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Secluded beaches. They dot the long and winding shorelines of the Philippines. It's as simple as clearing a passage and being welcomed by an unfamiliar tropical breeze. You take your first step and you notice that no one's around you to fuss about your swimwear. There's one or two locals in the distance but no one's mindful about your presence.
Coco Beach stay, the free boat ride to this small, secluded beach made me forget the protocol of coconut worship at the resort where I was staying. There wasn't that much coconut trees and the waters were awfully clear -- a real departure from the ho-hum beach front of the resort. Truly, I was worlds away from Metro Manila!
My boat ride to Agas Beach took about 10-15 minutes. We passed by the mangrove and coral reef area of Puerto Galera where most White Beach guests are taken by locals for their boating experience. On the way also, I spotted bustling island communities. There was one with a big school actually. Surprisingly, the waters were so clear. The seascape in the area was blue all over.
Short Shoreline But Splendid
Agas Beach's shoreline was as short as 7 to 8 standard facades of a 7-11. It was shallow where you can still view your feet then suddenly becoming deep. It's actually where boatmen casually embark for a quick rest while waiting for tourists to come in and commission rides to the coral reef area for snorkeling. In my case, I went on a fish feeding ride and marveled at how clear the waters at the reef area was. I could actually see the corals from my space on the boat.
There are plenty more of secluded spaces in Puerto Galera. I hope to get the chance to explore more of the island municipality soon.
H O W T O G E T T H E R E
Agas Beach is accessible from both White Beach and Coco Beach via a boat ride.
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