Best Sunset Spots in the Philippines

Places to Catch the Best Sunsets in the Philippines

Sunset in Coron Corong Beach El Nido photo by Xavier Smet via Unsplash

Best Destinations to Watch the Sunset in the Philippines

A beautiful sunset shot is probably included in every travelers “things to capture” list. Whether it’s a beach or mountain destination, we always find time to relax and wait till sundown just to capture the romantic sunset. Sunsets are truly amazing and beautiful.

Sunset in El Nido Palawan
Sunset in El Nido Palawan

Here are some of the Philippines Best Sunset Spots according to some of our favorite Pinoy and Foreign Travel Bloggers.

Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan

Sunset in Patar Beach in Bolinao Pangasinan
Sunset in Patar Beach in Bolinao Pangasinan

Patar Beach in Bolinao Pangasinan by Darwin Cayetano of TrackingTreasures.net

This photo was taken in Patar Beach — my most favorite beach located in Bolinao, Pangasinan. I’ve been there a few times already and I will never get tired of going back. The shore always changes its landscape but its beauty remains the same. We were on our way back when I requested my friend to halt the car. This particular spot was in Sitio Cudelem which I considered as the best spot for sunset viewing especially during low tides where rocks and corals will slowly emerge from the sea and perfectly back-dropped with bursting color of the descending sun.

Sunset in Seven Commandos Beach in El Nido Palawan
Sunset in Seven Commandos Beach in El Nido Palawan

Seven Commandos Beach in El Nido Palawan by Brenna Bustamante of The Philippine Travelogue

Seven Commandos Beach in El Nido Palawan

Seven Commandos Beach has one of the best sunset views. It doesn’t have the perfect horizon, but its beautiful settings, the limestone cliffs, the cream white soft sand, and the clear blue-green waters makes up for it all. Add to the fact that it’s at the end of a tiring tour, a cool San Mig Light, and the company of friends makes it the perfect end of the day.

Sunset in Lake Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija
Sunset in Lake Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija

Lake Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija by Kara Santos of Traveling-Up.com

Lake Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija

Lake Pantabangan is said to be the largest man-made reservoir in the Philippines and one of the largest in Asia. On the horizon is one side of the Sierra Madre Mountains cradling the earth-filled embankment of the reservoir. There was something really serene and simple about the place. Sometimes in our hurry to tick of places we’ve been to and rush to the next destination as fast as possible, we forget the essence of traveling. Witnessing a simple sunset and a conversation with a fisherman reminded me to just take it slow and enjoy the simple joys of nature.

Sunset in Jolo Sulu
Sunset in Jolo Sulu

Jolo Sulu by Mervin of Pinoy Adventurista

Sunset in Jolo, Sulu

One of the best sunsets I’ve seen was during the “moonsighting activity” that we attended in Jolo, Sulu. It was the 29th day of the holy month of Ramadhan. There were a lot of people already at the port waiting for the sunset when we arrived. It is said that the holy month of Ramadhan lasts for 29–30 days depending on the visual sightings of the crescent moon. This moon-sighting activity will determine if they will end the fasting and celebrate Eid al-Fitr the following day. But the moon was not seen at that time, it means they will not yet celebrate Eid al-Fitr on August 8 but on August 9, after the completion of 30 days of fasting. This is definitely my most favorite sunset spot.

Sunset in Boracay
Sunset in Boracay

Boracay by Eileen Campos of The Super Tourists

Boracay Island, Philippines

Nothing beats a Boracay Sunset. And I’m not talking about being elbow to elbow with every known tourist on the banks of White Beach at Station 2. No, my Boracay sunset occurs in an area that’s a 20-minute walk to the left of that – in Angol Point. This is where there are only a handful of people laying around, most, if not all, having some sort of alcoholic beverage in hand. No touts, vendors or hoards and hoards of people- it’s just a good collection of people who chill out and quietly celebrate the end of another day in paradise.

Sunset in Baclayon Bohol
Sunset in Baclayon Bohol

Baclayon Bohol by Lakbay Diva

Baclayon, Bohol

In the waning moments of the sun, the fisherfolks in Baclayon, Bohol head to their respective homes…

Sunset in Puerto Galera
Sunset in Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera by Aleah of SolitaryWanderer.com

Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Puerto Galera is a favorite destination for those who love to dive. The underwater marine life there is incomparable! However, there are also many other things you can do in Puerto Galera, including trekking to visit its waterfalls, snorkeling in the Coral Garden, beachcombing, food tripping, and yes, sunset viewing!

Sunset in San Pedro, Siquijor
Sunset in San Pedro, Siquijor

Siquijor by Sabrina Iovino of JustOneWayTicket.com

Siquijor Island, Philippines

I stayed a week in San Pedro, Siquijor and I have seen some of the most colorful sunsets in my life. Sometimes it seemed like the sky was burning. An exploration of colors. This photo is straight from the camera, no filter, no photoshop! Don’t believe? Visit Siquijor!

Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte

Between sunrise and sunset, I’ll pick the latter in a heartbeat. When you’re there, sitting and waiting for the day to end, memories between years ago and at the very moment flashback little by little. I went to Camarines Norte province as part of my journey around the Philippines, and the sunset at Calaguas was the real icing in the cake. At that moment, that hour, that minute, that second, the boats docked in the calm waters of this isolated isles, the gentle breeze of afternoon air begin to envelope all the weary, and the depleting raise of the sun was just a portrait to a dream. Hues of reds, oranges, blues, and yellows continue to dance in the sky. But what made all the difference are the leisure footprints in the sand. It’s all mine.

Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte
Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte
Calaguas Island in Camarines Sur by Jerik de Guzman of Pinoy Boy Journals
Between sunrise and sunset, I’ll pick the latter in a heartbeat. When you’re there, sitting and waiting for the day to end, memories between years ago and at the very moment flashback little by little. I went to Camarines Norte province as part of my journey around the Philippines, and the sunset at Calaguas was the real icing in the cake. At that moment, that hour, that minute, that second, the boats docked in the calm waters of this isolated isles, the gentle breeze of afternoon air begin to envelope all the weary, and the depleting raise of the sun was just a portrait to a dream. Hues of reds, oranges, blues, and yellows continue to dance in the sky. But what made all the difference are the leisure footprints in the sand. It’s all mine.
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  1. Pinoy Adventurista says

    Thanks a lot Melo! 🙂

  2. Lakbay Diva says

    beautiful sunsets! i ? philippines 😀

  3. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com says

    Beautiful pics! Thanks for including mine, Melo.

  4. Kara / www.traveling-up.com says

    Thanks for including my photo contribution here, Melo! 🙂

  5. josiecoccinelle says

    Magnifiques images…?

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