Escape from White Beach – Finding the hidden beaches of Boracay Island

Puka Beach photo by Red Morley Hewitt via Unsplash

Hidden Beaches of Boracay Island

(Boracay Island, Philippines) For those who want to get away from the tourist crowds at White Beach and see what tropical paradise really means. These are my favorite secret spots on Boracay Island. Don’t tell!

Cagban Beach hidden beaches of Boracay Island
Cagban Beach – hidden beaches of Boracay Island

Cagban Beach

(Treasure Chest Beach) is a calm and peaceful place where the water meets amazing limestone caves. More than a few stories of pirates, Spanish gold, and treasure being hidden here so don’t be surprised if you run into some local kids digging in the sand. They’re not looking for clams, they’re looking for treasure! LOL

Puka Shell Beach

Puka Beach photo by Red Morley Hewitt via Unsplash
Puka Beach Photo by Red Morley Hewitt on Unsplash

Puka is the Hawaiian word for a hole and the small shells with holes in them that are used to create the famous puka shell necklaces can be found in plenty here. The locals make beautiful jewelry from them. You can take a banka boat from White Beach to get here or come overland. It is the second-longest beach on the island and while it’s not a secret, it is certainly less crowded and touristy than White Beach.

Balinghai Beach
Balinghai Beach Photo courtesy of (I have one SD Card full of Balinghai Beach photos but  I lost it:(

Balinghai Beach

In my opinion, Balinghai Beach is the most romantic spot on the island. This rock covered beach provides hundreds of hidden spots to sit and watch the sun as it sinks below the water. There is something divinely wonderful about the way the sounds of the water echo from the rocks here. This is a great place to rent a bungalow or nipa hut and enjoy some serious paradise time with your special someone.

diniwid boracay
Diniwid Beach

Diniwid Beach

Finally, here is something you may not expect. Just a short walk from White Beach you will find Diniwid Beach. This is a calmer, smaller, and less exhausting resort area. There are places for the public to enjoy as well as private resort facilities including places to have delicious local and international cuisine, ice-cold drinks, never-ending fun. The view from the nearby cliffs is priceless.

Boracay is far from ruined. Even White Beach is still fantastic and if you are willing to step off the tourist paths, there are no other things to tell what you will find here except that it is beautiful. Click here >> to Find Hostels in Boracay!

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  1. traveldream says

    How to go to cagban beach?

  2. dsg says

    I didnt know theres a lot of places to visit in boracay.. I thought its just the white beach area:) thanks for sharing:)

  3. fitness girl says

    I have so many facts that I heard about Boracay Island and it’s white sand. After I’ve seen this post I was very eager to go in there.

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post…..

  4. Trip@dora says

    parang gusto ko rin puntahan yung cagban beach and balinghai. ang ganda 🙂 how to get there melo? by boat din?

    1. melo says

      @tripadora – pwedeng motor sa kabilang side lang yun malapit sa isang port:)

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