Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Anguib Beach: Cagayan North Series

The waves grew rougher when we left Cape Engano, and the dark clouds started to roll in. Most of us dozed off in the boat, and after what seemed to be 40 minutes, I heard our boatman telling us that we were approaching Anguib Beach.


Back in Jotay's, we were told that Anguib Beach was closed, because they were "cleaning" it. So when we  saw people swimming in the wide beach from afar, we were pleased that we didn't listen to that warning.


Like most wide white beaches in the Philippines, Anguib Beach was touted as the Boracay of this side of the world. I've been hearing of testimonies of white sand and spectacular sceneries. Well, as soon as locals describe any beach as Boracay, I tend to ignore these descriptions. True enough, Anguib wasn't like Boracay. It was more like Pagudpud. However, they got the scenery right.


We told our boatman to drop us off at one portion of the beach that didn't have many vacationers, and that's to the east end of the beach. Anguib Beach was huge, long and surprisingly calm, probably because it was located within a cove. The hills behind it were lush with greens making the landscape very peaceful.


After buying some supplies of snacks and beer in the busy part of the beach, we settled in a secluded area. We had a quick dip, before deciding to explore the beach. The beach looked virginal. There were no resorts or establishments, except for the end of the beach where the road to Sta. Ana lies. I hope the beach remains this way.


We walked past the curve of the cove, and discovered another beach. It was low tide, so it was easy to explore the shore.


The water was clear and calm. The place was really spectacular, and very tranquil. It reminded me of Calaguas for a moment, because of its isolation.


We found more secluded coves, narrow beaches and rock formations on the sea that were perfect for capturing dramatic photos.


It was getting late already, so we headed back to our boat. We met up with the rest of the gang who were   still swimming. We had a few beers and snacks, before asking our boatman to take us to our next island.


The water was so clear when we left, that the corals were showing off their beauty. You didn't need to snorkel here anymore to see marine life. We just had to look at the natural aquarium below our boat.


It was already 5PM, and the sun was beginning to set. We could see rain from a distance. The result was a dramatic view of the sea, with rays of sunlight peeking through the dark clouds far away.


And because of the rain, nature had given us a treat. As we were approaching our next island, which was already near our resort, this view opened up on the horizon.


We were awestruck at the display of nature that afternoon. And we had one last island stop left - Crocodile Island - that amazingly was one end of the rainbow.

55 comments:

  1. This is by far the best travel site I have seen for the Philippines..Please keep up the great work.

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  2. Thank you so much John! Hope it inspires you to travel the Philippines!

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  3. good job guys. truly inspiring. make you love our own country even more..tips nmn po how to get there. hopefully this may kami . thanks care to email jampacked_22@yahoo.com - jhun here

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  4. Anguib Beach is located in Sta. Ana. To get there, you must make your way to Tuguegarao and travel by bus or by van to Sta. Ana or the Cagayan Special Economic Zone. From there, you can get directions to Anguib. It's still around 40 mins drive and boat to Anguib from CSEZ.

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  5. Breathtaking view! My mom is from Cagayan Valley and I can't believe that I have never gone to this area. Unbelievable photos. I get goosebumps while looking at these pictures. Kudos to the photog. Well done. :)

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  6. amazing! this will be my next in line travel.

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  7. It is lovely town and probably attract more tourist for white beaches and island in the horizon.Thank you for bringing us the chance to view our Province in your blog, the photos are excellent.

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  8. mapanara@yahoo.comMay 1, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    hello there nice post. our group is planning to go there this may. can you travel directly to anguib beach by land? are there accommodations there for an overnight stay? would greatly appreciate tips to enjoy our stay there. thanks.

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  9. yea.. are there accomaodations available? thank you :)

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  10. hi were planning to go to angib beach, pwede bang mgdala ng car? or do we need to leave the car sa sta. ana bago mkarating s anguib beach?

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  11. how much po pla rent ng boat per person? or around 5 persons?

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  12. You can take a car all the way from Manila to Sta. Ana then up to Anguib beach. We didn't do this route though, we flew into Tuguegarao and rented a van to Sta. Ana, then took a boat to Anguib.

    Boat cost is P1,500 to P2,000, depending on the size of the boat. You can easily hire boats in San Vicente.

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  13. were going to visit our lady of piat on july 2, after the church were planning to visit callao cave how many hours is our travel, pls guide us and we have time we want to see the anguib beach,thanks and god bless......

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  14. From Piat, it is around an hour and a half travel to Callao Caves via car. If you want to go to Anguib, better take a van to Sta, Ana and follow the trail to Anguib. You can either take a boat from the San Vicente port, or drive all the way to Anguib (don't know how that's done though). Just ask around.

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  15. We had been there last June 3-5, with the whole company employees. It's really a beautiful place to visit.

