Sta. Ana, Cagayan rests on the edge of Northeastern Luzon and is blessed with bountiful natural attractions. And one of these attractions is Anguib Beach, which is considered as the “Boracay of the North.” Anguib Beach has powdery white sands and pristine blue waters too but what sets it apart from Boracay is that the crowd is minimal. While Boracay is a tourist haven, Anguib Beach is peaceful which makes it the ideal destination for those who just want to relax, reflect and laze around.
REASONS TO VISIT ANGUIB BEACH
You may have a lot on your mind when you visit this place but most visitors come here for relaxation. Basically, all the enjoyable activities you get to do on the beach such as going for a swim, walking around the place, and taking lots of photographs are in the mix. A bit of immersion can also enrich your experience more by talking to the locals and eating their local recipes.
Those who are into camping will love the idea of pitching a tent on the shores. It’s a place that promotes conversations to be had among friends.
Although Anguib Beach is reachable by boat from San Vicente port in Sta. Ana, it was once reachable by land by trekking through the hills. However, that area is now privately owned so no one is allowed to pass through.
It is also being developed by the Cagayan Export Zone Authority and one of the developments is a road that connects the beach to Sta. Ana. In fact, residents used to call the beach an “island” because it was reachable by boat only.
HOW TO GET THERE
By land from Manila
- Take a Florida bus in Sampaloc Terminal bound for Sta. Ana, Cagayan, Take not that the travel will be a very long one: 15 hours.
- From the town center of Sta. Ana, take a tricycle to San Vicente port and hire a boat to get you to Anguib Beach. Travel time is 30 minutes.
By land from Manila (Alternate Route)
Take a bus bound for Tuguegarao. The trip will take around 10-12 hours.
Once you arrive at Tuguegarao, board a bus headed for Sta. Ana. The estimated travel time for this trip Is 3-4 hours.
By air from Manila
Take a plane headed for Tuguegarao. The flight will take an hour.
After arriving at Tuguegarao, board a bus headed for Sta. Ana. The trip will take around 3-4 hours.