there, take a passenger van or bus going to Sta. Ana. Travel time is 3-4 hours and fare is around 180 pesos. Airphil Express flies daily to Tuguegarao City! Visit http://airphilexpress.com for updates on seat sale and promos.
From the town center of Sta. Ana, take a tricycle (15 pesos each) to San Vicente port. Look for the visitor's center to register and to get a boat to Anguib Beach. Boat rental depends on the location and to how many destinations you would want to visit.
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|This is part of our adventures in Palaui Island and around Sta. Ana, Cagayan last February 6-7, 2013. The town of Sta. Ana in Cagayan offers adventure-seekers the elements of a real adventure trip with a Spanish era lighthouse, awesome beaches, breathtaking panoramas and friendly people. It is truly one great adventure!|
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