Named as the Boracay of the North, The Anguib Beach in Sta Ana Cagayan is now being visited by many tourist in the Philippines. It was featured in one of the largest network in the country and have earned a lot of recommendation. It is on the northeastern part of the Philippines and is famous for its fine white sand and clear blue water.
How to get there:
By bus: The Florida Bus (Sampaloc, Manila) goes straight to Santa Ana. Daily
By plane: Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific flies to Tuguegarao Cebu daily.
From Tuguegarao, a van or minibus can take you to Santa Ana.
By private vehicle: Drive along the North Luzon Expressway and SCTEX then exit at Tarlac/La Paz tollgate. Turn right head straight towards Talavera and drive north of Go the national road, passing several towns in San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Sta Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, and Isabela. When you reach the junction in Santiago City, Isabela, turn left and drive up to the province of Cagayan Valley. Santa Ana follows the town of Gonzaga.
When to go
The summer months of March-June are the best times to go. If traveling by road, schedule your trip so you leave Manila at night and arrive in Santa Ana by morning.
The first two weeks of June are also ideal because the Viray Festival happens on June 8, while fishing enthusiasts will love the game fishing tournaments held yearly.
Check www.pgff.net for schedules
I have known the Anguib beach before it became popular. Every summer we would arrange a trip to the beach and invite some friends and relatives to come over with us. So if you’re planning to visit the Anguib Beach, here are some important tips that you should know:
If you are going to stay overnight in Sta Ana, you will need to find a nearby hotel to stay in. Here’s a list of accredited Resort Hotel Sta Ana Cagayan:
A. ) Country Inn Hotel & Restaurant Sta. Ana, CagayanTel. No. (078) 844-0756 Mobile Number: 0917-7910354/0917-8094236 Email: email@example.com Contact Person: Mr. Edgardo M. Herrero B. ) Jotay Resort, Sta. Ana, Cagayan Tel. No. (078) 372-0560 Mobile Number: 0906 – 4781270 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.jotayresort.com Contact Person: Mr. Trevor Taylor C. ) FAS Pax Et Bonum, Sta. Ana, Cagayan Mobile Number: 0929-1665019 ***Hotels near Sta Ana Cagayan: Class “A” Resort, Baua Beach Resort Baua Gonzaga, Cagayan Tel. No. (02) 844-1392 Telefax : (02) 844-5765 Mobile Number: 0917-8993692 Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.bauabeach.com.ph Contact Person: Mrs. Grace S. Raquino / Sr. Lolita Rodriguez, f.a.s
I suggest that you bring your own cooked food as there are no fast food restaurants nearby. You may also want to buy fresh seafood and meat on your way to Sta ana. Drop by Gonzaga or Sta Teresita market.
Helen’s tip: Bring with you enough drinking water, utensils, extra tent, mats or’banig”, beach umbrellas and of course, sun block lotion. 🙂
3. Other necessities:
If you’re lucky, you can rent their Nipa hut / Kubo for Php 400.00 for that day. The good thing about this is that you are provided with a seat and a table to prepare your food. But you have to get there early as 5 in the morning before the Nipa hut runs out.
If not, they can offer you a small tent where you can put your stuff. You will rent if for Php 200.00 Unfortunately, Anguib beach only give 1 toilet and 1 bathroom. You will pay Php 5.00 for the toilet and Php 10.00 when you want to take a bath. 🙂
Island Hopping – There are boats in Anguib Beach and you can pay the bangkero to take you on a tour around the beach. A life jacket will be provided for safety purposes. 🙂
Swimming – Take a swim before the sun rises in the morning. This way you will enjoy the powdery white sand without getting your skin burned.
Banana Boat ride / Jet Skiing – When we went there last year, a tourist was able to bring his own banana boat and jet ski for everyone to share.
Take a lot of photos – The Anguib Beach has a very nice view during sunset or even sun rise. You can take long walks in the morning and just enjoy the beauty of nature!