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  16. super like sta ana beach!!! like like it..

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  17. Hi RJ! Would it be possible to perhaps have the number of your boatman when you visited San Vicente? I would really like to book him in advance. May I please get his number, if it's okay? And can one easily get boats from San Vicente?

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  18. Hi, sorry but I wasn't able to save the number (lost my phone already). But we just got a boat in San Vicente. There are a lot there.

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  19. i came there already ,,,,and its really nICE beach ,,,i want to go there again ...actually there is no hotel or lodge there ....but i assure u ..that u will enjoy ur day and night staying there....and it is also affordable ..

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  20. we were supposed to go to anguib last august 20 but it was closed because they are constructing some buildings for tourists...we were advised to go to another beach it was nangaramoan..the road was newly cemented.the beaches in sta ana are very nice.

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  21. nice, im proudly cagayana,.. try visit palaui island,

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  22. hi! from tuguegarao airport ano sasakyan going to anguib beach?

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    1. Tricycle going to the terminal ng van na papunta sta. Ana. Almost 3 hrs byahe kaya naghanap Kame ng matutuluyan like country inn then nag bangka kame papunta sa anguib beach.

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  23. KakaGaleng Lang namen sa anguib beach, actually Kakauwe lang today. Naghanap Muna Kame ng tutuluyan and luckily we met the owner of Country Inn located in sta. Ana. Super bait at accommodating ng may-ari at sila nag-assist samen sa pagpunta dun sa anguib may contact sila ng Mga bangkero and They even accompany us dun sa pantalan Kung nasan Ung bangka na maghahatid samen. Mura Pa Ung room rate nila at masarap Ang food.

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    1. magkno naman ung room sa Country Inn?

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  24. WOW! the place is so nice..i really want to there with my loving bf and my family.

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  25. wow! the place is so nice!...i really want to go there with my bf and family.But i don't have enough money to take all of them.

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  26. mga magkano namn po ang kelangang budget po para masilayan ko po yung ganda ng place na ito?sana may manlibre.

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  27. my rooms ba dun how much ung rate

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  29. How much would it cost me or bus fare from Tuguegarao to Anguib and the 500 entrance inclusive with foods, is it 500 per head??
    thanks man..

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  30. Target acquired :)

    Nafeature to yesterday sa 24 oras and I was immediately interested.

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  31. going to anguib does not require you to take boat, you can have just your van and go directly in the beach. Anguib is not an island, when going there you just have to bring all sorts of things you need as there are no amenities available, road had already been cemented and is already accessible, you can even bring your van or jeep at the beach itself

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    1. hi. can you help me? I plan to bring my family to anguib but I would rather have the land trip than the boat ride because my mother would prefer this. Can you give me directions or contact details of people who may know how to get there? Thank you!

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  32. from tuguegarao would coast you 100 to 150 pesos van going to Sta Ana. If you intend to stay overnight, there are available cottages along Sta Ana, not too far from Aguib at a reasonable price, people in Sta Ana are very king to accomodate visitors, you dont have to worry that they take advantage of you

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  33. banka is only necessary when you intend to visit palaui island or cape engano or nearby island but i dont advise you to be there , waves are so rough especially in the afternoon , bankas are small and could only accomodate 4 to 5 person, you can just imagine the size, it sweeps away with the waves!!! staying alone at Aguib beach is far more rewarding than visiting those islands unless you are in search for a thirll

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  34. Anguib beach is quite populated during summer, if you intend to be there, you have to reach the place at 6 am to get a cottage for rent by about 200 to 300, otherwise you will end up seated at the sand the whole day with the clouds as your roof

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  35. Very nice feature. I might visit the place by next month :)

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    1. Go! I haven't been back since. I hope the place has not changed much.

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  36. great feature. been there last year...

    -from Lal-lo

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    1. additionally, your pics are fantastic. keep doing the great work dude!

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  37. hi, how long is the land travel from tuguegarao to sta. ana? then the boat ride to anguib?

    my family lives in iguig (20 mins away from tuguegarao)and we're supposed to go there last holy weekend but was not advised to, because it would take long hours daw, and we had kids as company. i guess even the nearby localities are not very familiar with the place. thanks!

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    1. It is around 3 to 4 hours from Tuguegarao. I never took the road to Anguib so I cannot comment on that route.

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  38. boat is not needed to god to anguib, Anguib is not an island, once you reach san vicente, tip most part of the eastern cost, you have it immediately, you can even park your van at the beach!!

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    1. Ive read somewhere that a tour package costs P3,500 (Cape, Palui, Crocodile island, and Anguib). Is this per head?? Thanks!

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  39. Try Kalanggaman Island.

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  40. Try to search Kalanggaman Islang, Palompon Leyte. One of the best yet unexplored island

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  42. I really love the place super relaxing!

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